MAAUN President Advocates Multi-Lingual Skills for Medical Lab Students
By Musa Abdullahi Sufi
AREWA AGENDA – Not fewer than 383 Laboratory Science Students of Nigeria who graduated from various international universities were colourfully inducted by the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria in Abuja, last week.
This 7th edition of the induction was organised by the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria in Abuja with many high-level dignitaries as guests.
It is worthy to note that 50 per cent of the inducted students were from Maryam Abacha American University, Maradi. The varsity President and Founder Professor Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo was honoured as the special guest at the historic International event.
In his speech, during the event, MAAUN President Professor Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo called the inducted Medical Laboratory Science Students to cultivate multi-lingual skills to enable them access to job opportunities globally especially international organisations such as World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF, ECOWAS etc.
Professor Gwarzo urged the inductees to be good ambassadors of their Universities and their country anywhere they found themselves.
He also applauded the leadership of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria for their commitment to the development of professional practice in Nigeria.
He later appreciated the Nigerian Government for providing support and guidance to the council.
In his remarks, the Registrar of the Council, Dr Tosan Erhabo explained that Medical Laboratory Science is a dynamic profession designed to provide a broad base of fundamental scientific knowledge and its application in the health care system.
Erhabor explained that the discipline had exposed the inducted graduates to the application of Medical Laboratory Science in among key areas of Medicine, Pharmaceutical Industries, Research Institutes, Food Industries as well as Diagnostic kits and Machine Production.
He calls on inductees to uphold professionalism for the development of the profession.
The council further applauded the Maryam Abacha American University of Niger for maintaining its academic excellence performances and called on the other African Private Universities to emulate MAAUN in graduating more excellent students into the system towards the development of university education and impacts in Africa.
The event was at the end coloured by the presentation and recognition of awards to the outstanding personalities contributing to the development of the council. MAAUN President Professor Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo was among the recipients of the well-deserved award.