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Launch of Limkokwing University Sierra Leone

Limkokwing University Worldwide launched its first West African campus in Sierra Leone on 18th March 2017, after establishing three other campuses in the African countries of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Limkokwing University’s latest campus is situated along Hill Station Road in the capital city of Freetown. The University had the honour of being Sierra Leone’s first foreign university offering creativity-centred courses with a pioneer cohort of 1,100 students. The University launch event which was themed “Transformation of Sierra Leone” as officiated by the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone HE Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, who declared Limkokwing University Sierra Leone’s National University of Transformation and appointed the University Founder & President Tan Sri Limkokwing Advisor to the President.

A Significant Milestone

In his speech during the launch, President of Sierra Leone Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma said the opening of Limkokwing University’s local campus in the country is set to transform the tertiary education landscape of the nation. “The opening of the university campus will help meet our country’s high demand for graduates in the field of digital technology.” Dr. Koroma also praised Limkokwing University’s Founder and President Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing for seeing African countries beyond the stereotypical image often presented in the media.

Tan Sri Limkokwing meanwhile said the University’s branch campus’ main role in the country will be to use education as a means to help in the social and economic transformation of Sierra Leone. “In establishing ourselves here, we have given ourselves the role of a global connector in promoting Sierra Leone, making use of the resources of our campuses across the world and the collegial network we have built, we shall work to bring the world to Sierra Leone and take Sierra Leone to the world.”

Tan Sri Lim also added that Limkokwing University has begun the process of transformation by creating the most high-tech learning environment to empower students with the latest in digital technology. This is in line with the University’s vision to create graduates that will go on to become technology-savvy movers and shakers of the country. “Here at this University, a student from even the most remote part of Sierra Leone will become a technology competent individual who is creative and innovative.”

The opening of Limkokwing University in Sierra Leone puts the country that was on two years lockdown due to Ebola on a journey to accelerate human capital development and international competitiveness. The University will start with the empowerment of the nation’s best and brightest young citizens with efforts to build a generation of creative thinkers and innovative doers and nurture an inspired generation of highly skilled, knowledgeable, tech-savvy with a global outlook.

Limkokwing University has embraced the TVET (Technical Vocational Educational Training) model of education from the outset and long before it entered into the global educational lexicon. The University TVET Model has taken the partnership of industry with academic to new pioneering levels and has afforded to industry a dynamic and impacting role on curriculum development and in ensuring that the University’s courses deliver industry ready graduates.

Most Globally Connected

Limkokwing is the first Malaysian institution of higher learning to give education new perspectives that respond to changing demands of globalisation. For students, the opportunity to study in one university and access three continents is to be empowered with knowledge and skills required by today’s globalised world. Through its globalisation initiatives, the University has set up campuses in the UK, China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Sierra Leone to create a unique pathway spread across three continents.

Limkokwing University’s main campus in Malaysia is an eco-system with a vibrant community of students from 160 countries. This lays the foundation of networking with positive impact locally and globally. As the leading provider of industry-focused education, this enables students to develop the knowledge needed for high-impact and high-income careers.

The Limkokwing Global Campus is a groundbreaking initiative, which will create an international network of empowered global graduates with limitless opportunities in spanning countries and continents, disciplines and cultures to make positive contributions to a globalised world. It aims to train and empower the next generation of leaders and innovators within and beyond academia and industry. 

Students who spend part of their studies at the Limkokwing London campus can access European capitals for a broader European experience. Graduates who have undertaken Limkokwing Global Campus, are the persona grata of the new world with the accreditation and acknowledgement of global recognition and acceptance because of their international exposure in their fields of study. With their international outlook and experience, top international corporations and companies would not hesitate to employ them and transcontinental global job opportunities await them upon graduation.

Limkokwing University is a global tertiary education provider that blends holistic education with industry-driven skills. Limkokwing University has a presence across Africa, Europe and Asia and has over 30,000 students from more than 150 countries, studying in its campuses across the three continents.

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6th February 2023

After falling to close the gap on Arsenal by losing to a record breaking goal by Kane at the Tottenham stadium.Manchester City now find themselves being charged by the Premier League with more than 100 breaches of its financial rules following a four-year investigation.

According to BBC , it has referred the club to an independent commission over alleged rule breaches between 2009 and 2018 , and also that Man-city has not been co-operating since the investigation which started in 2018 .

BBC further states that The commission can impose punishment including a fine , points deduction and expelling the club from the Premier league.

The alleged breaches include ,  breaching rules for requiring full details of manager remuneration,from 2009-2010, to 2012-2013 seasons when Roberto Mancini was in charge . Also player remuneration between 2010-2011 and 2015-2016.

The Premier league stated that City breached rules related to UEFA regulations , including Financial Fair Play , from 2013-2014 to 2017-2018 ,as well as Premier League rules on profitability and sustainability from 2014-2016 to 2017-2018

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South Korean Embassy aids students living with disabilities

6th February 2023

South Korean Ambassador in South Africa has donated e-learning equipment through Botswana Red Cross Society (BRCS) to Tlamelong Rehabilitation Centre in Tlokweng recently, in a bid to fine tune the student’s textile skills.  

When talking at the handing over ceremony, Chull-Joo Park, said they agreed with BRCS to give out e-learning equipment to better the training skills of students living with disabilities.

“With the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) equipment and job training skills, we will be able to help the students living with disabilities to do e-learning and to better their education and job training,” said Chull-Joo Park.

It was revealed that the South Korean Embassy approached BRCS with the intent to donate equipment and educational material that includes an embroidery machine, photo copier machine, tablets and interactive boards to be utilized by the trainees.

The industrial printer is a machine that works with embroidery machine to print designs for clothing and it will enable the learners to have more material available to them to facilitate learning.

Through this embroidery machine, students will be exposed to better technologies which ultimately improve the quality of materials they produce. It will also allow students to learn business skills and run profitable ventures.

Smart board gadgets will provide the students with an elevated learning process to be fostered by e-learning. The gadgets provide a more visual element to the learning process, which in turn improves learner mental retention.

Tlamelong Rehabilitation serves the marginalized and underserved less privileged persons living with disability in Botswana. The center offers boarding services, vocational training, social services, physiotherapy and rehabilitation services for young people living disabilities aged 18-35 from across the country over a period of two (2) years per cohort which has a maximum intake capacity of 35. BRCS through International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have managed to create great working synergy with the South Korean Embassy in Pretoria based in South Africa to support or augment the National Society’s Rehabilitation Centre’s learning challenges.

For his part, BRSC Secretary General Kutlwano Mokokomani said they are delighted to convey their gratitude as BRSC to the South Korean Embassy for donation and they look forward to an enduring partnership for such worthy causes.

“South Korean Embassy’s great gesture will enable trainees to thrive, to fulfil their dreams to become a reality as this equipments will go a long way in creating great impact in the lives of trainees and their families. We wish to convey our sincere gratitude to the South Korean Embassy for their noble gesture of donating the E-learning equipments.”

BRCS offers rehabilitation services spread across three (3) areas in Botswana being Sefhare Stimulation center in Sefhare, Tshimologo stimulation center in Francistown and Tlamelong rehabilitation center in Tlokweng.

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DIS alleges plot to kill Masisi hatched in South Africa

6th February 2023

A dispute is brewing between Botswana and South Africa intelligence agencies over alleged mercenary training camps discovered in South Africa by the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS). 

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