Howard University to Play Major Role in Development of a New University in Botswana

Howard University, the historically black educational institution in the nation’s capital, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Republic of Botswana to provide technical assistance for the establishment of the Botswana International University of Science and Technology.

At the present time, only about 7 percent of young people in Botswana go on to higher education. The goal is to triple the number of university students over the next decade.

Under the agreement Howard University will map out a campus plan, develop undergraduate and graduate curriculum, and recruit administrators and faculty for the university. In addition, Howard will train students from Botswana at its Washington, D.C., campus for leadership roles at the new African university.