Hard work, determination, passion and vision were proven to be imperative aspects of life that one has to have in life as the 803 graduates of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology received their certificates as a sign of victory after three and four years of sweat at Lehakoe Recreational club yesterday.
Giving out his remarks on behalf of the Prime Minister, Deputy Minister Monyane Moleleki it was a personal privilege to be present at this convocation as the university celebrates 10th year anniversary since its establishment in Lesotho.
“It’s inauguration of the Maseru campus in 2008 and despite skepticism in certain quarters emanating from an unfamiliarity with university’s distinctive creativity oriented ethos and student empowering learning philosophy, the quality of successive cohorts of the university’s graduates over the past nine years has demonstrated conclusively how befitting is for this university to have set up in Lesotho”
Moleleki continued to show that the university is a unique global institution, and also the first university in this country to focus on TVET driven programmes. Adding that unconventional in its nature, it still adheres to the highest quality assurance standards and offers a portfolio of courses directly relevant to the economies of developing nations like the one we have.
Speaking at this tremendous occasion, the founding president of the said institution, Lord Tan Sri Dato Sri Paduka DR. Limkokwing expressed his gratitude to her Majesty her government for the constant support they have given the university.
“Today, ten years after we took the first step to establish the most tech-savvy campus here in Maseru, we are pleased to say that we have delivered on that promise”, he said.
Told the graduates that they are equipped to among the smartest young people in the world.
“Go make your presence felt. Go and make everyone in the country proud”, he urged them.
Speaking on behalf of the student, Sempe Peete, an Associate Degree in Architecture Technology holder testifies that it is really never easy along the road, citing that it took him seven years to complete a three year course; however, continued because of determination and resilience.
“There were moments that almost broke me and I wanted to quit, but I did not want to become another statistic of drop outs”, he confessed.
“So for what lies ahead. I challenge you al, and I encourage you to do the same by giving your future endeavors the best you could possibly give. Us being here todays says one thing, our expectations have been met, and now the ball has been thrown at us to transform our lives, our families, communities, country and humanity in general”, he addressed at his fellow graduates.