The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised the University of Ilorin’s Community Based Experience and Services (COBES) as a collaborative centre for research and manpower development.
Provost of the College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin (Unilorin), Prof. Sulyman Alabi, who disclosed this known when he led the Top Management Committee (TMC) of the college on a courtesy visit to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Wahab Egbewole SAN, said that academic staff have attracted research grants in which they are principal investigators such as Severe Malaria and Africa Kidney Disease Research Network.
He commended the vice chancellor for the support given to the college and prayed for him to have a successful tenure, while also making request on some critical needs in the college.
Responding, Egbewole commended the TMC for the visit and prayers, noting that he holds them in high regard.
Egbewole pointed out that the College of Health Sciences is a critical arm of the university, and that a reasonable percentage of the institution’s budget goes to the college, promising to support it to advance scholarship.
He noted that it is capital intensive to run a medical school, assuring that the Unilorin is committed to making the college the number one medical training school in Nigeria. (NAN)