First set of medical students graduate from Edo varsity

Edo State University has recorded another milestone in the Faculty of Medicine by graduating 34 students, the first set of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery classes.

Performing the induction and oath-taking ceremony, the Registrar, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, Dr. Tajudeen Sanusi, urged the newly inducted doctors to take their profession seriously.
He said their call to service was a call to humanity, noting that the doctors should be very compassionate in their job.

He said, “This profession is like the paramilitary; there are many dos and don’ts, and the responsibility attached to it is more than the excitement you have today. We are dealing with human life; therefore, you must ensure that we do not harm any individual.”

The registrar, however, thanked the state government for its support towards the establishment of the university’s medical school and the upgrading of the Auchi General Hospital to the Edo State University Teaching Hospital, which the council accredited for housemanship for young doctors.
In his address, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor, said the occasion marks a significant milestone in the history of education in Nigeria.

The VC, while congratulating the inductees, said their persistence, resilience, dedication, unwavering commitment to studies, pursuit of knowledge, and determination to become medical professionals enabled them to complete the rigorous programme in record time.
According to him, “None of this would have been possible without the exceptional faculty members and trainers who have guided and mentored these students. Your passion for teaching, dedication to your craft, and unwavering commitment to excellence have moulded these students into competent and compassionate medical professionals.

“The government’s unwavering commitment to education and healthcare has paved the way for the seamless graduation of these students, the state-of-the-art facilities provided by the government have created an environment conducive to learning, research and innovation.”

“The induction of the MBBS class of 2022 reminds us of the immense impact these newly trained physicians will have on society, their expertise, compassion and commitment to healing will undoubtedly ameliorate health issues not only in Nigeria but also across the globe.”