By Bode Olushegun
Borno State has lined up Egyptian lecturers for tertiary institutions in the state.
The governor of the state, Prof. Babagana Zulum, who was on a tour of Egypt, requested partnership for the training of academics in Borno’s tertiary institutions and preachers at the World Organisation of Al-Azhar Graduates in Cairo.
A statement on Thursday by the governor’s spokesperson, Mallam Isa Gusau, said Zulum, as part of his tour of the North African country for collaboration from universities in the country, on Wednesday, also called for the re-opening of Al-Azhar Institute in Maiduguri, the opening of Arabic Center and establishment of a branch of the World Organization for Al-Azhar Graduates in Borno state.
The governor, who was also at the Ain Shams University in Cairo, where he met with President of the University, had discussion centering on collaboration between the University and Borno State in the area of medical studies ahead of the planned establishment of a Teaching Hospital for Borno state University.
The governor discussed possibility of sending medical students to Egypt, for courses that will expose them to different aspects of learning and specialization.
The governor was conducted round the faculties of Medicine, Engineering, with details of programmes offered.
According to the statement, Zulum was impressed with what he saw and hoped to stimulate his own vision for medicine and engineering courses at Borno state University.