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.