Bingham University Inducts 80 Medical Doctors

Published on: Jun 18th, 2024

Bingham University, has inducted 80 Medical Doctors into the medical profession bringing to 629, the total number of medical doctors it has produced since inception.


Speaking during the induction ceremony which held recently at the ECWA Headquarters International Conference Centre in Jos, the Vice Chancellor ,Prof. Haruna Kuje Ayuba commended the graduates for their perseverance in completing the rigorous six-year clinical program.


He urged the new medical doctors to commit themselves to the nation’s development and the welfare of humanity in their professional pursuits. 


In his words "Bingham University is one of the lUniversities in Nigeria that is uniquely positioned in the training of Medical Doctors .


" I understand the ratio of medical doctors to our country population is 1:5000 whereas the World Health Organization recommended a ratio of 1 Doctor to 600 of the population. "


" In addition to this worrisome ratio, an estimated 16, 000 doctors have left Nigeria over the last 5 years alone, through the Japa syndrome. "


"We therefore give God the glory that Bingham University is helping to fill the manpower gap in the medical and dental profession. "


"I hope our inductees will also not leave the shores of Nigeria but stay back to salvage the deteriorating healthcare system. "


"I heartily congratulate our 80 MBBS graduates that have worked tirelessly in order to be counted amongst those worthy to partake in this event of today."


"  Out of the 80, there are 46 Females and 34 Males ,I am more excited that we are churning out more females Doctors." 


" This means we are strategically raising an educated generation as they  will ensure their children also do better. "


 I congratulate all the inductees for your hard work, resilience, determination and diligence, which has paid off.  With your induction and oath-taking ceremony, you have accepted to work with the highest sense of professionalism and ethical standards.


" You must therefore go out there and provide high quality medical and dental services to Nigeria and the world at large. You must adhere strictly to the codes and ethics of your profession. 


He added that The Mission of Bingham University is to produce graduates that have both knowledge and skills for self-reliance in the fear of Christ.  We know that you have acquired the spiritual and academic knowledge 


The VIce Chancellor charged the inductees to keep to the tenets of integrity, professionalism and exercise caution at all times while discharging their duties.


Also speaking at the occasion President of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) , Rev Dr Job Ayuba Bagat Mallam, who was represented by the Vice President, Rev.Dr. Sunday Ajise ,expressed his confidence in the ability of each of the inductees to be great, owing to the quality of the Lecturers they learned from.


He challenged the inductees to seek more knowledge at all times, saying, challenges will come but with them comes growth and opportunities.


"As you embark on this noble path, let us reflect  on the profound responsibility and the sacred trust that has been placed in your hands  , the journey you have chosen is not merely a profession but a calling, it is a calling to heal, comfort and serve humanity with love and dignity, the sacrifices  made by your parents and loved ones should not be forgotten but respectfully be appreciated. "


The Medical Elder for the event, Pro Benjamin  Ugwu urged the Inductees to be courteous, kind, respectful, and loving to patients. 


Speaking earlier  at the occasion  ,the   , the Provost of the College    of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences of Bingham    University  Prof Haroun Isah urged the newly inducted medical Doctors to be of good behavior always. 


I enjoin you all to always to recall to mind all those lessons you have learnt over these years 


He also acknowledged the support of the graduates’ families, educators, and well-wishers.


Highpoint of the event was the presentation of awards to Prof.A .M Yakubu for his invaluable contributions to the growth of the College while he served as Provost and to the immediate past Provost,Prof.Musa Dankyau. 


Students who performed exceptionally well in their studies were also presented with various categoriesof awards.


Other dignitaries in attendance at the event include the ECWA General Secretary,Rev.Ayuba Asheshe,ECWA AGS,Rev.Dr Sunday Congo, Pro-Chancellor and Chairmanof Council, Prof.Andrew Haruna,DeputyVice-Chancellor,Prof.Musa Dankyau, Registrar, Dr.Mrs Esther J .Dyaji,Bursar,Mr Paul Y. Yusuf,University Librarian, Assoc.Prof, Dan Ajibili amongst others.