In line with the Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) Strategic Plan 2015-2020 to help graduates secure jobs across the country, and in line with the national framework to preserve pluralistic balance in the public sector so that Lebanon remains a model of coexistence, NDU and the World Patriarchal Maronite Foundation for Integral Development (WPF) recently signed a groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
This MoU promises to establish an academy, called the Public Job Preparation Program, to prepare Christian graduates to sit and pass Civil Service Council examinations for public sector vacancies.
The signing ceremony took place at the NDU main campus. Present were NDU President Fr. Walid Moussa, representatives of the University Council, members of both the Board of Trustees of the Patriarchal Foundation and the WPF, and Chairman and CEO of Bank of Beirut Group Salim Sfeir.
For his part, Sfeir said, “The relationship between two institutions with shared values that call for love of the homeland and the human being is being fostered within the framework of Christian love. NDU adopts culture as a vector for youth development while enriching student abilities and the WPF works at an international level to strengthen the relationship among peoples.”
Sfeir thanked His Beatitude Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai, Fr. Moussa, and all the members present and the institutions represented for their efforts in realizing the dream by establishing a viable opportunity to preserve pluralistic balance in the public sector.
The Public Job Preparation Program, which was officially launched on May 24, 2017, includes a 160-hour, six-week long intensive module which will be held in the Division of Continuing Education (DCE) to help participants easily pass the entrance exams. Applications to the program began pouring in as soon as the announcement was posted on NDU’s social media platforms.