Gerar University To Inaugurate Afolabi, Adetoro As Chancellor, VC

The Gerar University of Medical Sciences (GUMED), Imope-Ijebu, Ogun-State, will on Friday, inaugurate Dr Taiwo Afolabi, CON, as the University Chancellor and Professor ‘Niran Adetoro as the Vice-Chancellor.

The event scheduled to hold at the University Auditorium commencing at 1.00pm will feature a N500 million endowment fund raising.

The founder Dr Isaac Adegoke and other members of the board of trustees of the University will preside over the investiture ceremony and institute a N500 million endowment for infrastructural development of the university.

Adegoke established the University to add his small quota to the educational emancipation of Nigerians and to give back to humanity, helping young ones to achieve their dreams.

Afolabi, the Chancellor, is the chairman of SIFAX Group.

He has over the years transformed the conglomerate to a leader in port management, shipping, bonded terminal operation, aviation, oil & gas, haulage & logistics, financial services and hospitality.

The company currently maintains presence in many countries of the world including Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and the United States. In 2006, the company bid and won the concession of Terminal ‘C’ at the Tin Can Island Ports, Lagos, as part of the port concession programme of the President Olusegun Obasanjo administration. Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited, the subsidiary incorporated to operate the concession, has successfully managed the facility with records of achievements in the last 16 years.

The Vice-Chancellor Professor Niran Adetoro is an information science Scholar, University teacher and Administrator and was Director of Academic Planning, Quality Assurance and Research for 9 years at Tai Solarin University of Education, (TASUED). He was visiting Professor at the Department of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of Ibadan in 2016.

Gerar University of Medical Sciences (GUMED) is a specialized institution established to run Medical and Allied Health Science programmes with the vision to become a Centre of excellence in Medical Scholarship in response to intellectual and developmental needs of the society.

The University is located on one Campus measuring 100.343hectares in Imope-Ijebu, Ijebu-North Local Government Area of Ogun State. It is poised to become a significant instrument for Health Sciences, Technology, Social and Economic advancement in its sphere of influence.

The University was licensed on the 9th of June,2023 by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the National Universities Commissions (NUC).

The institution commenced her Academic Activities in 2023/2024 session, having undergone a successful Resource Verification Exercise of its Nine Take-Off Programmes by the NUC in Allied Health and Basic Medical Sciences areas in two faculties.

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