UON and University of Somalia enter into talks on collaboration
This was revealed today, July 2, 2013, when the Vice-Chancellor, University of Somalia, Prof. Mohammed Yusuf paid UoN Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George Magoha a courtesy call During the meeting, areas of mutual interest were explored to develop a strong partnership that will benefit both universities. According to Prof. Yusuf, the University of Somalia is keen on being part of the team that reconstructs the country by providing skilled human resources and this will be done through capacity building jointly with UoN. The University would also like to bring changes in various national activities including the examination process. In addition, through the partnership, the University will be able to tap into UoN’s strengths and improve its postgraduate programmes and research. In his remarks, Prof. Magoha acknowledged the importance of collaborations among African universities. He pledged UoN’s commitment to contribute to the development of higher education in Somalia and play a role in the nation’s growth. In 2011, the two universities signed a MoU which is yet to be implemented. In addition, UoN will also partner with the Savannah Institute of Public Service and Professional Studies in training public officers in Somalia. Present during the meeting was Prof. Isaac Mbeche, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs, Prof. Henry Mutoro, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs and Prof. William Ogara.
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