With effect from the 22nd of April 2015 the Ondo State University of medical Sciences has been recognized by the National Universities commission as the 40th state university and 139th university in Nigeria
The National Universities Commission (NUC) on Wednesday issued a letter of recognition to Ondo State University of Medical Sciences, making it the 40th state university and 139th university in Nigeria.
Presenting the Letter of Recognition to the Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, Executive Secretary of NUC Professor Julius Okojie commended the Governor for his vision to establish the nation’s first University of Medical Sciences.
Okojie said NUC will send a team to assess the level of resource at the university before the university start admitting students.
He said NUC would also write the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to include the new university on the list of universities candidates who seek university admission can apply to.
Speaking shortly after he received the Letter of Recognition, Ondo state Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko said the university was established based on the desire of Ondo State government to have a specialized university that is dedicated to training for service delivery and research.
He disclosed that the Nigerian Post Graduate University of Surgeon has already accredited the University for Post Graduate training based on the facilities it has on ground.
Governor Mimiko said the university had taken off already with the Letter of Recognition from NUC saying, “we have gotten the letter, we have a Vice Chancellor and we hope to take off before the end of the year.”
He added that the university’s Trauma Center had carried out more than 2000 surgeries.
“They are not just ordinary surgeries, they are spinal surgeries and top notch, in terms of service delivery alone the university can fund itself,” he said.