Unijos Inducts 120 New Medical Laboratory Scientists
The University of Jos has inducted 120 new medical laboratory scientists into the profession. The ceremony was held at the Multipurpose Auditorium and was attended by dignitaries from the university, the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), and the healthcare sector.
In his opening remarks, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos, Professor Tanko Ishaya, represented by Professor (Mrs.) Mariam Solomon, Dean, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, commended the teaching and non-teaching staff of the Department of Medical Laboratory Science for their unwavering dedication to the students.
Professor Ishaya emphasized the importance of not just academic growth, but also moral development, stating that it is crucial for the students to possess both qualities in order to be inducted and eventually graduate from the University of Jos. He also congratulated the new inductees on their achievement and encouraged them to maintain the high standards of the profession.
The guest speaker of the ceremony, Honorable Daniel Nanbol Listick, delivered an enlightening lecture titled “Medical Laboratory Science Practice in the Renewed Hope Era in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects.”
Hon. Listick highlighted the significant role that medical laboratory scientists play in the healthcare system and discussed the challenges and future prospects of the profession.
Speaking on the career opportunities and job growth available for medical laboratory scientists, Hon. Listic emphasized the need for commitment and dedication in the field
“The career opportunity and outlook as well as job growth and security are excessive for Medical Laboratory Scientists,” he said. “With the number of laboratory assessments increasing due to each population increase and the improvement of new kinds of tests in this era, there are job opportunities available for committed and dedicated MLS.”
He urged the new inductees to uphold professionalism and ethics in their practice, reminding them of the requirement to obtain a full practicing license before enlisting in the National Youth Service Corps.
Following the lecture, the inductees took their oath administered by the Registrar/CEO of the MLSCN, Dr. Tosan Erhabor, represented by Mrs. Ini Edeh, Director of Examinations, MLSCN.
Dr. Erhabor congratulated the inductees on their achievement and urged them to uphold the ethical standards of the profession. “The oath you are about to take is a solemn promise to uphold the ethical standards of our noble profession,” he said. “The MLSCN has zero tolerance for any form of misconduct and will apply the instrument of the law in sanctioning anyone that brings it’s hard earned name to dispute.”