Quality of New Engineers Worries EIZ

Engineering Institute of Zambia Vice President Eng. Abel Ngandu has charged that the industry is getting a raw deal from graduates coming from different institutions of higher learning. Eng. Ngandu said it was difficult to incorporate graduates in the industry … Continued

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Engineering Institute of Zambia Vice President Eng. Abel Ngandu has charged that the industry is getting a raw deal from graduates coming from different institutions of higher learning. Eng. Ngandu said it was difficult to incorporate graduates in the industry as most of them have no technical knowledge of different engineering related programs. He said the current situation has led to the country to continue importing human resource as those trained local need further training before being employed. “We have a serious problem because some of these graduates can’t do any serious practical work. yOu get them and that means YOU have to start retraining them, which is very unproductive,” he said. Eng. Ngandu said there was a need for partnership with higher institutions of learning to prepare a cadre of engineers that will add value to the country’s economic growth. Eng. Ngandu stated that young engineers need to be prepared to a certain level that will enable them to respond to engineering challenges in the industries. He said with a good cadre of engineers, Zambia will not be importing engineers from China or other countries. The post Quality of New Engineers Worries EIZ appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Picture What It Means to Be a Chadian Woman

[RFI] They work as pilots, potters or footballers, sometimes against incredible odds, to build a better future for themselves and their families. Now for the first time, more than two hundred women are being honoured in a new book called “Portraits of Chadian Women”, by artists Salma Khalil and Aché Coelo, who are challenging the way society sees African women.

[RFI] They work as pilots, potters or footballers, sometimes against incredible odds, to build a better future for themselves and their families. Now for the first time, more than two hundred women are being honoured in a new book called "Portraits of Chadian Women", by artists Salma Khalil and Aché Coelo, who are challenging the way society sees African women.

source: AllAfrica News: Chad

Ruling ANC Moves to Expropriate Land Without Compensation

[News24Wire] The ANC’s resolution to go ahead with expropriation of land without compensation will not undermine the economy, newly elected party president Cyril Ramaphosa promised.

[News24Wire] The ANC's resolution to go ahead with expropriation of land without compensation will not undermine the economy, newly elected party president Cyril Ramaphosa promised.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Monkeypox – Nigeria Records One Death, Confirms 61 Cases

[Premium Times] Fourteen weeks after the first suspected monkeypox case in the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has reported the first death from the disease. The agency also announced 61 confirmed cases.

[Premium Times] Fourteen weeks after the first suspected monkeypox case in the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has reported the first death from the disease. The agency also announced 61 confirmed cases.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Dangote, BUA Battle for Mining Rights

[Premium Times] After accusing BUA Group of engaging in illegal mining of limestone deposits in a contentious mining lease, Dangote Group and its subsidiary, Dangote Industries Limited, DIL, on Wednesday said they were now ready to respect the court or…

[Premium Times] After accusing BUA Group of engaging in illegal mining of limestone deposits in a contentious mining lease, Dangote Group and its subsidiary, Dangote Industries Limited, DIL, on Wednesday said they were now ready to respect the court order to parties to maintain status quo in the dispute.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Parliament Votes to Scrap Presidential Age-Limit

[Deutsche Welle] Lawmakers in Uganda have voted to scrap the presidential age-limit of 75 years. The decision could extend 73-year-old President Yoweri Museveni’s rule after elections in 2021.

[Deutsche Welle] Lawmakers in Uganda have voted to scrap the presidential age-limit of 75 years. The decision could extend 73-year-old President Yoweri Museveni's rule after elections in 2021.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda