U.S. Mission, Uyo varsity partner on free services to Nigerians
The United States (U.S.) Mission in Nigeria in partnership with the University of Uyo, yesterday, opened the Uyo Window on America.
To be hosted at the Main Library of the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, it would provide information on the United States government, history, culture, and educational system through books and electronic resources provided by the U.S. Government.
Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Consulate, Stephen Ibelli, who delivered a keynote address, explained that the aim of establishing the Window on America was to promote mutual understanding between the U.S. and Nigerians.
Ibelli noted that the Uyo Window on America would be a hub for activities, opening its doors to young Nigerians looking to develop their ideas, leadership, and entrepreneurship skills through programmes and workshops designed especially for them.
Vice-Chancellor, University of Uyo, Prof. Nyaudoh Ndaeyo, commended the U.S. Government for the partnership that culminated in the opening of the centre and expressed hope that the Akwa Ibom youths would benefit from the free resources available at the Uyo Window on America.
He explained that to engage more Nigerians in their local communities, the U.S. Mission would add 11 new Windows on America to families of American spaces in Nigeria to be sited in Abeokuta, Awka, Benin City, Enugu, Osogbo, Zaria, Minna, Dutse, Markudi, Gombe and Lafia.
“The Window on America will also provide a venue for the Consulate’s outreach activities, meeting place for U.S. Government alumni, and host for visiting speakers, film series and other events that will promote a better understanding of the U.S.