By Jacinta Nwachukwu
The National Mathematical Centre (NMC) on Monday says, it will partner with the international University of Grand Bassam, Cote D’ivoire, on teaching, learning and research in mathematical sciences.
Prof. Promise Mebine, the Director/Chief Executive of NMC, expressed the readiness when a delegation of the university led by its President, Prof. Saliou Toure, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.
Mebine said the centre would partner with the institution in training students, who wished to study in Nigerian universities, thus, bringing its expertise to bear on the programmes of the university.
“The university will benefit immensely from the resource materials available in the centre’s Mathematical Sciences library as well as the Mathematical laboratory with the Mathematics kits to facilitate its academic programmes.”
Reiterating the mandate of NMC, the director said that the centre ran five major programmes in mathematics, theoretical physics, statistics, computer sciences and mathematics education.
Mebine further added that the partnership between NMC and the university in the area of mathematics would go a long way to improve bilateral relations between the two countries.
Earlier, Toure expressed the readiness of the institution to work with the centre in the area of research and improvement of mathematics.
According to Toure, Grand Bassam University is an institution established as a private-public partnership, offering an American style curriculum in English.
He further noted that the institution was established in 2005 as a Centre of excellence in West Africa, offering variety of courses in the fields of science, technology, management and social sciences.
Toure stated that the university sought to partner with the centre to foster the development of mathematics in the International University.
He said the university would also leverage on the years of experience of the centre in research, adding that NMC plays crucial roles in the development of mathematics in Africa. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)