Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) has signed Memoranda of Understanding with three Nigerian universities that will enhance cooperation between the local institution and Nigeria’s educational sector.
A news release from the Jamaica Information Service ( JIS) named the institutions as Nigeria Maritime University (NMU), University of Lagos (UNILAG), and Ondo State University of Science and Technology.
The agreements were; signed in Nigeria on Wednesday, November 21 by CMU President Professor Fritz Pinnock; and Deputy President Professor Ibrahim Ajagunna, following talks with faculty members,” the JIS release said.
Under the arrangements, CMU will assist the Nigerian universities in the development; and expansion of maritime, engineering and logistics programmes and facilitate faculty and student exchanges and joint research and publications.
Caribbean Maritime University has developed the capacity to provide cutting-edge tuition and consultancy services over its nearly 40 years of existence and is; now determined to share its expertise with the African community by initiating new programmes of South-South cooperation,” JIS News quoted Professor Pinnock .
He said the initiative will also help to overcome the deficiencies of the past in which African; and Caribbean communities were; perceived as consumers rather than producers of technological innovation.
CMU is an international university, and Africa, South America and China are; at the top of our radar. We are; in the education export business and the future is; about global linkages. We are; innovators and the world is our oyster,” Pinnock said.
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