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TECH-U STUDENT WILL FINISH THEIR FINAL YEAR AT AMERICA – SALAMI

Its Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ayobami Salami disclosed this during an interaction with selected reporters on the institution first anniversary.

The students of the Technical University [TECH U], Ibadan, are to spend their final year at the Texas Technical University [TTU] Lubbock, United states to complete their Bachelor’s degree.

Salami also disclosed that Tech-U had pooled N500m for its scholarship fund that would be; used to support indigent but brilliant students gaining admission top the university.

He said both institutions would sign a Memorandum of understanding [MOU] on the partnership at TTU, later this month.

He said the deal would allow students of TECH-U spend one year; at the TTU in addition to their first four years of study in Ibadan.

They can then proceed for higher degrees at TTU or any other university in the United State.

He described the partnership as a 4=1x agreement with the four standing for the four years of study at Tech-U, one for the one year at TTU with the x representing infinite number of years of study at any University of the students choice anywhere in the world.

TTU is one of top American technical universities producting top-grade graduates for the country’s oil industry and related areas.

With the partnership, Salami said the one year TTU programme be; an icing on the cake for the balanced training; already received at Tech-U which is 40 % practical and 60% academic.

He added that the aim was to produce well-grounded graduates who will be; relevant to employers and be able to create employment.

He said the partnership would meet the need of parents and students who desire American training system, adding that it would reduce education tourism and capital flight.

According to him, TTC will share its material with TECH U because the curricular are compatible.

To achieve this, Salami said the institution has started partnership with relevant professional associations such as the Nigeria society of Engineers Academy and COREN.

Tech U is already constructing two workshops for practicals while several organisations; including companies, will soon set up factories where students will gain practical experience.

He said the University is in constant dialogue with industry leaders to understand what skills is needed from young graduates so TECH U can continue to integrate such into its training model.

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