Posted by News Express | 4 December 2021 | 639 times
By MATTHEW KALU, Umuahia
Provost of the Catholic Diocese of Umuahia-owned Madonna College of Health Technology (MACOHTECH), Olokoro, Umuahia, has charged new students of the institution to imbibe hard work and discipline to enable them to make a success of their educational career in the school.
Rev. Fr. Christian Anokwuru, gave the charge at the College Auditorium during the maiden matriculation of the school which saw about 200 fresh students take the Matriculation Oath to mark their formal admission into MACOHTECH.
Fr. Anokwuru, in his matriculation address, said discipline and hard work should be the watchword of the students in the school, stressing that the school was determined to train world-class professionals.
“We are here to raise excellent and responsible health professionals who will stand out from the crowd through their character and quality training. This underscores the need for honesty and the right values as you set out for success in your chosen career," Rev. Fr. Anokwuru said.
Counselling the new students on how to succeed at MACOHTECH, the Provost urged them to exhibit high sense of morality and responsibility.
“Let me remind you here that you are not just in any kind of institution, but a health institution, one owned and managed by the Roman Catholic Church. This comes with a lot of respect and honour. It also comes with a lot of work and sacrifice.
“You will need some good doses of determination, hard work, discipline, patience and honesty to make it here. Do your best to show serious commitment and discipline required to study health-related courses in a Catholic institution,” the Provost advised.
He added: “As pioneer students, you may not have it all rosy at the beginning. It is not going ro be easy for you because we are still working tirelessly to put many things in place. People who are pioneers usually make some real sacrifices and may have to live without certain privileges.
“You may not have the best classrooms, hostels or lush surroundings but you are still required to give your best, nonetheless to justify the efforts of your parents and the school management. Remember that heroes often emerge out of difficulties.”
MACOHTECH opened for studies last year. Currently, it has four accredited courses, namely: Community Health Technology; Public Health Technology; Medical Laboratory Technology and Pharmacy Technology.
The institution also has furnished laboratories and demonstration rooms with modern equipment and tools; fully equipped Community Health Department's Maternal/Child Clinic, a functional minicomputer e-library and a two-storey female hostel at completion stage.
Other ongoing projects are an ultramodern Auditorium named after the Bishop of Umuahia Diocese, Most Revd. Dr. Lucius Ugorji, an Administrative block, as well as many classroom blocks.
Highlights of the ceremony include administering of the Matriculation Oath on the two sets of students for the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 academic sessions.
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