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FUTA students undergo internship in Spain

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Ten students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) are currently at the University Jaen, Spain for an intensive internship programme as the institution firms up its internationalisation drive.

The five-month programme is under the aegis of the European Union’s ERASMUS scholarship scheme that runs from September 2019 to January 2020. The scholarship opportunity is borne out of the on-going 2019/2020 ERASMUS joint project between FUTA and University of Jaen, Ujaen Spain.

Prof Matthew Banji Oyun of the School of agriculture and agricultural technology is the FUTA coordinator while Sebastian Bruque, vice president for internationalisation is the coordinator for the Spanish university.

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The Erasmus cooperation project enables exchange for learners and staff of higher education institutions (HEIs) from Erasmus programme countries.

The aim of the learning mobilities is to promote the acquisition of language skills; promote learning; strengthen the knowledge of staff and students; enrich the cultural and professional level of participating students and staff, which will ultimately lead to the development of multidisciplinary skills.

Reacting to the development, the vice-chancellor, Prof Joseph Fuwape, described the international industrial attachment of the students as another fruit of FUTA’s collaboration with leading universities and organisations around the world.

Prof Fuwape added that it is a deliberate strategy to position the university and its products for global competitiveness.

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