The department of Radiography and Radiological science, University of Calabar (UNICAL), has inducted no fewer than 32 Radiographers into the Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria (RRBN).
The Acting Registrar of RRBN, Mr. Michael Okpalaeke presented the new radiographers for induction. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. James Epoke, who was represented by his deputy on administration, Prof. Simeon Utsalo, congratulated the graduating students and praised the staff of the department for a “job well done in producing professional radiographers.”
Prof. Epoke said the ceremony signified the professionalism in education as reflected in the results and performance of UNICAL graduates. He charged the new inductees to uphold the ethics of the profession with passion and shun unethical practices.
Provost of the College of Medical Science, Prof Saturday Etuk, enjoined the new inductees to put their trust in God and be focused, saying “you have entered into another phase of life.” Prof Etuk charged the graduates to work hard to survive in the changing world driven by technology.
She stated that the graduates were been trained to choose the path of excellence through hard work and commitment. She urged them not to betray the trust and confidence the university reposed in them. While urging them to remember the efforts of their parents.
In his congratulatory message, the acting Head of department of radiography, Dr. Nneoyi Egbe, charged the inductees to give their best to the society.
The Cross River State chairman of Association of Radiography of Nigeria, Mr. Otu Asinyong, who described the graduates as “tear rubber”, praised the department for producing a new set of intellectual Radiographers for the economy and urged them to practice their profession with ethics and standards as required by the board. Lawrence Ayang, the best graduating student, on behalf of the graduands, thanked the staff of the department for their efforts in seeing them through the struggle.