Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, has expressed Nigeria’s readiness to deepen bilateral ties with the Federal Republic of Bulgaria, in the field of education.
He promised that the process of renewing the Memorandum of Understanding between Nigeria and Bulgaria would be fast-tracked.
The minister gave the indication recently 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.
Tahir assured the ambassador that Nigeria stands ready to forge partnerships that would be mutually beneficial.
In his comment, the Minister of State for Education, Dr. Yusuf Tanko Sununu, informed Yordanovis that Nigerian universities are already cooperating with their counterparts across the globe in various fields of human endeavour, 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 Yordanov told the ministers that scholarship opportunities exist for Nigerian students at graduate and postgraduate levels in some universities in Bulgaria.
Yordanov 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.