Quality in science: The need for constant vigilance

Othusitse Ricky Madibela


The government of Botswana has a standing commitment to promoting science as a vehicle for economic development and harnessing natural resources, value addition and diversification. This standing is evident by the establishment of Ministry of Infrastructure, Science and Technology (MIST) with the mandate to promote science and, research oversight for the enhancement of economic diversification and efficiency. This pledge was reinforced by re-orientating the functions of Tertiary Education Council from a specific sectorial focus to a more embracing and holistic human resource development and thus forming Human Resource Development Council in 2013. Among other things, one of the functions of HRDC is to promote the establishment, coordination and approval of institutional plans for public and private tertiary education in relation to research and innovation.

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