Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo in Ogun State, says its teaching hospital has performed over 300 open heart surgeries in the past four years.
The institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tayo Ademola, made this known during a news conference to mark the sixtieth year of establishing the institution and twentieth years of being a private university.
Ademola says the open heart surgeries were carried out successfully with about 95 percent success rate.
The University, according to the vice-chancellor, as prided itself as a top leading private institution in the last two decades of its establishment in all aspects, especially in medicine, law, accounting, entrepreneurship, information and communication technology, among others.
He explains that the institution despite the achievements remains the cheapest private institution in the country contrary to belief in some quarters that its tuition fees are too high.
Ademola adds that the university is spending above n80 million monthly to maintain its 4.5 megawatt independent power plants, in providing uninterrupted power supply to the institution.
The vice chancellor asks the federal government to quickly address the challenges of multiple taxes and stringent policies, which according to him, is affecting the running of private educational institutions in the country.
He lists the activities lined up to celebrate the 60/20 anniversary tagged: ‘Journey of Grace’ between September 14 and 21 as including lectures, awards presentations, medical outreach, games, high Sabbath among others.
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