The Polytechnic Institute of Nacuxa graduated 216 students, in areas of Agriculture and Livestock; Food and Clinical Laboratory; Accounting; Basic Education and Grade 12.
The graduation ceremony took place at the institution, on Friday, 19th May, in a very crowded event. Furthermore, Nacuxa celebrated, 10 years of its presence in Mozambique.
Another highlight was the official launch of Nacuxa’ s JOBA grant project, financed by UKaid which will support the development of new vocational training courses to develop skills for employment.
Over next three years, 675 young people will be supported by JOBA. These trainees will come from technical education institutions of Nampula, Niassa and Zambézia provinces to attend specialized courses at the Polytechnic Institute of Nacuxa in: Poultry Food Manufacturing and Animal Production, Rural Extension, Watering and Drainage, Gardening and Ornamental Plants, Seed Production and Conservation, Food Processing and Conservation, Bakery and Pastry and Soil Improvement.
Mr. Vasco Cuna addressed the graduation event on behalf of JOBA.
The event was attended by the Governor of Nampula province Victor Borges; Germano Grachano Nacala-porto Bishop; Provincial Director of Science and Technology Higher Education and Professional Technician, Leo Jamal and the representative of International Agency for Development Cooperation, Esther Herández Alonso.
The day before the graduation, the Mezope-Gêr-Gêr project was launched at Nacala-Porto. Also funded by UKaid through the JOBA programme, the project aims to increase women’s agricultural skills and the productivity of their agricultural land and livestock.
This event was attended by the District Director of Economic Activities Services (SDAE), Elisa Jamal, Mr. Vasco Cuna and Mr. Gabriel Machado JOBA representatives.
Over the next three months 90 women will participate in vocational training in areas of: Agriculture and Nutrition, Livestock and Horticulture. other are expected to join over next three years.