Gov. Akeredolu set to review Ondo State educational sectors to meet global competitiveness
The Ondo State Governor, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Tuesday, pledged to review the educational sector and universities in Ondo State with a view to repositioning them for global competitiveness.
Akeredolu gave the assurance during the second matriculation ceremony of 485 students of University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED) Ondo town in Ondo State.
He said the review would be done at the earliest possible time because the curriculum needed to be upgraded to encourage both students and lecturers.
Akeredolu further appealed to the students to make good use of their time, avoid anti-social behaviors and be fit in social character.
The governor also enjoined them to obey the rules and regulations of the university.
Earlier, Prof. Friday Okonofua, Vice-Chancellor, UNIMED, and said the vision was to provide the best research and service delivery niche in the health services.
“We have no doubt that this university is strongly positioned to solve the healthcare problems, not only in Ondo, but in Nigeria in general.
“We pride ourselves in not only training students in academic work, but also character so that upon graduation, the student is fully ready to be a responsible citizen.
“He or she will be able to contribute to national development in a patriotic and result-oriented manner,” he said.
Okonofua further appealed to Governor Akeredolu to support the university to complete movement into the Odosida campus of the university, and improve its monthly subventions.