By Nnamdi Ojiego
President, National Postgraduate Medical College, Ijanikin, Lagos, Prof. Victor Wakwe, has appealed to the Federal Ministry of Education to recognise the college as a tertiary institution so it can benefit from grants accrued to educational institutions.
Wakwe made the appeal at a briefing in Lagos, on the forthcoming convocation of the college. According to him, the institution is being starved of fund because the education ministry was yet to recognise it as a parastatal or body under its purview.
He said since the college was established under the ministry of health to regulate, train and certify postgraduate medical education, there was need for it to be recognised.
Wakwe said: “We need a lot of help in this college. We need grants to build examination/multi-purpose hall.”
and to improve on our research capabilities. We want the federal ministry of education to recognise us as a tertiary educational institution and request the and National Universities Commission, NUC, to start giving us grant.
“There are monies TETFUND and NUC are begging the universities to come and collect.”