BY CHINYERE ABIAZIEM
THE Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has assured the students and management of the Ogun State College of Health Technology (OSCOTECH), Ilese-Ijebu of government’s support in its quest to blaze the trail in the training of middle-level manpower in the health care sector in Nigeria. The governor stated this last Thursday during the first convocation ceremony of the College.
According to Senator Amosun, the role of the college has become central to the state’s agenda on healthcare. The governor, who was represented at the event by the Commissioner of Health, Dr Olaokun Soyinka and his education counterpart, Mr. Segun Odubela, reiterated the commitment of his government to the provision of holistic healthcare services in all nooks and crannies of the state.
Speaking at the event, Dr. Soyinka said, “OSCOTECH has become central to Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s initiative on health. We need to work on the health pipeline to ensure that it gushes out the right contents to ensure the three Ps of healthcare is taken care of. The future looks bright for the College”.
Speaking earlier, the Provost of the College, Dr. Tunji Dawodu listed some of the achievements of the College under his watch to include, among several other things, the accreditation of all courses except one and the execution of several projects to uplift the status of the 38-year old school which growth had been stunted. He then appealed to the government to increase the subvention of the school so as to free more funds for the direly-needed infrastructural development; and the tarring of the campus roads to elevate the environment.
Three prominent Fellows which included the Ogun State governor were invested at the occasion. Others were Sir Kessington Adebutu and Dr Hassan of Eye Foundation. Several dignitaries graced the event