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History as Anambra University set to release first set of medical doctors


History is about to be made in Anambra State University (ANSU), Uli, as it is set to graduate its pioneer medical students into the medical profession.

The students, who would take the Hippocratic Oath this month, were admitted into the university’s medical school in 2005.

The oath taking/induction of a set of 13 medical students (now doctors) comes up on Wednesday, February 3, at the school auditorium, Igbariam Campus.

According to Frank Akpuaka, Provost of the Medical School, “it is a laudable achievement and a huge success for the institution and the Anambra State government, after years of delay as a result of accreditation problems.”

Akpuaka said the Medical College, situated at Amaku Akwa was, however, able to overcome the challenge of accreditation of its courses through enormous support of the Anambra Government with provision of standard medical equipments, employment of qualified and experienced lecturers, and putting up solid infrastructures and amenities to enhance efficient and skilled-based learning.

Meanwhile, the Provost of the Medical College and the Dean, Nze Patrick Udeojor have been commended for their relentless efforts and dedication towards getting the accreditation of the courses and now, graduation of a first set of medical doctors.

According to some of the medical students, who spoke to BusinessDay at Igbariam: “pioneering a Medical College was not a joke. It was quite strenuous, time-taking. We were turned into lab rats, exposed to pathological organisms. But with God, we scaled through.”

They said their class of 13 medical doctors are “illuminating life savers the country would watch out for, having passed through 10 years of tedious medical training and practicals.”