Malaysian university, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has earned 11 international research grants worth RM 600, 000 (61.3 Million Naira) from the Nigerian government through the Nigerian Institute for Transport Technology (NITT).
This was revealed by the University’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ismail Ahmad Fauzi, on the university’s Facebook page on Monday.
In the post, the university posted in Malay, translated to English: “Congratulations UTM Centre for Innovative Planning and Development on successfully earning 11 international research grants worth RM 660, 000 FROM Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology, NITT, Zaria.”
In Malaysia’s 2021 budget proposal, education was allocated RM50.4 billion (over NGN4.6 trillion).
This is 30% less than what they budgeted for education last year, due to COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Nigerian federal universities have been closed since February due to lack of proper funding by the Federal Government.