The Management of the Ekiti State University has re-affirmed its commitment to build a world-class College of Medicine that would be a pride to Ekiti people and a fertile platform to produce well-trained Medical Doctors.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Patrick Oladipo Aina who made the statement stressed that all is set for the accreditation of the Institution’s College of Medicine.
Professor Aina said that the University has recorded unprecedented achievements in the accreditation of all programmes presented to the National Universities Commission (NUC) saying: “the University is almost set for the accreditation of the College of Medicine”.
According to him, the present government in Ekiti State has provided enormous financial backing to put in place all necessary facilities required for the accreditation of the College of Medicine.
The Vice-Chancellor added that the accreditation teams from the National Universities Commission (NUC), and the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria would visit the College of Medicine anytime from now to assess the programmes and facilities of the College. A preliminary accreditation team had earlier visited the College of Medicine few months ago.
It should be noted that College of Medicine is capital intensive and required that all facilities must be on ground before the visitation of an accreditation team.
Today, EKSU College of Medicine can boast of a modern Medical Library described by professionals and observers as the best Medical Library in Nigerian Universities.
Other Infrastructural facilities in place have received commendations from internal and external stakeholders. These facilities include; Medical Students’ Hostel gulping several millions of naira, Physiology and Anatomy building, the Animal House as well as Pharmacology and Biochemistry Building all funded by the Ekiti State Government and the University.
The State Government has also completed asphalt overlay of all the roads leading to the College of Medicine.
The EKSU College of Medicine as at today, can boast of competent and distinguished professionals who form the core of teaching staff including Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Mathew Araoye, Professor GJF Esan, Professor W. O. Odesanmi, Professor A. Afolayan, Professor K. S. Oluwadiya and many other notable first class Medical Professors.
The Management wishes to state unequivocally that these achievements could be traced to the effective leadership provided by the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Emeritus Professor Akinjide Osuntokun who leads a dynamic management team.