Three UNIJOS students benefit from German exchange programme
Three students of the Department of Theatre and Film Arts, University of Jos (UNIJOS), have emerged winners of a fully-sponsored Postgraduate Exchange Programme for Masters in Film Culture and Archival Studies in Germany.
The Deputy Registrar, Information and Communications, UNIJOS, Abdullahi Abdullahi, stated, yesterday, that the German exchange programme was a collaboration between some German training institutions and UNIJOS, as well as the Nigerian Film Institute (NFI), which will also facilitate the post-graduate work of six other students in Nigeria.
The students – Jemima Choji, Hamza Abubakar and Ali Dankwat – will benefit from the scholarship valued at 7,925 euros to undertake a six-month internship programme with the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.
Presenting the beneficiaries to management of the university, the Dean, Faculty of Arts, Prof. Sati Fwatshak, stressed the need for the university management to be updated about the partnership and to seek blessings for the students to excel, as they undertake their postgraduate studies.
Receiving the delegation, Vice-Chancellor of UNIJOS, Prof. Tanko Ishaya, congratulated the students on their emergence as winners of a competitive process and urged them to properly utilise the lifetime opportunity presented by the programme to acquire hands-on skills that would improve their capacity.
The don, who described cultural adaptation as key in learning, said the students must be willing to adjust to a different lifestyle to fit in and acquire all that is needed for them to excel. He encouraged them to be good ambassadors of the university and not to forget where they have come from.