Young Professionals Tasked on Career Advancement








For Young Professionals to reach the zenith of their Professional Careers, they must work harder and be willing to seek career advancement with a view that they are responsible to whatever they become in life.

Vice-Chancellor, University of Jos, Professor Tanko Ishaya stated this during the 8th Induction/Oath Taking Ceremony of the newly graduated Medical Laboratory Scientists from the University’s Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, held at Faculty of Management Sciences Auditorium, Naraguta Campus.

While commending the Inductees for laying a solid foundation for a better tomorrow, the Vice-Chancellor who was represented by the Dean, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Professor (Mrs) Maryam Solomon, said the oath they took demands their total dedication and faithfulness in service to their profession. Professor Tanko enjoined them to imbibe the virtues of hard work and be committed to excellence in service to humanity.

Professor Tanko applauded the efforts of the Head of Department, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Professor Zakka Sheyin, the Academic and Non-Teaching Staff of the Department for the successes recorded so far. He equally appreciated the role of the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), Dr. Tosan Erhabor towards ensuring that the exercise was successful.

Administering the Oath on the Inductees, Registrar and CEO, MLSCN, Dr. Tosan Erhabor represented by the Council’s Deputy Director, Mrs. Iheoma Mzeko, charged them to always adhere to the ethics of the profession and always place humanity above their personal gain, saying the Council will not tolerate any form of indiscipline from them.

Dr. Erhabor lauded the University of Jos Management and all stakeholders for ensuring that Programmes in the institution meet global standard, assuring that the MLSCN will continue to partner with the university to produce quality manpower for the betterment of the country.

Speaking separately, Provost, College of Health Sciences of the University, Professor Simon Yiltok, represented by Professor (Mrs) Maryam Solomon, the Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, Professor Eugene Ikeh and Head, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Professor Zakka Sheyin as well as the National President, Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSCN), Professor James Damen, all appreciated the University Authorities for providing the enabling environment that aided the Inductees’ training.

Speaking on behalf of Parents of the Inductees, Mr. John Kolo expressed gratitude to the University and all stakeholders who imparted the requisite knowledge in their children, praying that God will grant the University Leadership the strength and wisdom to do more for the benefit of humanity. Also speaking, one of the Inductees, Bigwan Yanan, appreciated the University and all those who contributed to the success of their academic undertakings in the institution.

Highpoint of the occasion which was graced by dignitaries within and outside the University community, was the administration of oath on the Inductees and presentation of Prizes to the Best Graduating Student, Lawrence Okpe, who came tops in all the courses he sat for.



Abdullahi Abdullahi,

Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications