Nigerian varsity, AIOU sign MoU for cooperation

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STAFF REPORT ISB: An 11-member delegation from Nigerias Sokoto State University has recently visited Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and signed an MoU for developing cooperative partnership in the field of research and professional development.


The MoU was signed by Sokoto University Vice Chancellor Prof. Nuhu O Yaqub and AIOU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Shahid Siddiqui.


The Nigerian delegation comprising senior professors appreciated the AIOUs efforts of providing affordable quality education to the countrys big population (1.3 million) through distance learning system. The Nigerian side accepted Dr. Siddiquis offer of jointly organising a international conference on social sciences next year.


Under the MoU, both the universities will develop a framework of collaboration in the area of science, technology, humanity and capacity development. They will exchange variety of educational programs to promote knowledge and technical know-how for the benefit of their students.


It was decided that they will specially focus on conducting research-based study in the areas of common interest. The MoU also covered a mechanism for exchange of visits by students and faculty members to each other universities.


The delegation that included Deputy VC Prof Malami Buba and Registrar Amina G Yusuf visited various departments of the university.


On arrival, Dr Siddiqui briefed the delegation on universitys academic activities and the initiatives taken recently for its professional development.


In-charge International collaboration department Zahid Majeed gave a presentation on the universitys overall working. Registrar Dr Muhammad Naeem Qureshi was also present on the occasion.


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Published in: Volume 07 Issue 10

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