The establishment of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Botswana has contributed immensely to increasing access to tertiary education and diversifying learning programmes, Minister Ngaka Ngaka said last week during the University’s 11th graduation ceremony.
Celebrated under the theme, ‘Change the World’, the Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology minister, encouraged graduands to be bold and use the skills they have aqcuired during their studies to change the employment landscape.
“A more important dimension of this theme is that by being industry-ready, you will create, lead, and even grow your firms,” said the minister citing Limkokwing graduates who have led the revolution in transforming media and other industries and even set up media houses, as an inspiration to the new graduants.
Botswana Gazette reporter, Sonny Serite, who was also one of the graduands, said he has always had the experience in the field but without a qualification until he got a scholarship in 2014. Speaking on behalf of the Botswana Media Fraternity Scholarship beneficiaries, Serite expressed gratitude to the founder and president of the global university, Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Dato Sri Paduka Dr Limkokwing for their achievements.
The face of the University, Mercy Thebe urged all the graduates to go and utilise their qualifications and change the country and the world than depend on being employed. “You are the future innovators, motivators, leaders and caretakers. You have big responsibilities on your shoulders to move the world forward in a positive way,” she advised.
Limkokwing High Flyer/ Industry Advisor, Atone Zwinani also encouraged the class of 2018 to go out there and be visionaries that transform industries and economies. “It is not going to be easy, but keep on and have faith in your work, embrace every challenge and be a high flyer and a gem of Africa,” said Zwinani.
Ngaka told the graduates to take an active part in the affairs of their university, adding that the Limkokwing Alumni Association is to be launched in the near future, therefore graduates should support it. So far, over 14 000 graduates from all over Africa have graduated from Limkokwing Botswanaand thousands more have travelled to the campuses in Malaysia and London.