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Fayose Promises Accreditation Of Ekiti Varsity College Of Medicine

By Lere Olayinka
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose has assured students of the Ekiti State University (EKSU) College of Medicine of prompt accreditation of the College by the National University Commission (NUC) and the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).

Fayose, who lamented the failure of the Dr Kayode Fayode led All Progressives Congress (APC) government to get the College of Medicine accredited more than three years in government, said students of the College have been unable to move beyond 300 Level because of the non-accreditation.

In a release issued by the Director General of the Ayo Fayose Campaign Organisation (AFCO), Chief Dipo Anisulowo, the PDP governorship candidate challenged Governor Fayemi to explain to Ekiti people why the EKSU College of Medicine was not accredited till now by both NUC and MDCN.

He said it was painful that students of the College of Medicine have not been able to move forward from 300 Level after five years.

"Students in the College of Medicine are crying. They could not progress beyond 300 Level having been in the university for five years.

"Even the 300 Level students now have three sets who could not write both 200 and 300 Level examinations that would make them cross to Clinicals (400 Level).

"Fayemi must therefore tell Ekiti people why he has not added a single kobo for the progress and accreditation of the EKSU College of Medicine despite that he merged three existing universities into one," Fayose said.

Speaking on claim that he refused the take-off of the College of Medicine when he was governor, Fayose said; "The same Prof Akinjide Osuntokun, who recommended the scrapping of the College of Medicine in 2004 was appointed Chairman, Governing Council of EKSU by Fayemi, and EKSU under him has neglected the College of Medicine, leaving the students in a state of uncertainty."

Lere Olayinka