Botswana students get rescue training

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Klerksdorp Midweek, Klerksdorp - The prestigious ERMS College in Orkney and a college in Botswana has signed a memorandum of understanding to work together.

According to Arthur Malgas, principal, the document was signed two years ago and now it’s beginning to bear fruit.

At the moment 18 students from Botswana are receiving rescue training in Orkney. These are the first students with another group arriving soon.

“They have been here for two weeks. They are studying for a degree in Emergency Care in Botswana,” he said.

This is the first cooperation between the local college and an international college and they are very proud of it.

“This will do a lot for our image. We have very good resources and knowledge to share. It is also a government college but we can also raise funds this way.

This agreement was reached because some of our lecturers who are now based at the Botswana college know what we are capable of,” he said.

More students from Botswana will be visiting Orkney in the new year too.