Dozens of Nigerian Doctoral Students and PostDocs Will Be Coming to Morgan State University

Morgan State University, the historically Black educational institution in Baltimore, announced a new educational collaboration with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), a fiduciary and funding agency of the federal government of Nigeria. The five-year agreement with TETFund will create a pathway for international students to study in the U.S. and pursue a Morgan State University degree.

Through the partnership, a framework is being created in which early, mid-level, and senior career faculty and staff members from Nigeria’s 238 public universities, colleges of education and polytechnics can pursue their Ph.Ds. and postdoctoral research at Morgan State University in fields and disciplines relevant to the developmental needs of Nigeria. Toward this end, TETFund will provide the funding, via scholarships and other grants, to support the educational expenses (tuition/fees + living expenses) of Ph.D. students and the salary plus living expenses of postdoctoral students.

The agreement could bring up to 50 (no less than 30) new Ph.D. students and up to 20 postdoctoral researchers to the Morgan State campus each year. Morgan State hopes to welcome the first cohort of students from Nigeria this coming fall.

“This is an historic collaboration for Morgan State University, possibly the largest such agreement of its kind between an African nation and an American institution of higher education,” said David K. Wilson, president of Morgan State University. “Through our arrangement with the TETFund, not only will Morgan greatly enhance its standing as a high research university, but the resulting research could be globally beneficial.

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  1. Where’s the educational reciprocity from the Nigerian Universities for doctoral students at Morgan State University to attend universities in Nigeria. More important, this “one way” deal is nothing more than another example of how Morgan State University and many other so-called Black HBCUs are being dismantled incrementally via misguided, politically correct, Boule card carrying HBCU president like David Wilson. By the way David, you’re an internal threat to Morgan State University and have been since your arrival. David, we noticed how you paid for “new African middle name” (e.g., Kwabena) to give this appearance as if you have some sort of “African consciousness”. Nothing could be further from the truth based upon the numerous administrative blunders you’ve made since your tenure at Morgan State University. Last, how can you “welcome up to 50 Nigerian doctoral students when you (David) have consistently failed to protect Morgan students on/near campus for years. For those that dissent, I challenge you to examine the record yourself.

  2. Educational reciprocity is imperative
    One way deals should not be the way to go

    The negotiations should have included study in Nigerian universities

  3. So Morgan State is being dismantled…by adding programs and bringing more black students. What?

    Incidentally, saying “black HBCUs” is redundant, Mr. I am the only erudite in the forum”

    I do not expect you to know the way that different types of MOUs work, but if you dissent, do the research for yourself.

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