By James Azania, Lokoja
The Vice Chancellor (VC) of the Federal University Lokoja (FUL), Prof. Olayemi Akinwumi has inaugurated a 17-man steering committee to begin the groundwork for the establishment of Medical Sciences programme in the school.
The VC while performing the ceremony at the institution’s Council Chamber, Adankokolo mini campus, said the inauguration followed the approval of the Senate to establish Medical and Engineering courses, at its 61st (special) meeting held last Thursday.
Akinwumi said all things being equal, the Medical College will commence operation next academic session.
The VC, who said that the committee members were appointed based on their academic track records, has Professor Mike Ozovehe Ogirima of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria as Coordinator/Chairman and Mr. Usman Abdul Kadir as secretary. The VC said the committee was expected to conclude its assignment and present its report within six weeks.
The Coordinator/Chairman of the committee, Prof. Ogirima promised to live up to expectation, and to deliver the assignment on time.
He assured that the committee will not relent in making necessary professional contacts that will bring about the smooth take-off of the proposed Medical College.