IAEA to Partner with Nigeria on Nuclear Education.
Nigeria has signed a bilateral cooperation agreement with the IAEA for the deployment of Internet Reactor Laboratory (IRL) on the use of Research Reactor for nuclear courses at the University level.
The agreement was signed on Monday 26th, September 2022 at the ongoing 66th General Conference of the IAEA in Vienna, Austria. The project is expected to be based at the Center for Research and Training (CERT) Zaria. The VC, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Kabiru Bala signed on behalf of Nigeria while Mikhail Chudakov, Deputy Director General, Nuclear Energy, IAEA represented the IAEA.
The project which was facilitated by the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission( NAEC) presents a unique opportunity for the research and teaching staff and cooperating Universities to participate in human capacity building in the field of nuclear reactor physics and engineering.
As Nigeria prepares to add nuclear energy into its energy- mix, the project among things will promote the exchange of knowledge and skills in physics and engineering in Nigeria and the sub-region.