Adebola Williams, co-founder, RED and Adam Tickell, vice chancellor, University of Sussex, United Kingdom, during the MoU signing between the institution and The Future Awards Africa.
University of Sussex signs MoU with The Future Project to promote quality education for Nigerians
United Kingdom leading research-intensive university, the University of Sussex recently sealed a strategic partnership with Africa’s leading citizen empowerment platform, The Future Project.
The partnership is aimed at consolidating impact in Nigeria’s educational system. As a result of this, winners of The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) in the Education category will get a scholarship to attend courses run the prestigious university.
Over the past two years, The Future Awards Africa Prize for Education has been endowed by the University of Sussex. The partnership is however being taken a notch higher with winners enjoying scholarship awards of up to £5,000 to study in the Brighton-based institution.
Speaking on the partnership, vice chancellor of the University of Sussex, Adam Tickell emphasized on the strong relationship the university has established with Nigeria through the TFAA.
According to him: “We believe The Future Project has a really strong commitment to youth development and empowerment in Nigeria, and that’s exactly why Sussex University is delighted about this partnership.
“I have no doubt that this partnership will further strengthen our bond to genuinely inspire and empower the Nigerian youth. The University of Sussex has over the years produced some of the best professionals across the world, and we are happy to make our mark in Nigeria.”
Commenting on the partnership, Adebola Williams, co-founder of The Future Project highlights the importance of the partnership saying it “will create more opportunities for individuals and corporates doing great things and recording measurable impact in the Nigerian education ecosystem. The University of Sussex has set its footprint in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, and we are inspired by it.”
The University of Sussex is at the forefront of promoting quality education in Africa. It provides diverse opportunities for young people who desire to gain and share knowledge with a view to developing the continent and impacting future generations of Africans.