Student skill development center opens in Nangarhar
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Higher Education on Monday inaugurated a skill development centre for university students in eastern Nangarhar province.
Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s University Support and Workforce Development Program (USWDP), the centre would train Nangarhar University students in various skills related to their studies.
Nangarhar University Chancellor Prof. Babrak Miakhail during the inauguration of the center said the facility would help students improve their practical experience.
He thanked USWDP for launching the programme in Nangarhar University, saying students were in serious need of it.
“This center would help train our students in various areas for improving their skills,” he said.
USWDP deputy director Dr. Zahir Jabarkhail said the center would also train students in finding jobs.
“This center has more than 40 computers connected to the internet, it would train students in improving their computer skills, finding jobs, public relations and other skills,” he said.
An official of the programme, Ahmad Sair Mohibzada, said preparing students in line with market requirements was one of the training center’s main objectives.
After the center was inaugurated, Nangarhar University Industrial Consultation Council held its maiden meeting with representatives of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and some investors.
Local officials said the newly created council headed by Nangarhar University’s chancellor would monthly hold a meeting with industrial associations on improving university students’ skills.
Provincial ACCI public relations director Haji Aziz Rahman Arab said the investors would help a number of Nangarhar University students improve their practical experiences.
“Some new university graduates cannot find jobs because they have no practical experience in their professions,” he said.
Arab added the council in addition to promoting theoretical knowledge of students would also help them practically improve their skills.
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