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AYV Staff graduate with Honors from Limkokwing University

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AYV Staff graduate with Honors from Limkokwing University


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Five senior staff of the Africa Young Voices (AYV) Media Empire, amongst which, popular TV personalities in Sierra Leone, Phebean Swill, Joseph Johnson, Swaliho Vandi, Roland Joe Morovia and Victor Patrick Kamanda over the weekend successfully graduated from the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Freetown.

Whiles Phebean Swill graduated with a Honors Degree (First-Class) in Media and Journalism and also being a recipient of the Tan Sri Limkokwing for Creativity and Innovation, Swaliho Vandi graduated with a Honors in Broadcasting and Journalism (First-Class), Roland Joe Morovia with a Bachelor of Arts Honors in Broadcasting and Journalism (First-Class), Joseph Johnson with Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Broadcasting and Journalism and Victor Patrick Kamanda with Bachelor of Science Honors in Business Information Technology respectively.

The five AYV staff were among over 900 students that started their courses at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology and were finally able to graduate after a long wait.

The AYV staff said they were delighted because the ceremony for them is a reward for their hard work over the years, adding that the University has shaped them to be meaningful citizens to serve the society positively.

During the graduation, Deputy Minister of Higher and Technical Education, Sarjoh Aziz-Kamara commended Limkokwing University for the tremendous investment they have added into the education system in the country.

He praised Limkokwing University for the facilities, modules, equipment and standards that it has added to the education system, which he said have made it enviable among other universities in the country.

“Much more is expected from universities, public or private especially in this fourth industrial revolution. These fine young Sierra Leoneans are our future and will serve as the development engine, driving change in Sierra Leone. Universities should think beyond the traditional modes of learning and take advantage of technology and innovation as is vividly seen at Limkokwing”, the deputy minister concluded, while encouraging the student to use the knowledge they have attained at the university to develop themselves and use those innovative ideas to change the landscape of innovation in the country.

Senior Vice President, Corporate and Industry Development, Dato’ Raja Aznil Bin Raja Hisham, in his welcome remarks described graduation as a significant step in once education.

He said despite living in these Covid-19 circumstances, they are pleased to see that the graduands overcome this and they have triumphed over adversity.

“You have managed to navigate your lives in these challenging times and dealt with the uncertainty of the pandemic to graduate with remarkable results. Today we celebrate your accomplishment and wish you the best as you continue your journey to greater heights,” he said.

He recalled that they are privileged to have the late founder President by their side during their years in that university being his first African campus outside of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region and thus, a significant expansion of the University’s ever-developing global footprint.

“A new chapter and a new door are now opened to you. Be active in your communities. Through this, you can actually learn about other opportunities that exist amongst us, while you contribute positively to the lives of others. This will give your lives meaning,” he encouraged them.

Hon. Suleiman Conteh described that day as one to celebrates, recognised and honoured their accomplishment as they have overcome those challenges with determination and resistance.

He went on to say Limkokwing University is not a political affair but a Sierra Leonean affair, as they are contributing greatly to the human capital development.

“Limkokwing education is a good investment. Now you will enter a new world with economy and hope.

The ceremony was the first to be conducted by the University since its establishment in Sierra Leone after the Ebola epidemic.

Campus Director, Agnes Mugo, said there were 584 degree and 317 diploma graduates from 6 Faculties, adding that about 12 percent of students that started the course in 2016 did not graduate this year.

She said the highest number of students that graduated are from the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology with 300 students.

The University has over 30,000 students in its 9 campuses around the world. Their campus in Sierra Leone is one of the newest.

Most of the students that graduated from the University are scholarship holders from the Government of Sierra Leone.

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