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Greetings!

It gives the University great pleasure to share her monthly newsletter with you, as we look forward to the opportunity to highlight just a few of many things that we have achieved, especially amidst the Global pandemic. All necessary measures are put in place to keep our environment safe. The University also remains determined and committed to responding to the needs of our Students, Staff, Alumni and friends of the University.

Ahmadu Bello University Care's

COLLABORATION BETWEEN AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY AND THE TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION CENTRE, CANADA

Artificial intelligence (AI) is globally regarded as a general-purpose technology that is quickly reshaping economic activities and human behavior, permitting exponential growth in certain sectors of the global economy. Currently, Ahmadu Bello University is collaborating with Technology Innovation Management (TIM) Centre, Carleton University, Canada, on the “AI for Local Value’ program, which is aimed at building individual capacity in Artificial Intelligence (AI). It also helps in understanding how new companies scale their values using artificial intelligence. In this regard, TIM targets about 300 participants from ABU before the end of 2020. ABU Business School, Departments of Computer Engineering and of Computer Science are expected to be the main beneficiaries.

Over the years, TIM Centre is involved in galvanizing the relationship between the University of Carleton’s Sprott School of Business, as well as the Faculty of Engineering & Design to influence industry/business so as to positively impact the wider Society.

COLLABORATION BETWEEN AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY AND INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL ENGINEERING STUDENT TEAMS PROJECT (InVEST)

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria is collaborating with the University of Toronto, Canada, on the International Virtual Engineering Student Teams Project (InVEST) to enhance international knowledge and experience for students.

The InVEST project, is aimed at enhancing International knowledge and experience for engineering students by forming collaborative projects between teams of students at different universities across the globe. The project provides a platform for students’ knowledge and experience sharing, prepare them for working in a globalized context, as well as, solve pressing challenges facing societies and companies. Teams of students and staff of ABU’s Faculty of Engineering are already involved in the program.

THE ABU CANCER RESEARCH CENTRE HAS WON ADDITIONAL $35,000

The Cancer research team at ABU led by Prof Saad Ahmed has won supplementary grant on breast cancer of $35,000; making it to a total of $50,000. The research is on Neo-Adjuvant Chemo-Therapy Response in Nigerian Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) patients: Biological and Social Determinants ( N AC T R E N T- B I S ) . The collaborative study is undertaken with the Georgia State University Atlanta, USA.

AREWA HOUSE WINS GRANT FROM GERDA HENKEL FOUNDATION

The Centre for Historical Documentation and Researchpopularly known as Arewa House, has secured a grant for theConservation of Jos Museum of Arabic Manuscripts. The grant of $19,713 was awarded by the Board of Trustees of Gerda Henkel Foundation based at Hamburg, Germany. The grant will provide an opportunity for the Centre to contribute towards the preservation of Arabic Manuscript collection in Nigeria and beyond.

COLLABORATIONS BETWEEN MAYO CLINIC, JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA; VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY, NASHVILLE, TENESSEE, USA AND AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA

The Mayo clinic, Jacksonville Florida, United State of America (USA) and the Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee, USA have signed a collaboration with Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) on all areas of scholarly pursuits including, but not limited to, cancer research, education, training and community outreach. The proposed collaboration aims to promote exchange between the faculty and students of the three institutions, as well as, the exchange of academic and research activities.

A FOUNDATION DONATES 60 CARTONS OF BOOKS TO AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY

Ahmadu Bello University has received a donation of 60 cartons of textbooks on various disciplines from Sir Emeka Offor Foundation. The donation, which was based on nomination by one of the University’s most celebrated Alumni, Dr. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, Hon. Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning as part of her contributions towards improving tertiary education in Nigeria.

Sir Emeka Offor Foundation is a charitable, non-governmental, non-profit organization founded by Sir Emeka Offor in 1996 with a vision to reducing poverty and creating life-improving economic opportunities. The foundation in collaboration with Books for Africa (BFA) has donated over 30 million US dollars’ worth of books, computers and other instructional materials to universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, secondary and primary schools with public libraries in Nigeria and about 18 other African countries.

DONATION OF ICT LABORATORY EQUIPMENT FROM HUAWEI

Huawei International Co. Limited, a global leader and provider of ICT solutions has donated ICT laboratory equipment to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The Donation, which is part of its CSR to support education, research and training of ICT Academy students. This equipment will enable ABU ICT Academy attain Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy (HAINA) status.

CLASS OF 81-84 PHARMACY STUDENTS DONATE SOLAR POWER PLANT TO ABU

Ahmadu Bello University Class of 81-84 pharmacy students have donated a solar power plant to the institution. The solar power is expected to provide an alternative source of power at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The power plant is specifically to serve as an alternative source of electricity at Pa Ishaku Lecture Theatre. Dr R.O. Bolaji, who announced the donation when she led a delegation of ABU Class of 81-84 students on a courtesy visit to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kabir Bala in his office, said the gesture was informed by the need to provide conducive learning environment in the institution. In his response, the Vice-Chancellor expressed appreciation for the donation, assuring that the University would make the best use of the facility.

DONATION OF CIVIL ENGINEERING LABORATORY EQUIPMENT BY THE NBRRI

The Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI) has donated laboratory equipment for Civil Engineering Department. The equipment received include Direct Shear Testing machine, Automatic Pull-off Strength Tester, Bar Tracker, Concrete Penetrometers, Axial Circumferential Device, Laboratory Oven and Digital Hot Plates. According to NBRRI, the equipment is to enhance the capacity of civil engineering laboratories across Nigerian Institutions.