CMU Signs MOUs With Nigerian Universities

The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) in a press release has reported that The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) has signed a Memoranda of Understanding with three Nigerian universities that will enhance cooperation between the local institution and Nigeria’s educational sector.

It named the institutions as Nigeria Maritime University (NMU), University of Lagos (UNILAG), and Ondo State University of Science and Technology.

The agreements were signed recently in Nigeria by CMU President, Professor Fritz Pinnock, and Deputy President, Professor Ibrahim Ajagunna, following talks with faculty members.

According to the report, under the arrangements, CMU will assist the institutions in the development and expansion of maritime, engineering, and logistics programs and facilitate faculty and student exchanges and joint research and publications.

Professor Pinnock said that the MoUs will help to strengthen the relationship between the countries, the release noted.

“CMU has developed the capacity to provide cutting-edge tuition and consultancy services over its nearly 40 years of existence and is now determined to share its expertise with the African community by initiating new programs of South-South cooperation,” he explained.

Professor Pinnock said the initiative will also help to overcome the deficiencies of the past in which African and Caribbean communities were perceived as consumers rather than producers of technological innovation.

“CMU is an international university and Africa; South America and China are at the top of our radar. We are in the education export business and the future is about global linkages. We are innovators and the world is our oyster,” he said.

Barbara Greene, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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