May 20, 2024
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New University in the works for Bolobedu

Plans to establish the University of Bolobedu in Limpopo are in progressive stage following a successful strategy workshop with the UNIBOL Think Tank, which consist of education stakeholders in the area.

UNIBOL Think Tank
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The University of Bolobedu is a community-initiative to attract investment in education, scientific research, technology and innovation in Limpopo Province.

Students in the province will have an exciting and one-of-a-kind chance to have access to study courses that are responsive to the skills needs of the regional economy with an opening of the new institution of higher education.

The institution’s future home has been determined to be in Tarentaal near Letsitele in Tzaneen. The infrastructure for the university is yet to be built and the institution is currently on a journey to seek accreditation with Council for Higher Education(CHE) and the Department of Higher Education and Training.

According to Executive Director Pastor Tebogo Modika, they are currently engaging all community stakeholders and the private sector for support, sponsorships and collaboration

Pastor Modika added that the institution once operating will concentrate on Agricultural Sciences, Engineering, Hospitality and Tourism, Education and an Early Childhood Development, Information Technology, Management and Leadership studies, law and security studies. The institution will improve access to affordable and solution-focused higher education to students in South Africa especially the Mopani District.

 

Pastor Tebogo Modika
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The courses offered will ensure that students are ready for the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). This as there is no point in training students for jobs that no longer exist or industries that are slowly shutting down.

The University is expected to formally open for business in 2026 for NQF level six (diplomas) and level seven (degrees), according to Corporate Affairs Director Mr. Selby Mopai. In the meantime, short courses will begin offering in six months, subject to the accreditation procedure. Mr Mopai calls upon anyone who would like to contribute to the successful establishment of the institution to contact him on 072 592 8557. Mopai added that there great work lies ahead and with the commitment and support of the community, there is no doubt that the dream is achievable.