Scholar, PG Student Commend FUNAAB

DVC (A), Prof. Toyin Arowolo (2nd Right) receiving Dr. Missiako Kindomihou (Standing), Miss Koura Tatiana (Left) and the Coordinator (WANOART), Prof. Isaac Aiyelaagbe in his office.


Participants at the Exchange Programme, under the West African Network for Organic Agriculture, Research and Training (WANOART), Dr. Missiako Valentine Kindomihou and Miss Koura Windktepe Tatiana have commended the contributions of the University to research and development in the area of Organic Agriculture, in Africa.

The Exchange Scholar and postgraduate student, both from the Universite d’Abomey-Calavi, Republic of Benin expressed their appreciation to the University Management and WANOART project, during a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun.

Speaking on her eight-week research experience on the Intensification of the Use of Indigenous Vegetables for the purposes of rescuing local vegetables from extinction, Miss Koura said she learnt to work very hard because Nigerians take their work seriously.

The PG student lauded members of the University Community for their warm reception and assistance during her stay, noting that she would take lessons from the rich culture of Nigeria, back with her.

Speaking in the same vein, Dr. Kindomihou described the programme as a blessing to Africa, while thanking the Vice-Chancellor for his commitment to the project.

The Vice-Chancellor, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Professor Toyin Arowolo, said the University was well disposed to the WANOART project because its thrust tallies with the mandate of the University.

The Vice-Chancellor disclosed that FUNAAB was actively involved in capacity building and skills acquisition activities through staff training; nationally and internationally, as well as offering scholarships through the University’s Foreign African Scholarship Scheme (UFASS).

Professor Balogun assured participants of the programme of the University’s continued commitment to WANOART.

Speaking earlier, the Coordinator of WANOART, Professor Isaac Aiyelaagbe, said the project would help to expand the frontiers of knowledge in Organic Agriculture among West African countries, to enable them compete favourably in the global economy.



Last Updated on February 14, 2012 by admin

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