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Answer: BOCODOL stands for Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning
Answer: The Diploma courses take 2 years or 24 months
Answer: The courses are delivered using Open and Distance Learning
Answer: There is an instalment arrangement for payment of fees. The first instalment is paid up- front upon admission
Answer: Starting dates are indicated in calendar
Answer: Programme has two parts Part 1 and 2. The actual course content varies with courses.
Answer: The courses are not accredited by BOTA because they are higher than the Certificate level. Qualifications above certificate are accredited by Tertiary Education Council (TEC), therefore the Diploma courses are offered with authority of the TEC in partnership with Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU).
Answer: Exam fees are consolidated into the course fees.
Answer: Currently Government does not sponsor courses offered through Distance Learning.
Answer: Yes, provided you qualify for the job that is available and your diploma is relevant to the job offered
Answer: At the moment there is no provision for exemption of any part of the course work. The programme is taken as a whole package.
Answer: At the moment there is no internship as the courses offered do not have any component that requires internship.
Answer: The courses will be offered every year. Enrolment dates are indicated in the calendar and also published on the College website.
Answer: Face to face tutorials are an integral part of course delivery. For the Diploma courses there are three tutorial sessions of two hours each per course per semester.
Answer: BOCODOL does not offer degree programmes yet, but the graduates of the BOCODOL Diploma programme can articulate to the ZOU degrees.
Answer: Yes, this constitutes print material and may at time include audio cassettes and videos where such materials have been developed to supplement print.
Answer: During development of the courses, benchmarking with other international ODL providing institutions was done along the standards set out by TEC, hence the college is confident that its courses adhere to international standards.
Answer: The College does not encourage people to submit double applications as requirements for each course is normally indicated on the advert and the decision to admit will be influenced by the applicants meeting the entry requirements of the course.
Answer: School Equivalency: Junior Certificate (JC) and Botswana General Certificate for Secondary Education (BGCSE) Vocational/Management Programmes: English for Professional Purposes (EPP) Small Scale Business Management (SSBM) Interactive Communication for Industry (ICI) Diploma Programmes Diploma in Business Management Diploma in Human Resources Management
Answer: Refer to the above for the answer.
Answer: No, Government does not sponsor any learners studying with BOCODOL. Instead BOCODOL has subsidised fees because BOCODOL gets money from Government.
Answer: BOCODL learning material is produced strictly for learners that register for its courses.
Answer: The reason is that BOCODOL also has standards to adhere to or to comply with. In addition it would be counter productive and not cost effective to enrol people who would definitely not be able to cope with the level of the course they are registered for. So the applications that are rejected are for people who do not meet the set standards.
Answer: BOCODL opens a centre in a given place after undertaking some consultations with the affected local authorities in the area. BOCODL would consider the numbers of learners and the projected numbers of the learners in the area for a good number of subsequent years. Apart from the numbers there are many other issues that are considers. These include the availability of the many other resources like tutors and buildings.
Answer: This is because BOCODOL has a computer laboratory only in Gaborone. The other reason is that it is only in Gaborone where BOCODOL has a secure structure for the security of the computers.
Answer: The College is working around the clock to introduce double sciences for BGCSE. We hope to have the matter finalised very soon.