43 Nile University Pioneer Medical Graduates Inducted into Full Practice

The pioneer students of Nile University’s College of Health Science (CHS), graduated with their Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) degrees and were inducted into full medical practice on Wednesday 31 May 2023.

The attestation ceremony had in attendance all 43 students from the graduating class, proud parents, esteemed faculty members, and government dignitaries including the immediate-past governor of Kaduna State Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, Minister of Transportation Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, the Registrar of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria(MDCN) Dr. Tajudeen A. Sanusi, Medical Elder Associate Professor Fatima Kyari among others.

L-R: Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, fmr. Kaduna State Gov.; Minster of Transportation Mu’azu Jaji Sambo; Hajia Hajara Usman Baba, President of the Police Officers Wives Association (POWA)/wife of the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba.

The Vice Chancellor of Nile University of Nigeria Prof. Dilli Dogo, in his welcome address to the distinguished guests and students, congratulated all the students for successfully completing their medical studies, he expressed his pride and great admiration for the medical graduates and the efforts they put into their studies which have paid off.

Prof. Dogo highlighted the immense contributions of the Honoris United Universities Network since taking ownership of the Nile University of Nigeria in 2020. He stated that “the education for impact mission of Honoris United Universities Network is made manifest and can be seen in the huge structural investments, human capital development, and provision of a conducive learning and working environment for Nile University’s students and Staff.”

Prof. Dilli Dogo, VC Nile University of Nigeria delivering a welcome address at the attestation ceremony of the pioneer graduating MBBS students at the Nile University of Nigeria.

The Vice-Chancellor also attributed the successes recorded by Nile University’s College of Health Sciences to the strategic partnerships with reputable government and private hospitals, for the setting up of the Nile University Teaching Hospital (NUTH) under the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) and the private partnership with Nizamiye Hospital.  He expressed appreciation to the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), the National Universities Commission (NUC), the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB), and other Professional and regulatory agencies for their continued support and contributions to the standards of practice.

Medical Elder, Assoc. Prof. Fatima Kyari, in her presentation, celebrated the occasion and offered encouraging words to the fresh set of medical doctors. She commended the Nile University of Nigeria for its continuous contribution to excellence in academics and the medical field.

Assoc. Prof. Fatima Kyari, Medical Elder, offering words of encouragement to the pioneer medical graduates of Nile University of Nigeria.

Government dignitaries, professors, representatives from the medical industry, and proud parents offered their congratulations and well-wishes to the graduating students. One of the professors highlighted the importance of medical education and the roles that the pioneer graduating medical students will play in paving the way for future students of medicine.

The high point of the attestation ceremony was the oath of medical induction administered by Dr. Tajudeen Sanusi, the Registrar of the Nigerian Medical and Dental Association of Nigeria (MDCN), who bestowed upon the students the primary symbolic responsibilities, duties, and privileges of a doctor. The graduating students solemnly swore to abide by their profession’s code of ethics and gave oaths with a commitment to the future of their practice.

A cross-section of graduating medical set, taking their medical oath of practice.

Nile University of Nigeria presented the top three students in the Medical Class of 2022 with awards plaques, medical gadgets, monetary rewards, and 100% scholarships to pursue postgraduate studies in public health at the university.

The best-graduating students from the pioneer set are:

  • Ummi Sani Danbatta, who received 10 distinctions.
  • Zainab Yakubu Lado, who received 8 distinctions and
  • Ameerah Gbemisola Jimoh, who also received a total of 6 distinctions.
Esteemed Faculty members of Nile University with the three best graduating medical students of the class of 2022.

While commenting on her achievements, Dr. Ummi Dambatta, the overall best-graduating student who completed her medical studies with 10 distinctions in her 10 courses, attributed her success to the unwavering support she received from her family, friends, colleagues, lecturers, and the Nile University of Nigeria.

Dr. Ummi Sani Danbatta, Pioneer Medical Valedictorian at the 2023 Medical Attestation in Nile University of Nigeria.

Dr. Dambatta advised all students, particularly those studying medicine, to “always strive for excellence, believe in yourself, study, work hard, be polite to your parents, professors, and colleagues, and always pray.” She concluded.

The Attestation ceremony for Nile University’s pioneer medical students was filled with pride, pleasure, and emotion for all of those in attendance, including students, parents, staff, and dignitaries.


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