Over One Hundred graduates of the Science Laboratory Technology department of the Faculty of Science of Ekiti State University have sworn to oath as newly inducted members of the professional body of the National Institute of Science Laboratory Technologists.
The oath was part of the 3rd Induction Ceremony and Graduation of the SLT department held on Friday September 19th 2014 at the Ekiti State University, Ifaki Campus amidst pomp and celebration.
At the event, the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the NISLT Dr. Ighodalo Folorunsho Ijagbone, commended Ekiti State University for associating with the institute and for producing through breed professionals who are now inducted as members of the National Institute of Science Laboratory Technologists.
Dr. Ighodalo said job opportunities awaits the fresh graduates with their professional licenses as the Federal Government has directed that the Institute should take charge of laboratories across the Secondary Schools in the country.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oladipo Aina who spoke through the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, Prof. Ibiyinka Ogunlade congratulated the newly inducted members of the NISLT who are graduates of the Science Laboratory Technology Department of the Faculty of Science.
The Vice-Chancellor said the University has strengthened capacity both teaching and non-teaching personnel as well as upgrade the facilities in the laboratories for effective teaching and learning.
Prof. Aina added that the presence of the DG/CEO of the NISLT, Dr. Ighodalo Ijagbone was a pointer to the fact that EKSU is an example of competence and has broken new grounds in the development of Science Laboratory Technology as well as Scientific Research and Development.
The Dean Faculty of Science, Prof. C. K. Olofintoye urged the graduates to remain professional in their conduct and be good ambassadors of the University.
The Head of Department of the Science Laboratory Technology, Dr. P.O Tedela said the graduates had undergone intensive training and are ready for future challenges.