The University of Botswana (UB) Foundation held its annual Dinner Dance recently with their new chancellor Vice President of Botswana Mokgweetsi Masisi as guest of honour. He shared his excitement at being the first Chancellor of the University of Botswana (UB) who is actually the graduate of the same university. He said as a government they are very consistent in contributing to the education sector and applauded the private sector for always supporting the institution. “I know that there is need for facilitation of training and the private sector can also help in this regard by highlighting the skills that they need because there is need for the enhancement of skills,” he said. Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Kgomotso Moahi said they are proud to be hosting the event which was held with the theme ‘Aligning the Education Sector in the industry’. She said they appreciate all those who have been supporting them over the years and recognised government support which she said is a great investment on the future of their children who are being taught self-reliance. She said as the foundation they continue to be indebted to supporting the dreams of young people and that only happens easily because of the sponsors that they have.
Chairman of UB Foundation Satar Dada congratulated Masisi on his appointment as the fourth chancellor of the university. “I am happy that you are becoming part of the university and its activities and together we can work towards assisting UB to achieve its vision of a leading academic centre of excellence,” he said. He made note of the humble beginnings of UB which he said will always be great to think about because as a nation Batswana are well known for their selflessness and oneness when the country’s interests are at stake. He thanked all that they work with for their concerted efforts in making the foundation a success including Former Governor of Bank of Botswana Linah Mohohlo who has successfully secured the Northern Trust Scholarship for a period of five years. Sharing some of the testimonies Amogelang Mokoka said getting the UB Foundation scholarship was a blessing because she tried several times to apply for scholarship but to no avail. “My financial stress was over and I could now easily focus on my studies and this shows that I am a step closer to achieving my dream career in academics,” she said.