In its endeavor to grow further, the Botswana Accountancy College (BAC) will be expanding its accounting training services at its Francistown campus this year by introducing the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts (ACCA) qualification. This is set to commence in July academic season.
BAC’s Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications, Mpho Mokgosi, revealed this during one-day media training session on financial management organised by the institution.
Adamant that BAC has grown in leaps and bounds since its inception 24 years ago, Mokgosi maintained that the introduction of ACCA at their Francistown campus shows their keenness to offer quality training.
“Our graduates are tailored for global competitiveness courtesy of the courses we provide. We have crucial collaborations with best institutions from around the world; hence our pride in producing globally competitive graduates,” she said, adding that BAC is the market leader in finance training.
She also said the college has advanced in collaboration with the local industry as well, citing a partnership with Botswana Revenue Service (BURS) that has resulted in them offering Advanced Diploma in Taxation.
Furthermore, Mokgosi said as part of commercialising their student’s projects, BAC will next month launch Entrepreneurship Incubation Centre in Francistown too.
She added that the investment also supports Francistown 2022 strategy of being an economic hub in the northern part of Botswana which is banking on technology that the centre alludes to.
Francistown had put itself to be the potential economic hub of the country by 2019 after it was then realised that the city is strategically positioned to be a gateway to economic prospects in the north.
Earlier on, BAC Executive Director, Serty Leburu, said a lot of opportunities still lie untapped in Botswana though they should be explored to create employment.
She said people with different expertise from a certain locality can form a consortium to start a business such as building a mall; adding that this would reduce high migration to local cities.
“Dubai started as a desert but today is one of the most leading business centres in the world. There is lot of potential in Botswana villages to turn into business hubs as well; hence there is a need for effective collaborations by local people to empower themselves,” Leburu highlighted.