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Regulation of Tertiary Education Institutions in Botswana: Issues and Options
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The Government of Botswana has, and continues to invest on tertiary education as the key driver to knowledge based society. Tertiary institutions have been entrusted with the provision of quality and relevant education.

Research Group
 Public Sector Reforms

Date
  22th August 2017

Author
 Thabile A. Samboma

Keywords
  Tertiary education; Regulation; Tertiary institutions

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The Government of Botswana has, and continues to invest on tertiary education as the
key driver to knowledge based society. Tertiary institutions have been entrusted with
the provision of quality and relevant education. Regulation of tertiary institutions has
become a global issue of concern mainly due to the pressures of stakeholder's needs
and expectations. This paper therefore, raises practical issues that affect regulation of
tertiary institutions. This study therefore, uses a desk-top approach, which relies
heavily on secondary data from relevant sources and documentations related to issues
on tertiary education in Botswana, in order to identify the challenges facing the tertiary
education sector and come up with key policy implications and options to address the
challenges. The paper observes that challenges do exist in tertiary institutions. One of
the main challenges is fragmentation of regulatory bodies, and this has negatively
impacted on education access, quality and relevance. This paper also proposes options
to improve the tertiary education sector. It is therefore, vital that oversight institutions
like Botswana Qualification Authority (BQA) and Human Resource Development
Council (HRDC) ensure that the country's vision 2036 is realised. The paper proposes
that a university act should be put in place to govern all universities and an
independent Quality Assurance monitoring mechanism which will serve as an
instrument to regulate universities.
 


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