University of Calabar Graduates 50 Doctors

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Cross section of the new doctors taking their oath yesterday
Cross section of the new doctors taking their oath yesterday

The College of Medical Sciences University of Calabar, UNICAL has yesterday graduated 50 medical doctors in its 38th Physician Oath taking ceremony, Sponsio Academica.

The Cross River Commissioner for Health, Prof. Angela Oyo Ita in her remark at the graduation said she is delighted to witness the ceremony and described the new doctors as ‘tear rubber’.

She disclosed that the state government’s general hospital has begun its intake process for houseman ship programs and there is room for over 50 students.

Prof. Angela reiterated the government’s commitment in ensuring that Cross Riverians get some of the best medical attendants, maintaining that there are also employment opportunities for the new doctors if they are willing to work while assuring that ethnicity will not be a criteria.

UNICAL’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. James Epoke said “to train a doctor, no be beans”. Asserting that to graduate one must pass the entire course which is very tedious.

The VC who chaired the induction ritual encouraged the inductees to be of good and responsible behavior as now they are ambassadors of the institution.

The Medical College Provost, UNICAL Prof. Saturday Etuk earlier gave glory to the Almighty for making it possible that these ones (inductees) could make it amongst the bandwagon.

Prof. Saturday lauded his teaching and non-teaching staff for their immense impact in the lives of their students which today has brought about the 50 medical doctors. He urged them to remember their Alma mater in their entire endeavor and protect and preserve its integrity.

Responding on behalf of the inductees into the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN the class representative Dr. Diderot Charles commended the university management and their parents for their support and pledged on behalf of his colleagues that they will be of good conduct.

The induction ceremony which held at the university compound was graced by all and sundry.

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