Babcock Varsity Wants Medical Laboratory Council To Increase Admission Quota - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Babcock Varsity Wants Medical Laboratory Council To Increase Admission Quota

President/Vice Chancellor of Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Professor Ademola Tayo has called for an increase in admission quota from the Medical Laboratory Scientists Council of Nigeria (MLSCN).

The Vice-Chancellor who was speaking at the 11th induction ceremony of 65 newly qualified Medical Laboratory Scientists at the university, said the request was in line with the current initiative of President Tinubu’s government to checkmate the JAPA syndrome.  

He also called on the council to assist the university in fast tracking the induction of graduands much earlier as it is done by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

"As a friend of Babcock University, we would like you to look into this our request”, he stated.

Professor Tayo congratulated the inductees for the feat and urged them to work in line with the ethics of the profession.

He also appreciated the parents for the huge expenses they made to get their wards to this level.

Responding, registrar and chief executive officer of MLSCN, Dr. Tosan Erhabor, represented by the director and deputy registrar of education, administration and safety, Dr. Godwin Aikpitanyi-Iduitua said the Council was also working towards the same goal of President Tinubu and that the increase in admission quota was  based on the carrying capacity of each institution vis a vis available resources, staff, laboratory space and laboratory postings

''’We are going round to see what each university can take. We want it to be easy for you and also easy for us if the number of intake is double. Very soon our letter will come,” he stated.

On fast tracking of induction of graduands, the registrar said the council would need a long notice to prepare materials for the induction. 

According to him, the 15 graduands of Achievers University that took part in the induction along with the 65 Babcock graduands was a testament that the council doesn’t want to delay any graduand.

He commended Akinniran, Emmanuel Oluwa-ma-yomikun and Ajose, Olugbenga Temitope, who both made First Class in their respective specialties.

Guest lecturer and acting dean, Applied Health Science, Edo State University, Dr.. Pius Omosigho urged the graduands to improve their knowledge constantly to keep abreast with the ever changing technology and research findings. In a paper, Medical Laboratory Science: 

The Past, Present and Future, Dr Omisigho said though the future would bring Artificial Intelligence to enhance rather than to replace, the ability of medical laboratory scientist to give their findings to doctors would still continue in the future.

He urged the graduands to continue to look at different Babcock Varsity Wants Medical Laboratory Council To Increase Admission Quota  online to keep abreast of trends as AI would only help to make the job easier not replace the human face.

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