The University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) held an induction ceremony on Tuesday to admit 610 Laboratory Technologists into the Nigeria Institute of Science Laboratory Technologists (NISLT).
Performing the induction ceremony, the Acting Registrar /Director General and Chief Executive Officer of NISLT, Mr. Yemi Gbodegesin, charged the new Laboratory Technologists to carry out their activities in line with the standards and ethics of the profession.
He commended the authorities of the University for providing an enabling environment for the training of the students.
The Ag. DG described being a Science Laboratory Technologist as a calling, noting that it was more than a vocation that enabled the practitioner serve the nation positively.
He called on government to strengthen University /Industry partnership by providing the enabling environment for the parties to operate in a tripartite funding mechanism for research and development to thrive and benefit the larger society.
Gbodegesin expressed gratitude to the University for commissioning a massive building dedicated to the SSLT.
In his address, the UNIPORT Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ndowa Lale, described the induction “as yet another unique opportunity to evaluate the progress recorded in the teaching of Science Laboratory Technology programme in this University and chart a better way forward. We are happy to note that the quality of teaching and learning in the SSLT programme has increasingly matured far beyond the modest expectations of its founders and thus deserves more institutional support from the University and NISLT.”
He charged the inductees to be worthy ambassadors of their Alma Mater wherever they may find themselves, and always remember the University that gave them personal and professional identity.
Highlights of the event were an Induction Lecture entitled, Science Laboratory Education and Research: Fulcrum for National Development, by the Director of the Centre for Oilfield Chemicals Research, Professor Ogbonna Joel, as well as award of Prizes to Best Graduating Students in the various subject areas.
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