Scotland University fetes alumni members in Lagos
The University of Dundee, Scotland recently held a reunion celebration for its alumni members in Lagos to appreciate its Nigerian scholars as part of activities commemorating its 50 years existence.
0ver 100 members attended the event, which took place at Sheraton hotel, Ikeja.In a chat with newsmen, a Professor of International family law of the university, Peter McEleavy, disclosed that the university in recent years has graduated over 1000 Nigerians.
He said: “we decided to hold part of our celebration in Lagos because Nigeria is very important to us at the University of Dundee. Nigerians did excellently well and they graduated with impressive results in various disciplines from the institution.
On what made Dundee unique to international students, Mcleavy said apart from being educationally friendly and easily accessible, the institution has a long range of scholarship packages easily accessible to international students.
Similarly, a senior international officer of the university, Fahd Asif said Dundee provides an avenue for students to have a one on-one discussion with their teachers unlike many other institutions where students cannot easily approach their lecturers.
Besides, he added that entrepreneurial activities are encouraged among the students to boost their employment opportunities.He said: “ Most of our international students are already clear of what they want to do. When they come to study, they get lots of opportunity to explore different things.
“We have programs for entrepreneurial development where students form groups to discuss real time problems and business ideas.“There is also what we call personal development program, the students during the course of their degree log in the activities they did outside the classroom and all this skills are marked into the United Kingdom job market.
“Our students are pushed to think outside the four corners of the classroom at the very early stage, so when they join the labour market, not only will they present their certificate but things that will distinguish them from the rest of the crowd,” he added.
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