Blockchain Technology Association of Nigeria (SiBAN) and Institute For the Future (IFF) of the University of Nicosia (UNIC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate the adoption and growth of blockchain education in Nigeria.
Both said they have agreed to collaborate as blockchain adoption and education as being identified as critical to the growth and development of the emerging blockchain industry.
The MoU between the two parties was signed by executive director of Institute For the Future (IFF) of the University of Nicosia Prof George Giaglis and the executive secretary Blockchain Technology Association of Nigeria (SIBAN), Mr Obinna Iwuno.
“Since 2013, the University of Nicosia has remained the global leader by offering a Master’s degree fully focused on blockchain technologies and digital currency, and also a free MOOC on digital currencies which is attended by over 40,000 students from over 120 countries.
Institute For the Future’s mission is to focus its research on the transformative future of blockchain technologies by supporting Blockchain protocols from the ecosystem to collaborate and solve real-world challenges.
With this collaboration between SiBAN and IFF, SiBAN will promote UNIC’s leading graduate degree program, MSc in Blockchain and Digital Currency, and associated academic certification programs within its blockchain & cryptocurrency community in Nigeria.”
SiBAN President, Senator Ihenyen said the collaboration was made possible through efforts of a founding member of SiBAN and past VP on membership Mr Jude Ozinegbe, who is also the Nigerian Ambassador of the Institute For the Future and currently undertaking his MSc in Blockchain and Digital Currency at UNIC. “At SiBAN, we realize that capacity building is critical to the growth and sustainable development of Nigeria’s emerging blockchain industry.