UKZN in talks with Nigerian University on Possible Collaboration
A leadership delegation from the Federal University Birnin Kebbi (FUBK) in Nigeria visited UKZN to discuss the possibility of forging links between the two universities.
FUBK, established in 2014 in the north-west region of Nigeria, boasts about 300 academics and 1 200 students.
Staff and student exchange programmes, the training of staff and secondment of senior academics of FUBK, library development, and the possibility of a Memorandum of Understanding were discussed at the meeting on the Westville campus.
FUBK opens its College of Health Sciences in September this year and intends to draw upon UKZN’s expertise to assist going forward.
Vice-Chancellor at FUBK, Dr Sahabi M. Jabo, said their aim was ‘to make the university great, in order to produce great people’.
Pioneer Vice-Chancellor of FUBK, Professor Lawan Suleiman Bilbis, said they chose UKZN after examining university rankings in Africa.
UKZN’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr Albert Van Jaarsveld, welcomed the delegation and proposed a reciprocal visit to Nigeria in July 2016 as the ‘first level of engagement’.