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Botho Higher Education Institution has been established in Namibia by Botho University, Botswana as one of its international campuses. Hence, by virtue of this relationship, BHEI is affiliated to BU in terms of the agreement between the two entities.
BHEI operates from Ausspannplatz, Windhoek. In the initial stages BHEI offers four qualifications from BU, to be increased as the institution grows, and thereafter as the institution strengthens its presence in Namibia, it may offer own qualifications as per the needs of the country. The franchise programmes currently offered by BHEI are in the key fields of Business, Health, Accounting, Computing and Finance.
Botho University, Botswana which is BHEI’s main partner is a strong regional higher education provider headquartered in Botswana, with a growing campus in Lesotho. Botho University and its programmes are accredited by the respective regulatory authorities namely Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) in Botswana and Council on Higher Education (CHE) in Lesotho. Botho University offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in key disciplines that are critical to the development of SADC and other African economies. These include Accounting, Business, Computing, Education, Engineering, Hospitality, Health and, Jewellery Management and Design. Botho University student centric approaches to teaching and learning aim to unlock the potential of young African scholars so that they become equipped with entrepreneurial skills in key disciplines. Botho University academic history and success has been predicated on sound professional and administrative principles formulated, espoused and deeply held by its Board of Directors and Management; based on the well-established and clearly-articulated socio-economic needs and political agenda of the people of Africa.
Botho Higher Education Institution sees itself as an important player in the realization of Namibia’s Vision 2030, which is about improving the quality of life for all Namibians. The Board has established through extensive research that Namibia’s socio-economic development agenda and programmes are based on Vision 2030, which is striving for “A prosperous and industrialized Namibia, developed by her human resources, enjoying peace, harmony and political stability.” One of the objectives of the Vision 2030 is to “develop a diversified, competent and highly productive human resources and institutions, fully utilizing human potential, and achieving efficient and effective delivery of customer-focused services which are competitive not only nationally, but also regionally and internationally.
Botho Higher Education Institution is duly accredited by National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) on 29th August 2018 with the registration number R 0016. BHEI is also gazetted by the Government of Namibia with the gazette number 6737. Through this, the institution re-emphasizes its strong adherence to compliance and regulatory requirements. Botho University, the parent organisation is fully compliant with the regulatory requirements of Botswana and Lesotho where the University has campuses. BHEI has also submitted its application with Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) and Namibian Training Authority (NTA) for accreditation.
Botho Higher Education Institution is intended to grow continuously towards its Vision and Mission as pronounced in Sustainable Growth Strategy 2018 to 2022, for the institution to be an integral player in building an economically diversified, fast growing, and prosperous Namibia built on integrity, excellence, inclusiveness and financial viability, and to produce well-rounded, entrepreneurial, and globally-employable graduates with the attitude, knowledge, skills and competencies to create value and drive productivity increases needed to catalyse sustainable economic growth. It is intended that through programmes on offer Botho Higher Education Institution Namibia will leverage on these commitments to contribute to human resource development for the growth of the Namibian economy and grow as an institution.