Hi, I’m AFOLABI Oluwasegun Henry, popularly known as Henry Ash®. I’ll love to serve as the President of my dear association, Obafemi Awolowo University Dental Students’ Association IFUDSA.
IFUDSA has played an integral role in my overall development. I am thankful to IFUDSITES for the privilege to serve as the Director of Sports and Socials, Public Relations Officer of this association and also a member of Great Ife Students’ Union Student Representative Council representing this great faculty because this has helped me garner experience and helped to brew me into becoming more than I’ve ever wished for. I’ll appreciate if I’m elected to serve as the President of this great association. This is a brief insight into some of my many plans, these and many more will be well explained and detailed on the manifesto day.
Fostering Unity Amongst the Executive Council: “Unity is strength and when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved…” Mattie Stepanek. I’d love to build a family of impeccable and supportive executive because alone we can do little and together we can do much to bedazzle everyone. I’ll love every project embarked on by an executive to become a collective project for every executive and also the involvement of other IFUDSITES. With this unity and teamwork, we can achieve outstanding heights that will knock someone’s socks off.
Welfarism of IFUDSITES: The welfare of every dental student at Obafemi Awolowo University is of utmost importance because we are the association. There are different understandings of human welfare because human wants and needs differ. However, I’ll love to create a means where we can provide ears to listen to every IFUDSITE needs, lend shoulders where every member of the association can lean on. There will be newer methods and modifications of the conventional methods of providing welfare in academics, emotional, financial to mention but a few.
CYBERDENT: Due to the advent of the internet, the world has become a global village. I’ll love to create a professional, informative website for IFUDSA that will be constantly updated and maintained with engaging contents that will help generate traffic and increase conversions. Also, I’ll love to refurbish our social media platforms I created while serving as the Public Relations Officer of this association. I’ll love to have a more engaging Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube channel and many more to help increase awareness of the association. This can only be made possible with the involvement of passionate and enthusiastic IFUDSITES as members of CYBERDENT committee.
Alumni, Sponsors, and Lecturers: Build a great alumni relationship will help keep them abreast of the association and on the long run, help in the growth of the association. There are plans that will be well outlined on the manifesto day to make our alumni, sponsors, and lecturers become our partners to create a win-win situation.
Skill Acquisition: We are the future of the medical profession and it is about time we engaged in skills that will help revolutionize and rebrand the face of the profession into a reputed image. There will be a skill acquisition program for IFUDSITES by IFUDSITES and also a skill acquisition for IFUDSITES by experts in different interested field.
Synergy with NADS and College of Health Science students: The Nigeria health sector of our dream can be achieved only when the budding health practitioners synergize and work together. I’ve always loved to build a relationship with fellow dental schools and sister associations. I enjoyed working as a member of the University of Benin Dental Students’ Association (BUDSA) editorial committee and served as Editor 2 in their recently published STOMA magazine. I was privileged to create a platform where all Public Relations Officers in Nigeria dental schools can work together to help in the proper dissemination of information. I was also privileged to organize a sporting event with the University of Ibadan dental students and our dear IFUDSITES. While serving as the Director of Sports and Socials of this great association and working together with other Director of Socials in sister associations of the college, we were able to organize the first ever College of Health Sciences fresher’s party. We are the 21st-century medic, let’s create the change we need.
Obafemi Awolowo University Dental Students’ Association (IFUDSA) is our association, you and I. These plans and many more can only be achieved with the support and love from members of the association. Let’s build the IFUDSA of our dreams, let’s build IFUDSA.
I’m AFOLABI, Oluwasegun Henry popularly known as Henry Ash® and I’ll love to serve as the President of our dear association.