Ondo Assembly Passes State University Of Medical Sciences Bill Into Law
ONDO State House of Assembly has passed into law the bill to establish Ondo State University of Medical Sciences. After its first reading at the floor of the house, it was subsequently committed to the House Committee on Education, Science and Technology headed by Banso Adeyinka at the plenary sitting.
Co-opting the House Committee on Health, led by Oleyelogun Bamidele, the committee deliberated with other stakeholders from the education and health sectors and presented its resolutions before members of the House.
Speaking on the bill, Adeyinka, said, “education is fundamental to the development and growth of any nation; it is an indispensable tool for its survival.
The committee unanimously agreed that: “Besides being the first of its kind in Africa, the university will create job opportunities and improve the socio-economic sector of the state.”
It observed that the existing Trauma Centre and other medical facilities in the state led to the establishment of the university in the political constituent of Governor Mimiko.
It was also stated that the establishment of the school would reduce capital flight, brain drain and expressly reduce the quest for research findings abroad apart from serving as an engine room for development.
Reeling out the committee’s recommendations, members of the legislature assented and passed them into law.
The law read in part that: “A University of Medical Sciences be established in Ondo town as proposed by this bill to institutionalise the state of art and put world class facilities on ground.
“That the honourable commissioner for health, as matter of necessity be made a member of the council of the university, so, as to bridge the gap between the public and government in terms of rendering quality medical services.”