• The Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, Professor Benjamin Ozumba has been decorated with Honorary Mayor President of the City of Baton Rouge, USA by the Mayor President, Kip Holden.

    Performing this function on a courtesy visit at the Conference Room of the Vice-Chancellor, the President, Board of Trustees, Information Communication Technology (ICT) University of Baton Rouge, Prof. Victor Mbarika pledged to collaborate with UNN by upgrading the University’s e – Learning Facilities.

    According to him, his aim is to provide an e-learning laboratory, conduct internal and external training for UNN staff and create model to run Distance Learning Programmes online.

    Prof. Mbarika emphasized that he had travelled to Sub- Saharan Africa to help upgrade online learning in various institutions of higher learning.

    In his response, Prof. Ozumba commended him for partnering with the University and said that the collaboration was in line with one of his five-point agenda which is to make UNN one of the most leading universities in the world in scientific research and innovative teaching.

    He added that he had visited some foreign universities which have won Nobel Prizes to partner with them in order to move the University of Nigeria forward in research both globally and otherwise.

    Furthermore, the Vice -Chancellor revealed that more than two hundred Research Groups had been instituted in the University with a grant of One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100,000.00) to aid the increase of article publication in impact factor journals.

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