Amidst the gradual easing down of lockdown in Nigeria as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Skyline University Nigeria has officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM) of India on Friday, 2nd June 2020. The MoU being entered, established friendship and cooperation in research, education and culture between educators and students from Nigeria and India.
The CUTM Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Vineet Chatwal, speaking during the official MoU signing which took place in a virtual meeting, for the purpose of completing the MoU, explained that CUTM is well recognized globally as a pioneer in skill integrated higher education by the United Nations, World Bank, Niti Ayog, Central and State Governments and pledged that it will uphold the vision of the university to see the collaboration become successful.
Sharing his thought on the occasion, the Head of Corporate Affairs Department of Skyline University Nigeria, Engr. Bashir Garba said he was happy to share that this was possible because SUN had taken additional steps in adopting e-learning through the virtual environment. “We have been able to do so because our IT team has been working on this model for quite some time, which enabled us to start virtual classes within few days of the lockdown.
While making his remark, the Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria, Professor Sudhakar Kota, appreciated the CUTM team for the confidence reposed on the university and expressed hope that the trust of the partnership will not be broken. He added that the relationship is for the mutual benefit of both institutions of higher learning.
The high point of the meeting was the virtual signing of MoU by Professor Kota and the CUTM Registrar, Professor Anita Patra. Also at the meeting was the International Affiliation Manager of CUTM Mr. Mohanty Sekhar, the Vice-Chancellor of CUTM, Prof. Supriya Pattanayak, SUN Director of Operations, Mr. Abubakar Ismail, SUN Registrar, Mr. Firoj Kumar Rauta, the SUN Director of Academic Support Services, Ms. Sarada Maganti and the SUN Corporate Affair’s Executives, Ms. Nafisa Inuwa.