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The University of Calabar on Wednesday inducted 99 Radiographers into the Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria after an Oath Taking ceremony in Calabar.

Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Florence Obi, while speaking at the vent, charged the inductees not to compromise the standard of their noble profession wherever they found themselves.

The Vice Chancellor, who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, Prof. Angela Oyo-Ita, said the University was duty bound to raise scholars of different disciplines in learning and in character.

She admonished the inductees to be of good conduct by raising the bar of their profession, noting that the university was proud to send them out to change the narrative.

“We are proud of you, having come to the end of your academic pursuit in a distinguished outcome.

“I am optimistic that you will do well in your future engagements because we have built you up to become our very best out there,” she said.

While congratulating the inductees for the feats recorded, the VC thanked lecturers of the College of Medical Sciences for giving their best in the development of the inductees.

She urged the inductees not to forget to give back to their Alma Mata who had raised them up to be great men and women.

Earlier in his remarks, the Provost, College of Medical Sciences, Prof. Victor Ansa, who congratulated the inductees, appealed to them to stay behind in the country and give back to the society.

He encouraged them to show gratitude to their parents who have been instrumental both prayerfully and financially toward their academic success, stressing that they must practice their profession with highest degree of honesty, diligence and transparency.

Also in his address, the Registrar/Chief Executive of Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria (RRBN), Prof. Mark Okeji, charged the inductees to be proud in introducing themselves as Nigerian trained radiographers.

He said that RRBN was on its toes to produce Radiographers that could stand the test of time, adding that radiographers are highly rated worldwide.

According to him, radiographers certified by RRBN do not require further pre-registration examination to work outside Nigeria, adding that it was the reason they enjoy smooth migration to the western nations.

The Registrar told the inductees that any deviation from the oath would mean misconduct punishable by the law.

On their part, the Dean of Allied Medical Sciences, Prof. Idongesit Akpabio and the Head of Department of Radiography and Radiological Science, Dr Benjamin Udoh, advised the inductees to be focused and avoid sharp practices that could truncate the gains of their profession.

The best graduating student and the representative of the 2021 inductees’ class, Mr Umoh Maurice, appreciated the efforts of their parents who painstakingly saw them through graduation.

While thanking the College lecturers for impacting the virtues of excellence in them, he promised on behalf of his class to always make the University proud wherever they are.

George Odok

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