A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Prof. BAMIDELE James Olusegun

Provost, College of Medicine

The idea of establishing a College of Medicine at the University was mooted right from the take –off of the University in 1981. Indeed, not only was its suggested location and phasing spelt out in line with the then multi-campus philosophy of the University then in vogue, its primary objectives, curricular development, enrolment structure, manpower scenario and cost implication was all outlined even at that stage. As things later turned out, while the Faculties of Arts, Education, the Social Sciences, Engineering, Law, Management Sciences and Agricultural Sciences took off, the College of Medicine took-off about two decades after the idea of setting it up was mooted.

The College of Medicine, Ekiti State University was established in October 2001. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the State Government suspended the scheme in 2004 and promised to review it at a later date. The Provost of the College then was Professor D.D.O. Oyebola while Mrs. B.A. Oloketuyi served as the Secretary. The State Government in 2007 decided to reinstate the College and reflected its desire to do so in its 2007 and 2008 budgets by making fiscal provisions for the take-off. The State at the same time established the University Teaching Hospital which took off on the 14th January 2008.

The statute of the College was signed into law by His Excellency, Engr. Adebayo Olusegun Oni, the former Executive Government of Ekiti State on the 28th November, 2008. The extant statue of the College of Medicine as contained in the University Law of 2014 was signed into Law by the Executive Governor of Ekiti State His Excellency, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi in 2014. The Provost, Professor G.J.F. Esan, a specialist Heamotologist assumed duty on April 14, 2009 and commenced preliminary works for the take-off. Immediately after Prof. Esan completed his tenure in 2013, an Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Professor M.A. Araoye became the Provost of the College of Medicine in 2013 till 2015. Professor Kehinde Oluwadiya, took over the baton of leadership of the College in August, 2015 and completed his tenure of office in July2019.

The long awaited accreditation of the MBBS programme of the College of Medicine, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti was finally granted by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) in June 2019 under the leadership of Prof. K.S. Oluwadiya. The first ever final MBBS professional examination took place almost immediately after the accreditation from July 18, 2019. All the 43 candidates who sat for the examination passed. Professor James Olusegun Bamidele, the current Provost took over the mantle of leadership in August, 2019 to consolidate the efforts of the founding fathers. The College has since witnessed tremendous progress since the assumption of duty of the current Provost. The College graduated her second set of 34 medical students in December, 2020.

COLLEGE FACULTIES

Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences —the Faculty has the following departments. Departments of Anatomic Pathology, Medical   Microbiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Heamatology & Blood Transfusion and Chemical Pathology.

Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences — the Faculty has the following departments. Departments of Anatomy, Biochemistry, Nursing Science and   Physiology.

Faculty of Clinical Sciences — the Faculty has the following departments. Departments of Anaesthesia, Community Medicine, Dentistry, Family Medicine, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology and Surgery.

OBJECTIVES

The core objectives of the College are:

  1. To provide courses of instruction leading to the award of Degrees, Diploma Certificates and other University certificates programmes in the Medical and such allied professions as the University Senate may prescribe;
  2. To provide special training course, whether leading to University degrees/diplomas taking into account at all times the requirements of the University, the State Ministries of Education and Health;
  3. To conduct research with particular reference to the field of Medical Sciences;
  4. To provide health care services at primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels throughout Ekiti State and its environs.
  5. To organize conferences, seminars, study groups and other similar activities in the field of Medical Sciences.

LIST OF PRINCIPAL AND MANAGEMENT STAFF

S/N

NAME

QUALIFICATION

STATUS

E-MAIL

PHONE NO.

1

Prof. BAMIDELE Joseph Olusegun

MD (USSR) 1987

FMCPH 1998,

MD – 2020

Provost (College of Medicine)

[email protected]

08033943665

2

Dr. OLATUNDE Ayodeji

B.Ed-1995. PGDM-1997,MBA-2000,M.Ed-2010, PhD-2019

Deputy Director (College Secretary)

[email protected]

08038477586

3

Mr. OLANIYAN Kehinde Johnson.

HND 1995, BSC 2017,ACA 2011

College Financial Controller

[email protected]

08032503025

4

Mrs ALADESANMI Idowu Eunice

BSc ECO-1993. MBA-2000. MSc-2018. CNA-

College Auditor

  

LIST OF ADMINISTARTIVE STAFF

S/N

NAME

QUALIFICATION

STATUS

E-MAIL

PHONE NO.

1

Mr. APOTIOLA Sunday Olatunbosun

B.Sc-2007

Assistant Registrar

[email protected] 

08030879709

2

Mrs. ABIRI Olusola Christianah

B.Ed-2009,

Med- 2016

Assistant Registrar

 

07033867908

3

Mrs. OLUWASANMI Grace Yetunde

B.A -2014

Admin. Officer ll

[email protected]

07062411575

4

Mr. DARAMOLA Suleiman Akanbi

Diploma-2003, B.Sc- 2010

Prin. Exec. Officer

[email protected]

08034475780

5

Mr. OLUMIDE Opedare,

HND-2002, ND-1997

Assit. Chief Conf. Secretary

[email protected]

08033818242

6

Mrs. YUSUF Comfort Olufolake

Advanced Diploma- 2014

Principal  Data Processing Officer

[email protected]

08038327715

7

Mr. OMIATA Adesoji Kayode

B.Sc- 2015

Higher Executive Officer

adesoji.Omiata@eksu,edu.ng

08062106135

8

Mrs. ABIOLA Abiola Elizabeth

B.Sc – 2017

Executive Officer

 

08055875678

9

Mrs. OLAOYE Felicia Oluwatoyin

O′Level NABTEB- 2014

Chief Clerical Officer

[email protected]

080622316252

10

Mrs. ADETUNJI Olufunke  Omolara                       

O′Level NECO -2008

Clerical Officer l

[email protected]

08064973774

PHILOSOPHY

The broad based Philosophy of the College is to establish a College of Medicine with an academic culture that is students-centered and problem-solving on the basis of integrated leaning and community orientation.

VISION

To provide a high-quality educational experience shaped by outstanding teaching and research that will produce exemplary healthcare professional with zeal to improve the health and wellbeing of all.

MISSION

The College is established to promote, administer and regulate teaching, research, examination and community service in the field of Medicine and other allied professions. In addition, conduct special training courses taking into consideration the requirements of the State Ministries of Education and Health and to conduct of research, with reference to Medical Sciences. To also engage in provision of health care at primary, secondary and tertiary levels in Ekiti State and its