By Our Correspondent
Not fewer than 69 fresh graduates from the Department of Medical Laboratory Science of the University of Calabar were recently inducted into the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria, as professional Medical Laboratory Scientists.
The event which was held at the international conference center of the institution had guests from all walks of life coming out en masses to celebrate with the graduating students.
Declaring the event opened, the Vice Chancellor of the institution and the Chairman of the occasion, Professor James Epoke, congratulated the inductees for their perseverance that has crowned them with success, and advised them to always see the lives of their patients as their utmost priority and never to neglect the University of Calabar as their alma mata.
The event also featured an Induction lecture which was delivered by Dr. E.A. Usanga, on the topic: Genetic Resistance to Malaria Parasite.
Dr. Usanga ascertained that man is in a continual fight with malaria on daily bases, and outlined the genetic mechanism of man in fighting malaria parasite as the only measures that has protected man thus far.
Presenting the inductees to the Registrar/CEO of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria, the HOD of the Department, Prof. A.A.A. Alaribe, stated that the inductees have been trained both in learning and in character, and as such should be admitted into the profession.
High points of the event witnessed the administration of the Hippocratic Oath to the inductees by the Registrar, Prof. Anthony Emeribe. Some of the graduands were awarded by the University in different categories, in recognition of their contributions to the development of the Department and the University at large, while in school.
Duroshola Lolade won the Award of Excellence as the Best Graduating Student, Leadership Award of Excellence was won by Comrade Ikpi, Sunday Martin, while the Entrepreneurship Award of Excellence in Campus Journalism was won by Comrade Raymond, Ekemini John.
Responding on behalf of the awardees and the entire graduands, the Best Graduating Student, Duroshola Lolade, applauded the University for the honor done them and promised to remain worthy ambassadors of the University where ever they go.
About 54 graduands from the University of Jos joined in the Calabar induction ceremony.
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