By Esther Onyegbula
The College Provost University of Lagos College of Medicine , CMUL, has said that there is a huge deficit in the health sector, pointing out that Nigeria health indicies is one of the lowest despite her rich oil wells.
Speaking during the official presentation of thousands of laboratory coats to fresh students in the College of Medicine by Access bank Plc which co-sided with the 2014/2015 freshman orientation of the College, the Provost, Dr.Folashade Ogunsola said compounding these inadequacies in the healthcare sector is the deficit in workforce.
“About 50 percent of all we train migrate to other countries. This is why it is imperative to improve the healthcare sector to ensure adequate workforce, “she stated.
She however urged the students to have an open mind about what life would offer them in the field of medicine. Presenting thousands of laboratory coats to the new students, Group Managing Director Access Bank PLC, Herbert Wigwe assured the College that the Bank will continue to partner with the school in adding value to educational development of students in the college.
He said the presentation was part of activities to improve the standard of education and encourage medical students”. Wigwe told the students that their education has just begun, adding that, “Our major goal is to teach you all you need to compete favourable with what obtains in other climes. Advising the students to study their books and shun examination malpractice, Wigwe noted that the college of medicine is very important in the training and development of the workforce in the health sector.
He also charged the students to be hard working, determined to succeed as the time for work is now because you represent the future of this country irrespective of the issues facing the nation now.
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