Controversial university reaches out to rural residents
After a swarm of rumours, the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology is reaching out to students in rural areas.
30 November 2021 | Education
PULL QUOTE: “We have obtained (the necessary) documents and submitted them to the NQA.”
The Limkokwing University Namibia campus has been the centre of controversy of late, as rumours spread about its accreditation by the Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA).
Vice-chancellor Hoze Riruako says the accreditation process is in the final stage.
“NQA needed proof of the accreditation of the courses from the university’s country of origin, which is Malaysia. We have obtained these documents and submitted them to the NQA. Now we are just waiting on them,” Riruako said.
He denied that the had any part in circulating rumours that students at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology are favoured by the Namibia Students Assistance Fund (NSAF).
“We are responsible for our university. Our power stops here. What happens outside our institution is out of our control. We do not feel that we are being favoured, but it is out of our hands,” he said.
He further announced a roadshow initiative to promote the university.
“The purpose of this initiative is to bring our university much closer to the doorsteps of all Namibian children. We want to make sure that those in the villages also enjoy the same opportunities,” he said.
The Limkokwing team brought their expertise to Gobabis and Aminuis. The team will be visiting remote locations all over Namibia until 16 December.
The Limkokwing University of Creative Technology will dispatch a team to visit the southern and central western areas of the country during phase two of their roadshow next year.
“We want to make sure that we bring it to your doorsteps, not only the tech-savvy children of the elites will be getting a line share of these programmes, benefits and services. It was against this background that we have decided on this outreach programme to reach those students in rural areas,” he said.