Injaz partners with Kuwait University
Kuwait, November 10, 2013
Injaz-Kuwait, an organisation aimed at developing the business and entrepreneurial skills of the youth, has collaborated with Kuwait University (KU) to incorporate its company program into their core curriculum.
The Injaz program allows the students to develop business ideas, conduct market studies, capitalization, human resources organization, production and sales, division of profits/losses and liquidation, said a senior official.
"Through the collaboration, INJAZ-Kuwait is committed to provide five company program (CP) courses to 87 students to complete a total of 24 hours over the period of 12 weeks, remarked its CEO Rana Al-Nibari.
"It is a privilege to tie up with Kuwait University, the first public university in the State of Kuwait. We are also honored to support KU’s CP classes, with support from our corporate volunteers and mentors in innovative and creative methods to provide students with practical help in their studies and develop their practical skills for the workforce," she added.
According to her, Injaz-Kuwait has provided education and training to 27,000 students since the organization launched its programs in 2005.
Dr Samar Baqer, the assistant professor (Management and Marketing Department), College of Business Administration at KU, said: “In Kuwait University, we constantly try to include innovative educational methods. Hence we have decided to include Injaz’s CP as the course project in one of the senior classes and dedicated 30 per cent of the final grade to this project."
"Students, who are able to establish a new company, sell its products, and gain profits are definitely going to pass a major test of practical experience and the winning team will have the final exam waved," he added.
Abdulaziz B. Al-Loughani, the vice chairman & executive director of Kuwait National Fund for SMEs Development said: "I have had great experiences volunteering with Injaz in the past, and encouraged to continue my mission through presenting this course in KU’s College of Business Administration."
"This is the first time to implement this program for universities, here in Kuwait. Previous experience shows that this course does work for the benefit of participants and trust that it will be a positive constructive one for KU students," he added.-TradeArabia News Service