School of Education

Dr Bogadi Nage-Sibande
Dr Bogadi Nage-SibandeDean - School of Education

Welcome to School of Education

The School of Education is one of the four Schools currently existent within the Botswana Open University (BOU) structure. All the four School of Education (SOE) Departments are housed at the University’s Headquarters in Gaborone, with plans underway to relocate the Department of Early Childhood to the Gaborone Regional Campus premises, to allow for its further growth and development.

SOE’s mandate is to provide access to high quality education and training, with programmes ranging from certificate, diploma, undergraduate to postgraduate levels. SOE also aims at providing continued high quality in-service training for the teaching field, to up-skill serving teachers and trainers, as well as ODL practitioners, in partnership with government and private sector employers in Botswana and across the SADC region. The SOE team has adopted innovative, technology enhanced open and distance learning (ODL) approaches and mechanisms for the delivery of its programmes, with the aim of ensuring effective facilitation of teaching and learning.

The School of Education has graduated a total of 1650 students between its various programmes since 2013, the largest number of graduates (1015) coming from the Diploma in Integrated Early Childhood Development. SOE was the first winner of the prestigious Vice Chancellor’s Award in 2018 for its innovativeness and success in integrating ICT in teaching and learning.

I would like to invite you to browse the SOE website to get detailed information about our programmes, services, latest developments and the SOE staff at your service.

Staff Members and their contacts

1. Name: Dr. Bogadi Nage-Sibande
Position: Dean
Department: School of Education
Telephone: 364 6003
Location: Gaborone, Headquarters,
Office: B137
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Research Interest Area/s: (i) all aspects of open and distance learning, (ii) access to tertiary
education and (iii) integration of ICTs into Teaching & Learning


2. Name: Christina Seabelo
Position: Lecturer
Department: Early Childhood
Telephone: 364 6143
Location: Gaborone, Headquarters
Office: B123
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Research Interest Area/s: Early Childhood Education


3. Name: Matthews Adera Okumbe
Position: Lecturer
Department: Educational Management and Leadership
Telephone: 364 6104
Location: Gaborone, Headquarters
Office: B124
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Research Interest Area/s: Psychology, Educational Administration, Assistive Technologies,
Inclusive Education/Schooling/Classroom & Placement of Learners with Special Educational
Needs in ODeL


4. Name: Gbolagade Adekanmbi (PhD)
Position: Associate Professor (Distance Education)
Department: Educational Management and Leadership
Telephone: 364 6195
Location: Gaborone, Headquarters
Office: Room 144
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Research Interest Area/s: Distance, Continuing and Higher Education


5. Name: Deborah V. Sanoto (PhD)
Position: Lecturer
Department: Teacher Education
Telephone: 364 6013
Location: Gaborone, Headquarters
Office: Room B124
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Research Interest Area/s: Literacy Skills, Teacher Education & Digital Literacy in ODeL


6. Name: Pulane Violet Kabomo
Position: Lecturer
Department: Early Childhood
Telephone: 364 6099
Location: Gaborone, Headquarters
Office: B127
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Research Interest Area/s: Early Child – Practitioners of young children 


7. Name: Gadiwele Merapelo Gaosekwe
Position: Lecturer (Head of Department)
Department: Teacher Education
Telephone: 364 6099
Location: Gaborone, Headquarters
Office: B127
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Research Interest Area/s: Tutor Motivation


8. Name: Beauty Gaotlhobogwe
Position: Lecturer
Department: Teacher Education
Telephone: 364 6175
Location: Gaborone, Headquarters
Office: 116
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Research Interest Area/s: Inclusive Education, Learners with Special Needs


9. Name: Chabuya Kadisa
Position: Lecturer (Head of Department)
Department: Early Childhood
Telephone: 364 6040
Location: Gaborone, Headquarters
Office: B123
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Research Interest Area/s: Technologies in Early Childhood


10. Name: Ishmael Magare
Position: Lecturer
Department: Teacher Education
Telephone: 364 6046
Location: Gaborone, Headquarters
Office: Room B116
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Research Interest Area/s: Teacher Education, Educational Research & Psychology


11. Name: Tebogo Angela Moreetsi
Position: Lecturer (Acting Head of Department)
Department: Education Management &Leadership
Telephone: 3646093
Location: Gaborone, Headquarters
Office: B110
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Research Interest Area/s: Technology in Education, Educational Leadership,
Instructional Design, Artificial Intelligence, Special and inclusive Education,
Technical and Vocational Education


12. Name: Dr. Shikha Trivedi
Position: Lecturer
Department: Early Childhood
Telephone: 364 6099
Location: Gaborone, Headquarters,
Office: B127
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Research Interest Area/s: Child Advocacy and their rights, Language and Literacy, Early
Childhood Pedagogies, Family Relations, and Early childhood public policy development


13. Name: Pauline Shirley Setlhabi
Position: School Administrator
Department: School of Education
Telephone: 364 6033
Location: Gaborone, Headquarters,
Office: B134
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Research Interest Area/s: Distance Education


14. Name: Mompoloki Oitsile
Position: School Administrator
Department: School of Education
Telephone: 364 6022
Location: Gaborone, Headquarters,
Office: B137
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Research Interest Area/s: Business Administration

1. Dr Deborah Vimbwandu Sanoto – HOD and Lecturer Primary Education Tel:        +267 364 4013 Cell:       +267 71624958 and +267 73

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