In its exertion to nurture aspiring scientists, engineers, and innovators the BIUST held its second Campus Open day for a select group of top achieving students from Ledumang Senior School, Mogoditshane Senior School, Moeng College, Selibe Phikwe Senior School, and Shashe River School. The aim of this visitation was to familiarise the students with the unique programmes offered at the university and the diverse careers available for them.
The prospective students got an opportunity to tour the University facilities to appreciate the tertiary education environment and interacted with their prospective lecturers. The open day initiative was held under the theme “Converting raw materials into sustainable and high-performance products”.
“This is a beginning of a new relationship, an introduction to a life in STEM. We are looking forward to seeing you here next year,” said the Director-Registry Services Mr. Donah Lekwati whilst welcoming the prospective students to BIUST.
Representatives of various faculties took to the podium to present what their faculties had in offer for prospective students. Dr. Orapeleng Keletso from the faculty of Engineering and Technology and Dr. Otlhapile Dinakenyane from the Department of Computer Science & Information Systems shared on career opportunities offered by programmes under their respective departments.
For her part the Actuarial Science and Mathematics Instructor and a BIUST alumnus Ms. Sefiso Mothudi described BIUST as a place where opportunities and dreams were realised. Mothudi explained attributed her success to hard work and group discussions, encouraging prospective students to have study partners. “Hard work pays. I was not the brightest student in our department but going an extra mile to achieve good grades. Never cease to work hard and set high targets for yourselves,” she said.