Story by Dennis Asare
Nestle Ghana and the University of Ghana have signed a two-year renewable agreement to offer students practical learning opportunities to enhance their skills in the area of nutrition, science and technology.
This is at the core of bringing to life Nestle’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.
The partnership which is the first of its kind within the Central Western Africa Region where Nestle has been functional in over 62 years will support to mutually agreed initiatives, including scientific research collaborations that respond to the needs of consumers and industry and students’ practical study in relation to the food and nutrition value chain.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Deborah Kwablah, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager of Nestle Ghana highlighted the relevance of youth in sustaining the economic development of nations.
She added that this partnership with the University of Ghana will offer students additional opportunities to improve their skills and practically apply knowledge that will benefit industry and society at large.
“As a company, we have existed for over 60 years and it’s the same graduates of the university that we employ, so why wait until they graduate. This MOU is relevant because it will enable us to train students with practical skills and give them industry experience while they are undergoing the theoretical learning in the classrooms”, Mrs. Deborah Kwablah said.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Student and Academic Affairs of the University of Ghana, Prof. Samuel Kwame was optimistic the partnership with Nestle would provide students of the University with opportunities for experiential learning and the necessary industry expertise as they enter the work world. He also called on that the doors of the university are open to them to enter similar partnerships to train students