Educational devt: VCs synergise with China
By Saheed Ibrahim
As part of efforts to ensure educational development in Nigeria, the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNU) has sought a bilateral relationship with the Chinese government.
The association, led by Prof Yakubu Ochefu, while meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Cui Jianchun recently, sought inter-university exchanges and partnerships between Nigerian universities and their counterparts in China.
Ochefu urged the Chinese Ambassador to use his good offices to help the CVCNU to work out modalities for education, cultural and other relevant exchanges with the Chinese university system.
The don appealed to Ambassador Cui to assist Nigerian universities to tap into the benefits of the growth and advancement of agriculture, security, ICT, sports, medicine, and communication in Chinese university education.
He challenged the chief diplomat that universities are ready for such collaboration and would want results that will enhance better relationships between the two countries.
In his response, Ambassador Cui promised that the embassy would create possibilities for partnerships and create a platform for both university systems to meet regularly.
He told the VCs that their requests were germane to the growth of Nigeria and the diplomatic accord between the two countries.
He stated that there would never be any meaningful growth or development in Nigeria until the education system is put at its competitive best on the global scale.