A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Victoria University and NFT Consult on Friday presenting an opportunity to students at the University students to start a firm well nurtured career in Human Resource Management.
This MoU signing event was witnessed by the Human Resource Managers Association of Uganda represented by the Secretary General Mr Ajal Joseph. Victoria University Vice Chancellor Dr Krishna N Sharma and the General Manager of NFT Consult Ms Annet Kijjagulwe signed for their respective institutions.
Prior to the signing, the Dean of Humanities Mr Kasirye Fred identified the need to bridge the gap between the academia and the practitioners thus such partnerships. Dr Sharma identified the need for student centered teaching and learning if tomorrows unknown opportunities have to be harnessed.
The MoU is aimed at offering unpaid internship placement at NFT Consult for students enrolled for the HRM Degree course, engaging professionals in curriculum development to enrich university programmes, partner for Corporate Social Responsibility programmes and build capacity of HR in the land and beyond (offering both academic and non-academic training)
Ms Kijjagulwe asserted NFT readiness to be a key player in building the skill set to embrace the employers’ demands, today and tomorrow building on the efforts made by the lecturers at the University.
She tasked the guests present to always yearn to be better and offer quality to their employers and as gesture to improve the quality of the country’ Human resources by simple gestures such as time management, team appreciation, quality communication among others.
She challenged the students that would benefit from this partnership to always launch deep if they have to make significant contributions in all they do.
As witness to the signing of the MoU, the General Secretary of the Human Resource managers Association of Uganda, Mr Ajal Joseph reiterated the need to train for the future. He alluded to the fact that the internet having created a disruptive environment, and that only the ready would harness the future job market.
Victoria University is home to four faculties- Humanities and Social Sciences, Business and management, Health Sciences and also the Faculty of Science and Technology. Through all these faculties the University presents a total 360 degrees training for its learners and thus identifies industry partners with which to ensure total teaching and learning.
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