The Copperbelt University (CBU) and Tanzania-Zambia Railways Authority (TAZARA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a training institute at the TAZARA Training Centre in Mpika.
The MOU seeks to establish a partnership aimed at providing practical training, carrying out research development in areas of interest and service provision. Under the partnership, CBU and TAZARA will establish a joint training facility at TAZARA Training Centre for the delivery of CBU railway technician and engineering programmes aimed at addressing the critical shortage of trained personnel in the specified fields.
Speaking during the signing ceremony which took place at TAZARA Regional offices in Mpika on Friday, 20th January, 2017, CBU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Naison Ngoma said that the signing of the MOU demonstrated the university’s effort in supporting the industry and Government to have critical expertise for economic development.
Meanwhile, Minister of Higher Education, Hon. Prof. Nkandu Luo said the Ministry would continue to welcome such partnerships that are meant to answer to the needs of society and the nation at large. She congratulated TAZARA and CBU for entering into the partnership.
Prof. Luo delivering her speech during the signing of the MOU
A group photo taken after the signing of the MOU