The Induction of the Eighth Set of Medical Laboratory Scientists in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medical Sciences, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma took place on Tuesday, 16th August, 2016 at the Chris Oyakhilome Auditorium.
The Chairman of the occasion, Prof. I.A. Onimawo, Vice-Chancellor, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, ably represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Oziegbe Aigbokhaevbolo congratulated the inductees and their families for their success. He advised them to identity with the vision and mission of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria and imbibe the core values of the Council with include integrity, commitment, professionalism, excellency, efficiency and teamwork. He encouraged them to endeavour at all times to be good ambassadors of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.
In his written address, the Provost, College of Medical of Medicine, Prof. F.O. Okogbo, appreciated the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. I.A. Onimawo and his Management team for providing the enabling environment for them to complete their programme in good time. He charged the inductees to use the knowledge they acquired as they progress in their medical career as an instrument to serve and not to exploit humanity. He added that ethical considerations should always be their guide, stressing that in the training to be a Scientist, there are many things that are not written in textbooks, e.g. Patience, perseverance, discipline, doggedness, skills and commitment.
He said those are traits that will take the Medical Laboratory Scientists to the top.
The Dean, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Prof. L.C. Anyanwu in his speech, stated that the importance of the Medical Laboratory Scientist in the health sector cannot be overemphasized because they and Medical Doctors play complementary roles in the field. He urged them to be creative, innovative and put God first in all their endeavours.
One of the sensational points of the ceremony was the induction of a mother and a son who sat in the same class from 100 level to the final year and were inducted the same day.
The best student amongst the eight set of Medical Laboratory Scientists, was a female, Ikharanfo Mary Otinmor, who gave the vote of thanks for the inductees.
The highlight of the ceremony was the induction and issuance of certificates to the inductees by the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria.
Edward U. Aihevba, FPISM, FNISM, MANUPA
Deputy Registrar, Information/Public Relations Officer