The Abia State University, (ABSU) Uturu have graduated 32 new Medical Doctors from the College Medicine and Health Sciences, during her 26th (Batch A) induction ceremony of graduating medical Students.
Speaking, while declaring the event open, the Chairman on the occasion, and Vice Chancellor, Professor E. Uche Ikonne, explained that in the 37 years of the existence of the University, it has produced 26 sets of Medical Doctors, with five sets inducted each year under the watch of the current Provost of the College, Professor Christian Aluka.
According to the Vice Chancellor, this was possible because of the tremendous support of the Governor, and Visitor to the University, Okezie Ikpeazu, Ph.D, who created the enabling enviroment in the State for Health initiatives and other projects to thrive and with massive investments in the Health sector in particular, including the establishment of a kidney Transplant Centre in Amachara in collaboration with experts of Abia indigenes abroad.
Professor Ikonne pointed out, that the University had trained the new Medical Doctors, for the global Health Industry, as the Medical college of the University, is one of the top rated in the Country, and enjoined them to have exceptional passion and love for the Profession if they must succeed.
The VC promised that very soon, the University will have a comprehensive health care complex, and requested Students to key into the Students Health Insurance Scheme of the University to access, quality health care all the time.
Finally the VC congratulated the new Medical Doctors, and their parents, urging them to remember the University that trained them as they prosper in their profession.
In his address, the Provost of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Professor Christian Aluka, thanked the Vice Chancellor, the University Management, and members of the college for their contributions in the growth and achievements the college has made so far, and congratulated the inductees, for going through the rigorous trainings of the college and coming out as medical Doctors.
He charged them to aim to practise with the fear of God, and love for their patients, because good Medical Doctors, are known to be skillful, honest, trustworthy, and God fearing.
Also speaking on behalf of the Registrar, Medical and Dental council of Nigeria (MDCN) as he administered the oath of the Profession to the inductees, Professor Aluka, charged them to endeavor to always develop and update their knowledge in the profession through reading, and ensure they specialize in a particular area so as to effectively care for their patients.
The highpoint was the unveiling of the best graduating Doctor of the set, Nnabuko obioma Godson, that had 13 distinctions during the medical program, who in his address, thanked the Vice Chancellor, Management, Lecturers of the college, as well as his collegues for their individual and collective roles, towards a successful academic journey that has produced new medical Doctors of the University. He promised, they would be good ambassadors of the University.
The full complement of the University management, Members of the college of Medicne and Health sciences, Parents and Guardians, Students, friends and many dignitaries attended the ceremony.