UNIMED Gives Scholarship, Slashes Fees

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Parents may now heave a sigh of relief as University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED), Ondo City, Ondo State launched a special scholarship scheme and slashed fees of some courses.

This was contained in a statement signed by the varsity’s Public Relations Officer, Temitope Oluwatayo, and made available to newsmen.

According to the statement, the Vice Chancellor of the varsity, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi, said the scholarship scheme tagged: ‘NextGenS’ was designed to support the development of the next generation of innovation-minded young scientists.

He said the initiative, which took effect operative from the current admission exercise for the 2022/23 academic session, would run for three years in the first instance.

Prof. Fatusi explained that the initiative offers 45 percent discount in school fees for students who gained admission into varsity to study Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Animal and Environmental Health Science, Community Health Science, and Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

Besides, school fees for the students in the listed programmes would only be ₦100,000 only per academic session,  irrespective of their state of origin.

According to the statement, the scholarship would be tenable till graduation as far as the student maintained a minimum grade of second class lower in each academic session.

Prof. Fatusi also stated that graduates with First Class or Second Class Upper were eligible for 50 percent school fees discount to study the following specialised areas of Health Sciences: Medical Physics, Environmental Physics, Medicinal Chemistry, Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Health Statistics and Mathematical Biology.

In his address during the launching, the vice chancellor said: “Science is the bedrock of development, and the future of health development nationally and globally lies largely in advancing the foundational basic sciences.

“Also, COVID-19 has demonstrated the need for Nigeria to significantly grow its scientific abilities.

“Our goal is to provide a platform and an avenue for the advancement of science in our country by growing and

supporting innovation-minded and science-inclined young people.

“We also see this as an opportunity to support the education of highly intelligent and interested candidates who may have limited economic support to pursue a career in these important fields.”

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