Tertiary

EKSU Medical Students Graduate After Ten Years

The Ekiti State University (EKSU) has graduated the institution’s first set of medical students, ten years after they were admitted.

According to findings by schoolworld, the medical students had spent more than the required six years because the College of Medicine was not accredited by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).


Main Entrance, EKSU. Photo: Punch
Main Entrance, EKSU. Photo: Punch

At its third plenary on the 13th of June, 2019, however, MDCN considered the report of a fourteen-member visitation team led by T.A.B. Sanusi to inspect the facilities at EKSU’s college of medicine.

The Medical College was subsequently accredited while the medical students also participated in the final professional MBBS examination which held between July and July 19, 2019.

According to Bode Olofinmuagun, EKSU’s Director of Information, made it known that the released result indicated 100 per cent pass, as all the forty-three students presented passed, with one distinction.

 

Reacting to the medical students’ performance, the Acting Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Olubunmi Ajayi, expressed joy and congratulated the first set of Medical Doctors to be produced by EKSU.

“With this development, the medical students are to be fully inducted into the medical profession in few days to come,” Prof. Ajayi stated.

In June, 2019, Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, promised that the state government will retain graduates of EKSU’s college of medicine willing to work in the state-owned health facilities.

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