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Limkokwing, IDM ink collaboration deal


Tokelo Khausela

LIMKOKWING University of Creative Technology (LUCT) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Development Management (IDM) to enable resource sharing, and staff and student exchange.

The strategic move is expected to help the institutions strengthen their existing ties.

It will see students from one institution attending lectures at the other before returning to their college to complete their studies.

IDM country director, Moeketsi Letele, told guests during the recent signing ceremony in Maseru that the collaboration was inspired by the realisation that no institution could operate in isolation.

“With the advent of Covid-19, institutions of higher education have experienced various challenges, such as limited ICT facilities, which called for collaboration,” Dr Letele said.

“No institution, regardless of its size and capacity, can be self-sufficient in achieving its institutional objectives,” he added.

Limkokwing registrar, ‘Mateboho Moorosi, said a change of learning environment could help students get a new and positive perspective in their studies.

On his part, Limkokwing Vice Chancellor, Advocate Tefo Macheli, said it was only logical for the two institutions to collaborate since they existed in close proximity in Lesotho, and two other SADC countries.

“The collaboration is also influenced by the proximity of the two institutions and their regional presence in Lesotho, Botswana and eSwatini,” Adv Macheli said.

Education and Training ministry tertiary manager, Thabang Ralebitso, said the collaboration was in line with his ministry’s quest to transform Lesotho’s education sector.

“I want to congratulate these two institutions for their partnership. It is a significant step towards transforming our educational landscape and I want to urge other educational institutions to emulate what Limkokwing and IDM have done,” Mr Ralebitso said.

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