Corporate Governance

Botswana Examinations Council is committed to upholding the principles of good corporate governance, among others, independence, transparency, sustainability, accountability and integrity. As an examination body it is also essential that BEC subscribes to the principles of good educational measurement and assessment standards. Botswana Examinations Council has divisions of Quality Assurance and Internal Audit which helps to ensure that internal controls are continually reviewed and adhered to for purposes of strengthening corporate governance.
Dr. Olefile Molwane
Dr. Olefile MolwaneBoard Chairperson
Masego Mokubung
Masego MokubungVice Board Chairperson
Ivy Ramalohlanye
Ivy RamalohlanyeMember
Ms. Kelebogile Lecoge
Ms. Kelebogile LecogeMember
Mr. Onkagetse Pusoentsi
Mr. Onkagetse PusoentsiMember
Prof. Richard Tabulawa
Prof. Richard TabulawaMember
Mrs. Thateng Ludo Johwa-Mpundisi
Mrs. Thateng Ludo Johwa-MpundisiMember
Dr. Moreetsi Thobega
Dr. Moreetsi ThobegaCEO (Ex Officio)

Governance - The Board

The Board of the BEC was established in terms of the BEC Act and is made up of 14 members appointed by the Minister of Basic Education. The BEC has a unitary Board structure, where the Council is comprised of exclusively Non-Executive Members with the Exception of the Executive Secretary. The Council consists of representatives from the Ministry of Basic Education, Botswana Open University, Botswana Qualifications Authority, Human Resources Development Council, Directorate of the Public Service Management, Botswana Police, the Public and Private sector, Teacher organisations, University of Botswana and the Public. In the execution of its duties the Board is guided by a Board Charter, which amongst others, clearly sets out the Board’s role, duties and responsibilities. The Charter provides for Board structures, procedures and processes; which assist the Board in regulating how it conducts its business.

Board Meetings

The Board to meet at least three times annually to discuss matters relating to Strategy and Performance, Financial Position of the Board, Risk Management, Human Resource matters, Sustainability and Governance. Members contribute to strategy formulation as well as monitoring and measuring the BEC performance and that of its Executive Management against key performance indicators.

Board Committees

The Board has, in terms of Section 12 (1) of the BEC Act and through formal resolution, set up seven (7) committees to assist the Board to carry out its mandate effectively.

Executive Committee

The committee’s mandate is to deal with and make decisions on urgent issues that cannot wait for a Board meeting. These decisions however have to be eventually ratified by the Board. The Committee meets on an ad hoc basis depending on the needs of the organisation.

Finance and Audit Committee

The Governing Board in line with good Corporate Governance has established a Finance and Audit Committee which is governed by the Charter approved by the Governing Board and reviewed annually.

Human Resources Committee

The main purpose of the Human Resources Committee includes but not limited to provision of guidance and oversight on the management and optimum utilisation of human capital in order to ensure stability and business continuity.

Procurement Committee

The Committee is responsible for the approval of procurement of goods and services that are above the limit of the Management Tender Committee as prescribed by the delegation of Authority Policy.

Research Committee

The Research Committee approves the research plan for the organisation on behalf of Board and advises on the conduct of research and policy options emanating from research findings.

Examinations Committee

The Committee is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring accessibility, equity and fairness in the conduct of examinations, which include amongst other decisions of malpractice, special consideration and applications for access arrangements.

Final Awards Committee

The Final Awards Committee (FAC) is responsible for approving the awarding of certificates based on standards determined by the Grading Advisory Committee and the relevant procedures for certification at Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE), the Junior Certificate Examination (JCE) and the Botswana General Certificate for Secondary Examination (BGCSE) or any other examination conducted by BEC.