As part of their Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course, NUST students are required to undertake an internship to enable them to apply theoretical knowledge gained from their studies in a practical setting.
Furthermore, this will provide students with the knowledge to make informed decisions regarding their career development.
Festus Mbandeka, the CRAN Chief Executive Officer, highlighted some of the benefits this agreement will have for the students.
“We support the University in producing the best students. After this practice, students are in a better position to make sound decisions and this also raises their employability chances,” Mbandeka highlighted.
Dr Andrew Niikondo, the NUST Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs expressed his appreciation.
“Students are placed in the industry before the completion of their studies to get exposure to the work environment and that is what distinguishes NUST from other universities. Our students graduate with both theoretical and practical skills,” Dr Niikondo remarked.
The two institutions will also explore other areas of cooperation in the near future.