OCP, ATBU sign MoU to foster agric development in Nigerian Universities

In a bid to increase productivity and performance of agriculture in Nigeria, OCP Africa Nigeria Fertilizer and its research institution, University Mohammed VI Polytechnic (UM6P), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi state.

The MoU is targeted at strengthening cooperation between the parties in training, development, research, technology transfer in areas, such as agriculture and fertilization, architecture and urbanization, chemical engineering and humanities/social sciences.

Other areas are listed to include; industrial management, mining, renewable energies, and sustainable development.

In his remarks, the Country Manager of OCP Africa Fertilizers Nigeria Limited, Caleb Usoh, revealed that the aim of the collaboration was to encourage networking between UM6P and Nigerian Universities, and also contribute to the development of the agriculture sector.

He said, “I think beyond agriculture and many other courses, we need to focus on the reality of industry needs, the reality of how the economy should be structured. The idea of going to school is to learn what would be relevant to times in society. Times are changing, so we need to change the curriculum a bit, to match basically with what the society needs.”

On his part, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Ibrahim Muhammad Danjuma, while reiterating the institution’s commitment to agricultural development, assured that all terms and conditions in the MoU will be adhered to.


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