Dar es Salaam. Acacia Mining has signed a memorandum of understanding which provided the University of Dar es Salaam’s staff with Sh137 million sponsorship to pursue master’s degree in Canada.
Speaking yesterday during the signing ceremony, the company’s managing director, Mr Asa Mwaipopo, said Acacia had been partnering with UDSM since 2009 in providing learning initiatives to increase knowledge-base on mining and developing level of expertise in the industry.
“The partnership with UDSM is part of Acacia’s drive to advance the mining industry in Tanzania and up-skill Tanzanians with a firm eye on the future of the sector,” he said.
The beneficiary, Mr Dismas Kalindete, has been admitted on the two year masters of Science in mining engineering at the University of Alberta in Canada and will begin his studies later this month.
Quoting Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, the university’s vice chancellor, Prof William Anangisye, insisted that Mr Kalindete to come back home soon as he’s done with the studies to work for the nation. “We are constantly striving to train younger staff as part of our succession plan, but make sure after finishing your studies you come to build your nation,” he said.
The beneficiary Mr Dismas Kalindete has been admitted on the two year masters of Science in mining engineering at the University of Alberta in Canada and will begin his studies later this month.