The Swearing-in of the 37 qualified Medical Doctors in the 10th Set (resit) of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma was held on the 11th August, 2016 at the Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Auditorium, of Ambrose Alli University.
The ceremony which kicked off at 11.00 a.m. had the families, friends, well-wishers, staff and students of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma in attendance.
The Chairman of the occasion was the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. I.A. Onimawo. The Principal Officers, Deans and Heads of Department of the University were also present. The Commissioner for Education, Engr. Gideon Obhakhan was ably represented by Mr. John Obogbai Eribhoge and the Registrar of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria was ably represented by Dr. Obasogie.
The Vice-Chancellor congratulated the new Medical Doctors and their families for this achievement. He stated that they did not succeed by accident but that it was through their hard work, patience, persistence, diligence and excellence. He attested to their good behaviour as this was coupled with academic excellence to merit this swearing-in as doctors.
He advised them that they must continue in the attitude of excellence being that the Medical profession has zero tolerance for error as they deal with human life. The Vice-Chancellor reminded them that a lot of confidence is being reposed on them by the society and they must strive to serve by sacrifice, upholding the ethics of the profession. He urged them to be good ambassadors of the University.
The Commissioner for Education in his address to the Medical Doctors, congratulated them for this great achievement. He charged them to go into the world to be good and worthy ambassadors of this University which trained them, adding that to whom much is given, much is expected.
The Registrar of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, advised the new Medical Doctors to always be at their best and that the journey has just begun. He informed the assembly that he is an alumnus of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. He urged them to prove their worth as they forge ahead in their medical profession, engaging in their practice with conscience and dignity. He urged them to avoid any behavior that negates the practices of the profession and to honour the rights of patients. He advised them to call on senior colleagues for advice as the need arises. He said their swearing-in is complete only on full registration after the ceremony.
The highpoint of the ceremony was the Swearing-in and Oath taking of the new Doctors administered by the Registrar of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria followed by the issuance of Certificates.
Edward U. Aihevba, FPISM, FNISM, MANUPA
Deputy Registrar, Information/Public Relations Officer