Diploma in NGO Management

Subject to the provisions of Academic General Regulations 000 and General Regulations for Diploma and Certificate Programmes 10.1, 10.21a, 10.21b, 10.22, 10.23, & 10.24, the following Special Regulations shall apply.

1.1 Entrance Requirements

The normal entrance requirements shall be as follows:
a) For Level 100, a minimum of 3 credits in the Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) or
its equivalent or requirements as specified in General Regulation 10.21, with preference given to those with some experience in NGO work settings.
b) For direct entry into Level 200, candidate must have obtained a Credit in Certificate in Adult Education or its equivalent in a related field and other NGO work settings.
c) A Pass in Certificate in Adult Education and in a related field will be considered if candidate has work experience in NGO work settings for a minimum of three years after earning the Certificate.
d) All students who gain admission with a Certificate in Adult Education or its equivalent in a related field and other NGO work settings will be exempted from doing specific courses.
e) Candidates will be considered for mature age entry based on general academic regulation 00.52 of the University of Botswana.

Programme Structure

It uses the same basic structure as the Diploma in Adult Education programme that currently exists in the Department. The programme shall extend over eight semesters. The normal workload shall be in accordance with general regulation 00.312 for a part-time undergraduate student.

Course listing

Level 100 (Semester One)

GEC COURSES:

GEC111 Communication and Study Skills (2)
GEC121 Computer Skills Fundamentals

CORE COURSES – LEVEL ONE (SEMESTER 1 & 2)

*DSW 203 HIV/AIDS and Community Home Based Care (3)
DAE212 Participatory Development Methods 3
*DAE218 Policy Formulation and Analysis for NGO 3
*DAE219 Gender Awareness in NGOs (3)

CORE COURSES – LEVEL ONE (SEMESTER 3 & 4)

GEC112 Communication and Study Skills (2)
GEC122 Computer Skills Fundamentals (2)
*DAE220 Capacity Building and Sustainability for NGOs (3)
*DAE221 Fund raising and Financial Management for NGOs (3)

CORE COURSES – LEVEL TWO (SEMESTER 5 & 6)

DAB320 Organisational Design and Development (3)
DAE207 Community Project Planning and Management (3)
DAE208 Integrated Extension (3)
DAE209 Integrated Skills Project (3)

CORE COURSES – LEVEL TWO (SEMESTER 7 & 8)

*DAE 224 Contemporary Issues in NGOs (3)
*DAE 226 NGOs HIV/AIDS and Behavioural Change (3)
DAE225 Labour Relations in NGOs (3)
EFR220 Introduction to Educational Research (3)
(Plus any two per level of the following Optional Courses)
DAE202 Programme Planning & Evaluation in Adult Education (3)
DAE217 Lifelong Learning (3)
DAE206 Supervising Adult Education Programmes (3)
DAE227 Community Based Tourism Projects and Marketing (3)
DAE300 Organisation and Management in Adult Education (3)
DAE302 Principles of Human Resource Development (3)
DAE211 Promoting Community Enterprises and Economic Projects (3)
*DAB319 Human Resource Management (3)
*EPI224 Foundations of Environmental Education (3)

* These are courses to be taken only by students in the
Diploma in NGO Management course.