Veritas University, Abuja aka The Catholic University of Nigeria was not only recently in the news for serious intellectual reflections, it is also expressing its individuality in its own world. Here, for instance, academician Gabriel Iornumbe can be seen among members of the EXCO of the Veritas University, Abuja, (VUNA) chapter of the National Association of Political Science and Diplomacy Students Thursday, November 30th, 2017. The students were presenting the departing all-rounder from the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy a farewell shot and which he is happily displaying in the picture with the students.
Meanwhile, the University of Abuja will be agog December 2nd, 2017 when eighteen (18) out of the 30 medical students of the university who initially enrolled in the Medical programme will be inducted following their success in the final MBBS examinations (part iv) that was conducted at the university.
Alhaji Waziri Garba, the University of Abuja Deputy Registrar (Information & Publications) said in a statement that the results of the final professional examinations showed that five (5) of the successful medical students passed with distinction in surgery. A total of 30 students enrolled in the medical programme at the inception of the Medical College in 2005. It is out of that number that 18 have now successfully passed the various stages of the medical training and hence the induction, into the medical profession.
The induction ceremony which will hold at the main campus of the university will feature a lecture by Adetokumbo Ademola Lucas, a professor of Public Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the same ceremony at which Professor Joseph Otubu, the pioneer Provost of the university’s College of Health Sciences will be honoured.
Professor Michael Adikwu, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Abuja has been quoted as saying that the significance of the event in the history of the medical school lay in how the university had now surmounted all the teething problems associated with starting such a programme and the rigours of training required by the profession. The assumption is that the process would be smoother henceforth.
At the moment, Abuja is home to no less than seven universities located therein, namely the African University of Science and Technology; Baze University; Bingham University.
Others are Nigerian-Turkish Nile University; National Open University of Nigeria – (NOUN); the University of Abuja and Veritas University.