Faith-based university, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State, Prof. Noah Yusuf, plans to establish medical school with bias in natural medicine.
The vice chancellor addressed reporters in Ilorin, the state capital, to mark his third year in office.
He said the school was partnering the Forest Research Institution of Nigeria (FRIN) on the matter.
He said: “The partnership with FRIN would further boost the specialty in natural medicine as the institute has a full-fledged herbal unit, which currently engages in researches in natural/herbal products. Academic activities are expected to commence as from 2023/2024 academic session.
“The university plans to use research as a core activity for promoting growth and positively impact on national development.
“This plan is to be achieved through expanding laboratory and research activities to optimal level; assist faculty members to increase publication of their research in high impact journals and sustain the disbursement of the newly-created Senate research grant to beneficiaries.
“The expected results of the efforts include enhancement of strategic partnership agreements with industries for research in the university and enabling resourced faculty members to win international and other competitive grants.”
Yusuf stated that in the last one year, the institution “has witnessed a remarkable increase in research output with focus on interdisciplinary studies and collaboration”.
SOURCE: The Nation