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Gerar University Appoints Afolabi as Chancellor

L-R: Olumuyiwa Akande, Group Head, Corporate Communications presenting a brand-new bus on behalf of Taiwo Afolabi, Chairman, SIFAX Group and Chancellor, Gerar University to Prof. Niran Adetoro, Vice Chancellor, Gerar University, at the university campus, Imope Ijebu, Ogun State.

…Donates bus to the University

Gerar University of Medical Sciences, Imope-Ijebu in Ogun State, has appointed Taiwo Afolabi, the chairman of SIFAX Group as the first chancellor of the university.

Afolabi commended the University for the quality of infrastructure at the institution’s campus.
He expressed his delight that the university, which will welcome its pioneer students in the next few weeks, already has impressive infrastructure and equipment that would aid in a smooth commencement of academic activities at the permanent site.

Afolabi made this known during his maiden visit to the university where he was received by the management team led by Niran Adetoro, the vice-chancellor.

“I have always believed that quality education remains the bedrock of development in any society. It not only liberates the mind but also positions individuals for personal advancement. This is the major reason education has been a key pillar in SIFAX Group’s social interventions over the years. This is why I accepted to be the Chancellor of this university. I want to contribute my quota towards the realisation of the lofty vision of this citadel of learning.

“I have gone round the campus. This is impressive because not many universities start their journey on their permanent sites. The infrastructural provision, facilities and modern equipment on the ground are more than good enough for a university just opening its doors. I wish to commend the founder and management of the University for the good job done so far,” he said.

Adetoro informed Afolabi that the National Universities Commission (NUC) had approved all the nine take-off programmes of the university. The programmes are Nursing Science, Optometry, Medical Laboratory Science, Physiology, Physiotherapy, Radiology and Radiation Science, Anatomy, Human Nutrition and Dietetics and Pharmacology.

In a related development and to fulfil his promise, Afolabi donated a brand-new bus to the university.

While presenting the bus, Olumuyiwa Akande, Group head of Corporate Communications of SIFAX Group, who represented Taiwo Afolabi, said the bus was donated to aid the movement of staff, as academic activities will commence in the next few weeks.

Adetoro, who received the bus, lauded Afolabi for the kind gesture, promising that it would be put to good use.

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