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Botswana Qualifications Authority

UNEVOC Centre (National Body) since 2005

Over the years the Government of Botswana has been able to offer vocational education and training with the intention to develop an educated and informed nation. As the demand for skills from the growing industry increased, more training institutions were set up to meet this demand. Regrettably the quality of some of the skills produced did not meet the needs of industry. It therefore became imperative that a regulatory body be established to coordinate and monitor the training provided by vocational training institutions. The Botswana Training Authority (BOTA) was then established in 2000 under the Ministry of Labour and Home affairs as per the Vocational Training Act No. 22 of 1998 to ensure that quality skills were supplied to industry.

In November 2013 BOTA was replaced by the newly established Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) on the basis of the BQA Act.


BOTA will be a world class coordinating body for the development of quality vocational skills.

Regular tasks

The main activities of the BOTA are to:

- promote access to training opportunities on an equitable basis;

- accredit, register and monitor all training institutions to ensure they adhere to the required standards and quality of training;

- develop and review national training standards for levels within the framework to form a clear and consistent system that is relevant to Botswana´s economy;

- guide the development of programme courses and curricula in vocational training;

- Register vocational training teachers to ensure standards of teaching, assessment and grading are maintained.

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
Primary focus
Developing knowledge
  Secondary focus
Developing and building capacities    Not in our mandate


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
  Secondary focus
  Secondary focus
Policy makers
Primary focus
Private sector
Primary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
  Interested to contribute
Interested to lead
OER and Online Learning
   Interested to learn
Equity of access in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Gender equality in TVET
   Interested to learn
Fostering entrepreneurship
   Interested to learn
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
   Interested to learn

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
Highly interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
Highly interested
With Africa
Highly interested
With the Arab States
  Moderately interested
With Asia and the Pacific
Highly interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
  Moderately interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
  Moderately interested

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Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA)
Plot 66450
Block 7
0000 Gaborone



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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Mrs. Selebo Jobe
Business Development


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28 May 2014
UNESCO-UNEVOC regional conference on youth transitions and network consolidation
From 20 to 22 May 2014, UNESCO-UNEVOC in cooperation with the Botswana Qualifications Authority organized a conference on youth transitions and network consolidation in Gaborone, Botswana.
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