(Bego) Yobe State
H.E Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam has assured the Yobe State University (YSU) that he will continue to support the newly established medical college of the institution as it prepares to begin admitting students.
The governor spoke yesterday during a visit to inspect completion of construction work and the installation of classroom, office, laboratory and library furniture and equipment.
“We have provided the enabling environment for the medical college to kick off, start admitting students and start academic services in earnest.
“The ball is now in the court of the University – the vice chancellor and the provost of the college – to deliver the required services. The structures were excellently put in place. The furniture provided, the road network within the college, etc. are all excellent.
“I can assure you Mr. Vice Chancellor that our government is committed, and we are ready to continue to support you up to the end of my tenure. Whoever is taking over from me I am sure will sustain the tempo”, the governor said.
The head of the department of human physiology Prof. Mahmud Yehia Mahmud Shoukry, who spoke during the governor’s visit, commended him for the courage to establish the college.
“The college of medical sciences is a place where doctors are trained to take care of patients, of human beings, especially the poor…I want to say that each department here in this college is like a faculty or a full college in my country, Egypt. We want the outcome of this investment to be the training of very clever and well trained doctors that will take full care of patients in the future. This is our target”, Prof Shoukry said.
H.E Governor Gaidam was taken around the college during his visit by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Yakubu Mukhtar, who took him to each of the human physiology, biochemistry and human anatomy departments of the medical college as well as lecture theatres and the college library.