20 Dec 2019


A total of 56 newly qualified medical Doctors trained at the college of medicine and Health sciences, Abia State University have been inducted into professional practice by the Medical and Dental council of Nigeria (MDCN), at the 27th Batch B induction/swearing in ceremony of medical graduating doctors held at the University auditorium.
In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor and chairman on the occasion, Distinguished Professor E. Uche Ikonne congratulated the new medical Doctors, pointing out that the uninterrupted yearly induction ceremony of medical Doctors is an index of the changing story of the administration, and task them to discharge the responsibilities of their calling with utmost discipline and honesty that will make them good ambassadors of the University.
He disclosed out that the college of medicine and health sciences of Abia State University is the best within the south east and gave credit to the Governor and visitor to the University, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu PhD for his unprecedented financial and moral support, stating that “When a scholar is in Governance, academics flourish”.
In their separate remarks, the Provost, College of medicine and Health Sciences, Professor Christian Aluka, and the Deputy Provost, Dr John Chikezie, while thanking the Vice Chancellor for his continued support to the college, especially in approving the induction at a short notice, urged them to practice with the fear of God, and make the welfare of their patience the utmost priority.
Also speaking the Chief medical Director of Abia state University teaching hospital (ABSUTH) Dr S. U offiah showered praises on the new Doctors for making it at first attempt, and prayed that they will continue to shine and represent the Institution wherever they find themselves.
The registrar of the MDCN Dr T A B Sanusi, represented by the Provost, College of medicine and health sciences, Pro C. Aluka, speaking before he administered the physician’s pledge on the 56 inductees congratulated the college for the maintaining quality and consistency in the training of doctors.
“I and the entire MDCN congratulate all the inductees, their proud parents, the college and the University on this great achievement, and we recognizes the efforts the college is playing in contributing to the development of human resources for the health sector, not only in Nigeria, but outside the shores of this country” he disclosed.
He emphasized that the medical profession is a universal and noble profession that is guided by ethics and urged them to always abide by the ethics of the profession.
“It is important for Doctors to know their limits as they practice and must practice in accordance with their registration status they hold with the regulatory body” he explained.
The best graduating student of the 27th batch B inductees, Steve Ubani, who came out with 11 distinctions, in his address expressed joy that a journey which started many years back have come to a successful conclusion thanking his colleagues, lecturers and parents for their supports respectively.
In a vote of thanks, the Dean, Clinical Medicine, Professor S. N Onwere appreciated the Vice Chancellor and all that graced the ceremony especially the parents and the teachers who have sacrificed so much to make the day a success.
The ceremony attracted dignitaries from all walks of life, parents of the new doctor, academics, with the full complement of the University management.