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On the 12th of December 2017, Anambra State University Uturu ABSU, Conducted a swearing in ceremony where Ninety nurses where inducted.
ABSU INDUCTS 90 NURSES FOR THE 2017 SWEARING IN CEREMONY OF GRADUATING NURSES
The Abia State University Uturu (ABSU) has graduated and licensed about 90 Nurses during the 4th induction/Swearing in ceremony, with the theme: “The Graduate Nurse in the contemporary health care delivery system, Challenges and Prospects.
In his opening remark, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor E. Uche Ikonne, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academics, Professor I. Elekwa appreciated the graduands and their parents, for worthy investments, both in time and resources to ensure they graduate after so many years as qualified Nurses and Midwives.
He further stated that this year’s graduation ceremony was significant because it produced the first 1st graduate in the department, and as it is the tradition of University, the person gets automatic employment.
Presenting her welcome address, the Head of department of Nursing Mrs. U.L. Uhiara thanked the vice-Chancellor, Professor Ikonne for his visionary leadership and encouraged the graduates to be dedicated and committed to their duties, knowing that they are touching lives, and not only doing academics.
The guest lecturer Professor A.N. Anarado who spoke on the theme “The Graduate Nurse in the contemporary health care delivery system: Challenges and Prospects; harped on the opportunities that abound for the graduands to become emplyers of labour, rather than seek for non existence jobs.
The high point of the event was the presentation of the licenses to the graduate nurses by the representative of the Registrar/Secretary General, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, who had earlier charged the inductees to be good ambassadors of the profession as well as the institution that had trained them.
The ceremony was witnessed by the principal officers of the university, provost of College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dean Faculty of Health Sciences, other members of the academia, parents and guardian of the graduating students, students and other dignitaries.