Tebogo Mokgweetsi, Botswana – Top Paper Award in Introduction to Business (self-study)
I am the fourth child from a family of five, from Mahalapye, in Botswana. I am currently doing Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at the University of Botswana.
It has always been my desire and dream to pursue a business qualification but at the same time I had a passion for medicine so I chose to study with ABE because of its flexibility allowing me to study at my own pace and time even as am doing another demanding course. Therefore I get to enjoy both worlds of Medicine and Business. ABE has affordable fee structures and also provides practical knowledge and skills needed by one to operate in the business world.
I am self-studying and grateful to God for giving me the grace and ability to be a self directed learner and eventually scooping this award. The road was challenging yet fun.
There is a growing awareness about ABE among the public and employers in Botswana. The international, UK aspect and quality standards of ABE all adds to it.
My immediate plan is to continue with ABE to the Level 7 diploma in Business Management and use the University progression routes available to do my Masters in Business Administration (MBA).
The best thing about studying with ABE is the student support they offer from the online resources: past exam papers, free study manuals allowing for more active learning and making self studying easier.
Studying with ABE has given me a new and advanced understanding of the corporate arena. I have gained a cohort of basic skills in finance, marketing and human resource management which I trust will come in handy in the healthcare sector of our country and even when I decide to go into private practice as a doctor.
For one to succeed in their studies a conscious choice to study hard must be made fulfilling all learning objectives. Time management and studying for the sake of learning and not only to pass an examination cannot be overemphasised.
My long term career plans are to venture into consulting and management particularly in healthcare as I progress in medicine. Not only will I get to transform the lives of my patients but even those that I may never meet.