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Alan Wildeman and Igbekele Amos AjibefunUWindsor president Alan Wildeman and Igbekele Amos Ajibefun, vice-chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba, sign a memorandum of understanding linking the two schools.

Agreement to pave path between Nigerian university and UWindsor

An agreement signed Monday will open a path to cooperation between the University of Windsor and an institution in south-west Nigeria.

Igbekele Amos Ajibefun, vice-chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba, was on campus to meet with Windsor officials and sign a formal agreement that will enable its students to pursue studies here.

“My university is interested in collaborating with leading universities so our students will have a global experience,” says Dr. Ajibefun.

It’s a very nice fit for UWindsor, says Ram Balachandar, vice-provost for international development.

“Our programs match up nicely in science, the social sciences and business,” he says. “We are creating an opportunity for students to spend two years there and two years here. Hopefully in time, we can have our students go there.”

Dr. Balachandar says the agreement will open discussion to further collaboration and more specific accords in the future.