A team of researchers from Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo, is currently working on a cure for the coronavirus.
This was revealed in a statement by the institution’s Director, Marketing and Communications, Joshua Suleiman and the President/Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ademola Tayo, Vanguard reports.
The varsity also called on the Federal Government to include private institutions on the funding for research towards the COVID-19 vaccine.
Professor Tayo stated that “our faculties in the Departments of Public Health and Agriculture are currently researching on COVID-19 and 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.”
He commended the JAMB management under the leadership of Professor Is-haq Oloye for the uncommon transformations in the board.
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 an unparalleled commitment to excellence.
“For us, at Babcock University, excellence has no other name than excellence, and we are proud that we share that quality with the current JAMB leadership. The relationship and partnership with the Board are mutual, and we hope both parties will sustain it without let or hindrance.”
On the operations of the Central Admissions Processing System, CAPS, Professor Tayo said the system had tremendously helped to finetune the admissions process in the university just as he gave kudos to the Integrated Brochure and Syllabus System, IBASS, which has provided immense help to the candidates.