The School of Information Health Management of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi Anambra State on Friday matriculated eighty four students for 2020/2021 session.
The eighteenth matriculation ceremony of the school which was part of the 2021 Health Information Week took place at Metu Uzodike auditorium in the hospital.
In an address she presented at the occasion, Head, School of Information Management,(NAUTH), Mrs Uche Nwajagu said that the program was aimed at ensuring that the matriculants are informed about the standard set for the course by Health Records Officers Registration Board of Nigeria.
Mrs Nwajagu described Information Health Management as a profession of dignity and integrity especially in class work.
“I must reiterate that you are not here for fashion, dress responsibly to earn your respect. Widen your academic horizon, visit the library, internet and school website for current information. Get approval from school management before embarking on any journey and also disclose your whereabouts to your parents/guardians.” She stressed.
She appreciated the SHIM staff and NAUTH management for their support to the school.
In his speech, the acting Chief Medical Director (CMD) of NAUTH, Prof Joseph Ugboaja represented by Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) Dr Ogochukwu Ezejiofor said that matriculation ceremony is a very important program in any institution as it signify the beginning of the sojourn of the matriculants in the school.
The CMD urged the matriculants to realize that there are so many domains for being students but added that number of such domains is their academics.
He pointed out that it is important for them to also develop other domains that will make them succeed in life.
The CMD commended the staffs of the school for producing competitive graduates who are doing NAUTH proud.
“I am aware of your constraints , it is a general challenge of the institution which is the primary reason for the management’s decision to move to the permanent site. We have seen your ICT laboratory and I want to assure you that it would be upgraded so that the students can effectively explore opportunities available in ICT.” He said.
The matriculation ceremony which was attended by principal officers of NAUTH featured oath taking and signing of register by the matriculating students, songs and drama.