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UniJos takes partnership to Manchester UK


By Chijioke Kingsley

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The University of Jos Nigeria, is set to partner with the University of Manchester United Kingdom in exchange educational programme, research and training that would further enhance academic excellence of the institution in no distant time.

Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos, Professor Tanko Ishaya, disclosed this Thursday, at the press briefing on the occasion marking his one year in office as the 10th Substantive Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos, held at the Senate Chamber of the University in Jos.

The VC said, “precisely a year ago, I assumed office as the 10th substantive Vice-Chancellor of this great University of Jos. Since then, we have not taken anything for granted to ensure that we continue building on the legacies that our predecessors have left.

“We came on board with a clear vision of nurturing a world-class institution for academic and innovation with local, national and global impact. We promise to operate on a core principle of purpose, process and people that should be guided by the core values of transparency, accountability and integrity adhering to the University Act and Statuses.

“So far, all we have been able to achieve resulted from a pluralism of efforts and team approach to getting things done. During an official visit to Manchester earlier in the year, we were received by the Vice-Chancellor/ President of the University of Manchester.

“Whilst at it, we explored various avenues through which we could align our areas of comparative advantage and entered partnership that would be mutually beneficial. We are working out the terms and modalities of the Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) and once two processes are concluded, we shall announce the same”, he disclosed.

Ishaya, disclosed that the University has also signed an MoU with the University of Iowa, United States of America on educational, training and research cooperation in the Faculty of Education and the University of Piraeus, Piraeus Greece on October 19, 2022 respectively.

He, however, revealed that Joint educational, training and research activities; Exchange of invitations to scholars (Faculty, Research Personnel and Graduate students) for lectures, visits and sharing of experience; Exchange of invitation to scholars for participation in conferences, symposia and seminars were some of the agreements reached.

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