Dutse - The Jigawa government said it had sponsored 240 academic staff of the newly established state university in Kafin-Hausa to undergo masters degree in various courses.
The Commissioner for Education, Professor Haruna Wakili, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Dutse.
He said the move was aimed at starting the school on a sound foundation, with qualified lecturers in all the courses it would be running.
He added that 80 of the university staff were sponsored for PhD courses, while 160 of them were for masters programmes.
Wakili said the programme, which would be conducted in batches, would be completed in the next three years, pointing out that the step would also facilitate the accreditation of courses in the school.
The university had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tanta University of Egypt in the area of staff development and joint research, he announced.
According to him, the collaboration will also include design, construction and staff exchange, among others.
The commissioner said Prof. Mohammed Dabaon, the Vice President of the Egyptian university and Chairman of a visiting team had visited the university and inspected its facilities.