On 18 March 2017, Limkokwing University officially opened its new campus in the African nation of Sierra Leone.
Limkokwing University’s latest campus is situated along Hill Station Road in the capital city of Freetown. The University has the honour of being Sierra Leone’s first foreign university. It offers creativity-centred courses and the first cohort numbered 1,100 students.
In his speech during the launch, President of Sierra Leone Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma said the opening of Limkokwing University’s local campus in the country is set to transform the tertiary education landscape of the nation.
“The opening of the university campus will help meet our country’s high demand for graduates in the field of digital technology.”
Dr. Koroma also praised Limkokwing University’s Founder and President Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing for seeing African countries beyond the stereotypical image often presented in the media.
Tan Sri Lim meanwhile said the University’s branch campus’ main role in the country will be to use education as a means to help in the social and economic transformation of Sierra Leone.
“In establishing ourselves here, we have given ourselves the role of a global connector in promoting Sierra Leone, making use of the resources of our campuses across the world and the collegial network we have built, we shall work to bring the world to Sierra Leone and take Sierra Leone to the world.”
Tan Sri Lim also added that Limkokwing University has begun the process of transformation by creating the most high-tech learning environment to empower students with the latest in digital technology. This is in line with the University’s vision to create graduates that will go on to become technology-savvy movers and shakers of the country.
“Here at this University, a student from even the most remote part of Sierra Leone will become a technology competent individual who is creative and innovative.”
Limkokwing University is a global tertiary education that blends holistic education with industry-driven skills. Limkokwing University has a presence across Africa, Europe and Asia and has over 30,000 students from more than 150 countries, studying in its campuses across the three continents.
For more information about the University, please visit its award winning website at www.limkokwing.net.