Proposals on the administrative set up of BCA were also finalised and approved and this culminated in the enactment of Act No.9 by the Legislature in May '91 and hence the establishment of BCA. BCA was officially inaugurated as an Associate Institution of the University of Botswana at the later's 11th Congregation held at Sebele on 2nd November, 1991
The Chancellor of the University and President of the Republic of Botswana, His Excellency Sir Ketumile Masire officially inaugurated BCA at this ceremony, and awarded certificates and diplomas, as well as conferred for the first time in Botswana the BSc. (Agric.) degree, to the first group of graduates who had completed the programme in June 1991.
A certificate programme in Forestry and Range admitted its first cohort of . The Diploma in Forestry and Range Ecology Programme (DFRE) commenced in August 1999 while the Diploma in Horticulture programme admitted its first students in August 2000.
BSc Animal Science admitted its first cohort of students in August 2002. The latest programme to be introduced was the BSc Crop Science, which admitted its first group of students in August 2005.
The College undertook a curriculum review exercise of its diploma and degree programmes in 1998.
This exercise was combined with the semesterisation of academic programmes, which was implemented in August 2002 in line with the vision and mission of the BCA and Vision 2016.
The programmes offered at BCA shall provide training opportunities for students interested in the dynamic field of Agriculture in general.
There are enormous challenges for Agricultural Scientists and extension workers to bring our farming community to the level where they could produce agricultural products cost-effectively using well-researched technologies in order to compete in the global market.
The semesterised programmes shall bring about flexibility in courses offered to the student and provide broad-based programmes through the General Education and Elective courses. The Faculty of Agriculture shall endeavour to carry out programme review on a continuous basis in order to meet the challenges of the local agricultural industry and the global trends in technology, marketing and agricultural development in general. The curriculum review and semesterisation have also addressed the need for agricultural graduates to go into self-employment rather than rely on limited jobs in the public and private sectors.
Articulation of courses and programmes has been addressed at diploma and degree levels. The Higher Diploma in Agriculture has been fully articulated with the BSc (Agric) programme. Similarly, the Higher Diploma in Agricultural Education has been articulated with the BSc (Agric Education) programme. In other programmes individual courses have been articulated such that where appropriate, the Diploma students take bachelors degree level courses.