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UK To Work With Nigeria On Affordable, Quality Education

Insight Africa UK with British Department for International Trade will discuss the present state of education in Nigeria and work towards having a mutually beneficial relationship with United Kingdom universities.

Communication manager, British deputy High Commission, Wale Adebanjo, made the arrangement known in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday 13, 2016.

Adebanjo said the discussions would be held at the launch of Insight Africa UK Nigeria to be hosted at British High Commission in Abuja on October 4, 2016.

According to Adebanjo, the aim of the collaboration was to create quality education and training cheaper and more accessible to all or any.

Adebanjo added that the collaboration would: “Help to boost the quality of health care through quality training for health care providers.

“Link Nigerian institutions with reputable universities from the united kingdom to explore areas of collaboration’’.

He said Insight Africa UK was working with some UK universities to render services to specific countries in Africa and extend consultatory services and training to stakeholders in education and training.

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According to Adebanjo, the areas of specific interest are teacher coaching and re-training of teachers, continuous professional development, internship and exchange programme.

Others are study tour, joint venture and research and dual, trans-national education partnership, joint, fly in faculty, double and concurrent degrees.

Adebanjo quoted Ralueke Parkin, executive director, Insight Africa UK, as saying, “We are looking forward to starting our work in Nigeria.”

“Our services are a new avenue for educational institutions, entrepreneurs, leaders and stakeholders in Nigeria and United Kingdom to connect and get results in collaborative approaches.’’

He also quoted James Wharton, parliamentary under- secretary of state at the Department for International Development (DFID), as adding that “Nigeria’s success really matters to the united kingdom and to Africa as a whole”.

“As a globally engaged, outward-looking nation, i want to deepen the broad range of support and help the United Kingdom provides Nigeria, as well as in health, education and economic reform.”

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