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Gaborone mayor assures UB management of city council support

Gaborone mayor assures UB management of city council support

Dated : 15.11.2017


The Mayor of Gaborone, Mr Kagiso Thutlwe, has assured the University of Botswana management to count on the support of the city council in whatever endeavour they make towards Botswana’s development agenda.
 
Mr Thutlwe was speaking during a familiarisation tour of Gaborone’s UB Campus by Gaborone City councillors on November 13, 2017. Some of the facilities the councillors toured included the UB Conference Centre, the Faculty of Health Sciences, Campus Indoor Sports Centre and Sir Ketumile Masire University Hospital.
 
Appreciating the level of infrastructural and academic development at the University, the Mayor acknowledged UB’s role in advancing Botswana’s development agenda. He said it was, therefore, proper and fitting that as the city leadership they had knowledge and appreciation of the different stakeholders in the country’s development process.
 
“Let me assure you that we will work hand in hand with the University of Botswana leadership and students to address some of the problems Batswana grapple with,” said Mr Thutlwe.
Earlier on, the Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Kgomotso Moahi, had also expressed delight at the visit by the councillors, saying UB was honoured to play host to the city leadership. Professor Moahi said UB had grown in leaps and bounds through the sweat and toil of Batswana to become the country’s premier institution of higher learning.
 
The Dean of the Faculty of Science, Professor Julius Atlhopheng, in his overview of the University said it undertook Vision 2036 aligned research as well as advanced the National Development Plan Eleven engagement strategy.
 
Professor Atlhopheng said the University could be engaged in any area of need, noting that currently they were engaged in a number of researches such as in HIV/AIDS and animal vaccines for diseases that included lumpy skin disease.
 
The Dean of Health Sciences, Professor Yohana Mashalla, appealed to the City Council to consider expanding existing health facilities or building new one to offset overcrowding which he said affected the quality of service besides making it difficult to teach students during practical lessons.
 
The tour ended with a luncheon for the councillors during which they appreciated what they saw and learnt about the University.
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