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EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP Limkokwing University boss gets prestigious ASIC honour


The United Kingdom’s Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) has awarded Limkokwing University Founder and President Tan Sri Dato Sri Paduka Dr. Limkokwing the ASIC International Award of Excellence in recognition of Tan Sri Limkokwing’s transformational leadership in providing inclusive educational opportunities throughout Africa where he has established campuses in Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini and Sierra Leone and is expanding to Uganda and Namibia.

It is Limkokwing University’s unconventional approach to tertiary education that has over the years continued to get recognition and winning worthy accolades abroad. The University that is driven by creativity and innovation continues engaging and working with various governments where it is established including here in Botswana to address unemployment issues arising out of a mismatch of skills of fresh graduates and the calibre needed in the workplace.

The institution’s founder Tan Sri Limkokwing is credited with spearheading the process of reforming many of the world’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector, a vital sub sector of many a country’s education system. His pioneering endeavours in building a strong TVET workforce with high-tech, skill-based training has created generations of young entrepreneurs who are contributing to transforming their nations. Tan Sri Limkokwing is best known for bringing about much-needed change to Malaysia’s antiquated, post-colonial education system. In the process, he revolutionised the very concept of tertiary education on a global scale.

Through his Foundation and University campuses across the world, tens of thousands of individuals from diverse backgrounds have had the privilege to be exposed to a unique form of industry-driven education that places emphasis on creativity and innovation.

This award is worthy looking at the establishments of Special Need Units and Private Students Scholarships Tan Sri has made possible throughout his campuses in Africa.

Thousands of young people from around the world have gained a global tertiary education by virtue of the University’s pioneering and innovative education philosophy which is creativity oriented.

Its inspirational ecosystems and global strategic outlook produces 21st century graduates who are leading social and economic transformational across the globe.

For 50 years, Tan Sri has passionately involved himself in nation-building and advocated transformation and innovation of human capital for developing nations and organisations – as key to a more equitable and peaceful world into the next decade of the 21st century.


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