Provost charges students on diligence, integrity

The Provost, Oke-Osanyintolu College of Health Sciences and Technology, Ido Ekiti, Dr Foluke Ajibulu, has charged students of the institution to be diligent in their studies and imbibe integrity and quality.

Ajibulu, who spoke during the maiden matriculation ceremony for the 300 students of the institution at Ido Ekiti in the Ido/Osi Local Government area on Thursday, said the school had the necessary facilities and manpower to train them for society’s needs.

The provost said, “The institution is out to train health practitioners and churn out quality manpower who can function effectively in community, primary, secondary, tertiary, and industrial health settings”.

Ajibulu, who said that the founder, Mrs Mary Oke-Osanyintolu, placed priority on integrity and quality, disclosed that “the institution has received necessary accreditations from the regulatory bodies which found it worthy in all standards due to the state of the art facilities that are available to promote teaching, training and research”.

The provost said the institution had a Joint Admission Matriculations Board approved Computer-Based Test centre that could accommodate 4,000 admission seekers, each with laptops and internet access.

She lauded Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, for providing grants to some secondary schools to promote standards and excellence in the education sector, saying such a gesture should be extended to private institutions.

Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief Mrs Monisade Afuye, who lauded the establishment of the institution by a private individual, said it had further accentuated the priority placed on the Public Private Partnership initiative by Governor Oyebanji and its efficacy in governance.

Afuye described colleges as strategic to medical practice because they trained middle-level health practitioners who provided support services for other health practitioners in all private and government health institutions.

The deputy governor, represented by the Permanent Secretary in her office, Mr Abayomi Opeyemi, appealed to the school management “to promote excellence premised on the fact your graduates will work in the health sector described as the most sensitive because it deals with lives.

“You must put the best machinery in motion to check cases of cultism, certificate forgery, mediocrity, laziness, and lack of focus on behalf of the students and lecturers. You must promote the culture of hard work, honesty, and honor, which are the best ingredients for nation-building,” Afuye said.

SOURCE: PUNCH

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