Six students of University of Abuja have been awarded N1.7 million research grant, from the university’s Centre for Undergraduate Research Fund.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, at the university’s second Undergraduate Research Day on Thursday, revealed that the grant was to assist the students in developing solutions to national problems.
While speaking he said: “Government, parents and industry must look up to universities to solve problems.
“Our goal is to ensure that whatever we do as research, the industry will pick it up and develop it further for the betterment of the society.
“Research is about finding solutions to national problems. We want their mind to be set up in such a way that every day they think about bringing change to the society. We want to also raise awareness that universities has so much to contribute to our world”
Na’Allah encouraged other universities to emulate the University of Abuja by having centres of undergraduate research.