The Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) is a parastatal under the Ministry of Tertiary Education Research Science and Technology established by the Botswana Qualifications Authority Act, No 24 of 2013, to:
a) To provide for and maintain the National Credit and Qualifications Framework.
b) To coordinate the education, training and skills development quality assurance system, from early childhood to tertiary level (Lifelong learning).
BQA therefore has been established to improve the quality of education and training in Botswana.
BQA ENGAGES WITH NATIONAL RECOGNITION INFORMATION CENTRE FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM TO BUILD STAFF CAPACITY TO EVALUATE EXTERNAL QUALIFICATIONSThe Botswana Qualifications Authority hosted a week long workshop with the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK-NARIC) to facilitate and build staff capacity for evaluation of external qualifications. UK – NARIC is a UK Government agency responsible for providing comparison information and advice in international education and training systems including overseas skills and qualifications.
The Botswana Qualifications Authority Chief Executive Officer, Mr Abel Modungwa on the 27th January 2017 meet the student leadership; The National Student Representative Council and the National Student Union. He updated them on the transition and explained the objectives of the reforms. “The emphasis is on improving quality, relevance, access and equity to address challenges of job-skills mismatch.
The Botswana Qualifications Authority Chief Executive Officer Mr Abel Modungwa and his Management Team on the 24 January 2017 hosted Media to update them on transition to the new BQA Regulations and to brief them on the objectives/ value add of the reforms
The reforms, it was explained, are to develop a common quality assurance platform:
The Authority has developed this Transition Guide to assist Education and Training Providers (ETPs), Awarding Bodies, Assessors and Moderators, Trainers and all other stakeholders to understand the transition into the new regulatory framework. The requirements of the new regulations are detailed in the criteria and guidelines documents (i.e.
Botswana Qualifications Authority wishes to inform its valued stakeholders and the general public that its offices will be closed from the 21st of December 2016 and will re-open on the 4th January 2017.The Board, Management and Staff wishes the people of Botswana a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) informs its stakeholders and the general public that all its key Regulations have now been gazetted.The Authority will therefore, effective 04 January 2017, resume provision of the following services:
The Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) is a parastatal established by the Botswana Qualifications Authority Act, No 24 of 2013, to: a) provide for and maintain the National Credit and Qualifications Framework (NCQF) b) coordinate the education, training and skills development quality assurance system, from early childhood to tertiary level (lifelong learning).
To facilitate these the following set of Regulations have been gazetted effective 17th June 2016: