LIMKOKWING University of Creative Technology (LUCT) yesterday honoured 28 outstanding graduands during an award-giving ceremony at its campus in Maseru.
The honorees were among the 727 students who were conferred with degrees and associate degrees during LUCT’s graduation ceremony on 17 September 2015.
However, for their outstanding performances and excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities, LUCT and various corporates and individuals yesterday bestowed more accolades which included prize money, certificates, scholarships and trophies among others. According to LUCT Senior Manager of Academic Administration, Makhauta Diaho Ntoi, the purpose of the event was to honour graduates and thank the sponsors for their commitment.
“On behalf of the management of the university, I would like to honour the alumni and further appreciate the tireless efforts that our sponsors have made in supporting LUCT,” said Ms Ntoi.
“We thank you for giving our students experimental learning during the last internship programme in your organizations, and we also appreciate the job opportunities awarded to some of them.”
She added: “We consider industry as our partners because of the opportunities that you afforded our students and the way you honoured them during the graduation last month.
“And to you the alumni, congratulations, we wish you all the best in future and remember you have been empowered to make possible the impossible.”
Representing the sponsors, Tracker Lesotho Managing Director Lisema Masheane said the support was their way of giving back to the university for producing high quality graduates.
“On behalf of the sponsors, this gesture is the least we can do to show how much we appreciate your efforts of providing industry with competent people who are contributing to economic development,” said Mr Masheane.
“This also gives us, as the private sector, the opportunity to check whether the curriculums are in line with industry requirements.
“To you the Class of 2015, it is through hard-work and commitment as well as sacrifices that you managed to attain these special awards. I hope you continue to do well and these awards will serve as inspiration to those who are yet to graduate.”
On the part of the outstanding graduands, Mvulani Nhlapo – who received a Tan Sri Dato Paduka Limkokwing Award for Excellence in the faculty of Information Technology, paid tribute to all the people who assisted them along the way to attaining their qualifications.
“We wish to share the awards with our lecturers, advisors, partners and friends who stood with us throughout the journey, and those who deemed us worthy enough to receive the awards,” he said.
“I also want to thank the organisations that have generously sponsored our awards and recognised the efforts we made. We are very grateful and promise to keep raising the bar in our future endevours.”
Among the sponsors was Africa Media holdings, publishers of the Lesotho Times and Sunday Express newspapers, Econet Telecom Lesotho, Standard Lesotho Bank, Tracker Lesotho, Lesotho Electricity Company, Lesotho National Development Corporation, Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation, Malebo Transport, Total Garage Masianokeng, Bam Group, Stanlib Lesotho, Refiloe Matekane, Galitos, Johane Garments, Scenery Guest House and The Agency.
Letuka Mabekebeke was awarded a full sponsorship for a master’s degree in Information Technology courtesy of ‘Matšitso Makute. Ms Makute’s son, Tsitso, was pursuing the same programme before he was killed in a suspected hijacking earlier this year.