"Our Aim Is To Go International" -OAU VC
By Hassan Pelumi
Last week Wednesday (November 22,2017) was another happy day for the graduates from the Department of Medicine &Dentistry, College of Health Sciences as they were inducted as professionals in their field
The Induction ceremony which held at Amphitheater kicked off with the National and great ife Anthem. The ceremony had Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede(Vice Chancellor), Professor Kayode Ijadunola(the Provost, College of Health Sciences),the Chief Medical Director(CMD) of the Teaching Hospital Complex represented by the Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) and other dignitaries in attendance..
In his address, the OAU Vice Chancellor;Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede made it known to everyone that the great Ife institution is aiming to go international.. He explained that the school was admitting from neighbouring countries before but due to the frequent strike and unstable calendar they withdrew. He added that the management of the instuition is already working towards it and by next year, OAU will be admitting students across the world
The representative of the Medical and Dental council of Nigeria(MDCN) also gave a speech and congratulated the inductees on a successful completion of their medical school..
The inductees presented were 74 from medicine and 13 from Dentistry amongst them is the record breaking Aarinola Olaiya who had distinction in all her courses except two(a result that hasn't been made for 28 years. )
The ceremony ended with the inductees affirming their Oaths, a welcome address by the Alumni Association, and a remark given to the Class 'valedictorian'; Dr Ogah Eric Jeror.