The Provost of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (UI), Prof. Olubunmi Olapade-Olaopa, has disclosed that the Medical College clinched the 4th position in Africa in the 2019 World University Ranking (WUR).
The Provost revealed this on Thursday in Ibadan while speaking with pressmen at the end of the Innovative Research Fair of the College, saying that the medical college is also the first in sub-Saharan Africa.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the three-day Fair was tagged “Innovation for Development.”
Olapade-Olaopa stated that the college fell behind Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa as well as Cairo and Mansoura Universities in Egypt, adding that the college had inched forward from its previously eighthpostion.
“I an very proud and pleased as provost to be welcoming you to this important high research week. What better way to celebrate this than for us to receive the announcement yesterday, that the College of Medicine, UI, is the primus inter pares, in the area of medicine, in sub-Saharan Africa,” the Provost stated.
Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, stated that the success of the teaching hospital, as a leader in healthcare delivery was not unconnected with the many evidence-based researches from the College of Medicine.
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