CRAN signs internship MoU with IUM

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International University of Management (IUM) in Windhoek this week.

The MoU is focused on the cooperation and possibilities to explore the establishment of a regular internship programme for suitable IUM students in any faculty, provided that CRAN has a department relevant to the area of study for IUM students.

This MoU also makes provision for CRAN’s attendance and participation at the IUM Career Fairs which are held from time to time and possible synergies concerning exchanges between CRAN and IUM Faculty Advisory Board.

““CRAN wishes to contribute and support the aims of IUM pursuant to its Internship Policy. The Authority further intends to give students an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained during their studies to a practical setting, as part of its social responsibility and its effort to ensure a better workforce for the benefit of the Namibian Society at large. Therefore, CRAN has agreed to provide work placement for students, as the need arises and based on the availability of internship opportunities,” chief executive officer of CRAN, Festus Mbandeka said at the occasion.

The two entities also agree to explore research and development initiatives for students doing action learning projects and/or mini thesis for research, subject to the provisions of section 27 and 28 of the Communications Act (No. 8 of 2009) on the public availability of information.

 The MoU will also offer research opportunities for students to identify specific areas of research in CRAN, pertaining to bona fide industry needs.

According to a press statement by CRAN the internship programme will also provide students with an opportunity to explore career options or to make informed decisions regarding their career development and increase their range of employability skills.

“The students will be subjected to CRAN work and Human Resources policies at all times during their internship programme,” the statement reads.