LUCT to hold fourth grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony

Lesotho Times - - News - Lim­pho Sello

A TO­TAL of 842 Limkok­wing Univer­sity of Cre­ative Tech­nol­ogy (LUCT) stu­dents are set to grad­u­ate in the in­sti­tu­tion’s fourth grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony to be held on 20 Novem­ber at Le­hakoe Recre­ational Club in Maseru.

Dur­ing a me­dia re­cep­tion yes­ter­day, LUCT Re­gional Di­rec­tor, Mar­ket­ing and Re­cruit­ment, Mar­cia Man­gadi, said 842 stu­dents will grad­u­ate from the fac­ul­ties of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Me­dia and Broad­cast­ing, Fac­ulty of Business and Glob­al­i­sa­tion, Fac­ulty of In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy, Fac­ulty of De­sign and In­no­va­tion, Fac­ulty of Cre­ativ­ity in Tourism and Hos­pi­tal­ity, as well as Fac­ulty of Ar­chi­tec­ture and Build En­vi­ron­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to Ms Man­gadi, there are also some in­ter­na­tional grad­u­ates this year, with some orig­i­nat­ing from Zim­babwe and the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Congo.

“The cer­e­mony will be par­tic­u­larly ded­i­cated to grad­u­ates who have re­lent­lessly worked hard over the years and their fam­i­lies who have been their pil­lars of support,” Ms Man­gadi said.

“Th­ese stu­dents have, on sev­eral oc­ca­sions, par­tic­i­pated and support- ed a lot of gov­ern­ment and in­dus­tryre­lated ini­tia­tives and projects.

“Their aca­demic achieve­ments are ex­pected to ben­e­fit the hu­man cap­i­tal of Le­sotho in both cre­ative and in­no­va­tive tech­nol­ogy in­dus­tries.”

Ms Man­gadi added that some of the LUCT 2014 grad­uands have al­ready found op­por­tu­ni­ties abroad, with Zim­bab­wean in­ter­na­tional stu­dent Don­ald Sakala, who was pur­su­ing a BA (Hon­ours) in Tourism Man­age­ment, now work­ing in the United States of Amer­ica.

“Mr Limapa Likhama, who was pur­su­ing a BA (Hon­ours) in Tourism Man­age­ment, is now in China at He­bei Univer­sity pur­su­ing a Master’s De­gree in Tourism Man­age­ment, and another lo­cal shin­ing ex­am­ple, Nt­sane Lepholisa, was pur­su­ing a Bdes (Hon­ours) in Pro­fes­sional De­sign.”

“Mr Lepholisa was one of the 2014 ben­e­fi­cia­ries of the Young African Lead­ers Wash­ing­ton Fel­low­ship, which brings 500 of Africa’s most promis­ing young lead­ers un­der the age of 35 to top US univer­si­ties for a six-week aca­demic and lead­er­ship in­sti­tute in one of three ar­eas; business and en­trepreneur­ship, civic lead­er­ship, or pub­lic man­age­ment.”

Ms Man­gadi said it came as no sur­prise to the univer­sity as Lepholisa has al­ways been an ac­tive and business minded stu­dent who looked for good op­por­tu­ni­ties that will en­rich his knowl­edge.

“We are proud of th­ese stu­dents as they have proven beyond rea­son­able doubt that they own their fu­ture that the fu­ture is now in their hands as they have been given the much needed skills to be­come who they want to be and the sky is lim­it­less,” Ms Man­gadi said.

To cel­e­brate the achieve­ment,ms Man­gadi said in attendance at the grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony will be the univer­sity’s in­ter­na­tional se­nior man­age­ment team, es­teemed gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials, His Majesty’s cab­i­net, and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from diplo­matic mis­sions, in­dus­try cap­tains and com­mu­nity lead­ers.

She fur­ther said: “Dur­ing the grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony, awards will be given to high achievers as recog­ni­tion of their out­stand­ing per­for­mances at the univer­sity.”

LUCT Re­gional Di­rec­tor, Mar­ket­ing and Re­cruit­ment Mar­cia Man­gadi

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