On 2 October, second year engineering students from UNAM visited Ohorongo Cement to familiarise themselves with the various activities taking place at the plant. According to the Engineering lecturer, Mr. J. Mashuna, who accompanied the students, the industrial visit is one of the most tactical ways of teaching.“It provides students with an opportunity to learn practically through interaction, working methods and employment practices. Visiting Ohorongo Cement gives students a practical perspective in the working world, it gives them exposure to current work practices as opposed to only theoretical knowledge being taught in the lecture-room,” said Mashuna. The group was accompanied by another 3 lecturers: Mr.D. Karegeya, Mr.S. Shaanika and Mr.T. Alweendo.
During the visit, students were briefed on health, safety and environmental aspects at the workplace and watched a video giving an overview of the history of Ohorongo Cement, and the cement-making process itself. After this they were taken on a plant tour. The various job and career building opportunities available within the company were also discussed.
These visits provide students with an excellent opportunity to gain an awareness of industrial practices and new technologies.
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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