The University of Abuja is upgrading its academic curriculum to include Migration Study.
This development was revealed by the Vice Chancellor, VC, of the University, Professor Abdulrasheed Na’Allah who visited the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Headquarters on courtesy visit.
During the visit the VC, expressed the Universities willingness to partner NIS in running a program in Migration Studies.
While commending the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service Muhammad Babandede for giving the NIS a place in history and a voice among security agencies in the country, he applauded the management for teaming up with the CGI Babandede to bring turn around in various department of the service.
Babandede, in his response, thanked the Vice Chancellor University of Abuja for making time out of his busy schedule to visit the NIS Headquarters.
The VC was accompanied by his principal officers including Prof Grace Nzelibe, Director Business School, Rosemary Edet Deputy Registrar, Unoiza Maryam, Dr Habib Yakoob, Hakeem Alohunmata Senior Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor.
The Comptroller also informed the visitors of the Regional Immigration Academy at Tuga, Kebbi State that is expected to cater for the West African Sub Region and Multi-Lingual, reiterating that Migration is a major international issue of global concern.
He said the world will keep battling with Security and Health related issues, and the University as Centre of Knowledge must champion the course of solving migration concerns if they have to remain relevant, as they offer security studies, Medical and Healthcare, so Migration Studies should receive the attention it deserves through research and teaching in relevant areas of migration proferring solutions.
The Vice Chancellor was shown the Forensic Tool used in tracking passport and visa applications for real time query and assessment of the service status and activities of operatives responsible for issuing the facilities within Nigeria and missions abroad where NIS officers are posted to serve.
The Vice Chancellor was impressed with the level of advancement in Technology deployed by the Immigration Services.