CU Signs Pact with the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN)
The Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) are seeking to increase awareness of preventative and curative health issues affecting the community through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). AMLSN signed the MoU with Covenant University on their recent visit to the University on Thursday, September 10, 2015. The MoU covers research, preventive health programmes and general health related mutual projects.
While making his remarks, Mr. Toyosi Raheem, the team leader and also the 12th National President of the Association, stated that the signing of the MoU with Covenant University was a very good development for the association. He implored CU Management to work on establishing a Bachelor of Laboratory Science programme in the University; explaining that they always advocate for this whenever they visit higher institutions.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo stated in his remarks that the partnership could not have come at a better time. He emphasised his stand on the need for accurate and early diagnosis as a crucial tool in the success of both preventive and curative medicine. “To this end,” he said, “Covenant University mandates a compulsory medical examination for its faculty and staff once every year.” He noted however, that there was a need to provide adequate health information and awareness to individuals, groups and communities in order to increase the effectiveness of preventive medicine. He added that although ‘prevention is better than cure,’ one cannot prevent what they are not aware of.
Professor Ayo added, “This is another platform for research; we have been depending on foreign countries to provide solutions for too long. We need to begin to search out solutions on our own. We are a world class university committed to raising a new generation of leaders. Therefore, this is one MoU that would not only benefit Nigeria, but Africa in general.”
In her remarks, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor appreciated the team for attending and expressed confidence in God for the successful implementation of the MoU.
Earlier in his welcome remarks, the Registrar, Pastor Olamide Olusegun expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the team in establishing a partnership with Covenant University. He stated that the MoU would bring about a more robust and beneficial relationship between the two parties. He emphasised the willingness and readiness of Covenant University to work with other respectable institutions to pool ideas and resources, and expound the University’s vision.
Others present at the event were the immediate past Director, Centre for Research, Innovation and Discovery (CUCRID), Professor Louis Egwari and the current Director, Professor Samuel Wara; Director, Industry Partnership, Professor Olawole Obembe; HOD, Biological Sciences Department, Professor Adesola Ajayi; a faculty representative of the Department of Biological Sciences Dr. Conrad Omonhinmin; a representative of the Legal Department, Barr. Ayo Osayande and a member of the Directorate of Media and Corporate Affairs.