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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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