Harare Poly in Toyota deal

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Harare Polytechnic is set to sign a deal with Toyota Zimbabwe that seeks to benefit students and staff in enhancing their skills.

The deal targetting mainly students in the Automatic Engineering division, was set to enhance skills and “on-the-job techniques”.

An official at Toyota Zimbabwe confirmed the deal on Wednesday but could not go into details because the official spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.

It is a product of the public-private partnerships (PPP) concept, a brainchild of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai,and fellow players in the inclusive government.

College principal Stephen Raza said the college had entered into an agreement that would go a long way in promoting the college.

“They will operate on campus and students will be getting something from Toyota Zimbabwe. The college will also get something,” said Raza.

The principal said that besides entering into an agreement with Toyota Zimbabwe, many companies and individuals wanted to partner with the college.

The initiative has boosted morale from other divisions at campus.

Peter Banga, head of the Division of Mass Communication said they would take advantage of the initiative to partner senior media practitioners to give lectures and share practical journalism.