The University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are to collaborate on programmes that seek to boost academic learning, research, and the promotion of world peace.
Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Michael Adikwu and the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Fahad Abdullah Sefyan, gave this indication when the envoy visited the university recently.
According to a statement made available to The AUTHORITY by UNIABUJA’s Deputy Registrar (Information and Publications), Mr Waziri Garba, Ambassador Sefyan said that there was a lot of benefit that the two countries could derive from mutual cooperation between the University and its counterparts in Saudia Arabia.
He listed joint effort towards the development of academic programmes and researches which were aimed at enhancing the capacity for economic growth of the two nations and the promotion of world peace as some of the key areas of collaboration.
The envoy expressed the readiness of the Kingdom to sponsor some of the projects or programmes that would be identified by both the University and the Saudi officials, and urged the university to identify those areas that were critical to its development for further discussion.
On his part, UNIABUJA’s Vice-Chancellor, who was represented by the Director Development Office, Professor Otaki Alanana, noted that no university could hope to move forward if it did not tap from collaborations and active relations with the international community.