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Unijos Graduates 60 Medical Doctors, Mounts Physiotherapy, Radiography Programmes

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The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) on Friday, in Jos inducted 60 qualified graduates of University of Jos as medical doctors.

Registrar of the council, Dr T. A. B Sanusi, who administered the oath on the new physicians, charged them to adhere to the ethics of the profession.

Sanusi who was represented  by the Council’s Head of Registration, Dr Henry Okwuokenye, advised the new doctors to always give their best as they would be dealing with human lives. “You must be very careful as you are no longer students but doctors who would be dealing with human lives.“Respect your senior colleagues and teachers as there is still much for you to learn from them.“Always remember that first degree is not the end of studies in medical profession, you must keep updating your knowledge in order to be abreast of current issues and diseases.

“I wish to also advise you not to be in a hurry to go abroad because many that have rushed out are regretting their actions,” he advised.

Prof. Sabastian Maimako, Vice Chancellor, University of Jos, said  that so much had been put in by government,  the university and the teaching hospital as well as individual families to bring up the inductees.“This is our contribution as a training institution to to country’s healthcare system, knowing fully well the brain drain of our medical doctors to other climes.“This brain drain is a great loss not only to the country’s investment but also the loss of skilled manpower that would have been available for our people,” he lamented.

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Maimako, who was represented by Prof. Tanko Ishaya, Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics, said that the university would spare no efforts at building infrastructure and human capacity within the available resources to make the institution to be amongst the best.The vice chancellor said that the College of Health Sciences would be a beneficiary of the efforts.He announced that the university would soon invite the MDCN registrar to accredit the school’s Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programme.

According to him, the university was expecting the National Universities Commission (NUC) in the last quarter of 2019 for the accreditation of the BDS programme.

“We will continue to do our best to access what is due to us from TetFund and other funding agencies to enable us build more infrastructure for the university.

“The good news is that we have received funding from TetFund for the faculties of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture as well as to complete the abandoned multipurpose lecture theatre of the College.“I believe the college has a pool of alumni that can assist the college and university to provide infrastructure as part of giving back to their Alma mater,”he added.

Dr Alkali Mohammed, Chief Medical Director, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Teaching Hospital, was the medical elder at the induction.

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Mohammed advised the inductees to do their best saying, good product sold more.The medical elder also told the graduands to consider the ethics of the profession as a guide. (NAN)

UniJos Mounts Physiotherapy, Radiography Programmes

Prof. Simon Yiltok, Provost, College of Health Sciences, University of Jos, says the college is considering starting two new programmes in physiotherapy and radiography.

Yiltok made the disclosure on Friday, at the induction of 60 newly-qualified graduates of the institution.He said that there was already infrastructure for the take-off of the programmes as the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) old site would house the programmes.“The new programmes will not only add to the needed manpower in the heath care industry  of this country but also reduce the pressure for admission into our existing programmes by adding alternatives.“I am yet to see a graduate of physiotherapy who is an indigene of Plateau,” he said.The provost said that the induction ceremony was a mandatory process that would enable the inductees to commence their career having satisfied the requirements of academic and professional competence.He that the inductees that were from Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) took professional examination that were held between April and August.He said the graduands were taught by the best lecturers/doctors in the classroom, laboratories, clinics, emergency rooms, theatres and other specialised units within and outside the hospital.“We have produced quality doctors that can be attested to globally as we have been having enormous support from the vice chancellor in both infrastructure and manpower,” Yiltok said.He, however, appealed to the vice chancellor to consider providing additional structures to enable the college to move completely to its permanent site in Lamingo.He also appealed to the vice chancellor to recruit more staff in critical areas of specialisation for teaching both undergraduate and postgraduates as well as research in almost all programmes. (NAN)

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Kwara Warns Tertiary Institutions Against Illegal Recruitments

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Kwara State Government has warned the management of the state-owned tertiary institutions to desist from illegal recruitment of staff or face the full wrath of the law.

Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Dr. Alabi Afees Abolore, said the warning becomes imperative following the report that a backdoor recruitment was going on at the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, a development, he said, would attract sanctions to serve as a deterrent to others.

Dr. Abolore said such recruitment should not have taken place without the prior knowledge of the ministry, declaring that the ministry would not hesitate to penalise any school authority that is caught in the illegal act.

The commissioner also said that the ministry has communicated its position to the affected institutions in the state, adding that all recruitments of either casual, teaching or non-teaching staff should be put on hold until further notice.

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58  Salem University Graduands Bag First Class Degrees

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From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja

Fifty eight students of Salem University Graduands bagged first class degrees in various disciplines out of a total number of 960 graduating students at its 5th combined convocation ceremony held at the weekend.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Alewo Johnson Akubo who disclosed this in his speech during the occasion, said that 149 Post Graduate students also graduated from the institution.

The VC charged the graduands to be good ambassadors of their Alma mater as they go into the wider world and labour market to face theatre of challenges.

According to the VC “You can either pray nor wish troubling times away. They come to us all, both small and great, hence the need for you graduating students today to remain good ambassadors of Salem brand in and out of season

“The University since my assumption of office as the 4th Vice Chancellor, have worked assiduously to ensure full accreditation of all the programmes offered in the institution by the National Universities Commission (NUC)

“However, Salem University under my watch had its fair of challenges, particularly in the areas of students enrollment and funding.

We have, inspite of all odds, continued to consolidate on the gains made by my predecessors”

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The Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello while speaking during the ceremony, promised sustained partnership with Salem University in the provision of quality education to citizens.

The Governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Wemi Jones, commended the Proprietor of Salem University, Dr Sam Amaga for the giant strides recorded in the institution interms  of academic and infrastructural growth.

Bello also praised the University for complementing government’s efforts for citizens to have access to affordable and quality education.

“My administration values education as no one priority inview of its importance as the bedrock of any nation’s economy and upliftment of the living standard of the people hence the reason why we devoted 30% of the state government budget in funding education

“Kogi Government will continue to be part and parcel of Salem University in partnership for sound education and will not hesitate to provide adequate security to enable the University operate without hindrances”

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NYSC Reassures Commitment to Transparent Operations – Uba

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By Evelyn Terseer – Abuja 

The Director overseeing the National Youth Service Corps, Mrs Christy Ifeanyiwa Uba has said the NYSC remains resolute and committed to transparency and accountability in all its operations.

She said the Scheme would continue to leverage on the template provided by the Federal Government to tackle the problems associated with poor management in respect of Access and inventory in government.

Mrs Uba disclosed this yesterday while declaring open, the 2022 second Procurement Officers Training, with the theme; “Access and Inventory Management in GIFMIS”, held in Abuja.

In the statement by the Director, Press and Public relations Eddy Megwa, she disclosed that NYSC is fully committed to the prudent management of government business using the GIFMIS module.

“I find it necessary to inform you that Management places high premium on the capacity development of staff, to enhance efficiency and productivity.

I therefore urge all participants to key into this technologically-driven IT based system that was designed for access and inventory management “, Uba said.

She appealed to participants at the training to endeavour to acquire all the requisite additional skills and knowledge that will improve their job efficiency.

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The Deputy Director, Overseeing Procurement Department, Mrs Grace Akpabio in her introductory remarks stated that the training is in conjunction with the office of the Accountant General of the Federation, GIFMIS Unit and Treasury House, Abuja.

Akoabio added that the training was designed to update the Procurement Officers on their roles on the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) platform.

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