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The Bowen University, Iwo has offered automatic employment to five best graduating nursing students of the institution.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Joshua Ogunwole, made the announcement on Thursday at the 2nd Nursing Science induction and award ceremony for the 39 inductees.
He said the five students scored 70 per cent and above in their professional exams, saying the job offer was a way to further motivate them and encourage others to do better.
Abisola Betiku, who emerged as the best graduating student; Abidat Adeagbo-Mustapha; Adedolapo Adekanbi;Joy Aladegbami and Damilola Erinfolami were all given automatic employment by the university.
The VC while speaking in an interview with journalists on the sidelines of the ceremony said the university did that to retain its best because of its plan to start post-graduate programme soon.
He said aside the employment, the university would give them scholarships for their Masters’ programme.
Ogunwole said, “We have them given them automatic employment in order to retain them. A wise institution should do everything to retain its best. We want to start Master’s programme and they will be among the first set of students.
“We will give them scholarships for Master’s and encourage them to go for PhD. It’s is not easy to come by PhD in Nursing but that is what Bowen is aiming at.”
The Head, Department of Nursing, University of Ibadan, Prisca Adejumo, urged the inductees to be technologically literate, saying that would help them a lot to be their best in the 21st Century where they would operate.
She said, “You need to upscale your capacity and join others in finding solutions to the problems of the world. You can’t afford not to be combative. You need to collaborate with other professionals.
“You cannot afford to be satisfied with knowing how to operate microsoft word, you need more than that. Be technologically literate.”
The valedictorian, Adenike Kolade, appreciated the university, the teachers and other staff for impacting their lives as well as their parents.
She said, “Let us demonstrate professionalism in nursing because we are professionals and we should always behave as such.”
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