Asiegbu Izuchukwu, Okafor Chioma, Ugwu Christy, Okwuowulu Ifebuche, and Igwe Evaristus.

UNTH News Online.

Set 2023 students of the School of Midwifery, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku/Ozalla, Enugu were jubilant as they took the Matriculation oath to get formally inducted into the school on Saturday, 10th February 2024.

The ceremony, which was held at the Post Basic School of Anaesthesia Quadrangle, Old Site, was chaired by the former Provost of College of Medicine UNN, Ven. Prof. Ernest Onwasigwe and the Chief Medical Director of UNTH, Prof. Obinna Onodugo, were represented by the Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), Prof. Joy Eze.

Prof. Joy Eze, Chairman Medical Advisory Committee, (C-MAC), representing CMD, delivered her speech at the occasion.

In her welcome address, the Principal of the School, Mrs. Lucy C. Anukwe, expressed how memorable the day was for the staff, student alumni, friends and well-wishers of the school.

According to her, “the set of 2023 students who started the journey towards making Midwifery their career in March, 2023 will receive their full uniform which will make them students of School of Midwifery UNTH, Enugu”

Mrs. Lucy Anukwe, DDN/Principal School of Midwifery, UNTH

Speaking further, Mrs. Anukwe, said that the “matriculating students have successfully passed the preliminary test session (PTS) and were successful in their semester examination.”

Earlier in his speech, the Chairman, Prof Onwasigwe, congratulated the new students and charged them to be good ambassadors of the school.
On her own path, the representative of the CMD and the CMAC of the hospital, Prof. Joy Eze, who is also the Director of the school, extolled the fatherly passion of the Chief Medical Director, which she said accounted for the transformation being experienced in the hospital. She expressed delight at the achievements of the School of Midwifery Management. The Professor of Pediatrics further reiterated the management’s commitment to the provision of basic human and material resources within its financial reach.

Ven. Prof. Ernest Onwasigwe, Chairman

UNTH News Online Crew gathered that out of the eighty students admitted last year, fifty were selected for the capping/matriculation.

The Honourable Commissioner for Health, Enugu State, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi was represented at the occasion by Mrs J.C. Igweagu, Director of Nursing, in the ministry.

Highlights of the occasion included the presentation of gifts to outstanding students. The prize for the overall best student went to Eke Chinonyelum Victoria. Other recipients of prizes were Eke Chinonyelum Victoria, best student in Anatomy and Physiology and Nnam Chioma Philomina, best student in Foundation of Nursing.

Other attractions in the event included a presentation of news in Igbo Language and Cultural display.

In her closing remarks, the Principal School of Midwifery, Mrs. Anukwe thanked the guests for honouring the invitation and solicited their support for a School bus, ICT Centre for CBT (Computer Based Test) Examination, and a well-equipped library.

Edited by Uchelue Boniface & Okoruwa Patrick