The provost, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Professor Folusho Ebun Lesi says his dream for the University is to see it play a lead role in transforming Nigeria into a knowledge driven society.
Speaking during an interview in the UNILAG Television studio, Prof. Lesi pointed out that the University of Lagos is strategically placed to find sustainable solutions to daunting National challenges, which would make it imperative for the country to explore the full benefits of a knowledge-based society.
The don who spoke about the UNILAG of his dream also expressed hopes that the institution will, in no distant time, join the league of the first ten Ivory towers worldwide.
He particularly buttressed the need for Ivory towers in Nigeria to make the best of their alumni associations so as to ensure infrastructural transformation and development of critical areas as obtainable in other advanced countries.
Prof Lesi said the UNILAG college of Medicine alumni association has helped in renovating four out of eight hostels in the college and expressed strong hopes that it would soon extend to provision of further supports in form of core equipments and critical infrastructures.
Speaking on his legacy, the provost who assumed duty on the first of January this year appreciated his predecessors and said his mission is to consolidate upon their track records and also leave the college better than he met it by the time his tenure expires.
The chat with the UNILAG Radio and Television crew afforded the provost the opportunity to also appreciate the Vice Chancellor, Prof Rahaman Bello for his belief in one UNILAG, a goal which he said, inspires him to ensure a sense of belonging across the rank and file of the college since he assumed duty.
While speaking on the UNILAG legacy over the years, Prof. Lesi said not minding the trend of brain-drain across all sectors in the country, the commitment of every teaching staff of UNILAG has remained unwavering over the decades, he anchored his position on the rich history which UNILAG has and its avowed commitment to excellence which makes it a University of First choice and the Nations’ pride.