University of Botswana on Exploratory Visit to the University of The Bahamas

BahamasA delegation from the University of Botswana (UB) is currently in The Bahamas on a two-day exploratory visit to the University of the Bahamas (UB). Led by Vice Chancellor, Professor David Norris, the delegation is on a mission to renew and explore more areas of collaboration between the two institutions.

To that end, the delegation has been actively engaged in meetings with University of The Bahamas Management, faculties and departments to explore potential areas of collaboration.

The exercise is a follow up to His Excellency the President of the Republic of Botswana, Dr Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi’s State Visit to The Bahamas. During the visit, His Excellency Dr Masisi outlined a comprehensive roadmap for collaboration between The Bahamas and Botswana, highlighting education, finance, trade and tourism as pivotal disciplines aligned with a shared vision for both nations.

Consequently, the goal for the UB visit is to, among others, strengthen ties between the two (2) regions and institutions through forward-looking discussions and the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

“Economies are powered by knowledge, both Universities have done a lot in improving the livelihoods of their people, so this partnership will improve the livelihoods of the people of Botswana and The Bahamas. Universities must enhance economic activities in their countries. I am looking forward to signing this Memorandum of Understanding,” underscored Professor Norris.

Therefore, among key areas of collaboration, the MoU will provide students, faculties and researchers at both institutions Bahamaswith a wide range of options for achieving their educational, training and research goals, through development and execution of joint and/or dual undergraduate, graduate and certificate programmes. The University of Botswana will further explore opportunities in various areas such as sports development, cultural studies, tourism, digital media and animation. The exploratory visit will also highlight the historical ties between the two (2) regions and institutions, as well as specific areas of collaboration being explored.

Meanwhile, the Vice Chancellor is accompanied by Director, Public Affairs, Dr Faith Rapuleng–Tuelo and Senior Executive Assistant, Office of the Vice Chancellor, Mr Moeng Segaetsho.

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