The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has been given the approval by the National Universities Commission (NUC) to start medicine and surgery (MBBS) programme ahead of the 2020/2021 academic session.
This is contained in a statement by NUC’s Director of Academic Planning, Dr N. Biodun Saliu and obtained by The Precision NG on Thursday.
The statement read in parts:
“I am directed to inform the Vice-Chancellor that the Executive Secretary has considered and approved the establishment of the full-time mode of the under listed programme, to be run in the main campus of the University from the 2020/2021 academic session.
“1. Medicine and Surgery (MBBS).
“I am to add that the approval does not cover the part-time mode of delivery of programmes,” the statement read.
Recall that on Thursday, August 22, 2019, the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi alongside top Management staff of the institution, laid the foundation of the School of Health and Health Technology of the Federal University of Technology Akure.
The site which is expected to accommodate FUTA’s Medical School and the Teaching Hospital is located at Ilu-Abo, Akure.
Oba Aladetoyinbo declared the project as a dream come true for Akure Kingdom and the good people of Ondo State.
“We had consistently clamoured for a Teaching Hospital in the last eight years being the only state capital without a Federal Teaching Hospital,” Oba Aladetoyinbo said at the event.
Below is the letter from NUC:
A copy of the approval letter is seen below,