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BAC battlefield grand finale

Publishing Date : 18 February, 2019

Author : KENNETH MOSEKIEMANG

Botswana Accountancy College (BAC) in partnership with Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) this week hosted BAC Student Start-Up Global Expo Botswana Investment battlefield grand finale. BAC Executive Director Serty Leburu said as an institution, they are committed to provide solutions towards skills capacity and human capital development to meet the needs of the economy.


“We are determined to produce market ready graduates with relevant skills and competencies to make impactful contributions to the economy,” she indicated.  She further highlighted that we live in the digital era, with new generation of people known as the “Millennials”. Leburu said as the institution of business, they are inspired to make a difference by nurturing and grooming young minds to be more innovative.


“Today, the top five finalists will be presenting diverse and exciting ideas to improve today’s lifestyle and solutions to some of the current challenges. These students are enrolled in various programs offered across three schools being CIMA, Computer System Engineering, Accounting and Finance as well as Entrepreneurship and Business Leadership,” she added. Mpho Mokgosi, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communication said the Graduate Employment Boost investment Battlefield platform is meant to create an opportunity for students to get Business networking and also as start-up finance.


“During the finale the top that were selected at the preliminary stages of the competition will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges from industry and stand a chance to win P25k, P15k and P10k respectively,” she noted. Mothusi Matobo, 3rd year student at BAC studying BA (hons) Entrepreneurship & Business Leadership won P25 000 after his idea was chosen Aguiponics business beat four other contenders.


However Aisha Tapela, third year student in accounting & finance scoped 2ND position while Lebogang Motswaiso a third year student doing Bsc (hons) Computer Systems Engineering got third place.  Assistant minister of tertiary Education, Fedilis Molao commended the event stating, “It is breathtaking to witness young people with such big innovative ideas; you realize gaps within the society which we at times overlook.”


The minister said that creativity among youngsters must be nurtured and applauded. He encouraged the young people to advance their ideas, hence being a testimony of to the government is ideal “government only enables environment for citizens to self-create jobs.”
Molao commended BAC and BITC for affording young people an opportunity to showcase their talent and sponsoring them with start-up capital.

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