Unijos Inducts 77 Newly Qualified Nurses


In its quest towards producing quality manpower for the development of the Nigerian Healthcare sector, the University of Jos has graduated 77 newly qualified Nurses who have been inducted into the profession by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN).  The NMCN is the Professional body saddled with the responsibility of regulating the conduct of Nurses and Midwives in Nigeria.

The Induction/Oath Taking Ceremony was held at Multi-Purpose, Auditorium, Bauchi Road Campus of the University.

Vice-Chancellor, University of Jos, Professor Tanko Ishaya, sued for more hard work and improved performance among the Staff and Students since the University Authorities are providing the resources required for attaining excellence.

The Vice-Chancellor who was represented by the Provost, College of Health Sciences, Professor Simon Yiltok, commended the Registrar/Secretary General of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), Alhaji Faruk Abubakar, for his tireless efforts in ensuring that the University’s Nursing Department graduates Students in line with Council’s code of conduct. He also applauded the University’s Nursing Department for recording another milestone even with the challenges faced while training the Students ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic and ASUU strike among others.

Administering the Oath on the Inductees, Registrar/Secretary General, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), Alhaji Faruk Abubakar, represented by Yaya Suni, advised them to adhere strictly to the ethics of their profession, saying any defaulter will be dealt with accordingly.

He congratulated and appreciated Unijos for attaining the global standard in its Nursing Education, assuring that the Council under his watch will continue to be supportive of the University to ensure the standard is maintained.

Earlier in a welcome address, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, Professor Eugene Ikeh expressed gratitude to the University Management for its support and all other resources provided to the Department to ensure proper training of their Students.

Head, Department of Nursing, University of Jos, Dr. Oluwatoyin Ogunyewo, said the commitment and support of the University Management and other relevant stakeholders made it possible for the Department to overcome the challenges involved in the training process.

Also speaking, Provost, College of Health Sciences, Professor Simon Yiltok advised the Inductees to be serious about practicing their profession according to the ethics even as they work in harmony with others, not forgetting that they remain ambassadors of Unijos anywhere they go.

He added that the Inductees have been equipped with all it takes to impact the society positively and demonstrate that the confidence reposed in them is not misplaced.

Highpoint of the event was the granting of Professional Practice License to the Inductees and presentation of Awards to the Best Graduating Student, Obichukwu Chioma Jennifer to the admiration of all present at the event.

NMCN Registrar


*Report by Isaac Uzer, Information and Publications Division