The College of Medicine (CMUL), University of Lagos has inducted its first set of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) graduates as professional members of the Medical Laboratory Council of Nigeria (MLSCN).
The 36 students specialised in one of five units of the programme- Medical microbiology, Chemical pathology, Haematology and Blood Group Serology (BGS), Histopathology and Immunology and Immunochemistry and Molecular Diagnosis.
Addressing the professionals at the Old Great Hall, Provost of the college, Prof Folasade Ogunsola, urged them to be change agents and continue to seek knowledge.
“This college has produced many notable health professionals who are changing Nigeria and the world and you must be proud to be counted as one of them. I therefore implore you to keep in mind all the basic ethical principles of your profession and be a good ambassador of this great institution,” she said.
Head of the department Prof Oluyemi Akinloye, praised the institution for starting the programme.
“It is commendable that the University of Lagos is joining the league of universities in turning out Medical Laboratory Scientists of high repute despite scarce resources in the country. This shows the resilience of this great institution in helping to build a virile Nigeria during this era of change”
Meanwhile, Abidoun Olalekan emerged the best overall student and best student in Chemical Pathology; Akinlolu Oluwasegun won the prize for Medical Microbiology; and Aliyu Bisola for Haematology and BGS.