NINETY Palapye youth last week received certificates for participating in a week long business crash course organized by Assistance Minister of Education and Skills Development and Member of Parliament for Palapye, Honourable Moiseraele Master Goya, which was sponsored by Botswana Accountancy College (BAC).
The short course which was held at Palapye Technical College (PATECO) was meant to empower youth with business skills and was conducted by Centre for Business and Secretarial Services. Welcoming the students and guests to her school, PATECO Principal Ms Patricia Ani Yezo encouraged the youth to put the newly acquired skills to good use. “It’s all up to you. There is no success without you and your attitude will determine what happens; whether you will hide the certi_cates or put the knowledge to good use ” she said. BAC’s Acting Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ms Monei G. Nthebolan said the College’s participation was driven by its mandate to contribute to the development of the Country’s Entrepreneurial skills. We take pride in creating future business leaders. Our young people have dreams and aspirations of a better tomorrow. We are very proud that this workshop has given us a rare privilege to keep those dreams alive,” she stated.
Motivational speaker and BAC Course Manager for BA (Hons) Business Management, Mr Wilbert Mutoko, encouraged youth to seek knowledge through books and research. In his message which he entitled ‘my time is now’ Mr Mutoko said; “You are not only leaders of tomorrow, you are leading now.” He went on to reveal to them that only one percent of research in search engines comes from Africa and urged them to desist from expecting the government to do everything for them. “Instead of complaining why not do something with your life?” he stated. The motivated participants were grateful for the opportunity. One of them, Mr Obakeng Mompati said; “We are ready to do better now that we are able to create employment and diversify the economy.”self reliant. “With over 50% of its population classified as youthful, the youth of Botswana should be her economic bulwark, ” he said and advised them to be humble, modest, dedicated and motivated as they put the skills to use. Without these values he said their learning would be in vain. Honourable Advocate Kebonang further urged the stakeholders to continue harnessing the potential of the youth. Honourable Goya also urged participants to strive for knowledge which he said would bridge the gap between Botswana and the developed world.
Botswana Accountancy College, the Botswana Business School, this year celebrates its 20 years of existence and is proud to say it has delivered internationally recognised qualifications to over 7000 graduates, across the accounting, finance, ICT and business disciplines. Its relationship with internationally recognised institutions, is what gives its graduates the highest quality in business education and ensures they are market ready to take on leading roles in steering our beloved nation to greater heights for the world to witness.