FCMB Equips University of Ibadan’s Child Healthcare Institute
By Ashemiriogwa Emmanuel
Financial service provider, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), has demonstrated its support towards providing access to inclusive and quality education as it equipped the newly constructed e-classroom of the Institute of Child Health (ICH) of the University of Ibadan (UI).
The e-facility is put in place in order to safeguard children’s health care through research, training, and services, especially following the gradually elapsing phase of the global pandemic.
The goal of the child healthcare institute is to build institutional capacity to conduct high-quality research that links clinical practice, policy, and public health in child health and related issues in tropical countries of the developing world.
Speaking on the bank’s investment, the Group Head, Corporate Affairs of FCMB, Mr Diran Olojo, noted that the provision of the constructed e-classroom will create seamless access to information about child health care, better than the traditional classroom.
In his words, “Our decision at FCMB to fund the facilities in this e-classroom, following its successful construction, aligns with our philosophy and commitment towards boosting human capacity in line with our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.
“In addition, it supports the fierce urgency required to deliver on Sustainable Development Goals 3 and 4: Good health and Well-being, and Quality education.
He said the platform has been developed for borderless learning and collaborative teaching and is different from a conventional classroom which will greatly benefit the Institute of child health students and faculty.
“They now have access to real-time information about child health care trends from other parts of the world,” he added.
Appreciating the financial institution for their benevolent contribution, the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Professor Adebola Ekanola lauded the bank’s consistent support to the University of Ibadan and helped it to sustain access to inclusive and quality education.
He said that the donated facility by the bank has fully ushered the institute of Child Health of the College of Medicine into a new era of e-Teaching and e-Learning, which is a significant initiative.