The University of Bamenda (UBa), has signed a memorandum of understanding with nine parapublic and private structures in the region, to provide students with internship and job openings.
Authorities of the institution have said that, this move will give students the chance to acquire skills which will prepare them for the job market. UBa’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Teaching, Professionalization and Development of Information and Communication Technologies, Pr Suh Cheo Emmanuel, has said students will benefit a lot from the partnerships, especially those about to graduate.
“Our students will take part in internships and also collaborative research to solve problems in the industry” the Deputy Vice-Chancellor is reported to have stated. The structures involved will train students from all UBa’s twelve schools and faculties.
The regional coordinator of the National Employment Fund for the Northwest on his part, added that students will be updated with information about employment opportunities “we will educate them on job-seeking techniques during our seminars that we’ll be organizing, and also make available to the institution the data bank of job seekers for exploitation”
Other partners like technical and vocational training structures, have all agreed to make their workspaces, laboratories and equipment available for use by the UBa students.