The agreement, on behalf of the Enspd of the University of Douala, aims to define and specify the terms of cooperation with Camrail within the framework of their collaboration on promising projects in the fields of maintenance of railway equipment, information systems, environmental and civil engineering, research , training, academic Internships and any other technical services or expertise. As for Essec’s association with Camrail, its purpose is to define and specify the terms of cooperation between the two contractors within the framework of their collaboration on promising projects in the areas of management and any other technical service or expertise.
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“This public-private partnership has been highly anticipated as it fits perfectly with government policy and the vision it has of the university. The creativity and ingenuity of students must be made available to companies that also have skills to share and opportunities to offer. I hope that this partnership will set an example on certain points, but above all that the decisions taken will be implemented quickly,” said Professor Magloire Ondoa, Rector of the University of Douala, on the occasion.
The commitments of the Enspd relate in particular to research and development (expertise within the framework of projects initiated by Camrail, proposal of technical and human resources, contribution to the improvement of service quality, etc.), training (animation of seminars, workshops, conferences, defenses , etc.), internships (selection of the best interns at Camrail, allocation of research topics, etc.), further training and immersion in a socio-professional environment or the integration of young academics.
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Camrail’s are related to research and development (identification and definition of research projects to be submitted, contribution to the partner’s expertise in identification, training, etc.), training (participation in information actions and popularization of railway professions, promotion of companies). Visits, contribution to the immersion of teachers in the railway sector, etc.), training, internships and immersion in a socio-professional environment or the integration of young academics.
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“A company like ours needs people, technology and knowledge. The university brings us the 3rd pillar, namely knowledge. Because we have enough experience in the railway sector for the previous ones. We also have the opportunity to work in public-private partnership with the regulator, the Department of Transport. Today we want to give young people from Essec and Polytechnique Douala a chance. For example, our maintenance workshops can be their test packages,” said Pascal Miny, Camrail General Manager, Pascal Miny.
Note that the agreement in favor of Essec covers the same areas. Both agreements are valid for a period of 2 years, which can be tacitly renewed.