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Limkokwing University Of Botswana Produces 14,000 Graduates In 10 Years

Last update: 06/10/2017
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Founder and President of Limkokwing University of Creative and Technology, Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing presents a souvenir to Vice President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi at the Limkokwing University Botswana Class of 2017 graduation ceremony in Gaborone
From Linda Khoo Hui Li

GABORONE (Botswana) Oct 5 (Bernama) -- Limkokwing University of Creative Technology of Botswana, one of the most well-known Malaysian brands for international education in the African region, has produced some 14,000 young empowered individuals for national development of the republic in the past 10 years.

Since the establishment of the first private university in the republic in 2007, the university has significantly contributed to the republic's economy and played a vital role in transforming its educational landscape.

On the invitation from the Botswana government, the university founder and president, Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing launched the first campus Limkokwing University of Botswana at the Fairgrounds Mall here in May 2007.

Celebrating the campus 10th anniversary of establishment, Lim said the university graduates had significantly contributed to the economy and taken the lead in the digital and creative industries as drivers of sustainable economic opportunities.

"Over the years, Limkokwing University graduates have permeated almost every industry in Botswana and its surrounding countries.

"Limkokwing graduates will take Botswana to a new future, a future that will transform Botswana into a progressive high-income nation as outlined in Vision 2026," he said in the Class of 2017 graduation address here on Friday.

Lim, who is also the Prime Minister's Special Envoy to the Countries of the Southern African Development Community and Special Programme Coordinator, said the graduates are leaders and innovators in industries such as broadcasting and journalism, sound and music design, film and television, creative multimedia, public relations and event management among others.

"For example, the Botswana Television employs more than 60 per cent of Limkokwing graduates. They are involved in every aspect of the business especially in content creation," he said.

Today was another proud moment for Lim to witness a total of 950 students receiving their scrolls while 45 students were presented with Awards of Excellence from Vice President of Botswana Mokgweetsi Masisi at the Limkokwing University Botswana Class of 2017 graduation ceremony here.

A far-sighted and visionary leader, Lim said the university would continue to deliver on its mandate of feeding Botswana's human resource needs to see more graduates entering the industry as those ready to transform the country's industries and take the country's economy to greater heights.

He said the Class of 2017's academic achievement would boost the human capital of Botswana being needed for creative and innovative technology industries.

"With the quality education that they have been equipped, they have been encouraged to embrace a mindset that goes beyond employability to focus on ground breaking capability and industry leadership," he said.

Meanwhile, Mokgweetsi Masisi congratulated and thanked the Limkokwing University in making a significant contribution towards the development of skills of the 21st century in the republic.

He said Limkokwing University of Botswana made the 'smartest move' to establish its branch campus here and it transformed the landscape, especially in television and media as well as creativity and design industry in the republic.

"We view the university as a partner to the many initiatives undertaken by the Botswana government to prepare the nation for the future with human capital well-trained to meet challenge," he said.

The Limkokwing University of Botswana is the first branch campus in the south African region. The other campuses are in Lesotho, Swaziland and Sierra Leone.