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Why Nile varsity increased medical student admission — VC

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The Vice-Chancellor, Nile University, Dili Dogo, has said that the university’s decision to admit more medical students was prompted by the desire to align with the Federal Government’s plan to combat the challenge of inadequate doctors due to migration (japa syndrome) by training more physicians.

Dogo disclosed that the institution will admit 195 medical students for its next academic session.

The VC was quoted in a press statement obtained by our correspondent on Thursday, in Abuja.

He said,“ We graduated the first set of medical students this year and the Federal Government has requested an increase in the number of medical students to cater for the migration of doctors due to the “Japa Syndrome. To that effect, we are admitting 195 students into our medical program, representing an increase of 100% over that of last year.”

Speaking further in the statement, Dogo noted that the institution has continued to invest in infrastructure in other to promote the best medical and clinical services.

“In our pursuit to ensure sound educational competence for our students, Nile University has invested heavily in infrastructure. In addition to the existing academic infrastructure commissioned last year, we will commission new facilities including a STEM Laboratory Complex. This will be the only state-of-the-art, purpose-built STEM Laboratory in the country.

“We are also constructing a medical simulation center, the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa. This will bridge the gap and promote the best medical and clinical practices. When completed, it is going to house nine suites of high-definition mannequins that will provide the necessary skills for training of medical students,” he added.

Speaking on the last convocation celebrated by the school, the VC noted that five outstanding students, who achieved a perfect 5.0 cumulative grade point average received special recognition scholarships and cash gifts from sponsors including Providus Bank and Zenith Bank.

They are Oluwabusayo Olawale Ifonjala(LLB Law), Bolaqis Muhammad Sani (B.Sc. Biochemistry), Musa Adesegun Badaru (B.Eng. Electrical & Electronics Engineering), Abundance Abimbola Adejori (LLB Law), Anas Abubakar (LLB Law).

“Two distinguished individuals received honorary degrees for their invaluable contributions to society. Founder/Executive Chairman of Oriental Energy Resources Ltd. and renowned philanthropist Dr Muhammadu Indimi, OFR, was honoured for his outstanding contributions to society, while former Minister of Health and Professor of Medicine at the University of Ibadan, Professor Isaac F. Adewole, was also recognized for his exemplary achievements in the field,” the VC added.

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