"Bilateral cooperation in education has had a proud history and remains a priority. A generation of Nigerians have fond memories of being taught by Indian teachers and professors, thousands of whom contributed to Nigerian education system till into mid-1980s," Sachdev said at the just concluded Second Indian Education Expo in Nigeria's financial hub Lagos.
He said the "glorious bilateral past" and the vast future potential should encourage more collaboration.
Sachdev said the Indian government has put in place a programme to train 500 million young people in vocational skills over the next 10 years worldwide. "India has the passion for human resource development and would want to be a partner to achieve this."
"In India, any African is assured of quality education, education that is affordable with cost, similar culture and affordable living cost in addition to good practical experience which is an attraction that most foreign students have found worthwhile," he added.
Pujara indicated that similar student recruitment drives would be taken to other parts of Africa.
"India, being a large partner of Africa, will be happy to do so" if other African countries provided the support, motivation and cooperation.