By Our Correspondent
The University of Abuja says its researchers won a total of one-billion-grant, following publications in first-class journals across the world.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, announced this during the University’s Authors and Researchers’ Recognition and Award ceremony in Abuja.
The award was organised by the institution’s Centre For Sponsored Projects (CSP).
Presenting award medals to seven researchers, Na’Allah said that the 2022 grants were more than that of 2021.
The NewsZenith reports that five award winners were under the category of Gold, while one is for silver and the other for bronze category respectively.
He charged leaders of the research groups to share their experiences with other friends.
The VC reiterated that Nigeria “cannot develop without investing in research”.
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“Let every department try an idea of developing committees to do seminars on grants or invite people from other universities to come and give a seminar.
“In 2022, the university received one billion naira in grants.
“Last year, it was N300 million.
“I am very proud of you and I’m ready for the world to know this.
“I also want to promise that next year is going to be more than this,” Na’Allah said.
The Director of CSP, Prof. Obiageli Nnodu, said the criteria for the awards include, papers published in peer-reviewed indexed journals, with an impact factor in 2022.
According to her, the award categories are Publication-Gold Badge, Publications-Silver Badge and publication-Bronze Badge respectively.
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