Written by Godfrey AKON

Nigeria, Lebanon to sign bilateral education agreement

Nigeria and Lebanon are to sign a Bilateral Education Agreement, BEA, which will ensure exchange of scholarships for Nigerian and Lebanese students to study in both countries.

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, stated this in Abuja when the Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Houssam Diab, paid him a courtesy visit.

Adamu said Nigerian students have over the years been studying in Lebanon, while Lebanese students have also been attending Nigerian universities, adding that a Bilateral Education Agreement will help to formalise the relationship.

The minister noted that the agreement will enable more Nigerians to attend Lebanese famous Beirut University which has been noted as a hub of academic activities in the Middle East.

Responding, the Ambassador of Lebanon to Nigeria, Diab, told the Minister that some Lebanese companies doing business in Nigeria have been offering grants and support to Nigerian students to study in Lebanon.

He added that the scope of the grants and support will certainly expand with the formalization of a Bilateral Education Agreement, BEA.

The ambassador used the occasion to invite Adamu to his country’s 75th Independence Day celebration coming up on November 23, 2018.

 

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