By Jessica Onyegbula
The Federal Government has expressed commitment to partner with Applied Science Private University (ASU) in Jordan on advance technology and Agriculture.
The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, made the commitment when he paid a courtesy visit to the Management of ASU on Wednesday, in the Kingdom of Jordan.
Pam who noted that Nigeria had a strong relationship with Jordanian government stressed that Nigeria was ready to forge a productive collaboration that would stand the test of time with it.
”When we came here this year, we discover that the Jordanians are good in technology. When we go back to Nigeria, we will encourage our youths to come for studies here.
”If we have a good bilateral agreement, we will be able to sell the study idea to the government and people of Nigeria.
“We will speak to our governors in various states and elites to sponsor some of our youths on scholarships to study in ASU. We believe this will enable our youths to channel their energy towards productive ventures,” he said.
Pam said that Nigeria would also explore the area of solar panel installation to provide light in rural communities for economic development and to address insecurity in the country.
President, ASU, Prof. Iman Amin-Basheti, said that the university was one of the leading institutions in the Middle East.
Amin-Basheti explained that the institution had nine faculties which includes Pharmacy, Engineering, Arts and Science, Business, Nursing, Information and Technology, Art and design, Law, Sharia and Islamic studies.
She informed that the university, which was established in 1988, offers about 36 programmes with over 6,000 students.
The Nigerian Ambassador to Jordan, Faruk Malami Yabo, noted that Nigeria had a cordial relationship with the Jordanian government.
He expressed optimism that that Christian Pilgrimage operation in Jordan would be sustained.(NAN)