Bayero University, Kano on Monday, July 15, 2019 inducted thirty nine new Medical Doctors (MBBS) and fourteen Dental Surgeons (BDS) graduates from the Faculties of Clinical Sciences and Dentistry. It was the 18th induction for MBBS and 4th for Bachelor of Dental Surgery by the University.
The newly qualified doctors, who were sworn-in by the Registrar, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), Dr. T.A.B Sanusi, took the physicians’ oath and solemnly declared to exercise the several parts of their profession to the best of their ability for the good, safety and welfare of all persons committing themselves to their care or attention.
They pledged to faithfully obey the rules and regulations of Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) and all other laws that are made for the control of the medical and dental professions in Nigeria. The new Doctors also pledged to maintain the utmost respect for human life and consecrate their lives to the service of humanity.
While administering the oath, the Registrar, MDCN told the celebrants that they would be responsible for their actions and inactions, warning them to be careful because anything that constitutes danger to human health may jeopardize them into legal problem or get themselves suspended.
Welcoming the new Doctors into the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), the Chairman of Kano branch, Dr. Sunusi Bala, said the association has over 1400 members whose interests and welfare are being highly taken care of.
In his congratulatory speech, the Head of Civil Service, Kano State, Dr Kabiru Shehu, reaffirmed the commitment of Kano State Government in supporting medical education by improving students’ welfare and commencing undergraduate medical training at the two state universities.
In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello, who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, Professor Adamu Idris Tanko, said BUK Medical Program is one of the best in Nigeria, adding that the University is currently collaborating with some of the top universities in the world in order to work together to strengthen its programme. “This will really help us to realize our ambition of becoming one of the best in the world,” he added.
The Chief Medical Director of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), Professor Aminu Zakari Mohammed, Medical Elder, Professor S.O Jeboda and Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Professor Ibrahim Adamu Yakasai, who was represented by Professor Aliyu Abdu, congratulated the graduands for achieving this significant milestone and urged them to abide by the ethical provisions of their noble profession.
Speaking on behalf of the graduands, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Abdullahi (BDS) and Dr. Abdulhakeem Shu’aibu (MBBS) commended the management of BUK and College of Health Sciences for providing all the necessary facilities the graduands required for their training. They also showered commendable encomiums on their teachers and parents for supporting them throughout their study.
Fatima Ahmed Maigari emerged as the overall best graduand of Bachelor of Dental Surgery having clinched the prizes for the best graduate in Oral Diagnostic Sciences, Child Dental Health and Restorative Dentistry.
On his part, the Sub-Dean, Academics of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Dr. Idris Mohammed, expressed gratitude to all those who contributed to the success of the induction ceremony.