By Omowaiye Oluremi
A Journey of about 8 years successful came to an end yesterday for 50 of our ‘stranded ‘UNIOSUN Medical students who had their medical studies stagnated for over two years as a result of non-availability of a teaching hospital for the Osun State University became Medical Doctors after a successful medical studies at the V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, UkraineOgbeni Rauf Aregbesola in 2013 decided to place all those due for clinical courses, that is, all 300 to 500 level medical students about 85 in number on full scholarship to complete their medical study in the prestigious V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine after effort to famed them out to other Universities failed .
Osun PDP in their usual bad spirit characteristic never wanted us to rescue the situation , they blackmailed us severally and made several efforts to frustrate the scholarship scheme, I recollect that the then induced Executive Secretary of NUC, Professor Okojie misfired by referring to V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University as a substandard university, a university that has produced Nobel laureates in medical biology, economics and physics. No single African country has produced a Nobel laureate in biology, economics or physics. Nigeria, with 160 million population, has only produced one Nobel laureate in Literature but to God be the Glory , history was made yesterday as 50 of these students became Medical Doctors courtesy of the Osun Government
One of the beneficiary of the Osun Government full sponsorship, Miss Latifat Abiola OYELEYE made African proud as she was announced as the over best medical student of Karazin Kharkiv National University as well as the 2017 overall best students in the entire Ukraine with an outstanding score of 95.6% In KROK 2 Exams .The remain 32 UNIOSUN Osun Government sponsored medical students will graduate next year . A unique factor of the scholarship for these medical students was that it was not restricted to indigenes of Osun alone but all those due for the clinical studies then . The beneficiaries included students from other states of the federation, including Anambra, Oyo, Kogi, Edo, Lagos, Ogun,Delta, Ekiti and Ondo.
I sincerely commend Mr Governor that inspite of all the challenges ranging from paucity of fund to massive and orchestrated media campaign from the PDP , the state didn’t abandoned nor recalled the students back home like other states, Once more , I say thank you Ogbeni Aregbesola !