[From BONIFACE OKORO, Umuahia]
Excited by the stellar performance of students of Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH), Aba, in the just-concluded 4th and 5th MBBS examinations, State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed the urgent fixing of power supply challenges facing students of the school, promising to do more things for the institution.
MBBS means, in Latin, Medicinae Baccalaureus Baccalaureus Chirugiae, which in English, stands for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or Medicine Bachelor and Bachelor of Surgery. It is an official undergraduate Degree awarded to students who graduate from Medical Universities.
According to a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, Ikpeazu has applauded students, management and staff of ABSUTH for the excellent results posted by students of the institution in the just concluded MBBS examination.
The statement said that a detailed report from the Chief Medical Director of ABSUTH, Dr Offiah Awah, about 80 per cent of final (5th) year MBBS students of the institution passed the examination with seven distinctions in surgery.
“The Governor who described the performance as amazing assured that his administration was encouraged to do much more for the institution going forward,” Okiyi said.
According to the Commissioner, “the Governor has directed his Chief of Staff, Prof. ACB Agbazuere, to urgently intervene in the public power supply challenges faced by the students of ABSUTH with a view to ensuring that they were resolved immediately.”