This reflects the new University’s fundamental principles that underlie its formation and operation, its purpose, role in society and the value system governing the conduct of its business. The University seeks to do business primarily in the tourism industry. Within this marketplace, its value responsiveness and service to its customers; entrepreneurship and commercial viability; value addition to its stakeholders; and excellence in its service delivery. This philosophy is reflected in its quality statements on its vision, mission and corporate values.
The University’s vision is “to be the premier centre of excellence in the promotion and development of the tourism industry and allied services in Africa.”
Our mission is “to provide highly specialised and quality knowledge, skills, competencies and institutional capacities so as to bring about the promotion and development of the tourism industry and allied services in Africa and enhance its contribution to the desired sustainable development of all countries in our service area”.
The University’s corporate values seek to govern the way the University will do business, its way of life, the behaviour of its staff members in the conduct of its business, and the manner of their interactions with its stakeholders in the marketplace.
Travel and tourism have been going on since time immemorial. Until the 19th Century, travel for recreation was only undertaken by the elite and affluent class. With the advent of rail passenger transport, mass travel was available for the first time, leading to the development of a multiplicity of new tourist destinations. Further, with the advent of the jet-set air travel, the world became one “tourist department store” of sunshine, sand, seas, countryside, game parks and cities attractions. By the 21st century, travel and tourism had become a new economy – the largest economic sector in the world – available to an ever growing affluent class with enough money for leisure and recreation. The phenomenon of globalization and other changes outlined above have since the 1990s impacted upon the tourism and allied industries sector in a variety of economic, social cultural, ecological technological and institutional ways.
There are many practicle reasons why people look into flexible methods of education today. Mostly many people find it difficult to strike a balance, between, their respective jobs, and family life. With the global economy in a mess, times are extremly hard and more than ever before, saving money has become an immediate priority of entirely everyone.
For many others,the flexibility of available class schedules and subsquent attendance offers nothing but a whole lot unnecessary inconviniences. With LIUTEBM, all students will have the freedom to attend classes at their convinient time and place, thus suiting their own day time schedules. LIUTEBM will ensure that accessibility to study materials is always up to the notch 24 hours a day.
Students will enjoy world class learning facilities. LIUTEBM will also provide all registered students in campus with free transportation, with the aim of providing students with a one-in-all innovative money saving incentive or strategy. At LIUTEBM, the time a student takes to achieve his or her qualification will only be limited by their respective ability to fufil their programme credit requirements as stipulated by the university. This time period can take as long as is necessary or short as a few months. LIUTEBM will undoubtedly provide you with a strong and broad foundation in understanding the many aspects of the tourism industry and an appreciation of its place in global
and local ecomnomies. Students will also be provided with a comprehensive insight of the problems and other short comings associated with academic and practical study associated with tourism.