CMU signs MOUs With Nigerian Universities

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.

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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.

Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President Professor Fritz Pinnock (seated left) and vice chancellor of the Nigeria Maritime University (NMU), Professor Ongoebi Maureen Etebu (seated right) display copies of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions, following the signing of the agreement last Wednesday in Nigeria. The occasion was also used to ink agreements between CMU and University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Ondo State University of Science and Technology. Participating in the signing are; vice-president of NMU Professor Yemi Osinbajo (seated centre); Standing (from left) are: Vice Chancellor of UNILAG, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe; Deputy President of CMU Professor Ibrahim Ajagunna; Acting High Commissioner of Jamaica to Nigeria Ambassador John Clarke; CMU doctoral student Balfour Peart; and pro chancellor and chairman of council at NMU, Chief Timipre Sylva.

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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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