PRESS STATEMENT: Botswana Teaching Professionals Council (BOTEPCO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mercy Rebaone Thebe as Manager Corporate Affairs Manager effective 1st June, 2023.
BOTEPCO’s mandate is to amongst others: regulate the teaching profession; maintain professional and ethical standards for teachers; licensing teachers; maintain a register of teachers; establish, publish, review and maintain a code of ethics; advocate for the teaching profession etc. Ms. Thebe is seasoned corporate communications expect with a solid understanding of corporate affairs, government relations, stakeholder relations, business administration, integrated marketing communications, event management and public & media relations. She possesses vast knowledge about changing industry needs and challenges within education sector especially in Botswana and Southern Africa.
Ms. Thebe joins BOTEPCO from Limkokwing University of Creative Technology where she served as Director; Communications & PR, a position she held for close to fourteen (14) years. During her tenure at Limkokwing, Ms. Thebe successfully rebranded and repositioned Limkokwing University Botswana as a reputable and number one market leader private tertiary institution in Botswana, harnessing great mutual relations between University and all its relevant stakeholders. She has an experience which entails; overall strategic direction of a corporate image, brand optimization, students experience, reputation management, digital marketing communications and corporate social responsibility.
Her experience is notably accompanied by a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Curtin University in Australia and an Advanced Diploma in Multimedia, Advertising and Broadcasting from Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Malaysia. Ms. Thebe is a strong advocate for the creative industry as well as the media fraternity in Botswana and Southern Africa. Ms Thebe’s passion for corporate communications has led her to continue to give back through developing and mentoring upcoming professionals in her field through various programmes.
Botswana Teaching Professionals Council welcomes Ms. Thebe’s and the expertise and drive she brings in fostering the Council’s growth and positive impact. We congratulate Mercy in her new role and look forward to her positive impact in the future of BOTEPCO, as we venture into our journey of transforming the teaching profession.