MLS Inductions

MLS Inductions

MLSCN Inducts 111 Newly Qualified Medical Laboratory Scientists at the 4th Oath – Taking/ Induction Ceremony in Kwasu

One hundred and eleven (111), newly qualified Medical Laboratory Scientists were today, 29th March 2023, formally inducted into the Medical Laboratory profession.

Four (4) students made first class honours and forty-three (43) students graduated in the second class upper division.

Fifty-one students made second class lower with thirteen (13) students in the third class category.


KWASU Inducts 46 at 5th MLS Oath Taking/Induction Ceremony

46 newly qualified Medical Laboratory Scientists from the Kwara State University received their Provisional Licence to Practice from the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria, MLSCN, at the 5th Oath-Taking / Induction Ceremony held in Mini Convocation Arena of the University on November 29, 2023.

Speaking during the ceremony, the Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Shaykh-Luqman Jimoh commended the achievements of the inductees and emphasised that their success was proof of KWASU’s unwavering commitment to academic excellence.

He said the University was dedicated to training professionals that are equipped with the knowledge and skills to positively impact their respective fields.

Professor Jimoh urged the inductees not to relent in their quest for more knowledge just as he stressed that their ability to improve on their professional skills will help them cope with the evolving challenges in the field of Medical Laboratory Science.

The Registrar of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria, Dr. Tosan Erahbor while hailing the efforts of the Management of the University to reposition the MLS programme through staff and facility upgrade, noted that producing qualified manpower requires significant investments.

The Registrar, who was represented by the Director of Regulation and Discipline, Mrs. Funmilayo Onakalu, cautioned the inductees against unethical practice adding that there were abundant opportunities for success if they maintained ethical conduct.

The Dean, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Professor Salihu Ajao, also urged the inductees to be dedicated to their profession, he, stated that by adhering to professionalism in the course of their duties, they can contribute to the advancement of the healthcare system of the country.

Out of the 46 inductees, 2 students made First Class Degrees with 12 in the Second Class Upper Division. 27 made Second Class Lower Degrees while 5 inductees were in the Third Class Division.


Prof. Jimoh congratulated the recipient adding that the award would motivate all members of the University to strive more for excellence.

The Acting Vice Chancellor described Professor Babalola as an excellent scholar who was keen on contributing to society as exemplified by his continued service to educating the coming generation even after retirement.

Professor David Babalola was born in Omu-Aran in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State and attended schools in Ilishan-Remo in Ogun State, Michigan USA, Ile-Ife and Ibadan.

He earned a B.A. Theology/History in 1973, B.A. History in 1976, M.A. History in 1977, Master of Divinity in 1979 and a Ph.D. in Church History in 1988.

Professor Babalola attained the rank of Professor in 2004 and is the first from Kwara State to be appointed President of Seventh-day Adventist Church in Western States (which comprised Kwara, Kogi, Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo and Lagos states).

He is also the pioneer General Secretary of Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church in Nigeria and Senior Pastor for Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo.

He served as the pioneer Deputy Vice Chancellor, Management Services at Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo before joining the services of Kwara State University where he currently heads the Christian Studies unit.

Professor Babalola has many publications in both international and national outlets particularly on the history and administration of Seventh Day Adventists in Nigeria.

He has also received many national and international awards before this honour by the Kwara State Government.

Dr. Saeedat Aliyu
Ag. Director, University Relations

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