Limkokwing & BDF Collaborate 0n Students Training
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In an effort to continue setting its self apart of other instutions by raising the bar, Limkokwing University and the Botswana Defence Force hosted a certificate handover ceremony to 10 LUCT Final year students in Broadcasting and Journalism who attended the Combined Joint African Exercise (CJAX) 2019 also known as Ex-Uhuru with BDF.
The Guest of Honour at this auspicious occasion; Commandant, Defence Command and Staff College Brigadier Papadi Monnatlhare underscored the importance of Ex-Uhuru as it promotes regional operation through exchange of students and members of the directing staff by regional staff colleges during the Peace Support Operations (PSO) based exercise. He stated, ‘These staff colleges our own Defence Command and Staff College, South African National War College, Zambia Defence Services & Staff College, Zimbabwe Staff College and Angola and Malawi having recently come on board as observers’.
He further reiterated that PSO are multinational, multi-dimensional and complex thus involving multiple players such as the police, civilian, prisons components, non-governmental organisations(NGO) and of course the media. He said that the media in its watchdog role occupies a sacrosanct place in Peace Support Operations. He said the media is the first to raise alarm about the imminence of conflict and often attendant to human rights abuses. He thanked the university for the Support and for sending students to this exercise.
Also speaking at the same occasion Limkokwing Vice Chancellor, Dr. Gape Kaboyakgosi commended the Botswana Defence Forces its continued support and for adding value to the students learning by engaging them in real life activities and training. He also thanked the students for their discipline and diligence during the exercise.
“We learnt a lot in the coverage of peace and we are grateful for the opportunity afforded by the university to make us learn outside the classroom environment,” said Gosego Nkwe a Final Year Broadcasting and Journalism student at the university on behalf of the group.