Nestle 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 purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a good healthy future.
Research food and nutrition value chain
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 on initiatives including scientific research collaborations that responds to the needs of consumers and industry, and students practical study in relation to the food and nutrition value chain.
Sustaining Economic Development
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Philomena Tan, Managing Director 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 the knowledge that will benefit industry and society at large.
University of Ghana’s mission
The partnership forms part of Nestlé’s commitment to youth development under “Nestlé’s Global Youth Initiative” which aims to help 10 million young people have access to economic opportunities by 2030. It also aligns with the University of Ghana’s mission of creating an enabling environment that is increasingly relevant to national and global development through high-quality teaching and learning.
According to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Student and Academic Affairs of the University of Ghana, Prof. Samuel Kwame Offei, the partnership with Nestle would provide students of the University with opportunities for experiential learning and the necessary industry expertise as they enter the world work. The agreement was signed by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Student and Academic affairs of the University of Ghana, Prof. Samuel Kwame Offei, the Managing Director of Nestle Ghana, Philomena Tan, and the Program Manager of Societe Des Produits Nestle SA.
Story by Communitywatchdoggh Greater Accra regional correspondent OBright Boadi. The reason for publishing this story is to inform readers about the progress in education on the local level. Since this is a website for local news and community development in the rural area of Ghana, it fits the scope of communitywatchdoggh.com.