Some 1200 students graduated from the Botswana campus of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology this week among being a group of 100 pilot performing arts students who received their certificates. The theme of the graduation was ‘The future is now in your hands’. The graduating students were of various nationalities. The Minister of Basic Education Dr Unity Dow applauded graduates but challenged them to make sure that they would not just sit and wait for someone to give them a job. “This year we celebrate another milestone. It has been 10 years since Limkokwing enrolled the first aspiring young creative minds in Botswana and it is through its innovative approach that they produced capable graduates,” she said, applauding the first 100 who were graduating in the first ever BQA accredited Performing Arts Certificate.
Mogomotsi Kaboeamodimo, the Chairman of the University Council, said Limkokwing as a global university is proud of all that have graduated, urging them to become role models because they have become solid people who can contribute to the development of the country. “Approach your future with confidence because you have been equipped with success as a Limkokwing graduate, the only possible limitation could be self-doubt,” he said. One of the students that graduated was Joseph Nkosi from Malawi who was graduating with a Bachelor of Business (HONS) in Tourism Management. Nkosi was one of the students that were offered scholarship by the President Dr Ian Khama in 2012 when he offered 20 scholarships to the government of Malawi in an effort to help the country and its economy through tourism, mines and agriculture.
He appreciated Limkokwing and the government of Botswana for the support that they have given them because before he got the scholarship he was at the age of 35 and had been working for 10 years without promotion. “Upon submission of these certificates we will be promoted immediately, jumping three positions in between and this is just to show you and appreciate how powerful and important the government of Botswana and Limkokwing University are to our lives as individuals and the whole country of Malawi,’ he said.