The Centre applied for and obtained a Technical Cooperation (TC) Project with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for a period of 3 years (1988 – 1990).  By this TC Project, the IAEA will provide training fellowships for staff members for a period not more than 12 months at a time.  To facilitate the use of such fellowships, the Centre signed trilateral agreements of cooperation with various nuclear research institutions in Hungary, Belgium, Sweden and the Federal Republic of Germany.  Notably;

  • Institute of Experimental Physics

Kossuth Lajos University

Debrecen, Hungary


  • Institute of Nuclear Science

University of Ghent,

Ghent, Belgium


These agreements provide for short visits for our research and professional staff in these and other institutions. Funds for these visits are provided by IAEA, International Seminar of Sweden, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Italy and the Germany Academy of Sciences (DAAD).

With the installation of ZARABUNG-1 and the isotopic XRF facilities in the Centre, postgraduate research work has been greatly enhanced.  By virtue of the various trilateral agreements entered, staff members register for Ph.D here at A.B.U. and initiate the research projects here. Thereafter, they spend one year abroad in various nuclear research institutions to use similar or better facilities and get exposed to the mainstream research activities in their chosen areas of interest.  By so doing they gain access to the very current publications in their research areas, learn new techniques of data analysis and even exchange ideas with more experienced colleagues on how best to carry out their chosen projects.  On returning to CERT, they continue the work using our facilities.  They subsequently return for shorter period to the Overseas institution for the purposes of comparing results, literature review and for exchange of ideas.  They finally return to ABU to complete the dissertation under the joint supervision of a national staff and staff in the foreign institution. The beneficiary of these awards are:


  1. Mr. L. A. Dim -              Sweden (International Seminar in Physics)
  2. Mr. T. A. Ige -              Greece (IAEA)
  3. Mr. S. M Ibrahim -              Hungary (IAEA)
  4. Mr. T.C. Akpa -              FRG(German Academy of Sciences)
  5. Mr. K. Usman -              Hungary (IAEA)
  6. Mr.I.O.B Ewa -              U.S.A. (IAEA)
  7. Mrs. I.G.E. Ibeanu -              U.K. (IAEA)
  8. Mr. A. A.Agbendeh -              U..K. (IAEA)
  9. Mr. D. K. Barak -              Albania (IAEA)
  10. Mr.I. I. Funtua -              U.S.A.(IAEA)


Most recently, in the political dispensation, state government, federal government and petroleum technology development fund (PTDF) started awarding postgraduate oversea scholarship to Nigerian. Mr. M. Kyari was awarded scholarship by Borno State Government to study M.SC in Environmental Pollution Control and Ph.D in Energy Generation from Waste Material at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.


Mr. Y.A. Ahmed was awarded one year study fellowship in USA by the IAEA as part of his Ph.D research work which is due for completion soon.


Similar short training fellowships (three months) have been offered for post-doctoral and other research staff members, technicians and engineers by the IAEA.  Beneficiaries of these awards include:


  1. Dr. B. W. Jimba -              Hungary (IAEA)
  2. Mr. D. K. Barak -              Austria (IAEA)
  3. Mr. F. T. Sheyin - China (IAEA)
  4. Dr. I.M. Umar -              Belgium (IAEA)
  5. Mr. D. A. Yesufu -              USA (IAEA)
  6. Engr. B. Nkom -              Germany (IAEA)
  7. Engr. H. Adamu - Germany (IAEA)
  8. Mrs. R. Onoja               -              Ghana(IAEA)
  9. Mr. B. Alhassan               -              China (IAEA)
  10. Mr. Y. Musa -              China (IAEA)
  11. Mr. A. I. Garba -              Austria (IAEA)
  12. Mrs. G. N. Obasi -              Austria (IAEA)
  13. Mr. S. Okoh -              Austria (IAEA)


In addition to these, there are some staff members on full University study fellowship, two amongst them are on the French Government Scholarship. The tuition fees and subsistence allowance of the others are met from the annual budgetary allocation to the Centre from the Cabinet Office. Staff in these two categories are:


  1. A. B. Kyari                            -              Nucledar Engineering, Oregon State

University, U.S.A.

  1. H. I. Saleh                            -              Nuclear Engineering, Oregon State

University, U.S.A

  1. M. C. Mayaki (late)          -              Materials Science, University of

Nothingham, U.K.

  1. G. I. Balogun                      -              Nuclear Engineering, University of

London, U.K.

  1. S. G. Lawson-Jack            -              Materials Science, University of


  1. B. B.M. Dewu                    -              Uranium Exploration; University of


  1. M. B. Danjaji                      -              Nuclear Engineering, University of

Illinois, U.S.A.

  1. A.  I. Amali                           -              Materials Science, University of

Arozona, U.S.A.

  1. S. O. Yusuf                          -              Nuclear Engineering, University of

Michigan, U.S.A.

  1. H. B. Garba                         -              Materials Science, University of

London, U.K.

  1. J. K. Audu                            -              Medical Physics, University of Dundee,


  1. L. A. Kadiri                           -              Medical Physics, St. Andrews University


13           N. U. James                        -              Nuclear Chemistry, Salford University


  1. A.O.Adeyemi                     -              Medical Physics, University of

Aberdeen, U.K.

The two staff members on the French Government Scholarship are:


  1. S. P.Mallam                        -              Medical Physics, University of

Grenoble, France.

  1. A. Onugba                           -              Radiohydrology, University of

Avignon, France.


All staff in these categories complete their doctoraral programmes.


Related to the staff development, the Centre renders teaching services to various departments of the University in teaching nuclear science courses.  These services are also extended to staff of some research establishments outside the University in teaching nuclear science courses.  These services are also extended to staff of some research establishments outside the University in such areas as X-ray fluorescence, X-ray spectrometric techniques and elemental analysis using NIRR-1.  Similarly, students from other Universities are supervised for industrial training in the application of nuclear techniques.  These various activities help in the long term objective of the country to popularizes the various applications of nuclear science and technology to the national economy.