Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai along with fifteen other universities in Nigeria signed a collaborative joint degree program agreement with a foremost University in Cyprus.
In the agreement, students will spend first two to three years in IBB University, Lapai and complete their programme at the Cyprus University.
The programme is being coordinated and facilitated by the National Universities Commission (NUC),  is a unique joint degree collaborative one involving several Nigerian Universities.
At the signing ceremony event, the Chancellor of the American University, Dr. Serhat Akpinar, reiterated his commitment to the success of the programme and ensured that the relationship transcends to cover areas of research and Faculty exchange.
The representative of the NUC Executive Secretary, Mrs. Constance Goddy-Nnadi, who is the Commission’s Director, Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, affirmed the total support of the Commission to the success of this programme.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Nasir Maiturare, expressed his delight that IBB University was among the first few Universities to leverage on this fantastic opportunity for internationalization of its programmes and enhancing global relevance.
He said mode of operation in the programme will afford Nigerian youths the opportunity to study at a reputable international University in a convenient and affordable manner.
The Vice-Chancellor was accompanied by the Director of Academic Planning, Dr. Mohammed Aliyu Paiko.
Institutions in the partnership include Federal, State and Private Universities. Although fifteen Nigerian Universities had earlier indicated interest in the MoU, but only nine  travelled to the city of Ercan in Northern Cyprus,  where the campus of GIRNE American University is located.
Nineteen  delegates from the participating nine universities included;  IBB University, Lapai, FUT, Minna, Umar Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina, Yobe State University, and Taraba State University.
Others are, First Technical University Ibadan, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Enugu State University and Niger Delta University  Wilberforce Island



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