In furtherance of the institution’s goal to internationalise its programmes and produce highly competent graduates, Nigeria’s premier Technical University, First Technical University, Ibadan (Tech-U), has signed a collaborative degree programme agreement with Girne American University (GAU) in Cyprus.
This collaboration now gives interested undergraduates the choice to spend their first three or four years in Tech-U, depending on the course of study, and thereafter proceed to Cyprus to complete their degree programmes in GAU.
There is also the “top up” agreement through which students can complete their courses at Tech-U and apply to complete their Master’s degrees in GAU.
Located in Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus, GAU is Cyprus’ top-ranked university noted for its demonstrable leadership in science, technology and innovation.
The programme is approved and coordinated by the National UniversitiesbCommission (NUC). Speaking at the signing of the collaboration, the GAU Chancellor, Dr. Serhat Akpinar, expressed delight at the partnership and pledged his unwavering commitment to the success of the programme, which would also involve partnership in research and faculty members’ exchange.
Present at the ceremony held in Girne, Cyprus, were the representatives of partner institutions and the Director of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, NUC, Mrs. Constance Goddy-Nnadi, who also represented the commission’s executive secretary.
Mrs. Goddy-Nnadi agreed that the partnership would promote capacity-building and quality knowledge acquisition by Nigerian lecturers and students.
Tech-U’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ayobami Salami, said the partnership is in line with Tech-U’s vision of producing students who will not only change the diminishing job equation, but also become key players within the national and international spaces.