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  • 2019-10-07 12:01:41

IMBIBE THE SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE, VC CHARGES RADIOGRAPHERS

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Zana Akpagu have charged newly inducted Radiographers of the institution to always imbibe the spirit of excellence and professionalism in the discharge of their duties. Prof. Akpagu who gave the charge at the Institution’s International Conference Centre during the 13th Radiographers Induction and Oath Taking Ceremony said excellence is what they require to excel in their profession. While congratulating the inductees for braving the odds in the course of their training, the Vice Chancellor thanked them for choosing the Radiography profession, which he described, as a noble profession. The University helmsman said he was happy to be part of their success stories, even as he urged them to be good ambassadors of the institution. Prof. Akpagu who also charged the graduands to respect the ethics of their profession said the institution will continue to produce value-driven graduates that are suitable for the 21st century marketplace. This came has he reiterated his administration’s commitment towards partnering with the Radiographers Board of Nigeria to achieve a common goal, especially in the area of training of Radiographers. He also thanked the inductees’ parents for the sacrifices and commitments in the course of training their children, and prayed God to grant them long life to enable them enjoy the fruits of their labour. In his words, “ I congratulate you all for the great achievement; another journey has begun in your life You have chosen a profession that is employable and I want to urge you to be good ambassadors of your alma mater. Bring your experience to bear in your profession and imbibe the spirit of excellence and team work”. The Provost of the College of Medical Sciences, Prof. Victor Ansa, in his remarks, said the induction is the beginning of the Radiographers journey into the real world, urging them to display the skills that they have acquired from the institution for the good of humanity. Prof. Ansa who described Radiography and Radiological Science as a highly respected profession also charged the inductees to live above board in every area of their endeavors. He said their practice must be patient-centered, with palpable competence, efficiency, honesty, diligence and transparency. This is even as he called on the graduands to always work in unison with other health care professionals to achieve set goals, just as he appealed to them not to migrate to other countries but stay in Nigeria and help salvage the health sector. The Provost who disclosed that UNICAL is the only institution in the South- South region of the country that offers Radiography commended the Vice Chancellor for his ingenuity and support. Also speaking, the Dean, Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences, Prof. Idongesit Akpabio said what the inductees are witnessing is a direct product of their devotion and commitment to their pursuit of excellence. She said the induction confers on the graduands the right to practice what they have learnt over the past five years and charged them to adhere strictly to the ethics of their profession. The Dean also urged them to respect their senior colleagues and elders as well as seek further professional development to build themselves. Prof. Akpabio also called on the graduands to respect their parents and commit themselves to their well-being. She further charged them to exude hard work, honesty, dedication to duty and respect for the rule of law, saying that these qualities will propel them to greater heights in their future endeavors. The Head of Department of Radiography and Radiological Science, Professor Nneoyi Egbe said it is a downing of a near day for the inductees, saying they should take responsibility as Radiographers/imaging scientists. In the same vein, Cross River State Chairman of the Association of Radiographers of Nigeria, Mr. Oyama Abeng urged them to unlock their God-given potentials in the course of practicing their profession. Speaking shortly after administering oath on the Radiographers, the Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria, Prof. Mark.C. Okeji advised the inductees to remain hardworking, focused, assiduous and ever ready to acquire as much knowledge and skills as possible during the period of their internship and the initial years of practice. The Registrar urged them to be prepared and plan for further studies/trainings as soon as possible, disclosing that the Board has several PGD/certificate programmes being conducted in various centers in Nigeria. He said the Board has fashioned out compulsory programmes for interns to complement the knowledge impacted on them while in school with didactic and practical sessions in computed tomography and ultrasonography. To check quackery, Prof. Okeji said there are control measures to ensure checks in training of their programs, adding that the Board is also rolling out monitoring programmes for hospitals and diagnostic centers across the country. The induction lecturer, Dr. Benjamin Udoh, who spoke on the topic,” Precision and Compassion: The Building Block of Radiography Professional said mistakes in Radiography can be catastrophic, even has he urged the inductees to be precise and avoid making mistakes. He called on them to show compassion when dealing with patients, stressing that their ability to understand and empathize with patients is an essential trait of any Radiographer. On his part, the Best Graduating Student, Joseph Okpo, who spoke on behalf of other inductees thanked the University Management for providing a conducive learning environment for them, which he believed, contributed to their success. He also thanked staff and lecturers of the Department of Radiography and Radiological Science for their enormous support and encouragement. Highpoint of the occasion was the award of prizes to outstanding graduands