China-Tanzania job fair kicks off in Dar es Salaam

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File photo of Tanzanian students listening to an introduction of Chinese universities during an exhibition on higher Education, science and technology in Dar Es Salaam, capital of Tanzania, May 21, 2014. (Xinhua/Zhang Ping)

DAR ES SALAAM – The second China-Tanzania Job Fair kick off in the University of Dar es Salaam on Saturday, attracting hundreds of students across the country.

Rwekaza Mukandala, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dar es Salaam, said more graduates were lined up to be employed in the Chinese firms.

Mukandala was speaking at the fair where Chinese employers got an opportunity to seek competent Tanzanian graduates.

The vice chancellor said the job fair had this year attracted hundreds of graduates from about 20 universities across the country, the second largest economy in East Africa.

Mukandala said he hoped that the fair can help companies recruit more graduates and urged job seekers to acquire skills and technology from the Chinese companies.

“This job fair has come at the right time when the government was working hard to end unemployment which is the main obstacle facing our graduates,” he said.

For her part, Tanzania’s Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan challenged local graduates who sought employment from the Chinese companies to be resourceful.

“The Chinese firms are doing good job in supporting our graduates to get employment. We hope to continue building on our collaboration and to help meet your talent requirements,” she said.

The job fair was jointly organized by the Chinese Business Chamber in Tanzania, the Confucius Institute at the UDSM, and the Tanzania-China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification. It was attended by over 100 Chinese enterprises.

Lu Youqing, the Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania, said the job fair opened another window for strengthening the relationship between China and Tanzania.

Lu said the government of China will continue supporting Tanzania in areas of construction, cultural relationship, agriculture, medicine and education.

Source: Xinhua

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