BY OLA AJAYI
IBADAN – Senator Abiola Ajimobi-led administration has rekindled the hope of medical students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso as the Medical and Dental Registration Council of Nigeria, MDRCN, Abuja has granted an approval to allow the students resit the medical examination.
The ownership tussle between the Oyo State Government and Osun State Government during the administrations of Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala and Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, compounded the students problems.
A source told Vanguard that Governor Ajimobi, worried by the complaints of the students, some of whom have spent eight years and above in the school, set up a standing committee to find a way out.
Among others, committee, it was gathered, was charged to ensure that the state government facilitated a fast-track of the accreditation process of courses in the institution.
On Tuesday, June 14, 2011, members of the committee, were said to have visited the MDRCN in Abuja, where the state government applied to the council for approval for the LAU TECH’s medical students to re-sit their examination conducted in Osogbo, Osun State.
It was gathered that the government’s application was processed after deliberations between the Oyo government officials and MDRCN.