A University with Full Stripes
In 2015, BA ISAGO, which is hundred percent citizen owned, was conferred full university status after operating as a university college for 13 years. It applied for university status in 2012 after meeting all the requisite criteria. The institution has since expanded and enhanced its facilities, human capital and research outputs. It now has three campuses operating out of Gaborone, Francistown and Maun.
BA ISAGO has four faculties. They are the Faculty of Commerce, offering 33 courses; the Faculty of Education, offering 8 courses; the faculty of the Built Environment, Arts and Sciences offering 8 courses; and the Faculty of Law and Para-legal Studies, offering 6 courses. Altogether, the four faculties offer just under 55 courses comprising of Masters Degree programme; 28 Bachelor’s Degree programmes; 14 Diploma programmes; 2 Professional Qualifications; and 10 Certificate programmes. Some of the degree and diploma programmes are run in collaboration with internationally renowned institutions such as the University of South Africa (UNISA), the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Zimbabwe.
In addition, BA ISAGO in October 2008 established the Centre for Research, Entrepreneurship and Project Management (CREPM) which repositioned itself in 2016 as Centre for the Entrepreneurship and Professional Development (CEPD) which conducts a total of 45 short-term courses across a whole spectrum of disciplines offered through conferences, short-term training, seminars, workshops to corporate business organizations, Government, parastatals, NGOs, civil society, and private individuals.
The institution has just set up another school, the School of Graduate Studies and Research which will be devoted to running Masters and PhD programmes. The institution boasts an array of very well-qualified lecturers at Masters and PhD levels and is increasingly gaining a reputation as well paying private institution of learning in Botswana with the most attractive conditions of service.