27.9 C
Ekiti State
Wednesday, July 24, 2024

    Latest Posts

    U.S CADFP partners FUOYE on curriculum co-development for Women and Gender Studies

    Foluso Ogunmodede (PRO)

    Foremost United States of America’s Scholar Fellowship Programme for educational projects at African higher education institutions otherwise known as Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme (CADFP), has singled-out Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Ekiti State, Nigeria out of over 170 universities in Nigeria to host African Scholars from the United States of America for a collaborative project on Curriculum Co-Development for Gender Studies.

    This is, however, coming barely four years after CADFP picked Benue State University, Makurdi for Graduate Students Teaching Mentoring and Collaborative Research.

    VC, Professor Abayomi Sunday Fasina

    In a statement by FUOYE’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Foluso Ogunmodede CADFP said it selected FUOYE for this year’s project tagged “Collaborative project on Curriculum Co-Development for Women and Gender studies.”

    A press release on the matter reads: “CADFP has selected FUOYE to host an African Diaspora scholar from the United States of America on a collaborative project on Curricullum Co-development for women and gender studies.

    “FUOYE’s Professor of Food Science and Biotechnology, Sylvia Uzochukwu will lead the project together with Professor Chinyere Okafor from Wichita State University, KS, United State of America.

    “The FUOYE project is one of 60 projects that will pair African Diaspora scholars with higher education institutions and collaborators in Africa to work together on curriculum co-development, collaborative research, graduate training and mentoring activities in the coming months.

    “The CADFP, now in its tenth year develop long-term, mutually-beneficial collaborations between universities in Africa and the United States and Canada. It is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and managed by the Institute of International Education (ITE) in collaboration with the Association of African Universities (AAU). Nearly 650 African Diaspora Fellowships have now been awarded for scholars to travel to Africa since the programme’s inception in 2013.

    “The collaboration will lead to the growth of gender as topics and sections within existing courses, and this will have an impact in the host institution that is new and geared for a leading role in the country’s development.

    “The host and visiting Fellows expect that the project will introduce participants to gender as not only a new topic in their syllabi but also as a new area of research in their academic fields that will continue to develop and influence the method and content of their teaching.

    “Students need women and gender education for unbiased, appropriate and productive contribution to Nigeria’s evolving democracy and society. The project aims at infusing women and gender in the curriculum of the university through workshops for instructors from different departments.

    “The Diaspora Fellow will facilitate the integration of women and gender knowledge with topics in the syllabi presented by the participating instructors, who will be encouraged to develop robust gender- inclusive syllabi.”

    Latest Posts


    Don't Miss

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.