Welcome, Guest: Register On Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 3,174,873 members, 7,893,359 topics. Date: Thursday, 18 July 2024 at 09:22 AM

We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi - Politics - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Politics / We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi (16220 Views)

Japa: I'll Use Good Governance To Curb Brain Drain In Ekiti - Oyebanji / SUMAS: UNN Academicians Hail Gov. Ugwuanyi’s Giant Strides In Education Sector / Ugwuanyi Inspects Projects At SUMAS Recently Licensed By NUC (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (Reply) (Go Down)

We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by OEPHIUS(m): 8:36am On Apr 23, 2023
We established SUMAS in Nsukka to increase access to medical education, address shortage of health personnel, discourage brain drain in Nigeria - Gov. Ugwuanyi

…Addresses SUMAS’ pioneer matriculants as founder and visitor to university

…Says his administration has invested heavily in varsity’s infrastructure, made provisions for sustainable funding

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State during the maiden matriculation ceremony of the State University of Medical and Applied Sciences (SUMAS) Igbo-Eno, Enugu State, on Saturday addressed the pioneer students in his capacity as founder and pioneer Visitor to the medical university.

Speaking at the first SUMAS’ academic ceremony marking the planting of her first seeds, Governor Ugwuanyi disclosed that his administration conceived the founding of the budding specialised university to provide more opportunities for all desiring youths in the country especially the youthful citizens of Enugu State to gain training in their chosen professional disciplines.

The founder of SUMAS pointed out the challenges that numerous applicants in Enugu State face gaining admission into tertiary institutions especially for professional and competitive courses such as Medicine, Pharmacy, Allied Health Sciences, Engineering, Law, etc.

Thousands of well qualified candidates, Governor Ugwuanyi said are left stranded without admission in the country bedeviled by socio-economic challenges and attendant implications.

The governor revealed that it was against the backdrop of acute shortage of health personnel in the state and across the country as well as the consequential effects of brain drain in view of the fact that the few available are unceasingly leaving the country in their numbers that his administration decided to establish another state-owned university with a specialised brief on professional disciplines.

“As the records indicate, every year, thousands of candidates apply to study Medicine and Allied Health Sciences in the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) and Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) respectively but a total of less than one thousand are given admission into these programmes in both institutions. This leaves several thousands of well qualified candidates stranded without admission. The socio-economic implication of this is better imagined,” the governor said.


Governor Ugwuanyi went down memory lane to eulogise the first President of Nigeria and a foremost nationalist, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe (The Great Zik of Africa) and recalled his leadership role, patriotism and selflessness in founding the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, stressing that “the uniqueness of what Zik altruistically did for the nation and particularly for Nsukka by siting the university in Nsukka land remains a godly act, recreating Nsukka as a land and redefining the destinies of her people.

“It brought light into a place where there was darkness. It made Nsukka come into the map of the world when many Nigerian cities of today were hardly known to other Nigerians not to say Africa and beyond.”

Congratulating the “lucky pioneer students” including their parents/sponsors for their landmark and historic achievement of being admitted into the brand-new university, Governor Ugwuanyi added that his administration had invested a lot and had provided all the needed infrastructure for the smooth take off of the university.

According to him: “There are six faculty buildings each with eight to 12 huge classrooms, laboratories and 36 offices. There are also two completed hostels each with 450 bed spaces (one for male and one for female), a medical centre that is well equipped to even provide tertiary medical services, the solar powered streetlights, and a teaching hospital which has reached an advanced stage.

“I have also made adequate provisions to ensure that all the ongoing projects (the teaching hospital, the ICT building, the road network, the perimeter fencing and the main gate are completed. The entire university is provided with multiple numbers of industrial scale boreholes for efficient supply of water.

“In addition, the construction of 33KVA dedicated high voltage powerline from Nru-junction injection sub-station to the university has been approved for the university. This is to ensure steady power supply to the university.”

The founder of SUMAS, therefore, expressed optimism that with the facilities already provided and the crop of management staff chosen, the medical university will grow to be among the top universities in the country.

Governor Ugwuanyi went further to disclose that provisions for sustainable funding of the new university had been made, stating that “this is to put a safe guard against the consequences of producing poorly trained medical and allied personnel to serve the society.”

Ending his address, the founder and pioneer Visitor to SUMAS further said: “Once again, I congratulate our dear matriculants and I urge you to study hard and make good use of the good facilities available in this university to create a bright future for yourselves, our nation and become, in the years coming, great ambassadors of SUMAS.

"In all, just like I handed over the fate of Enugu State into the hands of God on the assumption of office as Governor, on May 29, 2015, as founder and pioneer Visitor to SUMAS, I hand the affairs, growth, development and wellbeing of this university into the hands of the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob and the awesome God of David.”

In his welcome address, the Vice Chancellor of SUMAS, Prof. James Chukwuma Ogbonna, expressed profound gratitude to Governor Ugwuanyi for his vision and passion for human resource development that led to the establishment of the university.

Prof. Ogbonna hinted that the governor’s investment in the medical university will contribute in addressing the acute shortage of manpower in Medical and Allied Health Sciences, as “it has already created employment opportunities for our people, has already engendered a flurry of activities around her immediate community and will definitely contribute in large measure to the socio-economic development of Enugu State.”

Disclosing that the first set of 789 students had been admitted into the 23 programmes approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC), spread into six faculties, the Vice Chancellor congratulated the matriculants, their parents and guardians, and urged the students to exhibit high sense of discipline and seriousness by attending lectures, studying very hard and participating in all the academic activities, etc.

Prof. Ogbonna equally appreciated the Governor-elect of the state, Dr. Peter Ndubuisi Mbah who was ably represented at the ceremony by the former Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Dan Shere, and his Deputy, Barr. Ifeanyi Ossai “for the great interest you have shown in this university, saying: “Your presence today assures us that you share the same dream with His Excellency and that you will continue to support SUMAS to attain greater heights.”

Dignitaries at the colourful event include the Chairman, Project Implementation Committee, SUMAS, Prof. Val. O Ekechukwu; wife of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Christiana Ogbonna, Vice Chancellor of ESUT, Prof. Aloy Okolie; the Vice Chancellor of UNN, Prof. Charles Igwe, represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Johnson Urama, Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, Enugu, Prof. Malachy Okwueze; the Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Dr. David Ugwunta; other members of the State Executive Council (EXCO) and the House of Assembly Member-elect for Igbo-Eze North II Constituency, Hon. Clifford Obe.

Others were the Registrar of SUMAS, Mr. Anselem Onah; the University Librarian, Dr. Mrs. Monica Eze; the Bursar, Dr. Elvis Ozoadibe; his ESUT counterpart, Dr. Augustine Ojeh; the State Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Innocent Ezeoha, the State Chairman of ALGON and Chairman of Udenu LGA, Hon. Solomon Onah and other council chairmen; Hon. Chinedu Onuh; Gen. Godwin Ugwuoke (Rtd); Prof. Ugwudioha Ofili; other academics; Permanent Secretaries, Heads of Boards, Institutions, Agencies and Parastatals; the Chaplain, SUMAS, Rev. Fr. Jude Ugwueke and other clergymen; Royal Fathers, etc.



https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid0335GTojFgthXTqndqXSJq9WfFPhWC9CV94C7oCTVZ4dJWTrU76GFWuHjFM9tUcgkvl&id=100044234839321&mibextid=Nif5oz

3 Likes 1 Share

Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by IdiotOjukwu(f): 8:38am On Apr 23, 2023
Beware of those who preach liberalism in your ancestral lands but practice ethnic nationalism in their indigenous spaces, they are wolves in sheep clothing.


YORUBAS BE WISE!!!

5 Likes

Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by helinues: 8:38am On Apr 23, 2023
Sisi Enugu

grin cheesy

2 Likes

Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by OEPHIUS(m): 8:39am On Apr 23, 2023
More pictures..

3 Likes 1 Share

Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by Ihateheadslamer: 8:42am On Apr 23, 2023
Madam Enugu tongue

1 Like

Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by Germi9: 10:49am On Apr 23, 2023
SUMAS another avenue to loot the treasury

6 Likes

Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by money121(m): 10:50am On Apr 23, 2023
Noted
Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by BigDawsNet: 10:50am On Apr 23, 2023
If the FG fix the country...

It's pretty obvious we won't hav experts running away from the country... some people are moving because they don't hav choice...

I pray Nigeria get it right oneday

8 Likes

Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by Ebubu2: 10:51am On Apr 23, 2023
look at the barn yard he called state medical and science university. dirty looking 1990s bungalows


below is the king david umahi university of medical sciences built by dave umahi in ebonyi state.

federal government had to rush and buy it in ebonyi state.

12 Likes

Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by Yampotatocarrot(m): 10:52am On Apr 23, 2023
If Na matriculation, e for just use the opportunity tell the school to award him a honorary doctorate degree

I think jambites need to do more research on schools to apply for. There are newly approved schools popping up, but information is lacking... Rather than everybody wanting to attend UNN, UI, UNILAG, UNILORIN,e.t.c.

4 Likes

Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by 1950Mack: 10:52am On Apr 23, 2023
angry why will they not run away when the country is unbearable... make 1million laws if you like... people will still japa if the country continues to be a disappointment tongue undecided

7 Likes 1 Share

Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by armadeo(m): 10:53am On Apr 23, 2023
Lol.
Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by Mindlog: 10:57am On Apr 23, 2023
Investing in human capital development.... impressive. Few years from now, many of them would be employed in foreign countries and earning way better, then remit money home and boost Enugu state's economy.

1 Like

Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by Derrickfoster1: 11:00am On Apr 23, 2023
God abeg 🤣🤣
Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by Cooly100: 11:07am On Apr 23, 2023
They should focus in producing quality nurses.

This is goldmine in health care abroad.

The Philippines and Indians export their nurses abroad and they send huge forex to their countries.

9 Likes

Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by Thegamingorca(m): 11:10am On Apr 23, 2023
How will that happen? Lol
Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by greatermax77(m): 11:11am On Apr 23, 2023
Soon they will japa when they start owning them salaries which must happen soon
Yeye government

1 Like

Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by virginboy1(m): 11:20am On Apr 23, 2023
Most Nigerian government can't be trusted...when they start any project...what one first of all thinks of is the amount they will loot. undecided

I just hope this SUMAS is not a government looting scheme also. lipsrsealed

1 Like

Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by sulaak(m): 11:20am On Apr 23, 2023
Cooly100:
They should focus in producing quality nurses.

This is goldmine in health care abroad.

The Philippines and Indians export their nurses abroad and they send huge forex to their countries.

Is that progress?


Exporting labour is not progress when there is a need for good nurses and doctors in Nigeria. All the remittance that Nigerian send back to Nigeria has done nothing for Nigeria's developed except for importing foreign goods.

4 Likes

Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by uuzba(m): 11:20am On Apr 23, 2023
Cooly100:
They should focus in producing quality nurses.

This is goldmine in health care abroad.

The Philippines and Indians export their nurses abroad and they send huge forex to their countries.
Philipino and Indian women are happy.
Nigerian women are always angry and vexing. Using force-force to chook the injection.
Which country will want Nigerian nurses?
The other day, one was busy doing video of a dying man to post on Instagram. The man died!

2 Likes

Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by FantasyWolf(m): 11:23am On Apr 23, 2023
Wahala
Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by Ohindase321: 11:23am On Apr 23, 2023
Good
Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by Cooly100: 11:23am On Apr 23, 2023
uuzba:

Philipino and Indian women are happy.
Nigerian women are always angry and vexing. Using force-force to chook the injection.
Which country will want Nigerian nurses?
The other day, one was busy doing video of a dying man to post on Instagram. The man died!

Let's remove the negatives.

There are many Nigeria nurses abroad doing excellently well.

There are bad people from every country.

There are stories of nurses from Europe who killed babies in their care.

8 Likes

Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by Pvin: 11:29am On Apr 23, 2023
Good one
Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by Mindlog: 11:33am On Apr 23, 2023
Cooly100:
They should focus in producing quality nurses.

This is goldmine in health care abroad.

The Philippines and Indians export their nurses abroad and they send huge forex to their countries.

States should invest in training their indigenes in Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences in their state owned accredited institutions and have agreements with foreign countries to supply them with those skilled health workers and have a fee paid to the state government for their recruitment instead to some fraudulent agencies.

2 Likes

Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by Mindlog: 11:35am On Apr 23, 2023
uuzba:

Philipino and Indian women are happy.
Nigerian women are always angry and vexing. Using force-force to chook the injection.
Which country will want Nigerian nurses?
The other day, one was busy doing video of a dying man to post on Instagram. The man died!

There are thousands of Nigerian trained nurses working here in the UK, how many of them have made the news for professional misconducts?

6 Likes

Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by Cooly100: 11:38am On Apr 23, 2023
sulaak:


Is that progress?


Exporting labour is not progress when there is a need for good nurses and doctors in Nigeria. All the remittance that Nigerian send back to Nigeria has done nothing for Nigeria's developed except for importing foreign goods.

It is massive progress.

Definitely not all of them will end up in foreign land. Some will remain here.

The money they send home help their families to train more of their siblings in school where there is no free education.

The properties they develop will cut across labour supply, creating jobs to several people.

The tenement rate the pay for those properties to their state governments will improve state IGR.

This is massive progress my friend.

Don't look at it from one angle.

3 Likes 1 Share

Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by Kemistri3(m): 12:22pm On Apr 23, 2023
Ebubu2:
look at the barn yard he called state medical and science university. dirty looking 1990s bungalows


below is the king david umahi university of medical sciences built by dave umahi in ebonyi state.

federal government had to rush and buy it in ebonyi state.


What is this nonsense LGBT colour painted structures?😂😂


Dave Umahi and mediocrity sha...🤦

2 Likes 1 Share

Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by bigdammyj: 12:24pm On Apr 23, 2023
Okay.
Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by GboyegaD(m): 12:31pm On Apr 23, 2023
People are living because the working conditions are not favorable thus, creating more medical programs isn't the solution.
Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by haybhi1(m): 12:31pm On Apr 23, 2023
Lol, let it pass through accreditation first. To establish standard medical institutions no be by wish. Na people you go dey treat, not animals, so una must sound.
Re: We Established SUMAS To Discourage Brain Drain In Nigeria - Ugwuanyi by chymeze: 12:34pm On Apr 23, 2023
These guys are addressing this brain drain issue in a wrong way! The problem with brain drain in the health sector is not that few doctors and health care workers are being produced (which is what this SUMAS thing is allegedly targeting). The problem is that once these health care workers are produced they are not well catered for and are not given a conducive environment with modern facilities to work in. So creating a university to produce more health workers is only increasing the number of these same health workers who'd japa, once they graduate and face these same issues that government has refused to address to stem the tide of brain drain.

2 Likes 1 Share

(1) (2) (Reply)

Sit-At-Home: South East Governors Condemn Killing Of Soldiers In Abia / 2015: Northern Leaders Woo Danjuma, Middle Belt Against GEJ / BREAKING: Adamawa Deputy Governor, Bala Ngilari, Resigns

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2024 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 66
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.