French Embassy Organizes Lecture For MAAUN Students On Higher Education In France 

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By; IMRANA ABDULLAHI, Kaduna

The French Embassy on Tuesday, organized a special lecture session for students of Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria (MAUUN) on the prospects of pursuing higher education in France.

In line with the embassy’s mandate of fostering educational collaborations, the lecture was aimed at promoting cultural, educational and scientific cooperation between French and Nigerian institutions.

The experts from the embassy were led by the Head of French Cooperation, Mr. Judikael Renault. 

Others in his entourage include the French Language Attaché, Magali Losonge, Scientific and Higher Education Attaché, Sébastien Beddie, International Attaché, Emmanuel Vefin, Campus France Nigeria Manager, Laura Moras, Expert in Agency for French Education Abroad,  Isabelle Anelone, and Emmanuel Resbeut.

The lecture was held at the Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed Twin Lecture Theatre. 

In his presentation, Mr Sébastien Beddie, explained that the lecture was designed to enlighten the students about the numerous opportunities they can exploit while studying in France.

He also said the idea behind the program was to give the students some insights on how to study in France at the Masters and Phd levels.

According to him, France is one of the world’s leading nations in terms of research and innovation, adding that a wide range of academic programs are made available for the students to choose from in order to pursue their desired career.

Also speaking, Laura Moras, disclosed that France is increasingly becoming an alternative destination for international students, which currently has over 400,000 students from all over the world pursuing various academic programs.

Moras also took time to explain the application procedures into universities in France as well as how students could find scholarships to fund their studies.

In a remark during their entry meeting, Mr. Judikael Regnault commended the Founder of MAAUN, Prof. Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo, for providing the enabling environment for effective teaching and learning in the University.

Earlier in his welcome address, Prof. Gwarzo, who appreciated the delegation, described the visit as a golden opportunity for MAAUN students to interact, share insights and tap from the vast knowledge and  experience of the experts.

After lengthy discussion on issues revolving around higher education in Nigeria, Prof. Gwarzo expressed commitment to providing adequate resources to promote higher education research and development.

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