- Nigerians are set to benefit from a training on nuclear energy in Russia
- The training is however, targeted at young Nigerians who want to be scientists and engineers
- The goal of the training is to support interest in nuclear research and capabilities among young Nigerians
Inspired by the need to nurture the next generation of nuclear technology experts, ROSATOM - Russia's state-run nuclear energy corporation, is set to train young Nigerians on nuclear energy.
The firm recently announced that applications are now open for scholarships in nuclear studies for Nigerian and African students at large.
Recall that the federal government, recently signed an agreement with Russia for the construction of nuclear power plants and a nuclear research center in Nigeria.
Underscoring the rationale for the scholarship scheme, Dmitry Shornikov, CEO, ROSATOM Central and Southern Africa, said: “The goal of the scholarship is to support interest in nuclear research and capabilities among young African scientists and engineers, and contribute to solving some of the world's most critical issues in the nearest future, allowing for the continent to be self-sufficient.”
According to him, the scholarship package includes tuition fees and free preparatory courses of Russian language.
He also said students would also have access to subsidized accommodation, library funds and practical experience at Russian nuclear enterprises.
Shornikov, further noted the scheme is a great opportunity for scientists and engineers based specifically in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as for recent matriculants in the region who made progress in mathematics and the sciences and want to apply for nuclear specialties.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) has revealed that Nigeria is catching up with other African countries in terms of nuclear regulatory system.
This was revealed by the director, radiological safety, NNRA, Professor Timothy Akpan, in a recent media interview.
Professor Akpan made the comment after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) assessed the performance and operational framework of the NNRA.
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