The British Council has announced the sum of £600,000 UK-Nigeria grant funded partnerships earmarked to support systemic change between 20 institutions and organisations.
The Chief Executive of British Council Scott McDonald stated this in Abuja during the presentation of an overview of Transnational Education in Nigeria by the National Universities Council (NUC).
He said the commitment of the British Council to a long term investment in the Nigeria education sector as well as its continued growth, maintained that the relationship between UK and Nigeria was very important, not forgetting the key role of the British Council to that effect.
McDonald, while speaking during the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Transnational Education (TNE) between the British Council and the NUC noted that the partnership was aimed at opening up more opportunities for young Nigerians willing to study in the United Kingdom both virtually and physically.
He said: “Our work connects students, teachers and academics in Nigeria and the UK. It opens up access to international education knowledge, to expertise, and to study opportunities for young Nigerians.” it reads partly.