The Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and the University of Nairobi, Kenya, have agreed to collaborate for joint research activities, exchange of scholars, as well as students both undergraduate and postgraduate.
The agreement was contained in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) jointly signed by both parties at the University of Nairobi in Kenya.
This was according to a statement by the ABU’s Director, Directorate of Public Affairs, Auwal Umar issued yesterday in Kaduna.
The MoU is for a period of five years, and it shall be governed by the Nigerian and Kenyan laws subject to national and international jurisdictions.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kabiru Bala, signed the MoU on behalf of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, while the Vice-Chancellor of University of Nairobi, Prof. Stephen Kiama, stood in for the Kenyan university.
The main objective of the Memorandum of Understanding is basically to provide directly or in collaboration with other institutions’ facilities for university education, including technological, professional education, research, transmission of knowledge and the stimulation of intellectual life and cultural development.
Specifically, other areas of collaboration as captured in the MoU, include joint proposals for solicitation of funding and exchange of information as well as documentation both written and electronic.
Both parties further undertake to jointly solicit for funds, including donor funds, research grants, contributions, subscriptions and such related funds for the purpose of realising any or all the objectives of the collaboration.