By Sylvanus Okpe
All the 50 medical doctors billed for graduation at the Ekiti State University Medical College have been given automatic employment placement by Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi.
This decision was taken after the full accreditation of all the college courses by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) after 10 yrs of existence.
The chairman of Nigerian Governor’s Forum (NGF) had earlier in the year presented a coaster bus to the college and released funds for the upgrade of some facilities needed to get the final accreditation.
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Yinka Oyebode, has it that “the state government under the leadership of Dr Kayode Fayemi places a high premium on education and academic excellence and is committed to encouraging exemplars both in the academic world and in the public service.
“In line with the administration’s culture of rewarding excellence, some first-class students have had the fortune of been sent abroad on scholarship. This is in addition to giving all Law School students and graduate students in other fields scholarships”.
“The attention of Ekiti State government has been drawn to a trending report on the value of an award instituted by a private organisation in Ekiti State University, Ado – Ekiti.
“It is important to state that endowment of prizes and awards is strictly between the donor and the university authorities”.
Oyebode further assured that the administration of Dr Fayemi will remain unwavering in its quest at exploring various ways to encourage and reward excellence in all the areas of human endeavour including the education sector.