KASU, Maryam Abacha University to jointly award hybrid MSc degrees

The State University (KASU), and the Maryam Abacha American University of Niger (MAAUN), would jointly award hybrid Master of Science (MSc) degrees in Energy Management and Environmental Sustainability.

Dr Yahaya Saleh, Director, Centre for Energy and Environmental Strategy Research in KASU, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in on Wednesday.

Saleh explained that the international integrated degree awarding was being practiced in many countries through sharing of expertise, teaching, postgraduate research supervision and publications.

He said that KASU was currently running a similar programme with the University of California, Diego, on bending the curve” Climate Change degree programme.

According to him, the University of California is providing the e-resources, KASU provides personnel to run the programme.

“The Vice Chancellor of State University, Prof. Muhammad Tanko, on behalf of management of the university, expressed gratitude to the President of MAAUN, Prof. Adamu Gwarzo, for the gesture and partnership.

“We hope that this is the beginning of many partnerships and collaborations between the two institutions,” he said.

The director added that MAAUN equally supported the university’s COVID-19 response by decontaminating all its campuses.

He disclosed that the university also donated 10 automated hand machines to KASU to curb the of the virus on campus.

“COVID-19 changed the ways and approaches of doing things; and collaboration among universities is of many approaches to resolving societal challenges.

“This gesture proved the positive impact COVID-19 brought to tertiary education in Nigeria and the ,” Saleh added. (NAN)