The conference saw the participation of more than 50 private business enterprises, government agencies and officials of Nangarhar University.
The University Support and Workforce Development Program (USWDP), funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), organized a public-private partnership conference in eastern Nangarhar province last week.
The conference, which was supported by Nangarhar Chamber of Commerce and Industries (NCCI), saw the participation of more than 50 private business enterprises, government agencies and senior officials of the Nangarhar University.
The conference aimed to bridge the growing market demand between technically qualified workforce and the burgeoning private sector.
Dr. Mukhles Ahmad, who represented the NCCI, hailed it as a historic day that brought together business and academic community in Nangarhar to discuss “common challenges, goals and future prospects”.
The conference aimed to bridge the growing market demand between technically qualified workforce and the burgeoning private sector
He emphasized the important role played by private sector in higher education and said the business community has “promised to cooperate with Nangarhar University”.
Dr. Jabarkhail appreciated the support of NCCI and spoke about the services USWDP offers to students, enabling them to compete in the local job market.
“The partnership between business community and Nangarhar University is an important process for developing a professional workforce,” he affirmed.
Professor Naiem Jan Sarwari, vice chancellor for student affairs of Nangarhar University, provided briefing about the support of USWDP at Nangarhar University.
“It is a great day for Nangarhar University, which will enable us to establish our relations with private companies as well as sign three Letters of Agreement (LoA) with USWDP,” he said.
Mr. Sarwari said Nangarhar University is keen to take practical measures towards implementation of these LoAs.
“We expect private companies to provide our students with practical exposure within their firms,” he said.
Earlier this month, another public-private partnership event was organized by the USWDP in cooperation with Balkh Chamber of Commerce and Industries
Earlier this month, another public-private partnership event was organized by the USWDP in cooperation with Balkh Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
More than 60 public and private firms participated in the event and signed LoA for future cooperation.
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