UNIJOS TO COMMENCE PG PROGRAMMES IN SLT
Newly qualified Graduands of Science Laboratory Technology from the University of Jos have been inducted into the discipline's professional body.
Speaking during the Induction ceremony, Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Tanko Ishaya said plans are at an advanced stage to commence Postgraduate Programmes in the discipline including Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. Professor Tanko said the proposed Curriculum has already been forwarded to the School of Postgraduate Studies for approval.
Represented by Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Professor Nestor Chagok, the Vice-Chancellor said the University is interested in human capital development with the commitment to add value to the society and urged the graduands to be truthful and adhere strictly to the terms of their oath as they embark on the journey of Science investigation.
Director General, Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology, Yemi Gbadegesin said the programme is designed to produce highly skilled professional Laboratory Scientists with practical and theoritical knowledge acquired through critical thinking and logical reasoning.
As part of the effort to advance the Science Laboratory Technology profession, Gbadegesin disclosed that the Institute has signed an agreement with an indigenous Laboratory Company for the production of reagents and consumables in Nigeria which will no doubt create wealth for the Country.
National President of the Association of Science Laboratory Technology of Nigeria, Nanle Damos congratulated the Inductees for their resilience and urged them to follow laid down regulations and not allow their personal interests becloud their judgement.
Head of Department, Science Laboratory Technology, University of Jos, Dr. Shola Odewumi said the Inductees have been found worthy both in character and learning and advised them to work closely with the Institute and continue to add value to the Department, University of Jos and the entire society.
Speaking on behalf of Parents of the lnductees, Deaconess Victoria Magit appreciated the tireless efforts of their teachers while expressing hope that they will achieve greater exploits in their future endeavours.
Representative of the Inductees, Valentine John appreciated all those who contributed to their success story and promised not to relent or deviate from the requirements of their professional practice.
Thirty (30) of the Inductees have specialized in Chemical/Petroleum Techniques, Sixty-one (61) Biological Science Techniques while another Sixty-one (61), Microbiology Techniques.
Five (5) of the Inductees made First Class while Auta Nanribet Nokat of the Chemical/Petroleum Techniques specialty emerged overall Best Student with a CGPA of 4.78.
The 7th Induction and oathtaking ceremony of Bachelor of Science in Science Laboratory Technology was held at the Faculty of Social Sciences Auditorium, Naraguta Campus, University of Jos.
*Report by Rejoice Paul, Information and Publications Division