One of the beauties of being a Clinical student in LAUTECH has always revolved around the prospects of moving to the College of Health Sciences, Osogbo. Irrespective of the year or level required for each department, moving to Osogbo was something to look forward to from the moment of matriculation in Ogbomosho.
Although moving to Osogbo as a clinical student comes with extra responsibilities, you know you are entering into the depth of your field; and therefore accept this sense of responsibility gladly.
The revered College of Health Sciences, the then LAUTECH Teaching hospital, Asubiaro State Hospital and Mercyland were home for our main purpose of moving down there- practise. However, there were extras. And by extras, I mean extras.
There is the Osun mall where every form of shopping and high-class restaurants for the rich folks(hahaha) live in; Embassy food canteen, the home of correct local food best devoured with their goat meat. Omo. Alhaja’s canteen is an equally good alternative as well.
The richness of markets where you can purchase your foodstuffs as you wish and the fixed amount of prices of transportation from school, home and every other place you want to go makes finance management easy. Not to leave out the equally good motorable roads within the state.
Beyond all these, is the average 15 hours daily electricity we enjoyed. It cannot be compared with the suffering we endure with Ogbomosho’s epileptic power supply. Osogbo is where you can be overly reliant on your phone without having to go anywhere with your charger knowing fully well when you will be able to charge again.
The friday night life nko? Top- notch! There’s Adolak Hotels, Liam Hotels, Riverside and many other places I personally wasn’t able to visit during my stay. If you want to ruin all your money on enjoyment, Osogbo is the place to go.
I moved to Osogbo in February, 2020 and despite the fact that COVID-19 halted every activity and we were thrown into lockdown for the majority of the year, I can certainly say that my stay in Osogbo was pleasurable- something I wished could last longer than it did.
The heartbreak I experienced from the news that we were all to move back to Ogbomoso I’m sure is what the majority of us all experienced. Most especially those of us who spent just 11 months.