Prof. Oluyinka Omigbodun, the Provost-elect of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (UI), says her agenda for the development of the college include repositioning the college programmes to reflect the realities of COVID-19 pandemic.
Omigbodun made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Tuesday, explaining the she had set an eight-point agenda in that regard.
NAN reports that Omigbodun, the first female psychiatry professor in Nigeria, also emerged as the first female provost-elect of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan to assume office on Aug. 1.
Omigbodun said “the agenda called TOGETHER for the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan are embedded in the vision of the University of Ibadan.
“My vision is for the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan to be a world class institution for academic excellence geared towards meeting societal needs.
“My mission now that I am Provost-elect when I move into office would be to work with passion, compassion, humility, commitment, integrity, unwavering focus and zeal.
“So as to ensure that the vision of the University of Ibadan, College of Medicine, each faculty, departments, institutes, units and individuals personal development plan is pursued to be in a protective and in environment conducive for learning and development.
“The agenda also captures the mission statement of the university of Ibadan; there are three aspects of the mission statement; to expand the frontier of knowledge through the provision of excellence conditions for learning and research. provide graduates who are worthy in character and sound judgement; and to contribute to the transformation of society through creativity and innovation.”
She noted that things are changing and moving on rapidly in the world especially with the new normal created by the effects of COVID-19, saying “it is vital we rise up to meet with the challenges ahead of us”.
According to her, TOGETHER agenda encompass well articulated development programmes aimed at optimising staff productivity, community conversations and collaborations, getting students ready for the global stage and working closely with the leadership of UI and University College Hospital, Ibadan, to achieve common goals and objectives, among others.
Edited By: Shittu Obassa/Kayode Olaitan (NAN)
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