UMYU wants TETFUND to fund conversion of Katsina FMC to medical college

Professor Elias Bogoro, TETFUND Executive Secretary

The authorities of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University (UMYU), Katsina, have sought the help of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), to fund its takeover of the Federal Medical Center (FMC) Katsina.

FMC Katsina is to be thereafter converted into the university’s teaching hospital.

The official handover of the FMC was recently concluded between the Federal Government and the Katsina State Government through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

UMYU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sunusi Mamman, who made the disclosure while speaking to a select group of newsmen in Katsina, said the University under his leadership is more than determined to realise the implications and visions embodied in the recent MOU on FMC Katsina.

He disclosed that he will soon embark on a funding campaign trip to shore up support for the realisation of a successful medical teaching hospital for the university in the nearest future.

He also announced that the institution is about shipping in modern laboratory science equipment in preparation for the take-off of medical courses and related science-oriented programmes to be run at the teaching hospital.

He said, “We are shipping some science laboratory tools worth 27.8 thousand dollars from the United Kingdom as part of the preparation for the introduction of new medical science programmes in the school, so that we will be able to admit students in the next academic session for those courses.”

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He however called on all hands to be on deck to collectively take the university to the next level, boasting that in the next few years the state will occupy all public and private hospitals with medical doctors trained by UMYU.

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