Millennium College of Health Tech, Akure inducts 163 Dispensing Opticians

As part of efforts to promote technological advancement, an induction ceremony has been held for 163 graduates of the School of Dispensing Opticianry, Millennium College of Health Technology (MCHT), Akure.

Speaking at the 4th Induction/Graduation ceremony for the qualified Dispensing Opticians, held at the College main auditorium, the Provost of the College, Mrs Ayodele Adinlewa, congratulated the inductees on their academic success and charged them to be good ambassadors of the school and always strive for excellence.

At the two-day event, all the 17 Regular Students graduated with Distinctions, just as 40 out of the 146 Special Students graduated with Distinctions, 67 had Upper Credit, while 39 graduated with Credit.
The colourful ceremony was also attended by the Registrar, Optometrist and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria (ODORBN), Professor Ebele Uzodike; the President Association of Nigerian Dispensing Opticians, David Mallim; the Chairman, Governing Council of Millennium College of Health Technology, Mrs Caroline Ogunbadenusi; the Registrar, Mr Samuel Awoniyi; the Librarian, Mrs Samuel Kosoko, the Bursar, Mrs Dupe-Balogun Alice; HOD Opticianry Department, Oparaku Philemon, among other staff of the College.
The Provost of the College who specially applauded Professor Uzodike for her tireless efforts and vision to ensure that Dispensing Opticianry is well regulated and that the profession has its place of pride in the society, further said the ceremony marked the culmination of years of hardwork and single minded pursuit by the graduands.

Mrs Adinlewa explained that the vision of the College is to raise quality, skilful and self-reliant middle level health personnel who are capable of making modest contributions to national health development.

She charged all the inductees to be ready and eager to seize all the new opportunities that life would present unto them beginning from now, and continue to develop themselves in order to reach the peak of their careers.

The Provost revealed that Millennium College of Health Technology has competent, seasoned and experienced lecturers and other resource personnel in all the courses being offered by the College.

“Our efforts have been yielding good results. To the glory of God, the departments of Medical Image Processing, Community Health and and Dispensing Opticianry recorded 100% success in their professional exams for the year 2020.

The department of Medical Lab Technician recorded 97% and came first among the sixty schools of Health Technology that took part in the exam.

“Millennium College has a total of ten departments (all accredited), namely, departments of Biomedical Engineering, Community Health, Dental Therapy, Dispensing Opticianry, Environmental Health Technology, Health Information Management, Health Assistance, Medical Laboratory Technician, Medical Image Processing and Pharmacy Technician”, she added.

Also, the Registrar, Optometrist and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria (ODORBN), Professor Ebele Uzodike, in her address said the inductees beat the challenge set out before them in excelling successfully in their exams.

She added that a lot has been done to ensure the department grows in all aspects, saying the success recorded by the graduating set had proved to be a point added to the school.

The Registrar who advised the inductees to always show their capability, efficiency and competence, and also explore all the opportunities available to them added that they have chosen an enviable course.

The President, Association of Nigerian Dispensing Opticians, David Mallim and the HOD, Department Dispensing Opticianry, Opt. Philemon Oparaku urged the inductees to always obey all rules and regulations guiding the profession.

In their separate remarks, Best Graduating Student for Regular Programme, Olugbade Elizabeth and Best Graduating Student for Special Programme, Philemon Uzondu, expressed their gratitude to God who made it possible to achieve the feat.

They equally encouraged the incoming students to always study hard and be in their best at all times.