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Ortom tasks corps members on nation building

By Joseph Wantu, Makurdi   |   03 November 2015   |   2:07 am  

OrtomBenue varsity graduates 27 medical doctors

BENUE State Governor Samuel Ortom has charged 2015 Batch “B” (Stream 1) corps members posted to the state to take advantage of their service year to build ties that will strengthen the unity of the nation.

Ortom, who gave the charge at Wannune in Tarka LGA while declaring the orientation open, recalled that the scheme which came into place 42 years ago has over the time, earned enviable global reputation due to its partnership with numerous international organizations in improving the living standards of mankind in the rural areas.

Meanwhile, the State University College of Health Sciences has graduated its first set of 27 out of 40 medical students after twelve years of studying in the institution.

The provisional results of the graduating students were published at the weekend after it was approved by the board of the College of Health Sciences and forwarded to the Senate of the University for final vetting.

Speaking on the development, the Provost of the College, Professor Simeon Adebisi said the College faculty Board had certified their results and forwarded it to the University Council.

Ortom, while acknowledging the several community development projects executed by past corp members posted to the state, Ortom further expressed his administration resolved to support the scheme in any way possible within the limited resources of the state.

An address on behalf of the Benue State NYSC Governing Board, Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mr. Lawrence E. Onoja welcomed the corp members for offering themselves to serve in the state and advised them to actively participate in every activity, and internalize all that will be taught to them so as to leave the camp better than they came.



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