The National Universities Commission (NUC) and Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) have fully accredited courses at Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences (EKOUNIMED) Ijanikin, Lagos.
Prof.Olusoga Sofola, Vice-Chancellor of the institution said this at a virtual press conference on Monday in Lagos.
Sofola said that their approved courses were full programmes in medicine and surgery. We intend to add other programmes soon, in dentistry, nursing, pharmaceutical and health sciences.
“We received a full-fledged operational licence on April 15, 2021, and full accreditation from NUC on June 2021.
“MDCN approve to conduct the first professional examination, on October 20, 2021.
“We have memoranda of understanding (MOU) with State General Hospital systems of Lagos State Government as our teaching hospitals.
“We also have MOU with Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos as well as a three–year mentoring arrangement with the University of Lagos,” he said.
Sofola added that there was a subsisting working agreement with Ibile Diagnostics and Medicals with Centres in New York, the city of Phoenix, Arizona, Geneva, Switzerland and Lima, the Capital city of Peru.
“The Vision of this university is to be a world-class institution for the medical and other health professions in terms of learning, research, character building and service to humanity.
“The mission of the university is to provide all-embracing health education and services through the production of world-class, resourceful and competent physicians, dentists, nursing, pharmacists and other healthcare providers
“We are also celebrating the Birthday of the founder of the University, Chief (Dr.) Hammed Ayodele Ibraheem, today,” he said.