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INSTITUTE OF HEALTH SCIENCES ADMISSION FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021

The Institute of Health Sciences Coordinating Unit invite applications from candidates wishing to study for the following programmes.

Candidates should hold a minimum of a COSC/BGCSE or its equivalent with a minimum grade as specified under each program.

BASIC PROGRAMMES AND WHERE OFFERED:GENERAL NURSING:

All health training institutions except Bamalete Lutheran School of Nursing

MINIMUM ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONS:

a) Option1: A grade D or better in English, a grade C or better in Mathematics, Biology and one other science subject (Chemistry, Physics and Physical Science)

b) Option 2: A grade D or better in English, a grade C or better in Mathematics and Double Award Science or

c) Option 3: A grade D or better in English, a grade C or better in Mathematics and Combined Science plus Additional Combined Science/Physi-chem, Bio-chem.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH – LobatseA grade D or better in English, and a minimum of grade C in Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry; OR grade D or better in English and a minimum of grade C in Mathematics and grade BB or better in Double Award Sciences; OR grade D or better in English and a grade C or better in Mathematics, Biology and Physic-chem.

Mature Entry Scheme:

Applicants upgrading from Health Assistants to Higher Diploma in Environmental Health shall be required to have obtained at least one of the following:

• Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) or its equivalent.

• Certificate in Environmental or Public Health with at least 5 years working experience. Applicants who perform at 60 % pass in the aptitude test will be admitted to the third semester.

DENTAL THERAPY – Gaborone

a) Option 1: A grade D or better in English, and a minimum of grade C in Mathematics,Biology, Physics and Chemistry

b) Option 2: A grade D or better in English and a minimum of grade C in Mathematics and grade CC or better in Double Award Sciences

c) Option 3: A grade D or better in English and a grade C or better in Mathematics, biology and physic-chem

PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY – GaboroneA grade D or better in English and a minimum of grade C in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics; OR a minimum of grade BB or better in Double Science Award in addition to English and Mathematics requirements above

NB:

a) All applications should be accompanied by certified copies of Omang/ID, BGCSE/Equivalent certificates, two references/testimonials and an application fee of P50 (P75 applicants outside SADC)

b) Applications which do not meet the above requirement will not be considered

c) Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into any ofthese institutions.

d) Citizen applicants not on any government sponsorship are advised to apply for sponsorship with the Department of Tertiary Education Funding (DTEF) in the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research and Science & Technology.

e) International applicants should verify their academic certificates with Botswana Qualification authority (BQA).

f) All admitted candidates will be expected to undergo medical examinationg)

Application forms are obtainable at institutions of choice.

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO:

The Academic Registrar,Institute of Health Sciences — of either of the following institutions:

• PO Box 985 GABORONE

• PO Box 267 FRANCISTOWN

• PO Box 309 LOBATSE

• PO Box 684 MOLEPOLOLE

• PO Box 128 SEROWEPOST BASIC1.

The Institute of Health Science(IHS) Coordination Unit invites applications from candidates wishing to study for the following programme:

ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN MIDWIFERY: IHS GABORONE2.

Entry Requirementsa) Minimum qualifications shall be a Diploma in General Nursing or its equivalent with minimum of two yearsof Nursing practice.

b) Candidates must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Botswana (NMCB).

c) Candidates must be in a possession of Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) or its equivalent, with a minimum of grade D in English, a minimum of grade C in Mathematics, Biology and Physics/Chemistry, Science Double Award (minimum of Grade CC), Combined Science and Additional Combined Science or any other combination.

d) Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not give an applicant a guarantee of admission into the programme.

e) All admitted candidates will be expected to undergo medical examination.

NOTE:a) The duration of the Midwifery programme is 2 years.

b) All applications should be accompanied by certified copies of academic and professional certificates BGCSE or its equivalent, General Nursing certificate) and certified copy of Omang/ID. Two (2) references and an application fee of P50.00 (P75.00 for applicants outside SADC).

c) Candidates shall go through interview. The pass mark for the interview shall be 50%.

d) Applicants who do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.

e) Application forms are obtainable from institution of choice.

f} Applications from serving public officers must be routed through their Heads of Departments and facilities. Applications not so routed will not be considered.

g) Selected candidates (serving public officers) should apply to the Department of Training for release and sponsorship ONLY after they have received a letter of admission.

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO:

The Academic Registrar,Institute of Health Sciences P 0 Box 985 GABORONE

Only short listed candidates will be responded to.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS: 12 June 2020

For further information contact: Institute of Health Sciences Coordination Unit on 3632823/2768

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