The Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe FAS on Monday, May 23, 2022, played host to the Corp Commandant, Nigerian Army Medical Corps, Colonel Idris Babatunde Solebo in his office.
Col. Solebo was with the Vice-Chancellor to intimate him on the level of progress in the Nigerian Army Medical Corps’ mission to expand its medical programmes.
While reaffirming the keen interest of Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya in the collaboration between the University of Lagos and the Nigerian Army Medical Corps with a view to seeing to a smooth take-off of the Nigerian Army College of Nursing Degree Programme, Col. Solebo announced that infrastructures are already being put in place at the Nigerian Army Medical Corps Headquarters with a view to ensuring that all requirements are met.
In his response, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe congratulated the Nigerian Army on its numerous milestones especially in tertiary education.
Prof. Ogundipe spoke on the efforts so far put into the curriculum development for the proposed Nursing Degree programme of the Nigerian Army College of Nursing, assuring that once the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is called off, the Academic Planning Committee and the Senate of the University of Lagos will be duly consulted with relevant documents after which the National Universities Commission (NUC) is expected to give approval.
The Vice-Chancellor is of the opinion that academic collaborations such as this is the way to go with a view to facilitating more students’ exchange programmes and further deepening the scope and quality of engagement between the Nigerian Military and other corporate public and private entities.