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United States : MOU signed by Bayelsa and Lincoln University for Education Co-Operation.

For the development and promotion of educational exchange programmes between students of Niger Delta University and their counterparts in Lincoln University the Government of Bayelsa State and Lincoln University of Pennsylvania in the U.S. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

The MoU was lately signed at Lincoln University and it is part of the efforts by the Bayelsa State Government to restore and transform the educational sector in addition to improve the human capacity development of the state.

Bayelsa State governor, Henry Seriake Dickson was also introduced as a member of the University's International Advisory Board.

Dickson requested the people of his state to take full advantages of the chances presented by the MoU in the education sector. He conveyed the hope that the MoU would facilitate both Bayelsa State and the Lincoln University to engage in robust educational and cultural exchanges, explore capacity building for students.

He added, "Surely, this is one opportunity we will exploit to the fullest given our resolve and commitment to impact positively on the standard of education back home. This memorandum of understanding further affirms that commitment as we take a crucial step forward today to forge institutional links between this great institution and my state .

MoU was signed by President of the Lincoln University's Advisory Board, Dr. Robert Jennings on behalf of the university. He said the Governor's passion for education and the practical steps being taken to improve the sector in the State.

The statement added, "The MoU will also offer a unique opportunity for both students and members of the academic staff and faculties of NDU to share in Lincoln's rich history as a foremost institution of learning famous for turning out world leaders like Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe and Kwame Nkrumah, who stood out as the greatest political thinkers and visionaries of their time .

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Date:Oct 22, 2013
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