By Brian Mwale

The Ministry of Sport, Youth, and Arts has clinched a deal with JAIN University of India which will see the institution offer free online training of up to 5,000 Zambian students in skills development and entrepreneurship.

JAIN University is ranked among the top universities in India and offers courses in education, entrepreneurship, research, and sports and currently runs eight campuses across the country.

Speaking when he called on Acting High Commissioner to India DELIWE MUMBI, Youth and Sport Permanent Secretary KANGWA CHILESHE described the deal as a game changer towards youth empowerment.

Mr. CHILESHE said his ministry is happy that the four-day engagement with university management has culminated into the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding which will be done next month.

He further challenged the youths in Zambia to take advantage of the opportunity and attain quality education online.

Mr. CHILESHE said the agreement between JAIN University and his ministry resonates with the Government’s Free Education Policy.

He said  the training will widen the scope of opportunities for the young people with an entrepreneurial mind to create employment for others and add to the economic transformation of the country.

And JAIN University Senior Manager in charge of International Admissions, GOUTAM BHOWMICK said the university is looking forward to the commencement of the training for Zambian youths as soon as the MoU is signed next month.

Mr. BHOWMICK said the tailor-made free scholarship training programmes for Zambian youths will go a long way in imparting life skills that would translate into job and wealth creation.

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