Enhancing medical training: Edo University acquires Anatomage table
By Abavo Kingsley, Benin
Edo University Iyamho in effort to meet the required modern standard in the training of medical students has acquired an Anatomage table.
Anatomage table is the most technologically advanced anatomy visualization system in the world for anatomy education which has been adopted globally by leading medical schools.
The University vice-chancellor Engr. Prof. Emmanuel O. Aluyor made this known during the institution’s 2nd Founder’s Day/matriculation of students for the 2018/2019 academic session which held recently.
Prof. Aluyor asserted that with this acquisition, Edo University has become the first and only Medical Training institution in Nigeria with an Anatomage Table which makes it stand out in the crowd.
Also, Edo University is one of the four medical training institutions in Nigeria with power laboratory system for the teaching of Physiology and Pharmacology the vice – Chancellor disclosed adding that the clinical skills laboratory when fully operational will effectively compete with other leading medical schools in the African continent.
Further in the quest to make the University rank among the best in Nigeria and even beyond, its management has entered into a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ with
two foreign Universities; Worcester State University, Massachusetts, USA and the University of Sunderland, UK.
This would afford some students of the institution the opportunity to spend between one or two years abroad in the students exchange programme towards completing their training in approved program Prof. Aluyor said.
The vice – Chancellor noting that the University in its barely two years of existence has shown signs of living up to its motto; ‘Quality Education for Development”, assured that in the next few years it will be turning out graduates who will be self-reliant and employers of labour based on the entrepreneurship training they have been made to go through.
At the event, delivering a paper titled; ‘Restructuring the Nigeria Tertiary Education System to Address the 21st Century Funding Challenges’, minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu advocated more partnership with both local and international organizations for proper funding and new innovation in entrepreneurship for tertiary institutions particularly Universities.
The minister was represented by Prof. Jacob Ehiorobo, deputy vice-Chancellor, Administration, University of Benin.
A total of 350 matriculating students took oath of allegiance of the University on the day as the high point was the official launch of the Mass Communication Digital Television Studio by the Deputy Governor Edo State, Hon. Philip Shaibu and other Guests