Following the Senate approval for
the Establishment of Medicine and Engineering Programmes in Federal University
Lokoja at its 61st (Special) meeting held on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at the
Senate Chambers, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olayemi Akinwumi has
inaugurated a Steering Committee that will help to actualize the
establishment of Medical Sciences Programme in the University.
The inauguration ceremony, which
took place on Friday, May 28, 2021 at the Council Chamber, Adankolo Campus, was
well-attended by Principal Officers, Deans, Directors, Members of the Steering
Committee (both physically and remotely via zoom), as well as members of the
Fourth Estate of the Realm.
In his address at the event, the
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olayemi Akinwumi stated that the University was
kick-starting the actualization of the Establishment of the Medical Sciences
Programme in earnest by inaugurating the Steering Committee that would start
the groundwork for the commencement of the Programme. “A new dawn indeed, when
we will witness the beginning of the actualization of one of the dreams we have
nurtured to lead FUL to an enviable promise land,” the Vice-Chancellor
The Committee is to provide the
Blue Print for the establishment of Medical Sciences Programme in the Federal
University Lokoja through the provision of requirements needed to scale through
the Resource Verification as laid down by the National Universities Commission
(NUC) and develop the required Curriculum to meet the standard best practice
for the Programme.
In addition, the Committee is
required to design a model that will not put the graduates of the Medical
Sciences Programme at a disadvantage if they want to go into academics and work
towards adopting the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Lokoja as the Teaching
Hospital, amongst others.
response, the Co-ordinator/Chairman of the Steering Committee, Professor Ozovehe
Mike Ogirima thanked the University Management for the confidence reposed in
them, and urged members of the Committee to be committee to the important task
given to them. Professor Ogirima, who said that he was coming home to give back
to his State, stated that he had already commenced work since he received the
call to serve in this capacity. He promised to submit their report even much
earlier before the time given to them.
Other members of the Committee,
who spoke during the inauguration, commended the Vice-Chancellor and his Management
Team for taking the bold step in establishing the Medical Sciences Programme
which showed that the University has come of age.
While the Committee is expected to
conclude its assignment and submit its report to Management on or before
six (6) weeks of the inauguration, the Vice-Chancellor expressed hope that the Medical Sciences Programme of the University would commence from next the academic session.
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