The National Universities Commission (NUC) will partner with the University of Sussex, United Kingdom in capacity building which will include training of faculties and students in the Nigerian University System (NUS) on the Pedagogy of Education.

The Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, gave the hint when a two-man delegation from the UK institution, led by Professor of History, Richard Follett, visited the Commission to open discussions on these areas of mutual collaboration, on Tuesday, 6 September, 2016.

Professor Richard Follett with Professor Rasheed

Professor Richard Follett with Professor Rasheed

He observed that the delegation took the right steps as NUC’s statutory functions include serving as a link between Nigerian universities and their counterparts around the world.




Rasheed said that the Commission would intimate the Committee of Vice-Chancellors (CVC) on the collaboration for them to buy in, take ownership of and make a success of it.

The NUC boss said that the idea of a Train-the-Trainer (TTT) Programme by the UK institution would deepen the quality of the faculty in the system.

Earlier, in his remarks, Prof. Follett recalled that the University had already opened up discussions on the need to tackle the real developmental needs of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Nigeria during the tenure of the immediate past Executive Secretary and came to follow up on the issues raised.

He explained that the programme was designed as a TTT programme that would offer a range of opportunities for higher education students, doctoral candidates, staff and institutions from around the world.

Follett stated that the partnership was also aimed at harnessing the potentials and development between UK University and their Nigerian counterparts.

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