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Botho University (BU) has sent its second batch of students to the University of Venda (UNIVEN) in Limpopo in South Africa through an international exchange programme.

Five students studying for Bachelor of Science in computing will attend the programme and it will last for one semester, and their counterparts from Univen will also be studying the same programme at Botho during the same period.

The purpose of the programme is to expose students to international teaching and learning experiences and to position graduates for the global market.

It also intends to cultivate intercultural competencies and sensitivity among students, and to tap into the experience of the visiting students, as they bring diverse ideas to the classroom.

In his remarks on Tuesday at the send off ceremony, deputy vice chancellor, internationalisation and communications, Mr Lucky Moahi said Botho University values partnerships with other institutions internationally.

He said the growth of Botho University in terms of curriculum and staff programmes has been facilitated by the international partnerships and that it was an important element of their programme at Botho University.

Mr Moahi said the reason why last year they only had students from the Faculty of Computing and still from the same faculty was that there was history to that in the sense that the origins of Botho were in the area of computing, noting that it started 20 years ago as a Computing Training Institute, under NIIT.

He said they expect that in future their partners would be able to also introduce other programmes into the exchange, such as business and accounting

Source: Daily News

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