Africa paying billions to replace skilled labour

10 July 2013

Africa paying billions to replace skilled labour

According to UNESCO, African countries are paying combined estimate of US$4 billion a year to replace highly skilled and qualified young Africans.

This is what concerns the President of Limkokwing University Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing who says they seek to change this equation by effectively reducing the need to send students abroad.

They plan to do this by equipping young people with the skills and knowledge that will empower them to take on leadership positions at home without having to leave home. Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing was speaking at the university’s main hall where the institution conferred His Majesty the King with an Honorary Doctorate in Human Capital Development.

“I must take this opportunity to thank His Majesty for enabling us to be part of his vision for a new Swaziland. His Majesty is a man of quiet dignity and beyond his ceremonial role, he leads to inspire the building of a transformed and dynamic nation,” he said.

The King was described as a leader who wants to equip his people with the most advanced technology in the world in order to stay abreast with the best in the world. “Today we acknowledge His Majesty’s vision and the change that he is inspiring in Swaziland through the transformation of its young citizens,” he said.

The university in Swaziland will be graduating its first group of graduands. “We are certain they will be adding impetus to diversify the economy, as you would have wanted, into new directions and prompting new opportunities in all sectors of industry,” said Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing.

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