FEBE Executive Management team stimulates academic partnerships in Nigeria
Members of the Executive Management in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment embarked on a trip to Nigeria with the aim of engaging with various institutions on areas of academic and research collaboration. Prof Clinton Aigbavboa (Vice Dean: Postgraduate Studies, Research and Innovation); Prof Esther Akinlabi (Vice Dean: Teaching and Learning), Prof Wellington Thwala (Construction Management & Quantity Surveying) and Dr Elizabeth Makhatha (Head of Department, Extraction Metallurgy) visited Covenant University, (CU) Ota, Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), University of Abuja (Uniabuja) and University of Nigeria (UNN). The UJ delegates negotiated with senior management staff – VC, DVC, Deans and HODs from the respective institutions.
Commenting on the engagements, Prof Aigbavboa says: "the engagement went well, with positive reception of the UJ team- the Times Higher Education (THE) and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings which is well known to the universities, distinguishes and makes UJ a choice institution for collaborations."
The key outcomes emerging from the discourse are a joint postgraduate qualification(s); co-badged degrees and the Institutional Memorandum of Agreement (student, postdoctoral research fellow (PDRF) as well as staff exchange). These outcomes are scheduled for implementation during the course of the 2018 year.
Covenant University, Ota (CU)
Covenant University was founded in 2002. It is a growing, dynamic vision-birthed, vision driven University, founded on a Christian mission ethos and committed to pioneering excellence at the cutting edge of learning. It is ranked first among all the private universities in Nigeria.
Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)
The Federal University of Technology Akure was founded in 1981 under a drive by the government of Nigeria to create universities that specialises in producing graduates with practical as well as theoretical knowledge of technologies.
University of Abuja (Uniabuja)
The University of Abuja in the Nigerian capital city, Abuja was established on January 1, 1988 as a dual-mode university with the mandate to run conventional and distance learning programmes.
University of Nigeria
Founded in 1955, The University of Nigeria was the first full-fledged indigenous and first autonomous university in Nigeria, modelled upon the American educational system.