The Executive Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has presented a 22-seater bus to the Ekiti State University (EKSU) Medical College as part of steps to ensure that the college gets full accreditation for its MBBS program.
While presenting the bus to the Acting Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Olubunmi Ajayi, at the Governor’s office on Wednesday, Fayemi said it was unfortunate that the college has not been able to graduate any student for the past ten years of its existence as a result of accreditation.
The Governor added that his administration will ensure that all logistics for the final accreditation of the College will be provided before the December MBBS final examination.
“This is not a favour to the college; it is a duty that we owe it. I don’t want you to think there is anything particularly extraordinary.
“If government has not done it before now, it shows that government has not deemed it fit to carry its own responsibilities to the university and the students and we don’t want to shirk that responsibility.
“Ekiti State University in its wisdom has set up a College of Medicine. The purpose of setting up the college is to graduate Medical Doctors and it is taking us ten years. It is unfortunate to have kept this brilliant set of young people here for ten years.
“Our duty is to accelerate their graduation in the shortest possible time. It is already too late for at least the first two sets of the college to come out and be of service to the health sector,” Fayemi stated.
Receiving the bus key and particulars from Governor Fayemi, Ajayi the VC thanked the governor for the kind gesture adding that the efforts are testaments to the fact that he had the interest of the university at heart right from the inception of his administration.
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