Location politics back to haunt BIUST?

source: The Botswana Gazette
Written by AUBREY LUTE
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 00:00

• Need for rationalization
• UB upsets BIUST plans

A directive that called for the scaling down of the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BUIST) has been reversed, and World Bank consultants IFC have been asked to come up with a rationalization report on the way forward.

BUIST was expected to be an international university of repute that would offer programmes on technology, science and related fields.

Recently it was mired in controversy relating to differences between management, project managers and the Ministry of Education and Skills Development over decisions as to how construction should proceed. After discussions it was agreed to rope in a consultant to come up with a rationalization report.

The ongoing Phase 1 project was constructed at a cost to [continue reading]


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