Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi and founder and President of Limkokwing Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato Sri Paduka Dr Lim Kok Wing were key guests at Botswana’s Limkokwing University’s 2017 graduation ceremony which coincided with their 10th anniversary celebrations. Some 934 students graduated from different programmes at different levels offered by the university. Masisi congratulated the students for having worked hard to be where they are as they now join the Limkokwing alumni who are making an impact in more than a hundred and fifty countries across the world. “Those graduates like you are industry ready upon completion of their studies and already many are assuming leadership roles with their respective industries which in itself is an eloquent tribute to the quality of the Limkokwing learning experience,” he said. He commended the parents for having supported their children to reach their milestone. He recognised Limkokwing for undoubtedly transforming the national tertiary education landscape by nurturing talent through creativity and design focused thinking. He thanked the founder of Limkokwing university for his personal vision and determination to take the local tertiary to the next level, creating opportunities for creativity and innovation among the young generation.
Lim Kok Wing said he remembers that in 2007 when they first opened their doors to Botswana 6 000 young people showed up for the 1000 places they had, and five years later they had about 10 000 students on campus. He said in 10 years the university has graduated 14 000 young people who are mostly accomplished in their own field and the Botswana campus remains at the forefront in applied creativity and digital technology. “This campus remains our regional hub and it has attracted students from over 30 countries and the model upon which we built this campus here has been replicated in Lesotho, Swaziland and Sierra Leone and the management from all these campuses is led by Batswana from Botswana,” he said. He thanked the Government of Botswana for the unwavering support and the constant encouragement it gave