The University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, Ondo State has partnered with the British Council to create a centre where students of the institution will learn various skills.
It was gathered that the centre, called, University Co-creation Hub, also known as U-CoHub, was created to train university undergraduates on skills, mentorship, and leadership to expose them to global opportunities in order to become providers of solutions to social and real-life problems.
A statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the university, Tope Oluwatayo, on Monday, said the centre had been inaugurated.
According to the statement, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi, explained that the goal of the centre was to provide a platform where students can generate and develop entrepreneurial ideas through a participatory process.
He said, ‘The U-CoHub is an innovation centre that is designed to support students and staff of the university to develop new ideas. For example, if you are a medical student or a nursing student and want to learn about the human body, with this innovation centre, you can see a 3D of human anatomy and dissect the human body in the virtual space using modern technology.”
In his remarks, the Director, Central Office for Research Development of the institution, Prof. Olumide Ogundahunsi, described entrepreneurs as the future of Nigeria in the global space.
“There is a limit to which people can attain their full potential especially when they are confined to established structures but we are changing that with the U-CoHub initiative which has a two-fold impact.”
“First of all, it allows our students to get some resources for innovative drives, and then secondly, it helps the society by providing solutions to problems.”