The leader of the team and the Head of the Nigeria Office, Mrs. Kate Isah disclosed that the purpose of their visit is to collaborate with FUTMinna to establish a digital laboratory for sciences and also help establish a central laboratory for the University.

She said that the company has its root office in the United States and they aimed at promoting science and technology, especially for the digital age.

Mrs. Isah said the company intends to build the digital training laboratory and a full scale training laboratory for Physics, Chemistry and Biology to help the University become a world class institution adding that the nature of training has changed worldwide and digital equipment is being used to teach all over the world.

She added that this part of the world is lagging behind in the aspect of science and technology. So the University will have to key into the programme and if the University accepts, an MoU will be signed to that effect, also from the departments that will be serviced, some Professors will be selected to attend a training in the United States on the use of digital laboratory, after which they will come back to train others.

She said, the commitment they need from the University is to provide a site to build a state-of-the-art laboratory, which is going to be at a low cost for the University because the company will attract funds for the project saying that the company will acquire the equipment and spare parts and maintain it for five years after which it will be handed over to the University.

Responding, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Abdullahi Bala, fsssn, thanked the company for choosing FUTMinna for the project and assured them that the University is interested and will give its full cooperation.

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