FUNAI PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL VARSITIES FOR EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES
The Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo Ebonyi State (FUNAI) has concluded plans to run international collaboration with some Ivy League varsities across the world. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Chinedum Uzoma Nwajiuba stated this recently in the University.
These Universities according to the Vice Chancellor are ‘’Aberystwyth University and University of Edinburgh both in the United Kingdom, University of Leiden in the Netherlands, University of Lisbon, Portugal and a number of Universities in France through a collaboration with the French Embassy in Nigeria.
‘’These partnerships have the potential to make an impact on curriculum development, collaborative teaching programmes and research networks.
‘’The partnership will provide opportunities for staff and student exchange programmes, staff training secondment, research collaborations and knowledge transfer benchmarking. It is anticipated that the partnership will further raise the international profile of the University, assist in the recognition of FUNAI overseas and the acceptance of our alumni to programmes of postgraduate study and research at prestigious foreign Universities’’ he explained.
Prof. Nwajiuba commended the quality of research output and graduates of the University, stressing that the institution was geared towards producing graduates that can meet the demands of the 21st century economy.
‘’The good performance by our students are attributable to a number of factors including excellent world-class staff-student ratio, staff commitment, students willing to learn, dearth of common vices plaguing some older Universities, good laboratories, workshops, and among others…”
The Vice Chancellor noted that the quality of the University graduates have been attested to by recent NUC accreditation reports, as well as external examiners’ reports.