NISLT Inducts 311 Students in Uniport

By Sam Kpenu

In fulfilment of its core mandate of training quality Laboratory Scientists for the nation's health sector, the Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT) has inducted three hundred and eleven (311) graduates in the various options in the School of Science Laboratory Technology. The Induction Ceremony of the 8th batch held at the Ebitimi Banigo Auditorium on Tuesday, December 7,2021.

In his welcome address, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Owunari Georgewill, who was represented by 
the Deputy Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Professor Ngozi Ekeke, congratulated the inductees for their success. He expressed gratitude to the Dean of the School, Professor Michael Horsfall, the Academic Board and the entire staff for the various service roles they played to ensure the success of the ceremony. Professor Georgewill assured all stakeholders that Management of the University would continue to support SSLT in the discharge of its onerous obligations to stakeholders.

"Our gratitude goes to the Director General/Registrar of Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT) for their continuous partnership and collaboration to ensure the success of this programme. In the face of the flurry of activities, the desire and commitment of the University Management to support the growth of Science Laboratory Technology programme in this University is not in doubt. Despite the very tight schedule and ongoing examinations, we readily accepted to host the NISLT Induction as proof of our determination to demonstrate good faith and also the importance we attach to the SLT programme in this University" Georgewill stated.

Delivering the induction lecture, a Professor of physical and material chemistry at Niger Delta University, Professor Ezekiel Dixon Dikio remarked that SLT graduates has the capacity to explore a variety of laboratory testing equipment as well as using computerized tools and electronic equipment in the discharged of tire duties. He said "This programme prepares graduates for employment in a vast array of fields ranging from chemical, biological, physical sciences, industries and government. Also, in medical pharmaceutical, petrochemical, oil and gas, mining and all associated sciences, allied medical and engineering fields. Professor Dildo stated.

Earlier in his presentation, Dean of the Faculty, Professor Michael Horsfall Jr, restated the vision, mission and core values of the school, describing the Induction ceremony as an opportunity to reflect on the promises kept and to tell the story of SSLT education with a difference. Professor Horsfall further disclosed that the school has produced technologists who has continued to preserve the standards and values of the SLT profession and established distinguished individuals to serve the industries and the local community. "we have commenced a PGD, MTech, PhD in Science Laboratory technology and also a 2-year Post HND Programme. We are the first in Nigeria to establish the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT).

The Best Graduating Student, Nwalewachi, Livingstone, commended the staff and lecturers for believing in them and grooming them to become professional Laboratory Technology Scientists. He expressed gratitude to his parents for their support and encouragement, and his colleagues for the team work they shared during their residency period on the programme and promised not to fail. 

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