EU Awards €1.8m Grants To Nigerian Universities For Green, Digital Skills Development

EU Awards €1.8m Grants To Nigerian Universities For Green, Digital Skills Development

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During the Global Gateway High-level event on Education in Brussels, Belgium, the European Union announced the allocation of €1.8 million grants to six Nigerian universities for projects aimed at advancing high-level green and digital skills. The event, hosted by European Union Commissioner for International Partnership, Commissioner Urpilainen, highlighted the EU’s commitment to fostering education and skill development in Africa.

 

Folasade Boriwo, Director of Press & Public Relations at the Ministry of Education, disclosed the grant allocation, emphasizing its importance in advancing education across Nigeria. The universities selected to benefit from this initiative include the University of Lagos, University of Nigeria Nsukka, University of Port-Harcourt, Ebonyi State University, and two others.

These universities are among the 15 educational institutions chosen to receive funding under the EU’s Youth Mobility for Africa initiative, totaling €27 million. The project funding aims to enhance learning mobility opportunities, focusing specifically on green and digital skills development.

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EU Awards €1.8m Grants To Nigerian Universities For Green, Digital Skills Development

The event also saw the unveiling of the Africa-Europe Youth Academy by EU Commissioner Urpilainen. This academy is set to enrich leadership skills and foster networks between young people in Africa and Europe, aligning with the EU’s Youth Action Plan in external relations.

Moreover, Nigeria is poised to benefit from the Team Europe Initiative on Opportunity-Driven Skills and Vocational Education and Training in Africa. This initiative, recently launched, aims to align vocational training programs with employment opportunities generated by Global Gateway investments, ensuring the workforce is equipped with the necessary skills for economic growth and development.

The collaboration between the European Union and Nigerian universities marks a significant step towards fostering education and skill development in Africa, paving the way for sustainable growth and prosperity on the continent.


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