Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho on thursday held an induction ceremony for 81 newly inducted nurses from the faculty of Nursing.
While addressing the newly inducted nurses, the Acting Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor M.O Liasu admonished them to adhere strictly to the tenets of the profession they have taken up and make the university proud wherever they maybe practising.
The induction ceremony which held at the 1500 Seaters Lecture Theatre of the College of Health Sciences, Lautech Ogbomoso is the 10th of its kind in the university but the first since Oyo state took over the university as a sole proprietor.
It was witnessed by the Registrar, Nursing and Midvery Council of Nigeria Alhaji Farouk Umar, represented by Mr Emmanuel Odomtre who administered oath for the new nurses and affirmed them as registered Nurses in Nigeria.
Professor Liasu added that the University has adequately equipped its Nursing programme to produce sound graduates than can compete with those from any part of the world.
“While we are excited about our prospects as a university, it is rather saddening that Nigeria has not been able to utilize rightly the abundant resources and its manpower being produced by universities like ours.
“This situation has been aggravated by the continuous migration of the limited number of trained nursing personnel outside the shores of Nigeria especially exacerbated this last 5 years.
“I, however, want to use this opportunity to inform this gathering and to assure that LAUTECH has continued to meet the high standard and requirements of the NMCN, and the university as seen today, will continue to live up to its responsibility of churning out qualified nurses for the benefit of the nation and the world general.
“As a university that is saddled with the responsibility of providing the highest level of manpower in this country, we shall relentlessly continue to strive for the best in providing research and training for our students to them relevant globally.
“Wherever you may go, you should not forget your country, Nigeria, let your conduct be guided by the ethics for the profession you are being ushered in to”, he said.