Kandahar students to be trained as per market demand
KANADAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The USAID-funded University Support and Workforce Development Project (USWDP) and the Kandahar Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday signed an agreement on training university students as per the market demand.
Providing job opportunities to students trained in Business and Human Resource Management discipline is part of the agreement.
Dr. Mohammad Zahir Jabbar, USWDP deputy director, told Pajhwok Afghan News his organization worked in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education and 10 universities now including Kandahar University to train students as per the demand in market. He added they included Kandahar University in the project because Kandahar province was among one of the important financial zones in the country.
He said USWDP would assist the education system on the campus as well as affiliating the university with international universities to build up the capacity of its students on international standards.
Degree from Kandahar University is not internationally recognised and its students have to face problems finding jobs abroad. “The ten universities provide bachelor’s and master’s degrees programme (two and a half year) in business and human resource management so that they could meet the market demand”, he said.
An office would be opened to help connect the Kandahar University with industries to provide graduates with job opportunities.
A council would be formed comprising officials from the Kandahar University, the governor’s office and private sector to jointly work for making the project a sucess.
Dr Hazrat Mir Totakhel, the Kandahar University chancellor, regarded the agreement as a constructive step to help students easily find jobs in their respective fields. He suggested the formation of a research center at Kandahar industrial zone to support investors and businessmen.
Deputy governor Abdul Ali Shamsi admired the accord and called for its early implementation.
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