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Just In: FUL VC, Prof. Akinwumi Inaugurates Steering Committee for the Establishment of Medical Sciences Programme


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 remarked. 

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.


In his 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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