ABUAD signs MOU with John US hospital for students’ clinical training

Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) signed an MOU with John Hopkins Hospital, United States.

The agreement, which was facilitated by the Little by Little Foundation, would expose ABUAD’s medicine and health final-year students to practical international training at Hopkins Hospital for a period of one year.

During the official MOU signing ceremony on January 10, 2022, Aare Afe Babalola SAN, the founder of ABUAD, praised Little-by-Little Foundation’s grand patron, Chief Adegoke Ajayi, for his efforts to ensure the success of the agreement with the hospital, which he said would expose the students to the international space. The founder explained that ABUAD, in the last thirteen years of its existence, has contributed to the development of the nation’s education and health sectors with the quality of its research, teachings, and community service. He advised students who will be beneficiaries of the agreement to remain committed to their careers and be ready to give back to the university and society, saying, “It is a well-known fact all over the world that giving back to one’s alma mater will substantially reduce the financial problems of other students.”

The legal luminary, Are Afe Babalola said, ” Through this foundation and the agreement today, ABUAD medical students will be able to acquire additional medical education from the oldest and most respected hospital in the United States.”

” Have you ever heard of any strike actions in universities like Stanford, Harvard, Yale , Cambridge, the University of London, Oxford, and other leading universities in the world?” The reason is simple. It is because they enjoy financial contributions from philanthropists in the form of endowments, grants , gifts, and professional chairs made available by foundations and individual philanthropists.

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Dr. Tokunbo Ajayi, on his part, as a representative of Johns Hopkins , commended the management of ABUAD for the partnership, noting that the hospital was aimed at moving students of the institution to be the leading lights in the development of the health sector.

He said, ” We want the students to be proud of this noble institution, and we believe the program we are creating will achieve the expected results. “The certification we are giving them will open doors for them in the medical space, as well as provide surgical missions to Ekiti people through ABUAD.”

Also speaking at the event, the Vice Chancellor of ABUAD, Prof. Smaranda Olarinde, said the epoch making event will ultimately usher the students to the front seat of the medical profession within the shortest possible time.

She said: “We move steadily with a mindset to perch on the of global reckoning. We are indeed a global brand. The varied and comprehensive ranking have since validated us as an institution that lives up to its mission statement to change the world through quality and impactful education.”