Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, has requested partnership from the World Organization of Al-Azhar Graduates in Cairo for the training of academics in the state’s tertiary institutions.
Zulum made the request during his working visit to Egypt on Wednesday.
He also called for the re-opening of Al-Azhar Institute in Maiduguri, the opening of Arabic centre and establishment of a branch of the World Organization for Al-Azhar Graduates in the state.
Zulum also visited Ain Shams University, also in Cairo, where he met with President of the University.
The discussion centered on collaboration between the university and the state in the area of medical studies ahead of planned establishment of a teaching hospital for the state university.
The governor discussed possibility of sending medical students to Egypt, for courses that will expose them to different aspects of learning and specialization.
After the meeting, the governor was conducted round on the faculties of Medicine, Engineering, as well as details of programs offered.