Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning Admission for 2020-2021 Academic Year

By | May 26, 2020

Botswana Open University (BOU) in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), a partner of Coursera acknowledges the COVID-19 impact on businesses and individuals. To mitigate the effects of the pandemic on the citizens of Botswana, BOU and COL through the BOU/COL partnership wish to invite fifty (50) unemployed professional or semi-professional Batswana to show interest in pursuing Coursera
courses offered free under the Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative.

There are 3,800 courses in 400 specializations. The courses are meant to assist people who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 by equipping them with skills for employment or upgrading their skills for a better future. Coursera courses are taught by educators in 200 of the world’s leading universities and industry. Interested persons will choose from this range of courses once selected.

All the selected students will be expected to complete their courses by 31st December 2020 and gain certificates in the courses chosen.

Application process:

All interested persons are to complete and scan a downloadable application form on the BOU website ( and then send it together with a certified copy of Omang to the email address below;

Selection Criteria

The selection will be based on a first come first serve basis. There will be emphasis in ensuring that all
the Botswana Open University Regional campuses are represented in the number selected.

NB: Successful applicants will receive a formal invitation to join the courses from COL. The applicants will be further assisted and supported by COL experts to choose their courses as well as be given administrative and academic support.

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Closing date: 28th May 2020

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