24 September 2021GABORONE - Stanbic Bank Botswana today joined the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) Class of 2021 for the organisation’s 6th annual graduation, celebrating the achievements of the graduating class in the specific area of science, technology and engineering. 268 graduates of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, as well as the Faculty of Science, will convene with the faculty, key stakeholders and key event sponsors such as Stanbic Bank for the virtual graduation ceremony, held under the theme “Leveraging Science, Technologies and Engineering for Design Thinking in the Changing World"..Stanbic Bank’s Chief Executive, Mr. Samuel Minta, addressed those gathered on behalf of the Bank. “We are so tremendously excited for and proud of all the graduates in this year’s graduating class. Today, you sit on the cusp of your next chapter, and while the times may feel strange and even uncertain, you have a strong education and the knowledge to guide you through the next phase of your life.”.Stanbic Bank Botswana is committed to making a sustainable contribution not only to access to higher education, but also to employment initiatives, employability and job creation. Both these fall into the pillars of the Bank, per its Corporate Social Investment strategy, under the Social, Economic and Environmental (SEE) value driver, and desire to always create sustainable shared value for communities in which the Bank operates.Said Dr. Haniso Motlhabane, Chairman, Graduation Committee on behalf of BIUST, “At BIUST, we strive to produce world-class research and innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), contributing to industry growth and development, and the advancement of a diversified knowledge-based economy. Our primary focus is the strengthening of the academic value chain comprising three key elements being teaching and learning; research and innovation; and engagement for development. We make this a reality through the support of key partners such as Stanbic Bank , by arming our graduates with knowledge and an education, the most powerful tools they need as they enter the real world of work.”.Stanbic Bank has invested deeply in Botswana’s Youth Employability and Entrepreneurship narrative through Stanbic Bank Accelerate Incubator and it continues to explore more means to co-create and collaborate with institutions such as BIUST in strengthening the youth employment and entrepreneurship narrative with true impact. This is the third year of support by Stanbic Bank for BIUST graduations..Concluded Minta, “We have a Purpose statement at Stanbic Bank that is most apt I believe to this graduating class: Botswana is our home; we drive her growth. The youth graduating today have their entire futures ahead of them, filled with promise and opportunity. They are the drivers of this Nation’s growth and are indeed poised for great things. Through education and collaboration, It Can Be.”ENDS.