No fewer than eight students who graduated in the Nursing Department of Achievers University, Owo in the 2019/2020 academic session would benefit from the tuition free Masters and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programmes of the institution.
The Pro-Chancellor of the University, Dr Bode Ayorinde disclosed this during the induction of new set of Nursing graduates for the 2020/2021 academic session.
Dr Ayorinde who described the nursing Programme at the university as a force to reckon with in Nigeria, appreciated the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) for supporting the institution.
He also thanked the federal medical centre, Owo for training the students.
Adding that Achievers University’s next star Programme would be Medicine, Ayorinde tasked the new nursing students to be good ambassadors of the institution.
Earlier the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Aje, appreciated the parents of the inductees for trusting the University with the future of their wards.
He announced that the free tuition Programme of the university has been extended to accommodate two programmes, Human Anatomy and Human Physiology.
Prof. Aje added that the tuition fees of five engineering programmes in the institution have also been reduced by 50percent. The programmes are Mechatronics engineering, Telecommunications engineering, Computer engineering, Electrical/Electronics engineering and Biomedical engineering.
The Head of Department of Nursing, Dr (Mrs) Oluwaseun Abiodun said the inductees have been well taught and that they are qualified nurses having satisfied the necessary requirements in the department.
The Dean, College of Basic Health Sciences, Prof. Abdulwasiu Hassan later presented 98 students for induction by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN).
While inducting the students, Registrar of NMCN, Alhaji Farouk Umar Abubakar represented by Dr Yahya Sunni, warned the inductees not to forget the ethics of the profession. He then administered the oath on the new inductees.
The Director of Nursing Services in Ondo State, Mrs Alice Ogundele also noted that all the inductees are qualified nurses but warned that they should continue to submit themselves for learning.
Guest lecturer at the induction ceremony, Dr (Mrs) Cecilia Bello spoke on the challenges facing Nurses especially during the Coronavirus era.
She urged them to continue to work hard and be ready for the challenges ahead in view of the lessons learnt from the COVID pandemic.
There was awards presentation to students who exemplified themselves during the five-year Programme.
The 98 new inductees were also decorated with the Nurses’ emblem while a Cake was cut to climax the induction ceremony.