COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY ADO-EKITI

The College has three faculties, eighteen departments spread out over the three faculties.

    Historical Background of the COLLEGE

In 1998, the Government of Ekiti State under the leadership of Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo started to consolidate the idea of establishing a Medical School in the then University of Ado Ekiti (UNAD). Professor Tunde Oluwasanmi, the Adviser on Health was mandated to set the ball rolling. Prof Oluwasanmi contacted Professor Matthew Araoye who produced a 60-page document aimed at establishing a Medical School of COLLEGIATE STATUS in line with the directive of the National Universities Commission (NUC) (Ref: NUC/ES/138/Vol.III/2 dated 19th March, 1989, Ref NUC/ES/140/Vol.I/56 dated 26th July, 1989 and Ref NUC/ES/273/Vol.VIII/169 dated 22 November, 1990). In 2001/2002, the College of Medicine (COM) was born. The Pioneer Provost was Professor David O. Oyebola and he advanced to the extent of admitting Students. Unfortunately, there was no fund to carry the mission through. So, in 2004, The College was suspended  by the State administration under Dr. Ayodele Fayose.  The purpose was to reorganise the Collegiate System and fund it properly. At that time, some of the pioneer students were transferred to the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife while the majority who could not be absorbed changed to other courses in UNAD and other Universities in Nigeria.
In 2006/07 and pursuant to the Fayose plan, his government set up a Visitation Panel to UNAD and committed Professors Araoye and Femi Elegbeleye to draw up a scheme that would ensure the survival of a College of Medicine in UNAD. Although, Governor Fayose left the scene, the momentum to establish a Medical School geared up under Governor Segun Oni. First, a decision was made to use the State Specialist Hospital in Ado Ekiti as the Teaching Hospital for the prospective School. Accordingly, the hospital started to employ Medical Consultants in all disciplines. Thus, the Teaching Hospital was born before the rebirth of the College. In 2008, the State House of Assembly passed the Statute establishing the College in to law, following which the State Governor, Engr. Segun Oni, signed it into Law.
This paved way for the appointment of Professor G. J.F. Esan, as the Provost who assumed duty in April 2009. Straightaway, with the support of UNAD Administration, he set about putting up the College structures. He started to recruit staff, chief among whom were Professor Yinka Afolayan (the pioneer Dean of Basic Medical Sciences), Professor Williams O Odesanmi (the pioneer Dean of Basic Clinical Sciences) and Professor Matthew A. Araoye (the pioneer Dean of Clinical Sciences). Professor Esan commenced admission of Medical Students in the 2008/2009 academic session and also succeeded in streamlining the conversion of the Medical Consultants in the Teaching Hospital to Academics. 

 

In 2010, the Ekiti State Government merged the State-owned Universities in Ifaki and Ikere with UNAD and renamed the joint institution "Ekiti State University (EKSU)". Athough the MDCN, JAMB Office and NUC were informed of the merger, the College still faced an initial problem of having to convince the NUC that the COM programme under UNAD was the same as that under EKSU. The impasse was not  resolved until 2014 when the NUC concurred to the law documenting the merging of the Ekiti State Universities. Consequently, the statute establishing the College was updated and contained in the University of Ado-Ekiti: Change of Name to Ekiti State University Ado-Ekiti and Merging of other Universities Law, No. 12 of 2014, which was signed to Law on 6th October, 2014. Prof. Esan's tenure as Provost ended in April 2013 but EKSU persuaded him to tarry till the end of July. On 1st August, 2013, he was succeeded by Emeritus Professor Matthew Akinyemi Araoye. Following the expiration of Prof. Araoye's tenure in July, 2015, the incumbent, Professor Kehinde Sunday Oluwadiya was elected as Provost and assumed office on August 1, 2015 to date.

Today, the facilities in the College of Medicine are comparable to those found in institutions of training for undergraduate Medical Education in Nigeria. For instance; the EKSU COM has one of the best Medical Libraries in Nigeria today.  The Library is furnished tastefully with books coupled with e-learning facilities. Books and Journals were donated to the library including those from the late Kayode Osuntokun (Emeritus Professor of Medicine), Matthew Araoye (Emeritus Professor of Medicine) and the Nigerian citizens in the USA.

