LAUTECH inducts 63 medical laboratory scientists

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Toba Adedeji, Osogbo

The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Osogbo,  has inducted 63 medical laboratory scientists.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Micheal Ologunda, at the induction held at the  College of Health Sciences in Osogbo, Osun State, announced that the management had set up researchers and scholars to work on preventive means to avoid the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

The VC said: “This university as a research centre has put together erudite scholars and researchers to work on preventive measures to control the spread of the virus.

“Also, Osun State Government has commenced enlightenment programmes for the people on how to prevent the deadly disease.”

Congratulating the inductees, Ologunda said: “I proclaim that the training you have received during your stay in LAUTECH has conveniently inculcated into you the value of excellence, integrity, and service. You have, by this, become the epitome of the core values of the university.

“Today, as you step out into the world and join others who had gone before you, be good ambassadors of the school. Endeavour  to carve a niche for yourself and put to good use the training you have received. Always remember that there is dignity in labour. I encourage you to put in your best, work assiduously and be distinct wherever you find yourself.”

The VC lauded the government of owner states (Osun and Oyo states) for their contributions and support to the university.

Earlier, the Provost of College of Health Sciences, Prof Peter Olaitan, apologised over the decision of the school to accommodate only the inductees inside the hall.

He said: “I would like to apologise that we have to get only the inductees into the hall for induction. This is because of the pandemic coronavirus. With this infection, the gathering of people needs to be avoided.

Olaitan said the inductees had been adequately trained to face the challenges of the century with technologically =driven health care.

He explained that the world had moved forward from the previously known ways of waiting for results of investigations for days and weeks before patients are treated. He noted that there was an instant diagnostic technology which has enhanced the diagnosis of diseases and ensured  quick intervention.

He advised the inductees to work hard with integrity and treat every patient with the utmost respect.