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Campus community invited to witness historic agreement signing between Gallaudet, Nigerian National Association of the Deaf, and Wesley University of Nigeria

A group of leaders from Wesley University (WU), Ondo City, Nigeria, and the Nigerian National Association of the Deaf (NNAD) will visit Gallaudet from October 31 to November 7, 2018 to establish a cooperative agreement between the three entities, as well as to learn about Gallaudet’s learning environment and methods, and branches of academic disciplines that will lead deaf Nigerians to employment.

The agreement will be signed on Monday, November 5, at 4 p.m. in the Chapel Hall museum. The Gallaudet community is encouraged to attend this historic event.

NNAD is a representative body of deaf people across Nigeria that is committed to a society free from discrimination against deaf people through advocacy, empowerment, and education. The NNAD leads the country’s efforts to involve deaf people in all planning and programming matters affecting the deaf community, recognizing sign language as the linguistic identity of the deaf community and the first language of deaf children, and effectively mobilizing the deaf community towards contributing to national development.

WU is a private university whose Board of Trustees chair, Sir Demola Aladekomo, is the cousin of Gallaudet’s beloved late Dean of the School of Education, Business, and Human Services, Dr. Isaac Agboola. WU is funded by the Methodist Church of Nigeria and is committed to being a center of excellence in knowledge creation. The university offers a balanced education for self-reliance and self-actualization through the development of entrepreneurial skills, and produces graduates with training to make them self reliant and responsible citizens who are perceptive of the needs of society.

This visit is being arranged by Gallaudet’s Office of the President, and the Office of the Research Support and International Affairs. Through this partnership, Dr. Agboola’s legacy continues by working on his dream to bring Gallaudet to Nigeria and other countries in Africa.

Posted by Todd Byrd | Posted October 25, 2018 at 2:36 PM

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