Ekiti State government said it would ensure full accreditation of the state University College of Medicine to allow students admitted in the college 10 years ago to graduate without further delay.
Fayemi disclosed this while hosting members of Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) who were in the state to inspect facilities at the college as part of the process for its final accreditation.
The governor said he was hopeful that with the efforts of government and the university towards ensuring improved facilities, the college would get the final nod of the MDCN and would be able to graduate its first set of medical doctors.
He said: “This is something that is long overdue as you can see that 10 years is a long time and for these students to have been in school waiting to have this over with. Let us hope that by the time you finish this accreditation, they won’t have any reason not to receive positive nod from you that will allow them to become properly recognised medical doctors. “For us, it has been a long journey.
It is unfortunate, but I must really thank all of our professionals in charge; they all contributed in their own way to bring us to this point. I believe the students would give a good account of themselves.
I met a few of them in the course of their professional studies and I think they are eager to complete this process. I believe on our part we would do everything to ensure that we support the university and the College of Medicine to achieve the purpose.”