The communication and information revolution led to unprecedented expansion of information and knowledge. Any single institution may not harness the ever-increasing information on its own and in one place. The sharing of intellectual, physical resources and research activities consequently became way of maximizing learning opportunities.


(i) Establishment

In 2010, it became necessary to establish the Directorate of International Relations and Academic Linkages (DIAL), to internationalize the University’s curricula and academic experiences, and promote linkages and partnerships. 

(ii) Rationale

The establishment of the Directorate was due to the following reasons:

• To coordinate international students affairs and linkages. 

• To harness student and staff exchange programmes.

• To provide advisory services to international students. 

• To mobilize resources for University programmes.

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