The International Medical Association, Nigeria chapter organized a sensitization for secondary school Students on medical geology in Nigeria. The sensitization programme, held on Thursday, June 27 2019 at the seminar room in the Department of Geology University of Ibadan had in attendance about thirty five senior secondary schools which include the International School UI, Westley College of Science and Valencia College.
The event was aimed at enlightening the young minds about the health implications of their environment. The singing of the first and second stanza of the Nigeria national anthem opened the event.
Dignitaries at the sensitization programme were: Dr A. S. Adeyemi, Dr Oyedeji a former director at Nigeria Geological Survey, Dr. (mrs) Temitope Olaniyan from the faculty of public health of the University, Prof. A. M. Gbadejo from Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta and Dr. Jerry Olajide, Professor O.A Ehinola HOD- and Mrs F.F Ajayi.
Dr A.S Adeyemi, in his discussion said the programme is an initiative sponsored by the United Nations Education and Scientific Cultural Organization, UNESCO.
The first lecture titled WHAT IS MEDICAL GEOLOGY? was given by Dr.(mrs) Temitope Olaniya. She said: all substances are poisonous; there is no substance that is not. It is the dosage that differentiates them. The second talk titled TYPICAL MEDICAL GEOLOGY PROBLEMS was delivered by Dr. A. S. Olatunji.
The question and answer session followed and then the medical geology challenge. In the challenge, students mixed up and divided into three groups, were asked to discuss the medical geology issues in their environment and make a presentation.
Awards and prizes were presented to each school.