Stanbic Bank Botswana continues to raise the educational flagship by actively participating annually at Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) graduation through its sponsorship on 22 September 2023. This year, the bank is excited to be part of the university’s narrative as it celebrates its 10th Anniversary and its 8th Graduation ceremony.
The graduation ceremony was held in Palapye under the theme, “Re-setting, Re-adjusting, Re-claiming, and Driving Change through Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship,” embodies BIUST’s unwavering commitment to fostering innovation and equipping the next generation of leaders with the skills required to drive transformative change in today’s dynamic world. The sponsorship of P500,000 reaffirms Stanbic Bank’s commitment to education, innovation and youth development.
Speaking at the event Stanbic Bank Botswana Chief Executive, Chose Modise said, “This marks our 5th year as a diamond sponsor for this auspicious occasion, and we further found it fitting to increase the value to P500k, in recognition of the institution’s role in capacity building around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). We recognise the paramount importance of higher education in shaping the future of our nation. Our commitment to making a sustainable contribution to access to higher education, employment initiatives, employability, and job creation remains unwavering.”
We believe in creating sustainable shared value for the communities, empowering individuals to unlock their greatness and thereby contributing to the growth of Botswana. Our partnership with BIUST is a true testament to our dedication to investing in the future of Botswana.
The primary objective of BIUST, ever since its inception in 2006, has been to cultivate a cadre of exceptional graduates in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), who possess the capability to engage in cutting-edge research and foster innovation on a global scale. This endeavour facilitates the expansion and progress of various industries, thereby fostering the evolution of a multifaceted, intelligence-driven economy. This entails a robust commitment to fortifying the academic value chain, encompassing the domains of education and knowledge acquisition, scholarly inquiry and inventive breakthroughs, as well as active involvement in societal progress.
Modise concluded by saying, “Stanbic Bank Botswana and BIUST are persist in their commitment to fostering collaboration for the sake of advancement, as their enduring partnership is founded upon shared principles and a collective aspiration to influence the lives of young individuals and scholars. This is the strategic approach through which we allocate resources towards the advancement of Botswana’s future prospects, thereby propelling its economic expansion. This is why we say Botswana is our home, we drive her growth.”