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Kano varsity committed to producing qualified medical doctors — VC

The Vice Chancellor, Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano (YUMSUK), Prof. Mukhtar Atiku-Kurawa, has restated the institution’s commitment to producing qualified medical doctors.

Atiku-Kurawa stated this when the Kano State House of Assembly Standing Committees on Higher Education and Health visited the institution on Friday in Kano.

The YUMSUK Head of Information, Publications, Protocol and Public Relations, Abdullahi Abba-Hassan,  disclosed this in a statement.

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Abba-Hassan said the VC urged the assembly to look at the possibility of renaming the Muhammad Abdullahi Wase to Yusuf Maitama Sule University Teaching Hospital.

He explained that would enable the institution to source intervention for its development.

According to him, the donor agencies required the hospital to carry name of the university as requirement for their intervention.

He further said that the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) had also recommended the renaming the hospital to make it suitable for sound MBBS programme.

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The University, with the support of the state government, he said, was working tirelessly to ensure that the hospital fulfilled all the requirements for the teaching hospital status.

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He further noted that the MBBS students would soon start their clinical services.

In their remarks, the Chairman, Higher Education Committee and that of Health, Ali Shanono and Nuhu Abdullahi, said they met with the University’s  management in respect of Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital Bill.

They said that the bill was for conversion of the Hospital to YUMSUK Teaching Hospital.

The Committee Chairmen, therefore pledged support of the Kano State House of Assembly to enable the university to get a befitting teaching hospital.

They commended the Vice-Chancellor for the remarkable developments recorded in the University.

“We are happy with the zeal and commitment of the Vice-Chancellor in attracting developments to the University,” they said.

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