Polytechnic receives government interns
According to the Human Resource Manager, Gregory Banda, this is not the first time the college has been working with interns in various departments. He explained that as an academic institution he believes that this is the best platform for fresh graduates to gain relevant experience before they join the industry.
Speaking during the meeting where he presented letters of assignment to various departments, Banda encouraged the interns to show commitment in their places of work which they have been assigned to.
“As an academic institution we believe in our mission statement which focuses on the advancement of knowledge, professional competence and innovation in science, technology, commerce and other core values,” he explained.
One of the interns, Tamandani Kaliwo said that she is grateful to be assigned to the Polytechnic because it is a place which has produced the most influential citizens in the country and beyond.
Kaliwo, who has just graduated from LUANAR under the Environmental Science program, further explained that she is looking forward to gaining hands on experience which is mostly required when applying for jobs in the near future.
A former journalism student of the Polytechnic, Fyson Masina, commended the Polytechnic for accommodating these fresh graduates for internship.
“This is a good initiative; I was also an intern at the Polytechnic Journalism department where I was equipped with technical expertise. After graduating, I have ventured in the television production business where I am able to produce radio, television documentaries and adverts for both individuals and organizations,” Masina explained.
The ten interns are fresh graduates from the institutions like LUANAR, MZUNI, Zanzibar University and The Polytechnic. They have been assigned to various departments like Finance, ICT, Environmental Health, Physics and Biochemical Sciences. The government sponsored internship program runs for eight months from November 2018 to June 2019.