The University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB) Foreign African Scholarship Scheme (UFASS) has received further endorsement, following request by the Liberian Ministry of Agriculture, Monrovia, to assist in the training of twenty of its employees at the postgraduate level.
The UFASS Coordinator, Dr. James Daramola disclosed to UNAAB Bulletin, that the Principal Director of Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture, Monrovia, Mrs. Ara V. Chea, had specifically requested the assistance of the University in the area of advance training of twenty of its employees at the Master’s and Doctorate’s levels, through UFASS.
According to Mrs. Chea, the Ministry, in conjunction with the African Development Bank (ADB), will bear the cost of tuition and other expenses of the training.
It would be recalled that the University’s Governing Council had last June, approved the setting-up of UFASS, under the aegis of the Centre for Internationalization and Partnership (CENIP), for the purpose of assisting with the manpower development of sister African nations.
The first set of scholars of the Scheme, drawn from Liberia, The Gambia and Sierra-Leone, commenced training in January, 2011.