The board and management of Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI) in collaboration with that of her School of Nursing, had matriculated and capped Fifty (50) new student nurses for set 2020 on Wednesday, 30th June, 2021.
Declaring the programme opened, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Adekunle Ajayi assured the students that the process of upgrading the school is already in advance stage via a collaboration with the Federal University of Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE).
The CMD, whose thoughts were well marshaled by the Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), Dr Idowu Adebara, congratulated the Principal of the school, Mrs Oluwabunmi Adeniji and her team on the successes recorded so far.
Rejoicing with the parents and felicitating with the new intakes, Prof Ajayi urged the former to be supportive as the profession demands and charged the latter to be diligent and hardworking, saying “What you’re doing today is entry celebration. The most ceremonious and important one is the graduation. Strive to be among the celebrants.”
In her welcome address, the Principal of the School, Mrs Adeniji thanked the CMD for the support given to the school which she affirmed had greatly moved the institution forward.
She recognized all the parents/guardians who had decided to associate with the noble profession. Her members of staff were not left out in her spree of gratitude as she described them across cadres as integral parts of the success story.
In her refulgence, she congratulated the students and admonished them to attend classes regularly, shun all forms of vices and focus on their studies. She said, “Please be warned that a breach in the Oath taken today will attract appropriate action.”
Mrs Adeniyi and Mrs Famutimi, who took turns in encouraging the “greenhorns”, charged them to understand the nitty gritty of the nursing profession and that they shouldn’t separate classroom instructions from clinical experience.
The Assistant Director and Head, Information/Corporate Affairs Department, Mr Bank-Akinnuoye also graced the ceremony on behalf of the CMD.