The University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) on Thursday said seven of its researchers won N1 billion in grants this year.
It followed publications in first-class journals across the world.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Abdulrasheed Na’allah, said this during the university’s Authors and Researchers’ Recognition and Award Ceremony, organised by the Centre for Sponsored Projects (CSP).
He said: “In 2022, the University of Abuja got N1 billion grants.
“Last year it was N300 million and it has increased this year.
“I’m very proud of you and I’m ready for the world to know this.
“I also want to give them another promise that next year it is going to be more than this.”
According to him, five of the seven winners are under the category of Gold, which means each researcher got a minimum of N10 million, while one is for silver and another bronze.
Presenting medals to the academics, the Vice Chancellor said the 2022 grant was more than what the university’s researchers got last year.
The Vice-Chancellor said: “If you are a kind of person who has got quite a lot, when somebody is developing, please offer to read through the proposal.
“Let every department try an ideal of developing a committee to do seminars on grants or invite people from other universities to come and give a seminar.
“If you need my help as a vice chancellor, I will be ready to support you. Let it be done at the Faculty level.
“Let there be competition. That is the way it is.”
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