By Lincoln G. Peters
Four Liberian scholars of the Hill City University of Science and Technology (HCUST) along the Roberts International Airport (RIA) highway are expected to travel to Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria.
They are due to leave Liberia Thursday, 27 October 2022 for industrial placement and the continuation of their academic sojourn.
Those expected to travel to Nigeria are students Aloysius D. Kweejay of the Medical Laboratory Science, Innis Mongor of Computer Engineering, Jr. Nimley Wuluh of the Public Health Department, and Emmanuel S. Zayzay of the Nursing Department.
The industrial placement will last for approximately three months. In January, the students are expected to return before making another journey to Cameroon.
The industrial placement is aimed at providing the space for senior students at HCUST who obtained the Grade Point of 4. 00/ 3.4 to travel to Nigeria and other countries to complete their senior semester until they can finalize their courses for graduation.
The Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, formerly the University of Sokoto is one of the four universities established by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Usmanu Danfodiyo University is a public research university located in the City of Sokoto, northwest part of Nigeria since 1975.
Making the disclosure Tuesday, 25 October 2022, HCUST President Dr. Rorlins Gabriel said they are sending out four of their senior students to the Usmanu Danfodiyo University for exposure and networking.
He described the partnership agreement between HCUST and the Usmanu Danfodiyo University as an eye-opening partnership that is intended to strengthen the capacity of Liberians to contribute to national development.
Dr. Gabriel said the initiative is in keeping with the policy of their school to make sure that their students have foreign exposure.
He said it is also intended to give students practical knowledge at a more equipped and advanced level.
“All their accommodations at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University are set,” he said.
When they reach Nigeria, he said they will pass through Lagos, and what they need for the two days for reservations is also on course.
He said all the research materials have been paid for.
“That is the standard and impact we want to give to the Liberian society,” he concluded.
Extending a message of appreciation and congratulations to the administration, the President of the Student Council Government, also one of the beneficiaries, Aloysius D. Kweejay said they are excited by the opportunity given to them.
“We will go and come back here with greater pride because we have vowed to maintain our GPA. We are grateful for this opportunity afforded us,” he said.
“We have been here since the establishment of this school because we knew that a day like this was going to come,” he noted.
Hill City University of Science and Technology offered degree programs for Computer Science and Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electrical, Renewable Energy Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geology and Mining Engineering. –Edited by Winston W. Parley