Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Delta Gets 5,167 Health Technologists

DELTA State School of Health Technology, Ufuoma-Ughelli has graduated 5,167 from its various health disciplines covering the academic sessions of 2005 to 2011.

Speaking during the 6th convocation ceremony of the institution, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan told the school authority to seek partnership with other educational and research institutions within and outside the country in order to improve the quality of teaching to enable graduates of the school compete with their counterparts locally and internationally.

Represented by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Joseph Otumara, Uduaghan said: "Such partnerships can also leverage additional resources for the overall development of the school," restating the commitment of his administration to the development of the school.

Earlier in his remarks, Provost of the school, Mr. Benson Ogheneroro, noted that the school, since its establishment 19 years ago, had made progress in training and providing qualified middle-level manpower for the healthcare needs of the state and beyond.

"Today, the school is officially graduating a total of five thousand one hundred and sixty-seven graduands from various health disciplines covering the academic sessions of 2005 to 2011", he said, adding that his team under the then governing council headed by Chief Paulonus Akpeki worked hard to promote self-confidence and better behavior among students during examinations and also launder the image of the institution before regulatory bodies.

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