National Park Service signs MOU with Federal University of Wukari

Press Release-


The National Park Service has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Fedaral University Wukari to open up collaboration in ecotourism, research and conservation education with the University. The MOU was signed at a ceremony at the Headquarters of the Service in Abuja.

This was disclosed in a statement issued to the Press by the Media Assistant to the Conservator-General, National Park Service, Yakubu Zull.

The statement quoted the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Abubakar M Kundiri as saying “the signing of the MOU marks a milestone towards the advancement of quality education in the University”.

The VC observed that Government funding alone could not sustain the operations of the University, hence the need to explore other areas of funding. He said with the signing of the MOU, the University would now have access to the Parks’ facilities for research to boost tourism activities that could generate revenue employment opportunity for the population in addition to boosting revenue and fulfilling its mandate.

In his remarks, the CG gave a rundown of the locations and activities of National Parks and their roles in enhancing national development. He pointed out that the National Parks which served as a field laboratory to students studying natural sciences in tertiary institutions had so far trained over 2000 students.

The statement added that the CG welcomed the collaboration which he said was the second of its kind since he assumed duty as the Chief Executive of National Park Service. He called on other institutions of learning to emulate Federal University Wukari to raise the bar in natural science education and conservation of biological biodiversity.