African Union says it is offering scholarships for master and doctorate degrees programmes to qualified students at its five newly established institutes in the continent.
African Union has announced it move to offer scholarships for masters and doctorate degree programmes to applicants who qualify in it various newly established institutes around the continent.
Prof. Sarah Agbor, the Commissioner of Human Resources and Technology Department, African Union Commission, announced this during her meeting with the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu today in Abuja.
She said this new project embarked upon by the AU is in a bid to develop Africa through skills acquisition in technology
According to Agbor, AU had chosen five strategic countries in the continent to establish the institutes.
“The institutes are Pan Africa University Institute for Water, Energy and Climate Change in Algeria, representing North Africa; Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences and Technology in Kenya, representing East Africa.
“PAN African University Institute for Life Sciences, Technology, Health and Agriculture in Nigeria, representing West Africa; Pan Africa University Institute for Governance, Humanity, Social Sciences in Cameroon, representing central Africa.
“Also, Pan Africa University Institute for Space Science to be hosted in South Africa,“ she said.
Agbor asked interested candidate to check the website on the know-how to apply.
She said the African youths should be entitled to the right environment, so as to develop competent skills and abilities to develop Africa.
She said Pan African University Institute was a flagship of the project regarding continental education strategy for Africa.
Agbor noted the Nigeria has had remarkable growth in quantity and quality of scientific publications in the last five years.
She added that Nigeria was the third in the continent in Science and Technology production.
“Nigeria has major role to play in the development of the continent as one of the biggest countries in Africa.
“We need the continued support of the Nigeria and collaboration of Nigeria in this field of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). The vision of the African Union is an integrated prosperous and peaceful Africa.
“The purpose of this visit is to familiarise and to let the minister know what we do and what is the vision of AU concerning STI and the need for us to work together as stakeholders on the road of progress to advance Africa,“ she said.