First Medical Sciences University in Nigeria, 234 students matriculate in Ondo State

On Saturday 12th March, 234 pioneer students matriculated at the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo State. The first of its kind in Nigeria and 2nd in Africa. As stated by the Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko in his address at the varsity opening ceremony, the construction of the University “is a strategic response to reverse the ‘brain drain’ in Nigeria’s medical industry and to create an institutional base for the production of highly-trained and proficient health care man power to service our ever-growing population”.

He further added that the University was established to provide steady supply of experts in all fields of medicine for all health care institutions; deepen and sustain Ondo State globally-acclaimed achievements especially in the reduction of infant and maternal mortalities and lastly to stem the tide of medical tourism to foreign countries and make Ondo State, the new destination of choice for Nigerians and other African countries since it has estimated that about 30,000 Nigerians spend over ₦250 billion on medical tourism annually.

Academicians, traditional rulers and distinguished politicians were present at the opening ceremony to rejoice with Ondo State on the milestone achievement.

See pictures of the ceremony and parts of the university below.

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Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko giving his address at the ceremony

Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Friday Okonofua

Cross section of pioneer matriculants

Professor Mafiana delivering his lecture at the university matriculation ceremony

Cross section of students taking oath

Professor Friday Okonofua congratulating a matriculant

From right: His Royal Majesty, Oba Kiladejo, the Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom, High Chief Charles Akinde, the Osore of Idanre land

 

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From right: Prof. Friday Okonofua, Ondo State Governor Dr. Mimiko; wife of the Governor, Mrs Oluwakemi Mimiko

Student signing oath of matricuation

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CT scan

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A ward

Operating theatre

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