BA ISAGO University and Tactical Emergency & Rescue Sign MOU
BA ISAGO University and Tactical Emergency & Rescue hosted a Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony on the 3rd November 2021 to seal the long term relationship that will see both developing short and long term programmes for the rescue operations industry.
Giving his opening remarks Dr Ruramayi Tadu, BA ISAGO University President mentioned that BA ISAGO University has built a strong reputation for itself over the years, offering more niche, market-driven programmes with the highest standards of professional integrity. Dr Tadu also mentioned that they want graduates of these programmes to set up their own businesses to help curb the high unemployment rate in the country, a perspective from the owners and Founders of the University, who started as educators before setting up BA ISAGO to meet the human capital needs of Botswana.
Mr Molefi Kebonye, Managing Director for Tactical Emergency & Rescue when giving a background of the organization stated that it is a newly formed company (only 1 year). ‘Tactical Emergency & Rescue was formed to respond to the backlog from Government in this field. Rescue in Botswana is not well resourced and insufficient’, Mr Kebonye indicated. Mr Kebonye also alluded that the firm differentiates itself with its tactical paramedics, which go above and beyond normal paramedic duties. Mr Ian Sher CEO, Rescue South Africa which has partnered with Tactical Emergency & Rescue highlighted that it is the first time for them to collaborate with private sector for capacity building. ‘Working with a University such as BA ISAGO ensures effective quality control of a high standard, which is important when offering training and longer term programmes’ he added. Mr Sher spoke highly of the importance to build capacity so citizens can sustain themselves and their country. The Memorandum of Co-operation developed and entered into by the parties in a spirit of partnership will include, but not necessarily limited to:
• Development of short courses and jointly offering training services.
• Development of long term qualifications or learning programmes and jointly offering training services.
• Tendering for projects and project delivery.
• Provision of project staff.
• Securing training equipment.
The Director Admissions Marketing & Communications, Mrs Gugulethu Ndebele who gave closing remarks on the day, said that the University’s excitement is premised on continued desire to offer market-driven programmes and believes that as partners they will go a long way in promoting human development. Mrs Ndebele concluded her remarks by urging both parties to play an active role to make sure the goals set are achieved.