UNIMED offers automatic employment to three best graduating students

UNIMED offers automatic employment to three best graduating students

UNIMED offers automatic employment to three best graduating students

The University of Medical Science (UNIMED) in Ondo State has offered automatic employment to its top three graduating students in the 2022/2023 academic session.

The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi, announced the offer during the institution’s 5th convocation ceremony, expressing the institution’s commitment to supporting the beneficiaries in pursuing further education.

The beneficiaries include Miss Francisca Ademulegun, who achieved a First Class in Physiology, Miss Mercy Saba, the best female graduating student, and Michael Aremu, the best male graduating student.

Prof Fatusi revealed that the first set of physicians from the institution was produced in record time, describing this achievement as unprecedented in the history of Nigeria.

The UNIMED VC emphasized that African medicine is the key to unlocking opportunities for Nigeria and Africa to make significant contributions to drug development and health advancement globally.

However, he noted that the institution would not relent in its effort to promote the advancement of African herbal medicine, stating that it’s high time to end the inexcusable neglect of Africa’s God-given heritage’s vast and untapped potential.

Prof. Fatusi called on the state government to provide special attention and intervention funds to accelerate development in the institution, saying, “The government needs to ensure that UNIMED continues to be a TETFUND beneficiary institution. So far, TETFUND has been the main funding source for UNIMED’s infrastructural deficits. As a specialised university, UNIMED has the highest need for developmental projects and resources.”

He reported that out of 528 graduates, 19 obtained first-class degrees, 217 achieved Second Class upper, 94 earned second-class lower, and 15 were awarded third class honours.

Governor Lucky Ayedatiwa mentioned that the sum of N1 billion has been earmarked for the construction of a Senate building at the main campus of the institution.

He expressed his administration’s commitment to the continuous growth and success of the university, commending the institution’s leadership and stakeholders for their collective efforts and support in advancing medical education in Ondo State.

During the convocation lecture, Chief Executive Officer of Background Check International, Kola Olugbodi, advised the graduates to seek opportunities in the untapped potentials for innovation within the country. He urged the young graduates to view economic difficulties as a canvas for creativity and finding novel solutions to enhance healthcare delivery.

Olugbodi stated, “There are lots of good things happening in Nigeria. Anytime you see a society where things are not working, that is a society with lots of opportunities. There are opportunities here. Let’s stay here. We have entered into the age of entrepreneurship. Begin to think entrepreneurship.”

The Pro Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the University, Prof Ayodele Arowojolu, highlighted the institution’s progress and emphasized the need for continued financial support for infrastructural development.

He noted, “It is important to note that through the support of the Ondo State Government and the prudent management of the Internally Generated Revenue of the University, the institution has developed tremendously within the last year.

Apart from the university programmes that had received full accreditation from the National Universities Commission and other regulatory bodies, the university infrastructural development has also been improved upon.”