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‘Limkokwing is a legitimate university’

‘Mantoetse Maama

MASERU — ‘Makabelo Mosothoane, the Minister of Education and Training said Limkokwing University of Creative Technology is a legitimate institution recognised by government.

Recently, there was a report commissioned by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) which strongly criticised Limkokwing.

Among other serious charges, the report stated that the university’s strategic direction “has not been aligned to general expectation of institutions of higher learning”.

The report tore into several key facets of the varsity including what the report saw as a faulty curriculum and a perceived “lack of industry readiness” of the graduates.

The report was however later withdrawn after the university had argued they were not given the opportunity to respond.

But speaking during a graduation ceremony at the university on Thursday Mosothoane allayed all the fears about the credibility of the college and the value of its courses.

“I want to put it on record that LUCT is a partner to the aspirations of this government. It is legal and legitimate entity recognised by government of Lesotho and fully co-operative in accreditation exercises conducted by the ministry. It is my wish this accreditation process be applied to all tertiary institutions in Lesotho to ensure quality is maintained at all times,” she said.

“It will not be doing justice to the country and you graduates if I do not allay fears that followed the programme review exercise conducted by the Council of Higher Education at Limkokwing University.

“It is highly regrettable that a preliminary report that did not capture the University’s representations was prematurely leaked out to the public before the full process was completed,” she added.

She said government of Lesotho recognises graduates from Limkokwing.

“Associate degree graduates will enter civil services, if they choose to although  they are trained to create jobs.”

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