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University Of Ibadan, Kabarak University Ready For Effective Collaboration

Professor Mellitus N. Wanyama, right, with Prof Kayode Adebowale...
Professor Mellitus N. Wanyama, right, with Prof Kayode Adebowale...

Efforts of the University of Ibadan and Kabarak University, Kenya to establish an effective collaboration have reached an advanced stage with the visit of the Dean, School of Music and  Media Studies, Kabarak University, Kenya to UI.

A Memorandum of Understanding to develop academic and cultural exchanges between the two universities through mutual assistance in the areas of research is to be signed.

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Professor Kayode  Adebowale received the visitor, Professor Mellitus N. Wanyama on  a courtesy visit to his office.

He noted that  this visit will give the universities the  opportunity to broaden the relationship.

The Vice-Chancellor assured that the University of Ibadan was looking forward to having a collaboration that would promote the acquisition of skills and knowledge. He said there are so many things that could be learnt from the Department of Music, Kabarak University, by the Department of Music University of Ibadan, it, being a new department.

Professor Adebowale also gave the assurance of extending the relationship to other affiliated institutions such as IITA for the purpose of research and academic development.

Prof. Mellitus Wanyama, the Dean, School of Music and Media Studies at  Kabarak University, expressed the hope that the MOU would be  one of the most active MOUs in Africa.

He explained that the purpose of his visit was to reciprocate  earlier  visits to Kabarak University by the Vice-Chancellor, other  Principal Officers, and some  Heads of Departments from  the University of Ibadan.

Professor Mellitus explained that Kabarak University is a well equipped faith based University that offers programmes from bachelor degrees to the Ph.D level.

The Memorandum of Understanding between the two  institutions is expected to cover areas such as research; exchange of academic staff and students; exchange of academic materials and information; transfer of academic credits for students; development of joint degree programmes; and organisation of conferences

The Dean also expressed the interest of Kabarak University in being a member of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA)  and  the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) through the University of Ibadan.

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