Moleleki endorses Limkokwing

Moleleki endorses Limkokwing

MASERU – THE Deputy Prime Minister Monyane Moleleki has praised Limkokwing University of Creative Technology for introducing Technical and Vocational Education and Training driven programmes. Moleleki was speaking at the university’s 10th graduation ceremony in Lesotho that saw 803 students being capped.
“I am also informed that it is the first to do that in its other campuses in Africa and Asia,” he said.

Moleleki said the university is adhering to the highest quality assurance standards and offers a portfolio of courses directly relevant to the economies of developing nations like Lesotho.
He said they were delighted that the university opened its second campus here in Lesotho.
Moleleki said Limkokwing is their first smart partnership they have gone into with an international university.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, the founder President of the university Professor Lord Tan Sri Dato Sri Paduka said the graduates are equipped to be among the smartest young people in the world.

“Go make your presence felt, Go make everyone in this country be proud of you,” he said.
He said the graduates are joining an illustrious community of Limkokwing alumni who are creating their own success stories right across the world.
“Stay focused and you will achieve success beyond your own imagination,” he said.

“You will play a distinct role in shaping the future of Lesotho. You will play a distinct role in defining and designing the future of Africa, way beyond the borders of Lesotho,” Prof Sri Paduka said.
The Minister of Education and Training Prof Ntoi Rapapa said Limkokwing University was the first private international university to be invited by the government to establish a campus in Lesotho.

He said the invitation was the outcome of much strategic thinking by both parties and a logical development to enable more Basotho to gain globally recognised qualifications.
“While studying here in Maseru and thus facilitate a greater retention of the human capital that we need to take the kingdom forward to a developed nation status,” Prof Ntoi said.
He said in partnering with the university which is Malaysia’s most globalised and successful private university, the government was impressed with its unique and refreshingly different approach to tertiary education.

He said the university has changed the tertiary education in Lesotho for the better in line with 21st century thinking.
The minister said the industry needs of Lesotho are countlessly being answered by the curriculum that the Limkokwing University has developed.
“This university places high emphasis on practical applied knowledge and its graduates are industry relevant and ready,” he added.
He said it is not surprising that its model and methodology have been acknowledged by the World Bank that should be emulated in the developing world, while UNESCO has called it a new model university.

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