The University of Medical Sciences, Ondo town has commence a scholarship scheme to reduce school fees for students school.
The institutions explained that the scholarship scheme tagged, ‘NextGens’ is part of the means to assist the students, and support the development of Innovation-minded young scientists.
The initiative was revealed in a statement released by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr Tope Akintayo on Monday September 26, 2022.
While speaking on the new development, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi, the Vice-chancellor of the institution explained that the initiative would start for the current admission exercise for the 2022/23 academic session, which will run for three years in the first instance.
His words “the initiative entails a 45 per cent discount in school fees for students who gain admission into UNIMED to study chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, animal and environmental health science, community health science, and human nutrition and dietetics.”
While speaking further, he disclosed that the school fees for both indigene and non-indigene will only be 100,000 per academic session, stating that the scholarship will be till graduation in as much as the candidate is in second class lower.
Fatusi said that graduates with first class or second class upper are eligible for 50 per cent school fees discount for there Postgraduate studies in any area of health sciences like environmental chemistry, health statistics, molecular biology, medical physics, mathematical biology and medicinal chemistry.
,“Science is the bedrock of development, and the future of health development nationally and globally lies largely in advancing the foundational basic sciences. Also, COVID-19 has demonstrated the need for Nigeria to significantly grow its scientific abilities. Our goal is to provide a platform and an avenue for the advancement of science in our country by growing and supporting innovation-minded and science-inclined young people.
“We also see this as an opportunity to support the education of highly intelligent and interested candidates who may have limited economic support to pursue a career in these important fields,” Fatusi stated..