The University of Ilorin has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the George Washington University, United States of America in the areas of research and academic performance.
While signing the MOU, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Professor AbdulGaniyu Ambali (OON), explained that the partnership would help the two institutions to benefit from each other.
Earlier in his remarks, the Assistant Professor of Engineering Management, System Engineering at the George Washington University, Ekundayo Shittu, noted that the purpose of the visit to the institution was to complete the process of creating the union between the University of Ilorin and George Washington University to allow the students of both universities to benefit from each other.
According to him, the United States Government had realised that students’ exchange programmes were capable of extending the frontiers of research and knowledge. He described the University of Ilorin as a highly ranked university across the globe in terms of facilities, infrastructure, personnel and human resources.
Prof. Shittu, who is an alumnus of the University of Ilorin, explained that the union between the two universities would provide an additional environment and an extension of research collaboration for the current students of the two universities. He, however, expressed hope that the collaboration would go beyond the Memorandum of Understanding.
He advised Nigerian students to be innovative, and committed while embracing the culture of hard work for them to be useful in the society.