The aim of the placement is to enable students to apply the 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. Terence Makari, O&L Leisure’s Manging Director said that the Agreement also forms part of the company’s corporate social responsibility. “As a business, we are committed to giving back to our society. We are always passionate about creating conditions for people to grow,” he said.
Dr Andrew Niikondo, the NUST Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic Affairs, spoke highly of organisations that open their doors to students. “It is not often that students get an opportunity such as this one. Not many organisations are willing or able to invest in students as it takes time and in many instances money. We really appreciate this,” Niikondo remarked.
The Agreement also enables students to have access to O&L’s company data which may be used for action-learning projects and/or mini-theses for research. In turn, NUST will offer consulting services in fields where the University has the required skills and expertise.
The University offers Bachelor degrees in Hospitality Management, and Tourism Management, through the Faculty of Management Sciences.