By Ibrahim Joenal Sesay – 24 August 2019
Over one hundred and seventy students (170) have gone through Limkokwing University of Creative Technology orientation for the 2019/ 2020 academic year.
The colourful ceremony which took place at the University campus at Hill Station on Friday 23rd August 2019 was witnessed by various dignitaries, parents and guardians.
Explaining about the University Code of conduct and discipline, one of the Lecturers, Aruna Bai Kabia said among other things that if students are talented and spotted they can go places.
Discipline, he went on is key in the university and that he added is the difference between Limkokwing and other universities.
“We want you to get out of here with a job in your hand. Don’t ever think it is impossible. It is going to be a long journey through the years.”
High flyers manual briefing by Academic Management was done by Christian Thomas where he spoke about the time frame of the academic year and said they have to test their practicality and attendance which is very paramount to them.
Chairman of the ceremony head of Communication, Media and Broadcasting Faculty, Hassan Kamara informed the incoming students that as long as they were at the university, they will graduate as global students. He encouraged them to have a mind-set of the task ahead.
The guest speaker of the ceremony, Ing. Dr. Biodun Oyebola President of all Nigerians in the Diaspora said carrier path, greatness, dream and who one is and what they want to be has been presented to them by the university’s unlimited opportunities.
He said to be the best engineer in the world does not mean one should be the smartest student in class but their creativity will allow them to achieve what they conceive in their mind to do.
According to Dr. Biodun Oyebola, leadership requires commitment and integrity. He further stated that if students were doing the right thing, their creativity will come out naturally and their potential will be unlimited.
“Creativity is for you to bring out your potential. Don’t run after employers, let employer run after you because you will deliver. You have all it takes to achieve, start leaving the dream now, don’t wait till tomorrow.”
Limkokwing University Associate Director, Academic Administration Sierra Leone Campus, Ms. Agnes Mugo delivered the speech of the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology President, Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’Sri Paduka Dr Limkokwing.
Dr Limkokwing promised to be with the students in the part of the journey to help them unlock their talents, ignite their passion, fire their imagination.
“You are here to fulfil your ambition, and your enthusiastic response so far, leaves me no doubt that you will outdo yourself. You will go beyond every one’s expectations. And we will provide a conducive, stimulating and motivating environment to help you succeed in achieving all that you want and more. We want you to be the best you can be”
Videos of the official opening of the Limkokwing University in Sierra Leone, cultural festival, Limkokwing graduation and motivational talk by Arc. Katline among others formed part of the ceremony.