Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 14:00

Institute of Development Management (IDM) hosted prospective students to an intimate Open Day session at its state-of-the art facility in Francistown on Friday 3rd June 2022.
The main objective of the event was to interact with the scholars, who thronged the occasion in large numbers, giving them more information on the institution as well as in-depth details on the programmes and services offered by the Institute.
In his welcome remarks, Francistown Branch Manager, Elijah Moakofhi assured the students of the unforgettable experience offered by IDM once they choose to study at the school.
“You have made the right decision by applying for admission at IDM. We are a reputable institution with a proven track record,” stated Moakofhi.
For his part, IDM Country Director, Dr Theophilus Mooko said the Institute prides itself in its friendly and welcoming environment, which he noted helps students realise their full potential in the classroom.
“When you join IDM, you automatically become part of one big, happy family,” said Dr Mooko.
He further highlighted that IDM provides a low student-to-lecturer ratio, allowing for ample interaction and one-on-one time between students and their lecturers.
“Our programs are accredited with the regulatory authority. Rest assured that once you leave this place you leave recognised. We work very closely with industry experts to facilitate knowledge acquisition through guest lectures, so when you finish your studies, you leave with experience not theory only," Dr Mooko emphasised.
The Country Director also revealed that the advent of Covid19 has helped the Institute to harness the use of technology more and that classes are conducted both face-to-face and online, offering convenience to learners.
“We also have an extensive, well-resourced digital library, which students can access online 24 hours a day,” added Dr Mooko.
In his closing remarks, IDM Marketing and Communications Manager, Chris Moiketsi told the prospective students that IDM is a reputable institution with international networks.
“We offer a number of our programmes jointly with some international universities around the world. I therefore invite you to make that conscious and deliberate decision to join the bigger IDM international family” urged Moiketsi.
Giving aspiring students a taste of what she learnt from IDM, Alumni for Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply (CIPS), Taboka Mosweu told those that have applied for the course that they were making an excellent choice.
“CIPS is a good course that will build you. Even when you are not employed you can be an employer.  I am a testimony of CIPS as I work in government departments. Procurement profession is an integral part of any economy. The beauty about this profession is that it is generic. One does not have to work in a specific sector, that is, all sectors require procurement professionals. You have chosen the right institution because IDM is the centre of excellence where almost all professionals have studied,” concluded Mosweu.
The Open Day included a tour of IDM’s spacious Francistown campus, as the prospective learners were given an appreciation of what it would be like to study at one of Botswana’s leading institutions of higher education.
Enrollment for the July 2022 intake is on-going; for more details visit IDM website on