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Establishment of College of Medical Sciences, FUK inaugurates 9-man committee

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By Hajara Leman

The Federal University of Kashere has inaugurated a nine-man committee for the establishment of College of Medical Sciences.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the inauguration was held on Tuesday in Kashere town of Akko Local Government Area of the State.

Professor Ibrahim Yakasai Provost College of Medicine Bayero University Kano would serve as the Chairman and Malam Mu’azu Mohammed Academic Secretary FUK as the Secretary.

Inaugurating the committee,Professor Umaru Pate Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University said that the committee members were eminent scholars in various fields of Medical sciences.

He said the terms of reference of the committee was to come up with proposal for the establishment of College of Medical Sciences with relevant programmes.

Also to identify suitable facilities in the university that would facilitate the take-off of the college and to identify and recommend suitable and qualified staff for the take-off of programmes in the college.

Others include coming up with curricular for the proposed programmes of the college and to initiate the process for resource verification of the programmes by National University Commission and other regulatory agencies among other things.

He said the committee was expected to submit its report to the VC within three months from the date of the inauguration.

In his response on behalf of the committee members, Professor Abubakar Bakari of the Department of Histopathology University of Maiduguri thanked the VC for finding them worthy to serve in the committee.

He said the establishment of the faculty of Medical Sciences at the University was timely considering the humanitarian and social challenges in the region.

He assured the VC that the committee would work to ensure the take-off of the College.

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