The road towards achieving full accreditation for the Ekiti State University College of Medicine has received a significant boost as the State Government has assured all stakeholders that no stone would be left unturned in a bid to achieve resounding success of Full accreditation.
The assurance was given by Governor Peter Ayodele Fayose who was represented by his Deputy, Dr. Kolapo Olusola Eleka during a familiarization visit to the EKSU College of Medicine on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.
The Deputy Governor who was visibly impressed with facilities on ground promised the support of Government to ensure accreditation for the College of Medicine. Dr. Kolapo Olusola Eleka visited the Pharmacology, Physiology, Medical Library, Animal House and several laboratories where he interacted with students and lecturers.
Dr. Kolapo explained that the Visitor to University, Governor Ayodele Fayose was deeply concerned about the position of the College of Medicine and decided to have a firsthand assessment of infrastructure on ground including personnel and other important requirements needed for the full accreditation of the College of Medicine.
He commended the leadership of the University under, Professor Oladipo Aina for transforming Ekiti State University to an enviable standard and noted the remarkable achievement of Infrastructural development and quality of teaching and learning.
The Deputy Governor requested for the establishment of the Faculty of Environmental studies which would accommodate the department of Building technology. He promised to donate a building for the department.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oladipo Aina who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Development, Prof. Victor Adeoluwa told the Deputy Governor that the Management of the institution is focused at the bold vision of making EKSU a world class University with quality graduates who would be sought after in the global labour market.
Prof. Aina explained that the accreditation team of the National Universities Commission (NUC) would visit the University on December 14, 2014 adding that all necessary requirement including infrastructure and personnel have been put in place to achieve full accreditation for the College of Medicine.
He said that the Ultra Modern Medical Library has been rated best in West Africa while the University has renowned Professors of Medicine who are tutors in the College of Medicine.
He informed the Deputy Governor of the latest academic achievement of the institution which include improvement on the webometric ranking the feat achieved by EKSU Law graduates who came first in the Final Bar Examination Nationwide in 2013, as well as being the current national Champion of the ENACTUS world competition.
The Provost College of Medicine, Emeritus Professor Mathew Araoye assured the Deputy Governor of the readiness of the College of Medicine ahead the visit of the NUC Accreditation Team.
Prof. Araoye solicited the financial support of the Governor to raise the standard.