UNICEF partners UDUS on research, knowledge sharing- Official

By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
‎EXPLORING more areas of synergy for academic excellence in institutions of higher learning, the United Nations International Children Education Fund (UNICEF) at the weekend,  sealed a deal on research and knowledge sharing partnership with Usmanu Dan Fodiyo University, Sokoto.

Sokoto Chief Field Officer of UNICEF, Mr Mouhuiddin Mohammed ‎who made the disclosure at a courtesy call on the University management before signing the agreement,  said, UNICEF has practical experience on education, health, sanitation amongst others which they are ready to share for human development globally.

Mohammed also stated that the agency’s  collaboration with the institution was to promote the use of their expertise, research and surveys in determining responsive cause of action.

According to the Official, “UNICEF want to share practical experience with the University on how best it can positively impact on the academic life of the institution.

” UNICEF want to collaborate and use the institutions expertise to improve on series of the research been conducted by the institution”, he explained.

He noted that time for a review of academic curriculum of higher institution has come, advising on the need for an update to reflect on the current realities of Nigeria, pointing out that“until and unless there is clearly spelt out result oriented evidence based research, no donor would want to bring money.”

In his remark,  Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Abdullahi Zuru while noting that UNICEF has global experience and  reach, the institution  appreciates and share in its vision for  extending such hand of friendship to the institution.

“Ordinarily, we should be the one looking for an organisation like UNICEF, however, the Chief of Field Officer and his team went on to extend their hands of friendship to us”, Zuru further said.

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