How Babcock University Is Steming The Trend Of Medical And Educational Tourism In Nigeria- Vice-Chancellor - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, December 12, 2022

How Babcock University Is Steming The Trend Of Medical And Educational Tourism In Nigeria- Vice-Chancellor

President and Vice-Chancellor of Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Professor Ademola Tayo has revealed how the university is steming the trend of medical and educational tourism in Nigeria which is making the country to be losing over N100billion annually according to reports 

The Vice-Chancellor during a recently held media dinner with Education Writers Association of Nigeria (EWAN), editors of online media organizations and electronic media held on the institution's campus, disclosed that university's teaching hospital was able to record over 959 open heart surgeries at its Cardiac Centre, in addition to several knee replacement and spinal surgeries while the Faculty of the Security Studies and Law has been producing first class products at the Nigeria Law School for the past seven years 

"Today, with over 959 open heart surgeries at the Cardiac Centre in the Babcock University Teaching Hospital as well as several total knee and replacement and spinal surgeries, we continue to stem the trend of medical tourism and creating tangible options for Nigeria and all living in the sub-Saharan African region", he stated

 "This year, we recorded our first successful bilateral total knee replacement surgery on a 65-year old female patient"', the Vice-Chancellor added 

According to him,  "the woman had severe knee osteoarthritis on both legs. By God’s grace, the surgeries were successful and the patient discharged"

He described the journey of the university as the one guided by the principles of purpose-driven mission, saying the Institution inspite of these and immense revenue loss owed to medical and educational tourism, the university was able to turn its dream to reality through robust academic programmes that could compete globally with other tertiary institutions outside Nigeria

For instance, the Vice-Chancellor disclosed that the Medical And Dental Council of Nigeria and Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria
had reviewed upward the enrollment level of the university's medical school

"Our programmes offer more than just head knowledge. They are dynamic and diverse. A programme in Medicine for example, opens unusual doors for self-expression in other ways beyond Health centres". 

"Our students get a holistic, robust education preparing them for the real world of problem solving and mission. In addition, the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria has upwardly reviewed our student enrolment in Medicine from 100 to 120",

"Similarly, the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria have also approved an upgrade for our Nursing student enrolment to 150", he stated 

The Vice-Chancellor also noted the outstanding quality of law graduates of the university as reflected in the performances of its products in the Nigeria Law School

"We also had six first class students from the just concluded Nigerian Law School Bar Exams. Babcock had the highest amongst private universities in Nigeria and this represents 6% of the 99 students who took the exams", he further revealed

The university according to him, recorded very impressive performance in the accreditation excercise by the National Universities Commission with 44 accredited undergraduate programmes ranging from Accounting to Nursing and Medicine & Surgery. 

He added that the accredited programmes included six from the two Schools, School of Environmental & Earth Sciences as well as the School of Engineering which would commence as from next academic session 

The Vice-Chancellor also noted the collaboration with United States based universities including Savannah State University,University of Hertfordshire and Kobi University 
which has continued to enhance the quality of learning, particularly in the area of research at the Institution

"The university has existing collaboration with the under listed institutions: SAVANNAH STATE UNIVERSITY: Collaboration between BU Social Work Department and Savannah State University, Georgia, Atlanta, USA offers opportunity for 300 level students to take their 2nd semester in the US.Advertising Council of Nigeria, (APCON) Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, (NIPR)"

"UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE: This a faculty and student exchange program in training and research offers BU 300 level students of Social Work to undergo their 2nd semester in the University for foreign exposure with the trip funded by Erasmus Plus grant. Department of Social Works understanding with GRO community, Chicago that provides Social Work graduate remote jobs in the USA as 7 students are currently on the programme"

"KOBI UNIVERSITY, USA: Offers training and research for faculty and student", he stated

High point of the dinner was presentation of the gift to the university by EWAN through its Chairman, Mojeed Alabi 

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