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UniAbuja to begin mines department in 2023

The University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) has disclosed plans to commence Geology and Mining as a department in the 2023 academic session.

The Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Prof Abdulrasheed Na’Allah, disclosed this in Abuja on Monday during the second anniversary of University of Abuja and the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCU).

The department, according to him, will be established in partnership with ACCI, saying that it has put in place a committee working towards its actualization.

He commended ACCI for the collaboration, noting that the University has continued to benefit tremendously from the relationship over this one year. “We celebrate today as a great example of what our nation has asked our universities to do. No university was created whether locally, in local communities, in semi local communities, in other areas such as our metropolis other than to help in the development of our nation”.

“University of Abuja and ACCI are working together, that is our goal and we have put in place a committee that is working, almost at the level of setting the whole thing in motion in 2022/2023 academic session as a department not just of university of Abuja but of Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, working with Mines and other organizations together,” he added.

ACCI President, Dr Al-Mujtaba Abubakar said the occasion was aimed to celebrate the partnership of the two institutions, review activities of the year 2022, and discuss proposed activities for the forthcoming year.

Represented by the ACCI Vice President, Dr Kola Owoka, Abubakar, said the relationship between the two institutions that has climaxed into a beautiful union started with the Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in mid-2021 at the Vice Chancellor’s Conference Room.

Dr Abubakar added that ACCI and UofA in the MoU agreed to partner in the areas of research, training, capacity building and continuing education, workshops and conferences, executive and regular MBAs, skills development, technology and knowledge transfer, trade fairs and expos, preparation of curriculum and modules for specialized trainings, policy advocacy, amongst others.

Reporting by Daniel Adejo; editing by Julian Osamoto & Adeniyi Bakare