Zulum seeks exchange programmes with Egyptian varsities

    Kayode Idowu, Maiduguri

    BORNO State has lined up Egyptian lecturers for tertiary institutions in the state.

    The Governor of the state, Prof. Babagana Zulum, who visited Egypt, requested partnership for the training of academics in Borno’s tertiary institutions and preachers at the World Organisation of Al-Azhar Graduates in Cairo.

    A statement on Thursday by the governor’s spokesman, Mallam Isa Gusau, indicated that Zulum also called for the re-opening of Al-Azhar Institute in Maiduguri, the opening of Arabic Centre and establishment of a branch of the World Organization for Al-Azhar Graduates in Borno State.

    The governor, who was also at the Ain Shams University in Cairo, where he met with President of the University, had discussion bordering on partnership between the University and Borno State in the area of medical studies ahead of the planned establishment of a Teaching Hospital for Borno State University.

    The governor discussed the possibility of sending medical students to Egypt for courses that would expose them to different aspects of learning and specialisation.

    The governor was conducted round the faculties of Medicine, Engineering, with details of programmes offered.

    According to the statement, Zulum was impressed with what he saw and hoped to stimulate his own vision for medicine and engineering courses at Borno State University.

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