BIHL Group CEO Inaugurated as Ba Isago University’s 1st Chancellor

·         Catherine Lesetedi-Letegele appointed as 1st ever Chancellor

·         Lesetedi-Letegele calls for support in promoting stronger innovation culture in education

·         BIHL congratulates Catherine and continues to champion drive for more inclusive higher education


GABORONE – Celebratory news continues to flow, as BIHL Group CEO Catherine Lesetedi-Letegele was on Friday 11th March 2016 inaugurated as Ba Isago University’s first Chancellor. The Group congratulates Catherine on this incredible achievement and mark of recognition, a testament to the calibre of leadership on our very own home soil.

Lesetedi-Letegele is the first ever Chancellor of the institution. This marks not only a momentous milestone for the University, but a phenomenal step forward as BIHL continues to champion the drive for more inclusive higher education and a culture of higher learning across Botswana, epitomised through the business and the many faces within it.

Lesetedi-Letegele, already having built a reputation for great leadership in industry as well as community development, drove her focused message home in her inaugural address. “Inspiration is so absolutely critical to the character-building and development of our young people because it is that which they seek to motivate them to continue pressing forward through hardships, and to find meaning amidst chaos.” She called for support in promoting stronger innovation culture in education from all members of the community, individuals and institutions alike, in a real and practicable sense. “Inspiration in and of itself is not enough. We also need to impart employability skills, specifically to that group of essential abilities which involve the development of knowledge bases, levels of experience and mindsets that are increasingly necessary for success in the modern workplace.”

Ba Isago University was established in 1999 and continues to drive strong curriculum development as an impetus for growth and development. This has been seen, for example, through the development of home grown programmes at certificate level through to a rich and diverse offering of diploma and degree programmes. The University has also, in recent years, introduced post-graduate programmes.

Concluded BIHL Group Board Chairperson, Batsho Dambe-Groth, “We wholeheartedly congratulate Catherine and indeed Ba Isago University on this incredible development, fully confident the University has in their new Chancellor a truly inspiring, capable and remarkable individual. As BIHL, we are fortunate to have shared our own good news in recent weeks with regards to incredible talent being appointed to various new leadership roles, and to have this follow is nothing short of phenomenal. Our time as Batswana is now. We not only celebrate the esteemed quality of leadership in our country, but we celebrate them stepping to the fore and working with our local institutions to drive sustainable growth and community development.”