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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations.  30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year. 

The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year. 


University of Ibadan l Ibadan, Nigeria l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 2

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“Generally my interest as an open advocate stems out of the desire to engage globally. The Results of research of most Undergraduates in Nigeria are in prints and ends on the shelf of their project supervisors and thus of no benefit to anyone. Hence, my quest to make our knowledge findings accessible to the globe because there is no longer an excuse as anyone can touch anywhere on the globe at any location at any given time at low cost through the internet. I am particularly excited to be a Millennium Fellow because this is a great platform to give my project a voice. I am optimistic that this Project will build capacity in our campus and stop the continuous burying of research findings especially that of final year undergraduates because of this fellowship.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Open Campus Initiative aims to ensure that Open Agenda (Open Access, Open Data, Open Education ) is recognized in on the University of Ibadan’s campus. Some measurable goals the initiative has built includes building an “open campus initiative” website, initiate the collation, and publish research articles of final year students and other researchers (Lecturers, post graduate students). Also, the team will collaborate with Telecommunication companies to provide free internet access for specific websites rich with research articles including the Open Campus initiative website to foster learning at little or no cost. By the end of this project, the university’s campus will have its own indigenous data base for research articles and other open educational materials, ensure it is accessible for usage to solve problems, make decisions and in the future promote its replication in other tertiary institutions in Nigeria. This Project hopes to enlighten the University’s community on Open Agenda, cause a deviation from printed copies which has limited students from sharing their knowledge and findings with the globe and lead them to embrace the possibilities available in the internet.

About the Millennium Fellow

Philemon Barnabas Kuza is a final year medical student of the University of Ibadan with interest in community development. He is passionate about education, health, and good governance. He is a Scholar of Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, Co founder of Success Seminar Forum, a platform that mentored over 200 secondary school students in Nasarawa State, Northern Nigeria and a Volunteer Member of CHECK Medical Missions Incorporated, a Non Profit organization reaching the deprived rural areas of Oyo State Nigeria with quality health services via Medical Outreaches.

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