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Salem University to start medicine, engineering courses

The Salem University Lokoja has said the institution has set in motion the necessary machinery to kick off new colleges, particularly medicine, engineering and agriculture…

The Salem University Lokoja has said the institution has set in motion the necessary machinery to kick off new colleges, particularly medicine, engineering and agriculture to its colleges.

Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the university, Professor Alewo Johnson-Akubo, disclosed this in Lokoja on Friday during a pre-convocation press briefing.

Professor Johnson-Akubo said the introduction of new colleges became inevitable given the high demands from the numerous candidates seeking admission into the university in the country.

“Considering the demands from the numerous candidates to our university, we intend to establish the colleges of medicine, engineering, agriculture and a host of others in the interest of our teeming youths both within and outside Nigeria,” he said.

He said 960 students are expected to take part in the 5th convocation ceremony coming up on November 25.

The VC said the theme of the convocation will be ‘Beyond the 2023 General Elections: The Role of the Media in Deepening Democracy in Nigeria’ scheduled for Thursday, November 24, with veteran journalist Mrs Eugenia Abu as the guest lecturer.