“My name is Joel Morwe and I am from Botswana. I’m 45 years old, married and currently residing in Gaborone. I’m a former military officer. I started as a soldier and I quit after 16 years of service in the army. I saw an advert for a parastatal looking to hire Assistant Risk Officers and, after a successful interview, was hired. After 5 years as an Assistant Risk Officer I was called for an interview for the position of a Risk Officer, which I passed and was promoted.”

What was your first course on Alison, and why did you choose it?

My first courses on Alison were a Diploma in French and a Diploma Risk Management. I studied French part time with the University of Botswana but because of time constraints I couldn’t finish the course. I decided instead to take it through Alison at my own pace and in my own space. Risk Management was also an interesting course because of my investment interests.

How have Alison courses affected your career?

I learned new French words and, through audio lessons, my comprehension and my pronunciation got better. Through the Risk Management course, I learned how insurance works and what is entailed in creating policies for different ages.

What’s your favourite way to relax from studying?

I enjoy training, watching TV and having fun with my family.


Where are you working now?

I’m currently working for Diamond Trading Company Botswana as a Risk Officer. I’m also studying Swahili and some other courses on the side, like Project Management and Security Studies. I chose them to gain an insight into how projects are carried out and to upgrade my knowledge in the management of assets and of business risks.

What’s next for you, in terms of education and work?

To keep abreast with new technology courses and think about starting something as an entrepreneur, more specifically to sell car parts. I have done a bit of research into the car parts business and have found out that the market here in Botswana is not able to meet the demand. Although there are spare parts shops, they are still failing to supply the required parts and some supply either expensive or substandard parts.

If you could learn absolutely anything in the world from an Alison course, what would it be?

I would love to learn anything to do with cybercrime or coding. In these modern and sophisticated times, one needs to be abreast with the latest trends and technology in order to counter fraudulence by people we communicate and do business with online. I am a victim of cybercrime but I know that I can learn much more how scammers operate and how they rob us of our hard earned money.

What would you say to someone if they asked you about Alison? Would you recommend it and why?

I have already recommended Alison and have pointed out that it’s cheap and convenient to study through it. Also the certificates are appealing. I’ve enjoyed studying through Alison. Time and again I check out what new courses are on offer, sometimes just studying for fun.

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