Botswana Accountancy College (BAC) will introduce online learning to effectively support part time students and provide examinations digitally. Speaking during the graduation ceremony on Saturday, BAC Executive Director, Serty Leburu said they have a deliberate intention to establish an innovation and entrepreneurship unit which will focus on supporting students and alumni youth to form business start-ups.
“We are in the digital age; we can’t hide or ignore IT otherwise we will perish as an institution. The mark of quality has inspired us to spread our wings and expand into other markets through various collaboration models,” said Leburu. She highlighted that during 2017 and 2018 the business school has experienced growth in the number of new students both full time and part time. This year the college released 645 graduates from different fields on Saturday and since inception 22 years ago over 11 000 professionals graduated from the school.
The college has partnered with several international universities including, University of Derby, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Sunderland and SAP University Alliance as well as Microsoft and the Cisco Academy.
Also speaking at the ceremony, former Debswana Managing Director Balisi Bonyongo urged graduates to approach problems creatively and provide sustainable, scalable and exponential solutions that could yield tremendous economic value. “I urge all graduates to leverage technology and innovation to deliver practical solutions to society’s most urgent problems. Use your qualifications to seize opportunities to do what you love and enjoy,” said Bonyongo.