Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Limkokwing justifies itself on fewer PhD lecturers

Limkokwing University of Creative Technology has a staff compliment of 327 of which 267 are locals.
Of this workforce, only 3 hold PhD qualifications while 77 have Masters and 154 have Bachelor degrees.

Sixty-four have either Diplomas or below and these mainly comprise of support and operations staff.

Briefing the media at the university’s annual media reception last week, the Director of Human Resources at the university, Ms Mavis Koogotsitse, explained that, unlike other universities, they do not have many PhD holders because they are a non-conventional university and their curriculum is mainly based on practicals than theory.

Koogotsitse also said they have introduced a graduate trainee programme where they will recruit 12 of their best alumni every year. She said the university continues to expose staff to management training and so far at least 14 senior members of staff have undergone management training in Malaysia.

Koogotsitse also revealed that the university has recently gone through a rather challenging phase of having to explain its corporate identity and part of it is maintaining that all staff must be in corporate colour, black, all the time they are on duty. She said black has been their corporate colour since the inception of the university and they preferred black since the colour denotes seriousness, distinctiveness, boldness, power, sophistication and tradition.

“To us it is about sending out a message about how we conduct our business as an institution and all that we promise in contributing towards higher learning and ultimately employment creation in the country,” Koogotsitse emphasised.

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