Education Minister, Prof. Tahir Mamman has expressed Nigeria’s readiness to deepen bilateral ties with the Federal Republic of Bulgaria, in the field of Education.
In a statement signed by Director, Press and Public Relations, Bem Bem Goong,
Prof.Tahir promised that the process of renewing the Memorandum of Understanding between Nigeria and Bulgaria would be fast-tracked.
The Minister gave the indication in his office in Abuja, when he received in audience, His Excellency Yanko Yordanov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria, to Nigeria.
According to the Minister, University Education is a global phenomenon and Nigeria stands ready to collaborate on research, and engage in exchange programmes, with countries around the world.
Prof. Tahir assured His Excellency that Nigeria stands ready to forge partnerships that would be mutually beneficial.
Commenting, Minister of State for Education, Hon Dr. Yusuf Tanko Sununu informed His Excellency that Nigerian Universities are already cooperating with their counterparts across the globe in various fields of human endeavor, adding that Bulgaria is more than ever before, welcome to expand the existing collaboration, especially in the fields of Agriculture and Medicine.
Speaking earlier, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria His Excellency Yanko Yordanov, told the Ministers that scholarship opportunities exist for Nigerian students at Graduate and Post Graduate levels in some Universities in Bulgaria.
He explained that the scholarships would be obtainable at the start of the academic session commencing September this year.
In furtherance of the sustainance of the partnership, Nigeria and Bulgaria are expected to renew the Memorandum of Understanding between them.