Other facilities include the Physiology building, Anatomy building, Biochemistry &Pharmacology complex, (which now houses the Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences and all its five Departments, and will soon be housing the College of medicine Administrative Offices within the next few weeks), Clinical Students Hostel and Clinical Students Lectureroom Complex (in EKSUTH), Animal House andTeaching Laboratories.  These are funded partly by the State Government, partly by the University and partly through Needs Assessment.

Anatomy Building Department of Anatomy Building

Faculties in the College

The Statute establishing COM proposed four faculties with the following Deartments: -

1. Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences:

Departments:-

  1. Anatomy
  2. Medical Biochemistry
  3. Physiology

Physiology Building Department of Physiology Building

2. Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences:-

Departments:-

  1. Anatomic Pathology
  2. Chemical Pathology
  3. Haematology & Blood Transfusion
  4. Medical Parasitology & Microbiology
  5. Pharmacology

Medical Biochemistry/Pharmacology Building The Medical Biochemistry/Pharmacology Building which Houses the College Administration and the Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences

3. Faculty of Clinical Sciences

Departments:-

  1. Anaesthesia
  2. Dentistry
  3. Epidemiology & Community Health
  4. Medicine,
  5. Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  6. Ophthalmology
  7. Paediatrics
  8. Psychiatry
  9. Radiology
  10. Surgery

Medical Library The Medical Library Building

The fourth faculty, the Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences with the following proposed departments is not yet established:
  1. Nursing,
  2. Pharmacy,
  3. Physiotherapy,
  4. Radiography.

Animal House Animal House

College Administration

The statute establishing COM provides a Court of Governors of the College which shall be subject to the control of the State Ministry of Education through the University Council and shall perform the under listed functions: -

The Chairman of the Court of Governors is the Vice-Chancellor of the University.

As suggested by the NUC, the COM administration is as follows: -

Officers of the College

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NAME

STATUS & POSITION

1

OLUWADIYA, Kehinde Sunday

 Professor, Provost.

2

BAMIDELE, James

Reader, Acting Dean, Basic Medical Sciences

3

ODESANMI, Williams Olufemi

Professor. Dean, Basic Clinical Sciences

4

AKANBI, Ganiyu

Senior Lecturer. Acting Dean Clinical Sciences.

5

ADEMILUA, Samuel Olu

Principal Assistant Registrar.
College Secretary,

7

OGUNSEMOYIN, Eunice Adebola (Mrs.)

Chief Accountant, College Financial Controller.

8

FABUNMI, Francis Adesoji

Principal Librarian,
Ag. Medical Librarian.

9

AFOLABI, Jacob Odunayo.

Princ Ass. Reg.
 Faculty Officer, (BMS)

10

AMUDA, Tajudeen Oladipo

Principal Ast. Reg.
Faculty  Officer (BCS).

11

OMOREGIE, Olanike (Mrs.)

Assistant. Reg.
Faculty  Officer (CS).

12

FADAMIRO, C. Olufunmilayo

Senior Lecturer, Hall Mistress.

13

ODU, Olusola Olugbenga

Senior Lecturer, Hall Master

 

Accommodation

Accommodation for the 400 – 600 Level Clinical Students is provided at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH). It is a 3-storey building with 72 rooms, each fully furnished with capacity for two students. With our current quota of 50 students per class, the building will contain 3 sets of clinical students.

Accreditation

The College has been fully accredited by the National University Commission (NUC) for five years.

It has also been fully accredited by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) for the First Professional MBBS Examination at the second accreditation visit. Consequently, the first ever Professional MBBS Examination was held between 14th and 25th December 2015.

Of the 46 candidates who sat for the examination, 37 passed at first sitting, and 6 had resit. The resit examination subsequently held on 14-18 December 2015 with 100% success.

The third accreditation visit of the MDCN is scgeduled to hold sometimes in the last quarter of 2016.