The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has called on the management of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) to avail them the opportunity to use its academic facilities for science practicals.

A team on South-South Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) from NOUN made the call when they paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor of UNICAL, Prof Zana Akpagu in his office.

Leader of the team who is the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science, NOUN, Dr. Juliana Ndunagu described UNICAL as a reputable tertiary institution, adding that they have come to seek its collaboration on the use of its science laboratories for practicals for NOUN students.

Dr. Juliana who was accompanied on the visit by other top officials of NOUN said the collaboration would be of utmost benefits to both parties especially on the promotion of academic excellence.

She said the NOUN had earlier sent a letter to UNICAL informing it of its intention to use its facilities and called on the Vice Chancellor to see the collaboration as one which would help in expanding the frontiers of teaching and learning.
Responding, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Zana Akpagu who welcomed the team from NOUN acknowledged receipt of a letter from them in respect of the use of UNICAL’s science laboratories for practicals.

The Vice Chancellor said his administration is committed towards educational advancement, a cogent reason, he promised to avail them the use of the institution’s facilities.

Prof.  Akpagu said UNICAL’s facilities are adequate to accommodate NOUN students and assured the team of maximum cooperation.
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