Vice President Dr Ponatshego Kedikilwe has said Limkokwing University of Creative Technology is contributing significantly towards the concept of a knowledge society.
He said this during the university class of 2014 graduation ceremony last week in Gaborone.
Kedikilwe said what the university is doing is in line with vision 2016 pillar of an Educated and Informed nation.
He said Botswana’s understanding is that a knowledge society provides a wider space to evoke positive imagination, creativity and innovation as well as an exchange and dissemination without limits.
“Limkokwing is by definition the beacon of creativity and innovation. The government commends the institution and assures it of continued support in this partnership. The university has demonstrated commitment to community development by partnering with government to showcase key skills in innovation and creativity. Such activity is partnership with Mogonye village community service day.” Said Kedikilwe.
He also commended the university for establishing a Special Education Unit which caters for students with special needs.
He said this ensure that Botswana citizens enjoy equal educational opportunity.
Kedikilwe said thousands of Limkokwing graduates are now employed across the world and they are using their knowledge to shape societies around them hence this year’s theme ‘The Future is in Your Hands.’
Giving testimony, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Entrepreneurship graduate Reaoleboga Linchwe said the inspiration she got during her four years of studies motivated her to stop thinking outside the box and think like there is no box.
She said she is a proud Limkokwing student, who is ready to take the market by storm.
“We have been equipped with the right blend of theoretical and practical skills through Limkokwing Acceleration Program which gives final year students practical experience. LEAP has allowed the university to effectively mould and shape us as graduates through curriculum as well as giving us confidence and skills we need to think beyond employability.” Said Linchwe.
She encouraged other graduates to transform Botswana with their creative and innovative mindsets.
Linchwe is in a late stage of registering a tourism and hospitality business.