The Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) in collaboration with Business Botswana invite the following stakeholders to consultative workshops:• Representative of registered and accredited Education and Training Providers, both public and private,• Regional Education Oﬃcers,• District Administration Oﬃcers.• Tribal Leaders (Dikgosi)• Hon Mayors or Council Chairpersons• SRC Presidents in the registered, accredited Providers• The Village Development Committee Chairpersons.• Representative of National PTAThe consultative workshops aim to raise stakeholder awareness of the BQA Mandate and p
The Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) informs the public that the list of approved or accredited learning programmes that should have been published in the local media on the 31st March 2017 has been deferred.
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: