By Adedeji A. Azeezat
“This is my third time doing a high-class intervarsity competition, but my first time of winning”, these are some of the inspiring words of Akintola Abduljalal, winner of the MLS Policy Contest.
On the 8th of April, 2021, Justice Chambers, Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin gathered students from the University of Ilorin and beyond for a Medical Law Summit.
The Summit had in attendance personalities like Prof Omipidan and K.K. Eleja SAN.
The policy contest on the topic _Access to Health Care in Nigeria through Telemedicine: Ethical and Legal Framework_ had three participating teams- Team OAU, represented by Obatola Peter; Team Unilorin, ably represented by Akintola Abduljalal and Team Al-Hikmah, represented by Ajibola Ibrahim.
After the Inter-University policy contest and a short speech by Damilola Oladosun from the Ilorin University Medical Students Association (ILUMSA), the panel session kicked off.
The panel session comprised of intellectuals in persons of Prof. Dupe Ademola Popoola, Dr. Justice Razaq Adebimpe and Pharm. Aliyu Laila with the Chief Justice of the Student Union, Azeez Mujeeb moderating the panel session on the topic Exploring the Telemedicine and Telepharmacy Industry in Nigeria
After the panel session, the winners of the Inter-University policy contest were announced. TEAM UNILORIN ably represented by Akintola Abduljalal came first, Team OAU came second and team Al-Hickman came third place.
In an interview with our correspondents, Akintola Abduljalal said that the fruit of hard work is a success.
He shared previous experiences of taking part in inter-varsity competitions;
“This is my third time of doing a high-class intervarsity competition but the first time of winning. Not that I didn’t prepare well for the previous two, but, because I was meant to learn. Like my mentor usually say, trust the process. I have trusted the process and the result is speaking.”