Lokoja varsity set to admit first set of medical students

The Federal University Lokoja, Kogi State, is set to admit its first set of medical students for the College of Health Sciences in the 2022 academic calendar year. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olayemi Akinwumi, made this statement on Monday, in a press briefing to mark the commencement of the fifth convocation ceremony of the university that was held at the Permanent Campus at Felele end of Lokoja, Kogi State.Prof Akinwumi noted that the University has achieved a quantum leap in both academic and infrastructural development in her ten years of existence. He said that out of the 804 graduands, 14 bagged first-class; 188 bagged 2nd Class Upper Division; 441, 2nd Class Lower Division; while 95 and 66 earned Third Class and Post Graduate Diploma respectively.He stressed that despite the lean financial resources of the university, his objective of regularising and expanding programmes is being sustained and accomplished.The VC said, “Institutionalisation of academic traditions and ceremonies is one of the key reforms, I initiated on my assumption of office in February 2021, having realised that only two professors had delivered inaugural lectures. We accelerated the process and in less than a year, four professors have delivered theirs and many are on the line to perform the academic exercise.“We commenced academic programmes at the Permanent Campus at Felele in September 2021. Both staff and students are gradually getting used to the campus. Despite hitches associated with the relocation, we are making concerted efforts at addressing these challenges.”While commending all the stakeholders for their understanding and support, he said the management is working round the clock to remedy the epileptic water and power supply including the shortage of furniture. Moreso, the construction of a standard Health Services Center have been captured in the 2021 budget.

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