The pioneer students of Nile University’s College of Health Science (CHS), graduated with their Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) degrees and were inducted into full medical practice on Wednesday 31 May 2023.
The attestation ceremony had in attendance all 43 students from the graduating class, proud parents, esteemed faculty members, and government dignitaries including the immediate-past governor of Kaduna State, His Excellency, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai CON, Former Minster of Transportation Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, the Registrar of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) Dr. Tajudeen A. Sanusi, Medical Elder Associate Professor Fatima Kyari FWACS MSc Ph.D. FNAMed, among others.
The Vice Chancellor of Nile University of Nigeria Prof. Dilli Dogo FNAMed, in his welcome address to the distinguished guests and students, congratulated all the students for successfully completing their medical studies, he expressed his pride and joy and thanked the medical graduates and parents for keeping faith with Nile University during the challenging journey of training and mentorship that has culminated into the day of celebration.
Prof. Dogo highlighted the immense contributions of the Honoris United Universities Network since taking ownership of the Nile University of Nigeria in 2020. He stated that “the education for impact mission of Honoris United Universities Network is made manifest and can be seen in the huge infrastructural investments, human capital development, and provision of a conducive learning and working environment for Nile University’s students and Staff.”
The Vice-Chancellor also attributed the successes recorded by Nile University’s College of Health Sciences to the strategic partnerships with reputable government and private hospitals, for the setting up of the Nile University Teaching Hospital (NUTH) under the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) and the private partnership with Nizamiye Hospital. He expressed appreciation to the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), the National Universities Commission (NUC), the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB), and other Professional and regulatory agencies for their continued support and contributions to the standards of practice.
Medical Elder, Assoc. Prof. Fatima Kyari, in her presentation, celebrated the occasion and offered encouraging words to the fresh set of medical doctors. She commended the Nile University of Nigeria for its continuous contribution to excellence in academics and the medical field.
Government dignitaries, professors, representatives from the medical industry, and proud parents offered their congratulations and well-wishes to the graduating students. One of the professors highlighted the importance of medical education and the roles that the pioneer graduating medical students will play in paving the way for future students of medicine.
The high point of the attestation ceremony was the administration of the physicians’ oath by Dr. Tajudeen Sanusi, the Registrar of the Nigerian Medical and Dental Association of Nigeria (MDCN), who spoke to them about the high ethical standards of practice, duties, and privileges of a doctor.
The graduating students solemnly swore to abide by their profession’s code of ethics and gave oaths with a commitment to the future of their practice.
Nile University of Nigeria presented the top three students in the Medical Class of 2022 with award prizes, medical gadgets, monetary rewards, and 100% scholarships to pursue postgraduate studies in public health at the university.
The best-graduating students from the pioneer set are:
Ummi Sani Danbatta, who received 10 distinctions.
Zainab Yakubu Lado, who received 8 distinctions and Ameerah Gbemisola Jimoh, who also received a total of six distinctions.
While commenting on her achievements, Dr. Ummi Dambatta, the overall best graduand who completed her medical studies with 10 distinctions in her 10 courses, attributed her success to the unwavering support she received from her family, friends, colleagues, lecturers, and the Nile University of Nigeria.
Dr. Dambatta advised all students, particularly those studying medicine, to “always strive for excellence, believe in yourself, study, work hard, be polite to your parents, professors, and colleagues, and always pray.” She concluded.
The Attestation ceremony for Nile University’s pioneer medical students was filled with pride, pleasure, and emotion for all of those in attendance, including students, parents, staff, and dignitaries.
About Nile University of Nigeria
Founded in 2009, Nile University, a 113-hectare residential campus based in Abuja, is a multidisciplinary university and a proud member of Honoris United Universities since 2020. Nile University has 40 Undergraduate and 47 postgraduate NUC-accredited programs, including Medicine and Surgery, Law and Engineering, spread across six best-in-class faculties in Medical & Health Sciences, Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Management Sciences, Natural & Applied Sciences, and Law.
The university’s College of Health Sciences has 12 well-furnished medical laboratories and academic partnerships with four hospitals, including the world-class Nizamiye Hospital in Abuja.
Nile University and its students are recipients of multiple awards including the Award of Excellence by the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) for a breakthrough innovation designed to combat the food crisis in Africa.
In addition, Nile University is currently the reigning NUGA and National Division I basketball champions. Nile University’s state-of-the-art learning spaces, quality and secure hostels, and outstanding sports facilities are supported by more than 25 partnerships with reputable national and international organizations across the globe.
About Honoris United Universities
Honoris United Universities is the first and largest pan-African private higher education network committed to transforming lives through relevant education for lifetime success.
Collaborative intelligence, cultural agility, and mobile mindsets are at the heart of the Honoris approach to educate the next generation of leaders and professionals able to impact regionally in a globalized world.
Honoris combines the expertise of its member institutions to develop world-class African talent that is competitive in today’s fast-paced, demanding, and increasingly digitized labour and start-up markets.
Honoris comprises a community of 71,000+ students on 70+ campuses, and online and physical learning centres, in 10 African countries and 32 cities. The network is formed of 15 institutions: multidisciplinary universities, specialized schools, technical and vocational institutes, contact, distance, and online institutions.
Students have an opportunity to experience exclusive partnerships and exchange programs in more than 190 universities across Europe, the United States, and Asia. Over 420 degrees are offered in Medicine, Health Sciences, Engineering, IT, Business, Law, Architecture, Creative Arts, Fashion and Design, Media, Political Science, and Education.
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