Nominated By: Patricia Ncube
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Ms.
Family Names(s): Ncube
Mailing Address: University of Botswana
P/Bag 0022
Country: Botswana
Office Telephone: +267 355 2204
Office Fax: +267 390 2884
Residence Telephone: +267 392 6105
Nationality/Citizenship: Botswana
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 01-07-1951
Current Position: Acting Director- Centre for Academic Development
Current Employer: University of Botswana
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: ENGLISH
Fluent in Writing: ENGLISH
Fluent in Speaking: ENGLISH
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Bachelor of Education, University of Botswana, 1981
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Master of Nursing Science, Wayne State Univerity - USA, 1995
3. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Wayne State Univerity - USA, 1995
4. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Graduate Certificate in Quality AssuranceUniverity of Melbourne- Australia, 2013
Nominee Application Form: Part B
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • Program reviews / accreditations
  • General QA consultancy
  • Internal QA of institutions
  • Self study guidance to institutions
  • External review of institutions
  • Institutional assessment
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: National Reviews of Institutions within Botswana
Institution/City/Country: 6 Colleges of Education and 8 Health Training Institutions
Date: 2003, 2007, 2010, 2012
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: My name is Mrs. Patricia Ncube. I am a Deputy Director, Affiliated Institutions
University of Botswana in Gaborone. Botswana. I joined the University of Botswana in
2003 having been an employee of the Ministry of Health since 1981.

I served as lecturer and Coordinator of Registered Nursing Programme at the National Health
Institute in Gaborone from 1981 to 1989. In 1992 to 1995 I did my Master of Science in
Nursing and Post Graduate Certificate Nursing Education at Wayne State University in
Michigan, In 1996 I was back home and I joined the Ministry of Health Headquarters where I served as
Curriculum Coordinator with a major responsibility of developing a Curriculum Unit for the Health
Training Institutions in Botswana where I was charged with the responsibility to monitor the quality of
training. That Unit is now fully functional with the relevant quality procedures and processes in place.

In 2003, I joined the University of Botswana as Assistant Director – Affiliated Health Training
Institutions and took responsibility for providing leadership and advice in development and
implementation of quality assurance systems for Affiliated Health Training Institutions;
development and monitoring of processes of examinations, and undertaking research and
publishing relevant to affiliation, quality assurance and examination systems.
In 2005, I was appointed Deputy Director – Affiliated Institutions with the expanded role of
taking care of eight Affiliated Health Training Institutions and six Colleges
of Education. I continue to be responsible for installation and implementation of quality
standards and criteria for the affiliated institutions; undertaking research activities to enrich the
Unit and establishing links with other quality assurance agencies.

I serve in various committees and Boards in and outside the University of Botswana in various capacities.
My areas of interest are: Curriculum Development; Quality Assurance; Education and Health Care; Educational Management; Auditing and Validation; Leadership and Management and Tool Development: Standards and Criteria. I look forward to working with you and learning from you all, Sharing ideas that will help me strengthen my department. I am currently in from 2014-15 serving as the Acting Director - Centre for Academic Development at the University of Botswana. I supervise five major Units namely: Teaching a nd Learning; Communication & Study Skills; Programme Review; Educational Technology and Affiliated Institutions. These units run quality assurance activities in teaching and learning. We conduct programme and institutional reviews and guide programme approvals. The Department also guides the various faculties in developing new programmes and revisng old ones.

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