…as the university appoints Finnih Chancellor
The authorities of Eko University of Medicine and Health Sciences (EkoUNIMED), Ijanikin, Lagos have appointed Dr. Abayomi Finnih as the pioneer Chancellor of the first private specialized university of medical and health sciences in the country.
Dr. Finnih, a graduate of the University of Ibadan Medical School and a renowned Obstetrician and Gynecologist, is a retired Medical Director in Lagos State.
The University’s Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Prof. Olanipekun Kamal Alausa, during his installation during the university’s fourth enrollment, said that Dr. Finnih had the experience, skills and integrity required of a reputable medical college chancellor.
In addition, the founder and owner of the university, Dr. Hammed Ayodele Ibraheem, expressed his confidence that Dr. Finnih, the pioneer chancellor, whom he described as an outstanding professional gynecologist, would bring his wealth of experience and his developmental medical expertise. of the University.
He however reiterated that the establishment of the university is first and foremost to give back to society what it needed to contribute, and to bridge the gap and frustration of young Nigerians, who although qualified, could not be admitted to universities. pursuing their dream of medical education due to limited admissions places in the system.
So the owner has promised to build a hospital complex medical research at the cutting edge of technology and bringing home Nigerians in the diaspora to join the crusades of medical education quality and care delivery systems medical.
“Because of the founder’s international connections, we will nominate medical experts to join the project, especially from the United States and some European countries where I have multiple affiliations,” he said, adding that he had also carefully selected Americans and Nigerians as members. of the University’s Board of Trustees (BoT).
The Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor AB Ejiwunmi, while advising new intakes to take their studies seriously, said the main point is that they are groomed and ready to take full advantage of the opportunities ahead and succeed .
While congratulating the students, he said, “Welcome you to the universal community of students, who never stop learning. I welcome you to the global company of researchers who discover new phenomena and continue to raise new questions that demand answers.
“It is the community of innovative and creative thinkers who continue to challenge the status quo with demands that require thoughtful responses. It is a day to be philosophical in the hope that something from this awe-inspiring event will be permanently imprinted. on your mind and spirit.
EkoUNIMED, which admitted its first batch of students on December 13, 2018 and received its business license on April 15, 2021, and obtained full accreditation by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in June 2021 for all courses proposed, along with approval for the first professional examination by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) on October 20, 2021.
The university, according to the Vice-Chancellor, offered the following academic programs in medical sciences and health related fields: Medicine and Surgery, Anatomy, Physiology, Medical Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Nursing, approved by competent professional bodies.