Unam signs MoU with Swakop Uranium

14 Oct 2013 08:40am
WINDHOEK, 14 OCT (NAMPA) - The University of Namibia (Unam) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here on Friday with the Swakop Uranium mine.
Speaking during the signing ceremony, Unam’s Vice-Chancellor Prof Lazarus Hangula said they were very happy to enter this collaboration partnership with the mine.
He explained that the partnership will assist in various areas such as engineering training for students, and also in related fields of mining.
Hangula went on to state that the collaboration will also be giving students opportunities to do their attachments at the mine.
“We are glad to know that Swakop Uranium is willing to support our students with scholarships for them to continue studying in Namibia and elsewhere in the world,” he said.
He then assured the mine’s management that Unam will do its outmost best to ensure that the partnership works and produces results that the mine needs, and also get the relevant expertise that they want.
Also speaking during the signing of the MoU, Swakop Uranium’s Human Resources’ Director, Percy McCallum said they are happy to enter the partnership with Unam, and they will strongly support the University’s efforts in engineering.
“We will continue to grant bursaries to our Namibian youngsters on an annual basis for students who are pursuing studies in engineering and mining-related fields,” he noted.
The mine will also be sending out young, deserving Namibian students to pursue their studies at some top universities in China, he added.