The College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is set to establish a new dimension in its teaching and learning method, all in a bid to encourage its students to be well grounded in Medicine.
UNN, known as K-Smart Test Edge Computer Platform, the new method, according to the provost of the College, Prof. Uchenna Nwagha, deploys 3D imaging that integrates intuitive colored graphics and animation for medical pictures and procedures for teaching and evaluation of medical students.
According to Nwagha, “this innovation is the first of its kind in Nigeria, and it would definitely assist students in their study of Medicine by providing them with audios and visuals of the human parts they are being taught”.
The Provost, Nwagha, while at a press briefing at Enugu during the weekend, to announce the institution of Annual Distinguished Award of the College, also revealed that “the College has established a functional research management office and have applied for grants from the National Institute of Health, NIH.
On the Alumni award though, Nwagha announced that former Rivers State governor, Dr. Peter Odili, Senator Chris Ngige, and former Enugu state governors, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo and Senator Chimaraoke Nnamani are among the alumni to be honoured by the College during the 1st Distinguished Annual Award on Thursday.
“Odili will also deliver the first Distinguished Annual lecture of the College”.
“Dr. Nkemka Jombo-ofo, Pro. Joseph Osuji; Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezenwugo, Prince Arthur Eze; alumni to be honoured. While Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi will be honoured for good governance.
Other notable awardees are, Chief Innocent Chukwuma (Innoson), Prof. Benneth Omalu, Ambassador Iyke Odo, Chile Ogugua and Prof. Benjamin Nwosu.
Not forgetting the likes of Late Prof. Dora Akunyili, who will be given posthumous award for philanthropy and transformational leadership while First Bank will be recognized for corporate social excellence.