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BUK inducts 87 new medical doctors, 16 dentists

In a significant milestone to enhance access to healthcare in Nigeria, Bayero University Kano (BUK) on Tuesday inducted 103 newly qualified medical professionals, comprising 87 medical doctors and 16 dentists.

The Vice Chancellor of Bayero University Kano (BUK), Professor Sagir Adamu Abbas, represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Management and Services, Professor Mahmoud Umar, commended the graduates for their perseverance and skill in completing the rigorous six-year clinical program.

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

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He also appealed to them to avoid the growing trend of emigration among professionals, colloquially known as the “Japa” syndrome.

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“It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 7th BDS and 21st MBBS joint Induction Ceremony of Bayero University Kano,” said Professor Abbas. “I extend my heartfelt congratulations to all the graduates for their successful completion of the program.”

He also acknowledged the support of the graduates’ families, educators, and well-wishers, emphasizing the critical need for more healthcare professionals to meet Nigeria’s national healthcare demands. “At no other time in history has the need for commendable service to humanity been more pressing than now.

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Professor Abbas expressed gratitude to the faculty of the College of Health Sciences for their voluntary contributions to the University Health Service, highlighting the fourth College Foundation Day held in January 2024 as a pivotal event for progress and fundraising for the college.

The Provost of BUK College of Health Sciences, Professor Aisha Kuliya Gwarzo, addressed the joint induction, marking it as the 7th BDS and 21st MBBS induction of the university.

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She expressed hopes for the graduates’ future success and encouraged them to surpass their teachers in skill and knowledge. Acknowledging the parents’ dedication, she emphasized the importance of empathy in patient care and the continuous pursuit of knowledge throughout their careers.


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