The University of Jos has signed a memorandum of understanding, MOU, with a Ghanaian university and a British organization for the training of students in wildlife management.

Under the MOU signed on Wednesday, the University of Jos would train students from Cape Coast University, Ghana with the support of the British Trust for Ornithology, United Kingdom. The University has developed expertise in the area through an A.P. Leventis Research Institute (APLORI) in Laminga, Jos.

Chairman of APLORI Management Committee, Mr. Phil Hall described the agreement as another milestone in the history of the institute and what it has achieved in West Africa.

According to him, “it is very timely because it will help build up capacity of people in line with what has been achieved in Nigeria.

“They (Ghana) have a shortage of trained people, so we are helping in this regard with setting up an ornithological programme and we would help to provide expertise for them in the initial stages”.

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