Ekiti State University (EKSU), College of Medicine has produced their first set of medical doctors, after almost 10 years of waiting.
It has not been the smoothest of rides for the students, as they had to wait for over 10 years to actually complete their course.
According to reports reaching us at KikioTolu News, the result of the final MBBS Professional Examination of the medical students in the College of Medicine, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti has been released.
All the 43 medical students presented for the examination passed and one of them with a distinction.
This development confirmed that the state-owned university has final produced its first set of medical doctors.
Confirming the reports, Governor Fayemi wrote on Twitter:
“Just received the great news that all fifty of our first set of medical students passed their final examination. Congrats EKSU! Very proud of the successful students and their hardworking lecturers.”
Speaking on the development, the Provost, College of Medicine, EKSU, Prof Kehinde Oluwadiya, in a statement sighted by KikioTolu News congratulated the students, while also thanking the state Governor, Kayode Kayemi, for his support. The statement read:
“On behalf of the staff and students of the College, I wish to sincerely thank the Visitor to the University and Governor of the State, H.E.Dr. Kayode Fayemi for his great interest, understanding of the problems and support for the College especially for his speedy approval of the funds , recruitment of qualified staff and purchase of medical facilities needed for the accreditation of the programs by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
Sir, we are very grateful and we say a big thank you and congratulations.
I wish to seize this opportunity to also congratulate the new doctors for a job well done.”
Few weeks back, Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi expressed confidence that the State University College of Medicine would get the final nod of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria to be able to graduate its first set of medical doctors.
“This is something that is long overdue as you can see that ten years is a long time and for these students to have been in school waiting to have this over with. Lets hope that by the time you finish this accreditation they won’t have any reason not to receive positive nod from you that will not allow them to become properly recognized medical doctors.
“For us its been a long journey, it is unfortunate, but I must really thank all of our professionals in charge, they all contributed in their own way to bring us to this point.
‘’I believe the students would give a good account of themselves, I met a few of them in the course of their professional studies and I think they are eager to complete this process. I believe on our part we would do everything to ensure that we support the university and the college of medicine to achieve the purpose.
“I was speaking to one of our icons this morning, Chief Afe Babalola and he briefed me about the open heart surgery done ABUAD Teaching Hospital, my mind went to our own students. If ABUAD is already doing open heart surgery, we really need to do more to put the EKSU College of Medicine in its place of pride and I believe we are determined to do that, I will continue to support to the best of our ability.’’