Babcock begs FG to release covid-19 vaccine research fund to private universities

Abdulqudus Ogundapo

The Management of Babock University, Ilisan – Remo , Ogun State  on Monday appealed to the Federal Government to release covid-19 vaccine research fund for researchers in private universities.

PLATFORM TIMES reports that the University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ademola Tayo made this appeal while speaking with JAMB bulletin .

Tayo noted that , the university researchers in the department of Public Health and Agriculture have submitted its research proposal on the covid-19 vaccine to the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science.

The Vice – Chancellor expressed confidence in its researchers, saying they were selected to find a cure to the pandemic.

He said “some of our faculties in the departments of Public Health and Agriculture who are currently researching on COVID-19 have submitted research proposals on COVID-19 to the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science for sponsorship. We are waiting for their response.

 “We also do hope that private universities will be eligible for the Federal Government’s funding for research on COVID-19 vaccine so we could benefit from it.”

The Vice – Chancellor commended management of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for its transformation.

He said, “The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has been an exceptional regulator of admissions. It is also highly gratifying that the leadership of the Board has been demonstrating unparalleled commitment to excellence. 

“For us, in Babcock University, Excellence has no iother name than Excellence, and we are proud that we share that quality with the current JAMB leadership. 

“The relationship and partnership with the Board is mutual, and we hope both parties will sustain it without let or hindrance.”

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