Canada, Cross River Sign MoU on Education
The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) and the Cross River State Government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on education in Ottawa, Canada.
The MoU signing came barely 24 hours after the Canadian Government and Cross River State concluded a deal on trade and investment.
The President of CBIE, Kate Mebride, signed on behalf of her bureau while Governor Ben Ayade signed for Cross River State Government.
Speaking at the ceremony, Governor Ayade said that the intent and import of the MoU “is to create a new celebration for the Cross River State Government to ensure that all citizens and indeed, all Nigerians have quality education that is akin to the Canadian Standard”.
During the 2016 Children’s Day celebration, the Governor had announced plans by his administration to build a model school of Canadian standard in each of the three senatorial districts in the state.
He said that the signing of the MoU was therefore, an opportunity to expand the scope to include the builders’ school, a reconstruction of academics to improve hands-on experience learning.
Before the MoU signing ceremony, the Governor was given a tour of some technical schools in Ottawa, Ontario.