The Egyptian and Rwandan embassies have promised to assist Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai in the area of medical expertise,  exchange of students and staff in agriculture, ICT and renewable energy.

This was made known when a team from the University, led by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Nasir Maiturare visited the two embasies in Abuja to discuss modalities for partnerships and exchange of best practices between IBBUL and selected universities in the two countries.

Discussion with the Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria was on modalities to assist IBBUL get the School of Medical Sciences to start on a very sound footing.

The Ambassador, His Excellency, Mr. Ashraf Salama promised to link the University with professional medical practitioners who already have much working experience in Nigeria.

He also assured the Vice Chancellor that he would assist with teaching and learning materials for the Arabic and French Languages proficiency courses that the university is currently offering  its staff.

Other program promised by the Ambassador is the  offer of special slots for IBBUL in their annual capacity building courses for staff as offered annually in Egypt. Egypt is known for her robust, internationally recognised and respected medical experts.

Similarly, discussions with the Rwandan Embacy were focused on students and staff exchanges in the areas of Agriculture, ICT and renewable energy.

The Ambassador, His Excellency, Mr. Satnislas Kamanzi promised to provide a link to the University of Rwanda for the discussions to be formalised on an institution level.

He assured the Vice Chancellor of his readiness to influence  the discussions  also at the national level.



Posted by Usman Musa

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