he Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) has increased admission Quota for the medical programme of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State, to 120 from 75.
Mr. Olalekan Fadeyi, the Principal Assistant Registrar, Public and Alumni Relations, LAUTECH, made this known in a statement on Wednesday, in Ogbomoso.
Fadeyi said that the development came after the Prof. Juwon Arotiba-led special task force on repositioning the medical programme of the University to one of the best in the country completed its assignment.
He said that the development was announced through a letter with reference number: MDCN/525/vol.iv/274, dated Feb. 27, 2023, signed by the Council’s Registrar, Dr Tajudeen Sanusi and addressed to the University Vice-Chancellor.
According to him, the Visitor to the institution and Governor of Oyo State, Gov. Seyi Makinde, had, early in February, raised a task force to study the situation in LAUTECH.
He said that the special task force was also instructed to look into the situation of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, and come up with suggestions on how to raise standard of training medical doctors.
The Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mojeed Liasu, in his comment, described the news as a welcome development.
He thanked Gov. Makinde, Chairman of LAUTECH’s Governing Council, Prof. Deji Omole and the MDCN for the motivation to excel.
Liasu, promised the University management’s commitment to staying truthful to rules and regulations.