LUCT to hold fourth graduation ceremony
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