By Hussaini Hammangabdo, Yola
Over 300 volumes of medical books valued at over N5million was donated to Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH) for the take-off College of Medicine.
Sunday Jesmiel, Chief Operating Officer, Brooks Consolidated Investments Limited (BCI), who presented the books said, the donation was corporate social responsibility support to the proposed new department of medical science.
Jesmiel noted that, BCI took into cognizance, the spectacular achievement and desire to promote teaching and research to reposition the University to a global brand for academic excellence was the rationale behind the gesture.
“Today we see the results being reflected in the increasing number of students, within and outside the country.
‘We are particularly, impressed with the new addition of the department of medical sciences, into the University’s program.”
He urged governments to support universities with special grant to augment the COVID-19 challenges, when they are reopened.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof Liman Tukur, who received the donation announced that the bill to convert the institution to a conventional University is virtually living the National Assembly, towards the presidency for assent.
The medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, he added, have pledged to give all necessary support for the establishment of medical college.
“We are set to open a whole college of medical sciences with several departments.
“The curriculum have been developed, sites identified both on campus and FMC Yola, intended to serve as teaching hospital.
“The NUC have also written to JAMB, that is has given approval and we are ready to commence.
“The donation is one of the greatest thing of our time in respect of the medical college,” he VC maintained.