PALAPYE – Stanbic Bank Botswana continues to raise the educational flagship by actively
participating annually at Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST)
graduation through its sponsorship on 22 September 2023. This year, the bank is excited to be
part of the university’s narrative as it celebrates its 10th Anniversary and its 8th Graduation
The graduation ceremony was held in Palapye under the theme, "Re-setting, Re-adjusting,
Re-claiming, and Driving Change through Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship,"
embodies BIUST's unwavering commitment to fostering innovation and equipping the next
generation of leaders with the skills required to drive transformative change in today's dynamic
world. The sponsorship of P500,000 reaffirms Stanbic Bank’s commitment to education,
innovation and youth development.

Speaking at the event Stanbic Bank Botswana Chief Executive, Chose Modise said, “This
marks our 5 th year as a diamond sponsor for this auspicious occasion, and we further found it
fitting to increase the value to P500k, in recognition of the institution’s role in capacity building
around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). We recognise the
paramount importance of higher education in shaping the future of our nation. Our commitment
to making a sustainable contribution to access to higher education, employment initiatives,
employability, and job creation remains unwavering.”
We believe in creating sustainable shared value for the communities, empowering individuals to
unlock their greatness and thereby contributing to the growth of Botswana. Our partnership with
BIUST is a true testament to our dedication to investing in the future of Botswana.

The primary objective of BIUST, ever since its inception in 2006, has been to cultivate a cadre
of exceptional graduates in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
(STEM), who possess the capability to engage in cutting-edge research and foster innovation
on a global scale. This endeavour facilitates the expansion and progress of various industries,
thereby fostering the evolution of a multifaceted, intelligence-driven economy. This entails a
robust commitment to fortifying the academic value chain, encompassing the domains of
education and knowledge acquisition, scholarly inquiry and inventive breakthroughs, as well as
active involvement in societal progress.

Modise concluded by saying, “Stanbic Bank Botswana and BIUST are persist in their
commitment to fostering collaboration for the sake of advancement, as their enduring
partnership is founded upon shared principles and a collective aspiration to influence the lives of
young individuals and scholars. This is the strategic approach through which we allocate
resources towards the advancement of Botswana's future prospects, thereby propelling its
economic expansion. This is why we say Botswana is our home, we drive her growth.”

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