Unilorin gets WHO recognition on research, manpower development

Unilorin gets WHO recognition on research, manpower development

By Fatima Mohammed-Lawal, Ilorin.


The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised the University of Ilorin’s Community Based Experience and Services (COBES) as a collaborative centre for research and manpower development.


Prof. Sulyman Alabi, the Provost of the College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin (Unilorin), made this known when he led the Top Management Committee (TMC) of the college on a courtesy visit to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Wahab Egbewole (SAN), on Monday.


The provost said that academic staff had attracted research grants, in which they were principal investigators such as Severe Malaria and Africa Kidney Disease Research Network.


He commended the vice-chancellor for the support given to the college and prayed that he would have a successful tenure.


He, however, made certain requests concerning some critical needs of the college.


Responding, Egbewole commended the TMC for the visit and prayers, saying that he held the committee in high esteem.


He stressed that the College of Health Sciences was a critical arm of the university and that a reasonable percentage of the institution’s budget was devoted to the college, while promising to further support it to advance scholarship.


Egbewole, who noted that it was capital intensive to run a medical school, assured that the university authorities were committed to making the college a leading medical training school in the country.

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