46 newly qualified Medical Laboratory Scientists from the Kwara State University received their Provisional Licence to Practice from the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria, MLSCN, at the 5th Oath-Taking / Induction Ceremony held in Mini Convocation Arena of the University on November 29, 2023.
Speaking during the ceremony, the Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Shaykh-Luqman Jimoh commended the achievements of the inductees and emphasised that their success was proof of KWASU’s unwavering commitment to academic excellence.
He said the University was dedicated to training professionals that are equipped with the knowledge and skills to positively impact their respective fields.
Professor Jimoh urged the inductees not to relent in their quest for more knowledge just as he stressed that their ability to improve on their professional skills will help them cope with the evolving challenges in the field of Medical Laboratory Science.
The Registrar of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria, Dr. Tosan Erahbor while hailing the efforts of the Management of the University to reposition the MLS programme through staff and facility upgrade, noted that producing qualified manpower requires significant investments.
The Registrar, who was represented by the Director of Regulation and Discipline, Mrs. Funmilayo Onakalu, cautioned the inductees against unethical practice adding that there were abundant opportunities for success if they maintained ethical conduct.
The Dean, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Professor Salihu Ajao, also urged the inductees to be dedicated to their profession, he, stated that by adhering to professionalism in the course of their duties, they can contribute to the advancement of the healthcare system of the country.
Out of the 46 inductees, 2 students made First Class Degrees with 12 in the Second Class Upper Division. 27 made Second Class Lower Degrees while 5 inductees were in the Third Class Division.