The Chief Medical Director of Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI), Prof. Adekunle Ajayi, had described the performances of two Student Nurses who represented the hospital’s School of Nursing at the just concluded 49th Florence Nightingale Speech Trophy Contest in College of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health, Igando, Lagos, as encouraging and worthy of official recognition.

Prof. Ajayi, who received the Award Winners, Adebomi Abisola and Adeyemo Kazeem, in his office on Monday along with the School Principal, Mrs Bunmi Adeniji and the Class Coordinator who doubled as Vice Principal (Admin), Mrs Akinola Oluwaseun, lauded the feat attained by making the institution proud amidst its contemporaries across the nation.
Acknowledging the students’ diligence, hard work and outstanding exhibition during the one week event, the CMD pronounced the duo as Ambassadors of the hospital and insisted that the conferment shall be made official any time soon to serve as encouragement to their colleagues.
Prof. Ajayi, who never departed with the young scholars with mere handshakes, urged the awardees to keep soaring, adding that their performances were indications that the hospital has not failed in its dual responsibilities of rendering quality healthcare services and training of medical students.
In her response, the Principal commended the Awardees for their brilliant outing and applauded the leader of the team, Mrs Oloniboko Tumininu for a job well done.
She extolled the management for the well equipped learning environment provided for the Student Nurses and also described the CMD as a renowned erudite scholar who has often placed priority on expertise and excellence.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that the contest is an annual event done in every 12th of May in commemoration of birthday of mother of Modern Nursing, Florence Nightingale.
Adebomi, who was the immediate past Vice President of the Students Union Government of the School and Adeyemo, the incumbent SUG President came first and second respectively in essay.
Adebomi was given an award as the best Essayist in the competition alongside textbook prizes.