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WASCAL: FUT Minna extends application deadline for M. Tech programme

The call for application for qualified candidates to apply for the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) Master of Technology (M. Tech) Degree in Climate Change and Adapted Land Use at the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, Niger State, Nigeria, has been extended by two weeks to Friday, January 22, 2016. The initial deadline for the submission of applications was Friday, January 8. 2016.

A graduating student from the programme in FUT Minna, Miss Sophie Agnes Kima (left), receiving an award from the Registrar of the university, Mrs Victoria Kolo

A graduating student from the programme in FUT Minna, Miss Sophie Agnes Kima (left), receiving an award from the Registrar of the university, Mrs Victoria Kolo

Director, WASCAL Masters Programme on Climate Change and Adapted Landuse (CC&ALU) at FUT Minna, Dr Appollonia Okhimamhe, attributed the development to the fact that the programme wants to afford more countries the opportunity to benefit.

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“We need more applications from Senegal, The Gambia, Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso,” disclosed Dr Okhimamhe, an Associate Professor of Geography and Head of Department of Geography. She listed countries under WASCAL to include Nigeria, Benin Republic, Niger Republic, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, The Gambia and Ghana.

Interested persons can visit: http://www.wascal.org/graduate-programs/climate-change-and-adapted-land-use/

Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), WASCAL is a large-scale research-focused Climate Service Centre designed to help tackle severe challenges posed by climate change and thereby enhance the resilience of human and environmental systems to climate change and increased variability. It does so by strengthening the research infrastructure and capacity in West Africa related to climate change and by pooling the expertise of ten West African countries and Germany. Through the Graduate Studies Programme WASCAL’s Capacity Building Program helps educate the next generation of scientists to attain an intimate knowledge of different climate related issues in order to help the region develop suitable management strategies.

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The WASCAL Graduate Studies Programme supports four Master’s and six Doctoral Programmes implemented at 10 leading universities across West African countries. WASCAL provides full scholarships to the Doctoral and Master’s students in all the universities with comprehensive training and research support.

The WASCAL Graduate Studies Programme offers its students:

  • High quality research and education on climate change and its impact on human environmental systems.
  • Up to six months at a host institution in Germany (Doctoral Programmes only)
  • Interdisciplinary working approach
  • International lecturers and supervisors
  • English language classes
  • Scholarship and research budget, including a personal laptop computer

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