Staff Profiles

Dr. Teko Ganakgomo Motsumi

Teko Ganakgomo

Faculty of Science


Senior Lecturer & Head of Department

Location: Block 208 offcie 203
Phone: +267 3552134
Email Dr. Teko Ganakgomo Motsumi

  • BSc (Mathematics & Physics), 1990 University of Botswana,
  • MSc (Fluid Mechanics), 1993 University of Bristol UK,
  • PhD (Mathematics), 2008 University of Botswana.


I joined the University of Botswana in August 1990 immediately after graduating from my undergraduate as Staff Development Fellow. I went to University of Bristol to do MSc in the Department of Mathematics in Fluid Mechanics which I finished in 1993. I was appointed a Lecturer in Mathematics in 1994. I joined the University of Oslo as a Research Fellow in 1994. This fellowship ended in 1998 before I could finish my PhD. I resumed my PhD studies with University of Botswana from 2004 until 2008 when I graduated with PhD. I was promoted to Senior Lecturer 2008. In 2012 I went on a year long sabbatical part of it was spent at African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2014, I was granted 3 year Leave of Absence and I joined Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) in Palapye as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistical Sciences. I rejoined the Department of Mathematics UB back in 2015. I was appointed Head of Department in 2016 up to date.

Pre-Calculus Mathematics,


Mechanics (Kinematics and Dynamics),

Linear Programming,

Linear Algebra,

Introduction to Programming,

Numerical Analysis,

Differential Equations (Partial and Ordinary).

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Mathematical Modeling; Heat Transfer, Blood Flow, Radiation

  1. C.B. Tabi, P.A.Y. Ndjawa, T.G. Motsumi, C.D. Bansi & T.C. Kofane (2019). Magnetic field effect on a fractional blood flow model in the presence of magnetic particles and thermal radiation. Chaos, Solitons and Fractals. (Accepted November 2019).
  2. C.B. Tabi, T.G. Motsumi, C.D. Bansi Kamdem, & A. Mohamadou (2017). Nonlinear excitations of blood flow in large vessels under thermal radiations and uniform magnetic field. Communication in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulations.
  3. T. G. Motsumi (2014). Convergence of an O(h4) scheme applied to a semi-linear parabolic equation. Afrika Matematika, Springer Publishers. Vol 25 (1) pp 43-51. Online ISSN:2190-7668.
  4. T.G. Motsumi & O.D. Makinde (2012). Effects of thermal radiation and viscous dissipation on boundary layer of flow of nano-fluids over a permeable moving flat plate. Physica Scripta. Vol 86 (4) id 045003

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