Babcock university will graduate its maiden set of medical students in December.
Ademola Tayo, a professor and vice-chancellor of the institution, said this on Thursday, during a visit to corporate headquarters of Punch Nigeria Limited.
“We believe that education is a tool for development and that is why there is need for so much investment to be made in the sector to liberate people from ignorance, because ignorance is a disease which has to be stamped out”, he said.
“This is why, by God’s grace, we at Babcock, have been able to move to territories where others don’t want to, particularly in the area of Medicine, and I’m glad to say that come December 2016, the first set of students will be graduating from the Benjamin Carson School of Medicine in the school, which was named after a Seventh Day Adventist and a renowned retired neurosurgeon, Benjamin Carson.”
The professor further explained that the major factors militating against the development of education in the country and the low ranking of Nigerian universities were poor internet infrastructure and inadequate power supply.
Professor Ademola said things would be different at Babcock as the management will soon commission independent power projects.
“This will help us to have uninterrupted supply of electricity on our campus. The project is 80 per cent completed. With this, we will be able to use the Internet to drive everything that we do in the university”, he said.
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