The Nasarawa State’s College of Health Science and Technology (NCHST) Keffi has officially conducted the 9th induction and oath taking ceremony of 62 Medical Laboratory Science Technology graduates for 2021 with the tasked on them to adhere strictly to their professional and ethical conducts.
Delivering his speech during the occasion, the Provost of the College Dr. Suleiman Abdullahi Mohammad Stated that currently the college is operating 10 departments Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT) inclusive and has maintained its strong hold among department of the college over the years adding that it has matured through smooth transition of several heads of departments since its establishment in 1999 and has graduated over 750 technicians who are already engaged all over health facilities in the state and the country at large.
The Provost then expressed the delight that the National Examination result of 2021 graduates from the college were ranked 4th out of the 53 Health Institutions conducted by the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) last year adding that for the 23 years the college has existed as a school until March 2020 when it was upgraded to the college status by the current sitting Governor of the state Engineer Abdullahi Sule an action that has boost their morale and encouraged them.
“This upgrade has opened several doors for advocacy and collaborations includes the procurement of 24 assorted ICT equipments and their installation by the National Board of Technical Incubation (NBTI) as an intervention for the college, completion of four classrooms and toilets by the save One Million lives (SOML) currently ongoing at its permanent site” he disclosed.
The Provost further disclosed that the College is in collaboration with the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and three courses were given accreditation while others were in the process with the Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomosho as well as Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and the Nasarawa States University Keffi among other learning institutions across the country.
He stated that after addressing the relocation hindrances such as light, Water, Lecture halls, furniture among others the College has now moved to its permanent site a situation that has created a conducive atmosphere for teaching and learning activities as well as other collaborations.
While congratulating the grandaunts, the parents and the college for the successful accomplishment of their studies and mandates, he tasked specifically the graduants to imbible the virtures of teamwork as competent manpower for primary and secondary Health care facility through accredited courses supported by the state, National and international organizations.
“We have done our best to raise you as the state’s nation and Africa’s hope for better today as such do your best to manifest these virtues and excel and remember that values of teamwork are sine qua non for optimum health care delivery services and should be uphold by all and be team players” he stated.
“I urged you to proceed from here with deliberated glow not about your current achievements but also with the realization that what lies ahead is far greater that can be imagined. Let me quickly add that you must instantly dismiss unnecessary agitations and complaints without proposed situation that are well throughout” he stressed.
To the Medical laboratory Science Council of Nigeria, the Provost thanked them for their cordial working relationship with the college and called for the substances of such relationship.
Performing the induction of the gradaunts, the Registrar of the Medical laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) Dr. Toans Irabor tasked the inductees on the need for them to uphold strictly to their professional ethnics warning that the council would not tolerate any sharp practices or cutting corners in the discharge of their duties which he described as highly critical and significant in the healthcare delivery service and all others fields of human endeaviours.
Irabor who was represented by Mr. Obinnah Okeke further warmed that the council would not hesitate to sanction any one found to have brazenly violate the ethnics of their profession or compromising for the sale of any selfish gains.
In his remarks the state’s commissioner for Health Pharmacist Ahmad Baba Yahaya expressed his delight with the remarkable achievement being recorded by the college and assured it of the continues support and co-operation from the state’s Government.