By Tinuade Salami & Gbenga Gbelee
Newly inducted Medical Laboratory Science graduates of College of Medicine, University of
Lagos have been charged to be agents of change in the profession.
Provost of the College, Prof. Afolabi Lesi gave the charge at the induction ceremony of the
graduands on Thursday at College Campus, Idi-Araba, Lagos.
Prof. Lesi said considering the training the graduating students had received from the Institution,
they should be providers of solutions to problems that may come their way in the field of
He urged them to continue to seek for knowledge and work closely with their colleagues from
other disciplines to break new grounds and develop the healthcare system in Nigeria.
The Dean of Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences of the College, Prof. Magbagbeola in her
welcome address at the event asked the inductees to go out and be good ambassadors and make
history wherever they find themselves.
Also, the Head of Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Prof. Oluyemi Akinloye at the
event told the graduating student to up-hold the ethics of the profession with the observance of its
virtues such as compassion, discernment and trustworthiness among others.
The Acting Registrar, Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria, Mr. Tosan Erhabor in his
address on the occasion equally advised the inductees to avoid criminal tendencies or
professional misconducts that will bring disrepute to the noble profession, their cherished family
name and Alma-mater.
The guest speaker at the occasion, Commandant Chukwuma Ohanele in his lecture highlighted
some role of Medical Laboratory in the healthcare system in Nigeria such as confirmation of
diagnosis, ruling out clinical suspicion, cost saving among others.
The 2 nd Induction ceremony of Medical Laboratory Science Department had in attendance a list
35 graduating students with Israel Oluwatoyin Ogunmola emerging the overall best student.