Benue State University College of Health Sciences has graduated its first set of Medical students after twelve years of studying in the institution with 27 out of 40 successful at their qualifying examinations which ended last Wednesday.
The provisional results were published were today after it was approved by the board of the College of Health Sciences and forwarded to the Senate of the University for vetting.
Speaking on the development today, Provost of the College, Professor Simeon Adebisi said the College faculty Board had certified their results and forwarded it to the University Council.
Professor Adebisi explained that the results would thereafter be taken to the Dental and Medical Council of Nigeria for documentation after all the necessary registration and fees have been paid for their induction.
Also speaking, Chief Medical Director of the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Professor Orkuga Malu, explained that with this development the Medical College would be graduating its students on a yearly basis, adding that with full accreditation, the Medical College can produce enough Medical Doctors that would cater for the health needs of the state.
Commenting on the matter, Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Cecilia Ojabo, commended efforts of Governor Samuel Ortom in securing accreditation for the College within a short time in office saying the gesture has enabled graduation of the medical students.
Doctor Ojabo commended the students on their excellent performance during the final examinations adding that their graduation would help to address challenges of the health sector in the state especially in the area of lack of trained doctors.