(Last Updated On: February 24, 2017)

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.