On Friday the Minister of Tertiary Education, Research Science and Technology Dr Douglas Lesolathebe officially opened the New Byte Size College Premises at African Mall.
Giving a brief background on Byte Size, the college Board Chairperson Moses Mateise said Byte Size College started on a humble note as a private tuition centre in computer skills operating from a rented Botswana Housing Cooperation house in the main mall.
The college was started off by Godfrey Mwewa and his wife Kutlo Mwewa. “They started off with only two clients and these were two persons from PEP Botswana,” said Mateise.
According to Mateise, these private tuition clients increased from two to ten. The founders then relocated the tuition services from the house to a more corporate environment.
“When these private clients increased, a caravan was rented in the main mall. This was the turning point for us, when the thought came of formalising the institution by registering it with the then Botswana Training Authority in 2005.”
“The college continued to experience growth, that is in 2013 the college management decided to obtain a plot in African Mall, “Mateise.
Today the college has employed forty Batswana. The institution offers locally accredited courses like Occupational Health and Safety, Early Childhood and Public Health and Security Management among others. Byte Size has 3 branches in the country in namely Gaborone, Letlhakane and Palapye.