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Limkokwing strives for job creation through TVET: Riruako

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The recently established Limkokwing University of Creative Technology aims to reach government developmental goals by providing Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes, the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Hoze Riruako has said. Speaking at a media conference here on Wednesday, Riruako […]

The recently established Limkokwing University of Creative Technology aims to reach government developmental goals by providing Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes, the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Hoze Riruako has said.

Speaking at a media conference here on Wednesday, Riruako said the university with its roots in Malaysia, which operates globally, offers courses that speak to the national developmental agenda such as the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP) and the fifth National Developmental Plan by providing a practical and entrepreneurial approach to education that creates a stimulating job creation environment to the Namibian youth.

“The university offers creative and innovative courses that other Namibian universities and colleges don’t offer. As we strive for Vision 2030, it is important for universities to offer vocational education to create graduates that are self-employed, especially in the innovative and creative fields,” he noted.

Riruako said the university opened its doors in August 2021 with an intake of 70 students in accredited programmes such as Diploma in Information Technology, Diploma in Architecture and Diploma in Broadcasting, Radio and Television.

The accreditation is an ongoing process and all the franchised programmes accredited by the Malaysian Qualification Agency will be offered as soon as they are qualified by the Namibia Qualification Authority (NQA).

He indicated that once fully operational, the university will add further courses that are tailored to the Namibian market to ensure inclusivity for all Namibian youth and economic progression for Namibia.

Riruako also noted that the university has been in the public domain with allegations of corrupt practices and programmes being unaccredited, noting that the allegations are devoid of truth as the university is committed to ensuring it complies with all processes with NQA and the National Council for Higher Education.

“I am an academic who strives for quality education and will comply duly with the processes to ensure that this university becomes Namibia’s hub of innovative and creative education,” he said.

The university also has campuses in Malaysia, Cambodia, China, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Lesotho, eSwatini, Botswana, Uganda, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

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