Sixty-eight newly qualified medical doctors of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State were inducted into the medical profession at the weekend.
Speaking at their 15th induction ceremony at the College of Health Sciences in Osogbo, Osun State capital, the university Vice Chancellor, Prof. Michael Olufisayo Ologunde, said plans have been concluded to reposition the institution to make its products competitive in the labour market.
Ologunde said normalcy had returned to the institution after a protracted ownership tussle between Osun and Oyo states.
He added that academic activities are proceeding without any hitch, adding that there had been a great improvement in the welfare of workers and students in the last few months.
He said: “In no distant time, the LAUTECH will be repositioned to be the toast of all. Our admission quota will be increased, new programmes introduced, investors and donors will be sourced to assist in the physical growth of the university. I am optimistic that good times are on the way for our cherished university.”
The VC urged the inductees not to rest on their oars, but to strive to promote ethical values and good service delivery of the medical profession.
He also enjoined the inductees to demonstrate virtues that had been inculcated in them by the university.
The Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Prof. Samuel Sunday Taiwo, advised the newly inductees to be good ambassadors of the institution, saying they must not allow any “negative experience you might have suffered during your training to push you to run down the university”.
He advised them to always remember and cherish the university’s good legacies from which they had benefited, saying positive reports from all parts of the world attested to the quality of medical training the LAUTECH graduates receive year in year out.
Highlights of the induction ceremony include an honour and recognition for the Chief Medical Director of Biket Medical Centre and a Minnesota, USA-trained cardiologist, Dr. Adebisi David Adenle, for his contribution over the years to the medical profession.