and presentation of memento to the induction lecturer. The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Zana Akpagu have charged newly inducted Radiographers of the institution to always imbibe the spirit of excellence and professionalism in the discharge of their duties. Prof. Akpagu who gave the charge at the Institution’s International Conference Centre during the 13th Radiographers Induction and Oath Taking Ceremony said excellence is what they require to excel in their profession. While congratulating the inductees for braving the odds in the course of their training, the Vice Chancellor thanked them for choosing the Radiography profession, which he described, as a noble profession. The University helmsman said he was happy to be part of their success stories, even as he urged them to be good ambassadors of the institution. Prof. Akpagu who also charged the graduands to respect the ethics of their profession said the institution will continue to produce value-driven graduates that are suitable for the 21st century marketplace. This came has he reiterated his administration’s commitment towards partnering with the Radiographers Board of Nigeria to achieve a common goal, especially in the area of training of Radiographers. He also thanked the inductees’ parents for the sacrifices and commitments in the course of training their children, and prayed God to grant them long life to enable them enjoy the fruits of their labour. In his words, “ I congratulate you all for the great achievement; another journey has begun in your life You have chosen a profession that is employable and I want to urge you to be good ambassadors of your alma mater. Bring your experience to bear in your profession and imbibe the spirit of excellence and team work”. The Provost of the College of Medical Sciences, Prof. Victor Ansa, in his remarks, said the induction is the beginning of the Radiographers journey into the real world, urging them to display the skills that they have acquired from the institution for the good of humanity. Prof. Ansa who described Radiography and Radiological Science as a highly respected profession also charged the inductees to live above board in every area of their endeavors. He said their practice must be patient-centered, with palpable competence, efficiency, honesty, diligence and transparency. This is even as he called on the graduands to always work in unison with other health care professionals to achieve set goals, just as he appealed to them not to migrate to other countries but stay in Nigeria and help salvage the health sector. The Provost who disclosed that UNICAL is the only institution in the South- South region of the country that offers Radiography commended the Vice Chancellor for his ingenuity and support. Also speaking, the Dean, Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences, Prof. Idongesit Akpabio said what the inductees are witnessing is a direct product of their devotion and commitment to their pursuit of excellence. She said the induction confers on the graduands the right to practice what they have learnt over the past five years and charged them to adhere strictly to the ethics of their profession. The Dean also urged them to respect their senior colleagues and elders as well as seek further professional development to build themselves. Prof. Akpabio also called on the graduands to respect their parents and commit themselves to their well-being. She further charged them to exude hard work, honesty, dedication to duty and respect for the rule of law, saying that these qualities will propel them to greater heights in their future endeavors. The Head of Department of Radiography and Radiological Science, Professor Nneoyi Egbe said it is a downing of a near day for the inductees, saying they should take responsibility as Radiographers/imaging scientists. In the same vein, Cross River State Chairman of the Association of Radiographers of Nigeria, Mr. Oyama Abeng urged them to unlock their God-given potentials in the course of practicing their profession. Speaking shortly after administering oath on the Radiographers, the Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria, Prof. Mark.C. Okeji advised the inductees to remain hardworking, focused, assiduous and ever ready to acquire as much knowledge and skills as possible during the period of their internship and the initial years of practice. The Registrar urged them to be prepared and plan for further studies/trainings as soon as possible, disclosing that the Board has several PGD/certificate programmes being conducted in various centers in Nigeria. He said the Board has fashioned out compulsory programmes for interns to complement the knowledge impacted on them while in school with didactic and practical sessions in computed tomography and ultrasonography. To check quackery, Prof. Okeji said there are control measures to ensure checks in training of their programs, adding that the Board is also rolling out monitoring programmes for hospitals and diagnostic centers across the country. The induction lecturer, Dr. Benjamin Udoh, who spoke on the topic,” Precision and Compassion: The Building Block of Radiography Professional said mistakes in Radiography can be catastrophic, even has he urged the inductees to be precise and avoid making mistakes. He called on them to show compassion when dealing with patients, stressing that their ability to understand and empathize with patients is an essential trait of any Radiographer. On his part, the Best Graduating Student, Joseph Okpo, who spoke on behalf of other inductees thanked the University Management for providing a conducive learning environment for them, which he believed, contributed to their success. He also thanked staff and lecturers of the Department of Radiography and Radiological Science for their enormous support and encouragement. Highpoint of the occasion was the award of prizes to outstanding graduands and presentation of memento to the induction lecturer.

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