Nasarawa State University, Keffi is set to become the first Nigerian university to establish Institute for European Studies.
This is the outcome of a collaboration between the University and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland.
While briefing the University management who were on a familiarization visit to her office in Abuja on Monday 27th May, 2019, the new Polish Ambassador, Joanna Tarnawaska, said the Institute when established will help in the training of staff of diplomatic institutions who are interested in the European Studies and related fields of the European Union.
She revealed that the gesture is as a result of the fact that Poland is Nigeria’s strongest friend in the European Union, promising to visit the University very soon to formalize the Memorandum of Understanding for the take off of the Institute.
On his part the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Suleiman Bala Mohammed, represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Ibrahim M. Haruna, while expressing the readiness of the University for the collaboration, also solicited for more interventions in other fields, especially Psychology, Agriculture, Mining and Environmental Studies.
The Lead Facilitator of the visit, and the first Medical Geologist in West Africa (courtesy of the Polish Government), Dr. K’tso Nghargbu, traced the relationship between the Republic of Poland and Nasarawa State University, Keffi, noting that he benefited from the collaboration.
The University delegation also had the Director of Quality Assurance Prof. Andrew Zamani and the Dean Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Prof. Nasiru M. Idris amongst others.
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