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OAU researching natural solutions to suppress COVID-19 – VC, Prof Ogunbodede

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The administration of the Obafemi Awolowo College (OAU), Ile-Ife says the citadel is in partnership with the Osun State Authorities to pharmaceutical buildings for COVID-19 medicine to be domestically produced as a part of its commitments in direction of bringing an finish to the worldwide pandemic.

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The Vice-Chancellor of the College, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede disclosed the information at a press occasion to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the establishment.

The Vice-Chancellor mentioned the federal authorities had approached the establishment through the peak of the COVID-19 disaster as a result of it had developed some novel pure merchandise even earlier than the pandemic.

“So working with the state and Federal Authorities, our researchers have been in a position to provide you with a few of the merchandise of Obafemi Awolowo College that shall be very helpful in suppressing the signs of COVID-19.”

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Additionally, the establishment Vice-Chancellor disclosed that the availability of electrical energy, funding and the issue of insecurity in addition to incessant strikes have been a few of the issues confronting the College.

Professor Ogunbodede reiterated that the College was planning to generate 8.3 megawatts of gas-powered electrical energy to satisfy the wants of scholars and workers on campus.

He mentioned the issues have affected the service supply and functionality in educating, analysis and in finishing up its group social accountability.

In his phrases, “there was a persistent shortfall in personnel prices. The declining authorities subvention and the pressures of growth coupled with the unwillingness of scholars to pay commensurate tuition charges worsened by the ageing infrastructure, have necessitated the necessity to discover different funding sources.”

He additionally knowledgeable that to cater to the welfare of its rising college students’ inhabitants, the establishment plans to extend its mattress areas from 7,000 to 10,000 for about 25,000 college students.

In his phrases, “the circumstances of the halls weren’t acceptable to the administration of the establishment, a state of affairs which known as for the opening up of the third part of the scholars’ village with ongoing development work.”

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