Nigeria’s fledging health sector received a boost with the induction of 77 (Seventy Seven) new Medical doctors by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) during the 28th (Batch A) Induction/Swearing-in ceremony of graduating medical doctors of Abia State University, Uturu.
Speaking before he administered the Physicians pledge on the 77 inductees at the University Auditorium, the Registrar of the MDCN, Dr Tajudeen Sanusi congratulated the College of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University under the Vice- Chancellor, Distinguished Professor Onyemachi M. Ogbulu for maintaining quality training of Doctors in spite of the challenges faced within the period.
He said that “The Council is no respecter of persons and does not compromise quality as far as training of Medical Doctors is concerned and will protect the Profession at all times and not hesitate to sanction any Doctor found to be involved in any unethical practice”.

Dr Sanusi

Dr Sanusi appealed to the Government that while granting autonomy to the Universities, they should move a step further to also grant autonomy to the college as obtained in other climes, and reminded the graduating Doctors that their new position is a call to service and they should always remember to give back to the Institution that trained them by way of identifying and executing projects in the Institution.
Earlier in his opening remark, the Vice-Chancellor Distinguished Professor Onyemachi M. Ogbulu while congratulating the new Doctors for the successful completion of their Medical Training in the University, urged them to go out and conquer the world to make their parents and the Abia State University proud, as well as follow the examples of some of their predecessors who have individually or collectively partnered the University in various projects as a way of giving back to the Institution, stressing that most notable Universities in the world are successful because of the support of its Alumni.

ABSU VC, Prof Ogbulu

The Vice-Chancellor used the forum to express appreciation to the Governor of abia state and Visitor to the University, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, PhD for his unprecedented support to the college even at the most critical moments and appealed to the MDCN to consider collapsing both Professional and NUC accreditation into one as a way of helping Universities in these difficult times.
Also speaking, the Provost of the College, Professor Stephen Onwere explained that the College of Medicine and Health Sciences has enjoyed tremendous support from the Abia State Government and the University administration ably led by Distinguished Professor Onyemachi M. Ogbulu, and thanked the Governor and Visitor, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, PhD for providing an ultra modern laboratory to the college as well as reconstructing the road leading to the Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH) which was impassable before now.  
The overall graduating Medical Doctor, Dr Joy Ngozika Chiemeka her own speech thanked the Vice- Chancellor and entire Management of the University, the Provost of the college and the lecturers for laying a good educational foundation that will continue to make them excel in their practice and assured they will be good ambassadors of the University.

Dr Joy 

Highpoints of the ceremony were the administration of the Physician oath to the graduands by the Registrar MDCN, Dr T.A. B Sanusi and the presentation of awards to best graduating students in different departments.

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