By Hannah Nathan, Warri
The Medical Laboratory Council of Nigeria has inducted 46 recently qualified medical laboratory scientists from Kwara State University in Malete.
The total number of medical laboratory scientists that the state university had produced now stands at 521.
Dr. Tosan Erhabor, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria, or MLSCN, led the oath-taking ceremony during the induction on Wednesday.
Speaking to the inductees, the council’s registrar, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Onakalu, Director of Regulation and Discipline, praised Kwara State University administration for their dedication to securing inductions for their graduates into the council.
Dr. Erhabor urged the administration to keep funding the university’s medical laboratory science department even though he pointed out that more staff, supplies, and infrastructure investments were required to expand the program.
He went on to say that the council will keep offering fellowships to young people in the medical laboratory sciences in order to guarantee that their training would be on level with that of scientists in other countries.
“On our part, MLSCN would continue to extend the hand of fellowship to you and other like-minded training institutions, especially, those willing to adhere to council policies regarding student admission quotas, indexing, and professional examinations.
“We will continue to work with such institutions to ensure that the young ones receive the highest standard of training comparable to what is available to their players in other global institutions.”
Professor Shaykh-Luqman Jimoh, the Acting Vice-Chancellor and Chairman of the oath-taking ceremony, expressed delight about the occasion, which was the institution’s fifth gathering to induct Kwara State University graduates in medical laboratory science.
“I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to the 46 graduates, 13 of whom are men and 33 of whom are women, who have achieved recognition from the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria by hard work and devotion.
He added, “I urge you to continue building your capacity by updating your knowledge through professional programs to cope with the evolving challenges and the practice of medical laboratory science. Your achievements today mark not only your personal success but also contribute to the ongoing legacy of our institution.”
Highlights of the event included the two students who graduated with First Class honors, Rodiat Remilekun Abdulkareem and Adeola Roqeebat Emiola, receiving special acknowledgment, and the Registrar of the Council’s representative administering the oath.