The Tertiary Education Trust Fund has signed an agreement with Morgan State University in Maryland, USA.
Morgan State University President David K. Wilson announced the new education collaboration with TETFund on Monday, May 18, 2020.
He explained that the five-year contract aimed to provide Nigerian students with a way to study in the United States and get a Morgan degree.
According to him, the agreement could offer an opportunity for about 50 new doctoral students. Students and up to 20 postdocs travel to the MSU. Campus every year.
TETFund’s Executive Secretary, Professor Suleiman E. Bogoro, said: “TETFund is pleased to secure a worthy partnership with Morgan State University through the recently signed letter of intent that reflects a new paradigm in TETFund. geared towards the content development of more than 220 state and state higher education institutions in Nigeria.
“These institutions are the direct beneficiaries of the TETFund intervention lines, namely the training and further education of academic staff, research and development, and the upcoming TETFund competence centers,” he said.
“We appreciate the mutual respect and understanding between the leadership of both institutions in realizing this historic and special agreement.
“We look forward to the future of shared opportunities between TETFund and Morgan to meet human capital development, exchange programs, infrastructure and the overall economic development goals of Nigeria and the United States,” he added.
In response, Morgan State University (MSU) President David K. Wilson said, “This is historic collaboration for Morgan State University, possibly the largest such agreement between an African nation and an American university.
“With our agreement with the TETFund, Morgan will not only significantly improve his reputation as a research university, but the resulting research could also be beneficial worldwide.
“Morgan offers world-class education and we are delighted to have this opportunity to work with Nigeria to produce intellectual capital that will help the nation achieve its goals,” he added.
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