The visit of the Minister of Education of Republic of Botswana Dr. Unity Dow to Saint-Petersburg.
During the period of 16-18 June 2016 the delegation from the Ministry of Education and Skills Development of Republic of Botswana visited Saint-Petersburg. The delegation was headed by the Minister Dr. Unity Dow and the Ambassador of Republic of Botswana in Sweden and Russia Mr. Lameck Nthekela.
On the 17th June the delegation visited Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), where they met the university’s direction, visited academic buildings, laboratories, research institutes, student hostel and library. The Minister with the delegates got assured that the university possesses highly technological infrastructure, modern educational programs and it provides the best conditions for students’ research activities.
The Minister and the delegation members had the opportunity to meet students from Botswana who are currently studying in SPbPU and arrived via RACUS organization. The students’ comments showed that they highly appreciate their studies in the university and it contributed to boost the delegation’s positive image on great conditions that are created here for students’ education and everyday life.
RACUS organization being the host side party organized a formal dinner for the delegation from Botswana. They also had general sightseeing tours and visited Hermitage, where they were glad to get to know Russian culture better, as it was their first visit to Russia.
The Director General of RACUS organization Mr. Avbakar Nutsalov, the Minister of Education of Botswana Dr. Unity Dow and the Ambassador of Republic of Botswana in Sweden and Russia Mr. Lameck Nthekela held negotiations on the issues of current interest for both parties, discussed the possibilities of the implementation of common projects and collaboration in the sphere of training of the highly qualified specialists in prospective domains for the labor market of Botswana, as well as formation of contracts with the universities of RACUS group and universities of Botswana. The parties remained satisfied with the results of the negotiations and agreed to start working on the common projects for future collaboration.
We hope that the positive results of the visit of the delegation from Botswana to Saint-Petersburg will have a good impact on the successful implementation of the projects that are currently being developed jointly by RACUS organization and the Ministry of Education and Skills Development of Botswana.
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