University Monthly News Bulletin - October 2018

Umaru Musa Yar’adua University has signed a Memorandum of understanding with the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) at NIMET Headquarters Abuja. 

The agreement between the two Institutions will see the establishment of a multi-million Naira weather station at the Umaru Musa Yar’adua University. 

The Director General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, Prof. Sani Abubakar Mashi pointed out that UMYU will serve as a host institution; NIMET on the other hand, will deploy all the equipment needed for the weather station as well as the training of the UMYU staff responsible for managing the station.

Prof. Mashi added that NIMET will soon establish a Meteorological School in Katsina State. He has also expressed hope that UMYU will start a degree programme in Meteorology. He assured his total support for the University in actualizing its set objectives. 

The Vice-Chancellor of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Prof. Idris Isa Funtua expressed happiness with the collaboration and hoped to explore more areas of collaboration for the benefit of the University and the state in general.

A delegate from Zinder University in Niger Republic visited Umaru Musa Yar’adua University for collaboration between the two Universities. 

The collaboration will be in research and teaching as well as becoming academic partners on research programmes, teaching, and exchange of information as well as best practices on the curriculum development and learning support services.

 They hoped that the visit will hopefully further explore opportunities and cordial relationship between UMYU and UZ.

 The visitors were taken round some of the facilities at the University.

The formal signing of the MOU between the two Universities will take place in the second week of December at the Universty of Zinder.

The students of senior course 38 and 41 2018 batch of Armed forces command and Staff College Jaji has visited Umaru Musa Yar’adua University as part of their 2018 study tour in the state. 

According to the leader of the delegation Navy Captain I.G Ikonne said the tour is to enable the students to research areas of interest for the development of the country.

Navy captain Ikonne said this year’s theme of the study tour is “Nigerian Educational System and National Development” and the reason for choosing some educational institution in the state is to see how educational system of Katsina affects development of the state and the country which will be like a case study for them. 

In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Idris Isa Funtua briefed the visitors about the University, its Infrastructure, ICT equipments, staff strength, student’s population and centers as well as researches. 

Highlights of the occasion were the Questions and Answer sessions and the presentation of corporate gifts by two Institutions.

The visitors were taken to Ibrahim Shehu Shema centre for renewable energy and research, and were received by the Director of the centre.