The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) on Friday gave the University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED), Ondo the nod to admit 100 students into its Medical Programme.
Before now, the institution could only admit 50 students.
The Registrar of the MDCN, Dr Tajudeen Sanusi who disclosed this while inducting the first set of medical graduates of UNIMED, noted that the institution is a success.
Dr Sanusi, who was excited by the sustainability of UNIMED by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, even after the exit of former Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, disclosed that the institution remains the best medical school in Nigeria.
He further disclosed that the phantom laboratory of the Faculty of Dentistry of the University is the best in the country.
In his reaction to the approval by the MDCN, the Vice Chancellor of UNIMED, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi on the sidelines of the event, said the feat will ensure that the University produce more medical doctors for the country and the world.
Prof. Fatusi, who was excited for inducting the first set of medical graduates of the school, noted that the feat was achieved in 8 years.
According to him, the first set of Dentistry students would also be graduated in the couple of weeks, after it had been accredited by the MDCN.
He reiterated that the Dentistry students would also be inducted before the end of the year.
No fewer than 34 students were inducted into the medical profession at the event.
Dignitaries at the event, include the former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, Osemawe of Ondo, Oba Victor Kiladejo, Jilo III, among others.