Nigeria first and privately-owned university of medical science, Pamo University of Medical Sciences formally kicked off with 123 students in the Matriculation.
This came as Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike said the state has fulfilled its promise of sponsoring 500 students in the next five years, adding that the first set of 100 students are already studying in the institution.
While congratulating the new students, he advised beneficiaries of the state government’s scholarship to put in their best so as to contribute to the development of the state in future.
Performing the maiden matriculation ceremony in Port Harcourt, the Vice Chancellor of Pamo University of Medical Sciences, Prof. Michael Diejomaoh said the students were across three foundation faculties-Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences and Allied Health Sciences.
To the students, Diejomoah said; As you begin this journey to build your professional career in Pamo University of Medical Sciences; I wish to remind you of the great opportunities available to you which are not the same in some other universities in Nigeria today.
Paramount among them is uninterrupted academic activities with high standard teaching facilities, modern teaching techniques, comfortable lecture halls, quality laboratories, well equipped libraries and most of all the best available manpower in your chosen fields, carefully assembled to impact quality education to you in a well though-out learning environment.
He said research had shown a dearth of medical manpower at all levels when compared to the requirement of bloated population.