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No fewer than 105 graduates of the medical laboratory science department of the University of Calabar have been inducted into the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria today.
The induction ceremony which held at the University International Conference Center drew attendees from all walks of life.
Declaring the event open, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. James Epoke congratulated the inductees for their patience all through their years of study and urged them to be good ambassadors of the University where ever they go.
Also speaking, the Provost of the College of Medicine, Prof. S.J. Etuk also congratulated the inductees and urged them never to forget the college and their department in future.
Earlier, the Dean of the Faculty of Allied Medical Science, Prof. Ann Asuquo had advised them to make good use of the knowledge they obtained in school while going out to practice the profession.
The Registrar of the Medical Lab Science Council of Nigeria, Prof. Anthony Emeribe had also used the occasion to educate the general public on the need for collaboration in the health care system for effective health care delivery.
The event also witnessed an induction lecture delivered by Prof. A.E Udoh on the topic: ‘Elements of Good Laboratory Practice: Knowledge, Ethics and Etiquette’.
High point of the event was the presentation of the inductees to the Registrar of Council by the HOD of Medical Lab Science, Dr. J. Akportuzor and the Administration of the oath to the inductees by the Registrar.
Several awards were presented to deserving graduates some of which include the Provost Award given to Mr. Emmanuel Onyeje as the Best Graduating Student.
While speaking to our correspondent after the event, majority of the inductees expressed appreciation and excitement for finally making it to the end of the program despite the strike and the UNICAL riot break that disrupted their studies.
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