Posted on: Wed 15-05-2024

Bayero University Kano (BUK) on Monday inducted 80 fresh graduates into medicine and surgery and dentistry professions.

The ceremony saw the induction of 80 medical doctors who graduated as Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) and 12 others who graduated as Bachelors of Dentistry Surgery (BDS) from the university.

According to the Provost, BUK College of Health Sciences, Professor Aisha Kuliya Gwarzo, said this is the 7th BDS and 21st MBBS induction of the university.

She urged the new inductees to hold to the highest level of professionalism, integrity and dedication in the discharge of their duties throughout their years of practice.

“Bear in mind that the approach you will use to work will be emphatic, with utmost respect and with sensitivity to your patients. You shall also stay up-to-date and be conversant with the latest medical advancement and remain open to new ideas as this is an ever-learning profession,” Professor Gwarzo added.

Also, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Sagir Adamu Abbas, urged the new doctors to fill in the vacuum left by doctors who left overseas in search of greener pastures.

The VC who was represented by his DVC Academics, Professor Sani Mohammed Gumel, also said the university has intensified its effort in maintaining quality standards in teaching and research, noting that the institution was rated the best university in Nigeria in terms of international outlook by Times Higher Education, United Kingdom.

On his part, the Registrar, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, Dr Tab Sanusi, lamented that despite the large number of students graduating from Nigerian institutions annually, the country is still running short of practicing doctors, courtesy of their mass exodus.

“The issue is even more prevalent in the southern part of the country. Most of our practitioners, whenever they leave for training, they usually don’t come back. I hereby urge you all to be good ambassadors of this profession and give back to the community that made you who you are today,” the Registrar added.