Victoria University, UK Institution sign MoU to Train Ugandans in Oil and Gas Skills - Daily Post Uganda

Victoria University, UK Institution sign MoU to Train Ugandans in Oil and Gas Skills

Victoria University  yesterday signed a memorandum of understating with Coventry University from the United Kingdom to equip Ugandans with skills and knowledge about Oil and Gas to tap into the available jobs in Uganda and the whole world.

The MoU comes at a time when the country is yet to start exploring its oil and gas following the identification of four consortiums of which two are to be engaged (construction) by the end of this year and a refinery depot construction for massive exploration to start.

Victoria University Vice Chancellor (right) with the officials from Coventry University

Last year Uganda signed a MoU with Tanzania  for the two governments to construct over 270-kilometer oil pipeline from Uganda to Tanzania where it will be exported from.

Appending his signature on behalf of Victoria University, Vice Chancellor Dr. Krishna N. Sharma said this is a great achievement for the university, saying they are ready to contribute to the growth and development of oil and gas sector in Uganda.

‘’In this  partnership, Victoria university will mobilize and provide technical skills  to Ugandan students who will enroll for oil and gas course that is meant to start in the next two months’’. Vice chancellor said.

However, Augustine Ifelebuegy who signed on behalf of the UK-based University  pledged to equip Ugandan students to suite the international standard and compete on the available job markets countrywide.

Ms Loy Mbaine Muhwezi and officials from Coventry University after signing the MOU

The Government was represented by Ms Loy Mbaine Muhwezi an Assistant commissioner and project coordinator (skills development project) in the Ministry of Education and Sports who lauded Victoria University for the achievement.

“We came up with a work post skills development strategy and plan which is for five years. We are now reviewing the curriculum to contain missing gaps so as our nationals are able to work in the industry.” Muhwezi said.

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