The signing of the memorandum of understanding between Crown University Intl. Chartered Inc. Santa Cruz, Argentina with Partners constituent campuses and associates worldwide and Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Kaduna State
, is meant to empower both institutions for better education.
Vice-Chancellor, Crown University Intl. Chartered Inc. Prof. Sir Bashiru Aremu, told newsmen that the objective of the partnership is to articulate the conditions for all activities arranged and carried out by a common agreement between Crown University Intl. Chartered Inc. and KASU, for the mutual benefit of both parties.
The partnership is said to be for Credit Transfer, Reciprocal Arrangement, International conferences, Seminars, workshops, training, and research at all levels of studies.
“The partnership shall include training for capacity building in identified areas of special need such as Humanities, Arts, Technologies, Engineering, Medicine and Health Sciences, Pure and Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Management Sciences and other related courses as well.
“There shall be reciprocal/dual certifications and top-up degree arrangements between Kaduna State University on undergraduate and graduate programs on a credit transfer-based criterion established by Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria.
“The exchange of staff and students for training and research or for another assignment as the case may be, as well as the joint organization of research projects, seminars, workshops, international conference, and colloquia and other training sessions; are likely to strengthen both universities,” he explained.
According to the Nobel Laureate, students from Crown University must meet all other admission and transfer criteria documented in Kaduna State University, adding that developing mutual consultancy and support activities for the advancement of teaching and research; the use of laboratories, classroom space, and other research facilities; remains the benchmark for both institutions.
“All Crown University Intl Chartered Inc. students who are studying in the areas of Humanities, Arts, Technologies, Engineering, Medicine and Health Sciences, Pure and Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Management Sciences and other related courses, who will complete their programs at KASU, shall receive a degree as a dual degree or top-up degrees based on the articulation agreement established between both parties.
He further mentioned that the two universities shall undertake to pursue the regular exchange of their respective practices and methods in training and research and other fields of common interest; to intensify discussion between their staff for solutions to the problems of either or both parties and deploy all necessary efforts to ensure funding of activities from this partnership.
“Extraordinary meetings may be convened at the initiative of one of the parties to treat issues that need urgent solutions.
“Crown University Intl Chartered Inc. shall pay any tuition charged by Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria per student for all applicable Degrees. Transfer students must submit their Transcripts from former Institutions to Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria,” added Aremu.