Training in pedagogy is essential in UNIMED-VC to lecturers

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The VC (Vice Chancellor) of the University of Medical Sciences, in Ondo town, Ondo State, has said the institution has come up with a strategy that necessitates all lecturers of the university to have training in pedagogics.

This, VC said, was part of the efforts of the institution towards the effective human improvement capacity in the aspect of medical and science education.

The Vice Chancellor made this statement at the second Emeritus Professor Oladipo Akinkugbe Renowned Lecture, held on the campus of the university.

‘Imperatives of transforming health profession education in Nigeria’, was the title of the lecture and it was delivered by Professor Emiola Olapade-Olaopa of the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

The University of Medical Sciences Vice Chancellor restated that the intended mission of the school (UNIMED) was to bid high-quality education across all health-related sciences and proficient fields.

He stated that, “As an institution, we have put in training for our lecturers in the science and drill of effective teaching, illustration on the possessions of educational experts in pedagogy, science education, and curriculum improvement in that process.
“Our new policy now necessitates all our university lecturers to have training in pedagogy and all other related teaching matters. The improvement and use of courseware is now a customary practice across our university as we have established the capacity of our lecturers in that respect.

The VC stated that the University had developed a Centre for Health Professions and Biomedical Education a year ago, to establish the memo of enlightening university-based health and medical teachers in the art and science of education and guarantee quality teaching and learning across all of our 26 courses which span over nine faculties and two Schools

“As of today, that centre has 10 staffs today, comprising six educational technology and media production specialists, and a fully equipped and functional radio and television studio”.

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