150 Nigerian students studying at Dundee varsity, says don
Representative of leading Scottish institution, University of Dundee met with two of its old students, the Emir of Keffi, Dr Shehu Chindo Yamusa and the Emir of Bakura, Alhaji Bello Muhammad Sani as part of its continuous engagement with the university’s graduate community in the country.
While the Emir of Keffi graduated with a Master of Law degree in 2004, the Emir of Bakura obtained his Master of Science from the institution in 1977.
Meetings also took place between representatives from Dundee and the management of Nasarawa State University with a view to establishing ties between the two institutions.
In his remarks, Prof Peter McEleavy from the University of Dundee said, “Engaging with alumni is a central part of my role as the institution’s academic lead for Sub-Saharan Africa. His Royal Highness Dr Shehu Chindo Yamusa III was a wonderful host. He explained Keffi’s historical ties to Scotland and affirmed his desire to promote the University of Dundee in Nasarawa State. We were delighted when he accompanied us to Nasarawa State University, of which he is Chancellor, and where productive discussions began with the institution’s senior management team.”
Dundee already enjoys a strong relationship with Nigeria, with almost 150 students currently studying in the institution. Dundee has become a popular destination for Nigerian students, offering high-quality courses relating to the country’s oil and gas sector, as well as business, engineering and law.