MASERU — At least 327 students from the Centre of Accounting Studies (CAS) graduated with certificates and diplomas on Friday.
CAS rector, Mubita Anakoka, said the number of students who graduated had increased significantly this year.
“Last year we had 288 graduating and this number has significantly risen to 327 this year,” Anakoka said.
“The number of graduates has increased because students worked hard to attain their certificates. This is not easy at CAS.”
Anakoka said students at CAS faced severe challenges as they did not receive any allowances from the National Manpower Development Secretariat like other tertiary institutions.
The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) president at CAS, Joel Mohale, said despite some challenges the college was doing well in preparing graduates relevant to the country’s needs.
“We are the only tertiary institution with no government allowances yet we continue to contribute more towards the financial empowerment of this country,” Mohale said.
Moliehi Malokotsa was named best overall student in all subjects at the chartered accounting stage.
“I’m very happy to achieve this through hard work,” Malokotsa said.
Phillip Takalimane, who was the best student in individual subjects, said the success came as a shock because he was not expecting it.
“I knew I was performing well but I never thought I was going to scoop an overall best performance award.”