THE BAYELSA MEDICAL UNIVERSITY (BMU) PARTICIPATES IN THE AAU /AFRICAN UNION MISSION TO THE US

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ASSOCIATION OF AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES (AAU) SUMMIT IN WASHINGTON-OCTOBER 1 2019. THE BAYELSA MEDICAL UNIVERSITY (BMU) PARTICIPATES IN THE AAU /AFRICAN UNION MISSION TO THE US INAUGURATION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN OFFICE (NAMO) IN WASHINGTON DC, USA.- AFRICA HOUSE, 1640 WINSCOUSIN. The Association of African Universities (AAU), in partnership with the African Union (AU), has opened an office in Washington DC in the United States, which it hopes will help to promote relations and academic collaborations between universities in North America and their African counterparts. The North America Office of the Association of African Universities (AAU/NAMO) was inaugurated at the African Union Permanent Mission to the United States in Washington on 1 October, in an event brought together diplomats, African diaspora scholars and higher education representatives from Africa, the US and Canada. It was also be attended by representatives of professional associations from both sides, in what is a major boost in the AAU’s bid to create linkages between African and American institutions. The Association of African Universities (AAU) in collaboration with the African Union Permanent Mission to the United States of America, invited all stakeholders to the inauguration of the North America Office of the Association of African Universities, including the Bayelsa Medical University. The event witnessed a gathering of representatives from African diplomatic missions, academic and professional associations, ‘diasporans’ and key stakeholders of higher education in North America and from Africa. The event, also featured other day-long activities including speeches and discussions on a wide range of topics centered on the theme of strengthening North America-Africa academic relations. Guest speakers included H.E. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, Ambassador, African Union Mission to USA; Prof. Olusola Oyewole, immediate Past President, AAU;

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