ABU Zaria, IAEA Partner On Nuclear Courses

Ahmadu Bello University, ABU Zaria and International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA have signed an agreement for training on nuclear courses.

Director, Public Affairs Directorate, ABU Zaria, Auwalu Umar made this known to Newsmen, Noting that ABU’s Centre for Energy Research and Training, CERT will participate in the Internet Reactor Laboratory, IRL project on the use of research reactor for nuclear courses at the university level.

Umar said the agreement was signed on 26 September during the ongoing 66th Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference in Vienna, Austria.

He added that the Vice Chancellor of ABU, Kabiru Bala signed the agreement on behalf of the Centre and Nigeria, while the Deputy Director General, Nuclear Energy, IAEA Mikhail Chudakov stood in for the IAEA.

IAEA’s Internet Reactor Laboratory Project is a cost-effective way to educate groups of students in reactor physics, and will assist Nigeria in development of the human capital needed for nuclear science and technology programmes.