EFCC, UofA to set up Joint Committee for Forensic Studies.

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EFCC, UofA to set up Joint Committee for Forensic Studies

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the University of Abuja have set the ball rolling for new programmes in the forensic sciences through the constitution of a joint committee comprising staff of the Commission and the University, to draw up the modalities for the smooth operation of the programmes and also produce a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to be signed by both parties. This decision was taken by the two parties when the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah led some members of the University Management on a courtesy visit to the Executive Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Mustapha Magu, on Thursday 7th November, 2019 at the headquarters of the Commission.

Prof Na'Allah who lauded the commitment of Mr Magu to the fight against corruption in the country said he was inspired by the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University in India where many international students were presently pursuing various fields in forensics. He stated that the University of Abuja was ready to provide the needed experts in the various fields of forensic science to start the programmes even at the postgraduate level. The University and the Commission are to embark on a mock accreditation exercise soon to examine the state of preparedness of the programmes before the commencement of the National Universities’ Commission (NUC) resource verification exercise.