Academy Enrolls 800 Science Alliance Members at the University of Nigeria
The partnership is an effort to boost learning and provide world-class resources to students in Nigeria.
Published April 23, 2010
The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, signed an agreement in February to enroll 300 faculty and 500 postgraduate students as members of the Academy’s Science Alliance program in an effort to boost learning and provide world-class resources. Noting that lecturers in many Nigerian universities lack access to international scholarly publications and resources due to funding constraints, Chima Nwanguma, a professor in the University of Nigeria’s Department of Biochemistry, says the agreement is significant because, “as many staff as possible will get the opportunity of unrestricted access to the online resources and archival materials of the Academy dating back 100 years. In this age, it is important to have international linkages and to be abreast of developments across the world of scholarship.”
Academy Director of Membership David Smith says the agreement was borne of the University of Nigeria’s interest in having access to NYAS content such as eBriefings, Annals volumes online, and conference Webinars for use in the classroom setting. Smith says that with this agreement now signed, the Nigerian students will begin benefi ting right away from the privileges of Academy membership.