Created: Tuesday, 08 January 2019
Ambassador Dato’ Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari is the Secretary General of the D-8 Organisation for Economic Cooperation, an organisation for development co-operation among eight developing countries in the Muslim world, including Nigeria. In this interview during his recent visit to Nigeria, he explained some of the organisation’s initiatives for Nigeria and other member countries in the area of health, industry, education, among others:
we established the D-8 International University in Hamadan, Iran, and we are looking for the first intake of masters and PhD students for 2019. We are asking governments of member states to support and sponsor at least five students a year for the programme for now. Later on, maybe we will expand it to more people. The university is not only meant for postgraduates, it is also for undergraduates and it is being developed to focus on science and technology and the economic field.