PAMO University of Medical Sciences (PUMS) held its 1st Matriculation Ceremony to admit her foundation students on Saturday, 2nd June, 2018.
The Ceremony which was well attended by parents, students and other invited guests also had in attendance important personalities such as the Executive Governor of Rivers State, Chief Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike CON, GSSRS, the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi, Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar GCFR (Chancellor, PUMS), Former Executive Governor of Rivers State, Dr. Peter Otunuya Odili CON, FNMA, GSSRS, (Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, PUMS), Executive Secretary, National University Commission – NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, Chief Hon. Kingsley O. Chinda, Member Representing Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency and many others.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Michael F.E. Diejomaoh in his address expressed his pleasure on the momentous occasion of the maiden matriculation ceremony of the unique and great PAMO University of Medical Sciences (PUMS), the first private Medical University in Nigeria and West Africa. Speaking further, he thanked PUMS benefactors, the Executive Governor of Rivers State for his generous support, magnanimity and vision for the youths of Rivers State, the Chancellor, Chairman and Members of the Board of Trustees and our indefatigable Pro- Chancellor and proprietor, His Excellency, Sir (Dr.) Peter Otunuya Odili CON, FNMA, GSSRS.
In his remarks, the Pro-Chancellor cautioned the foundation Students whom he named “Golden Students” on the need to take their studies seriously, shun cultism and other social vices as none will be tolerated in PUMS.
The Executive Governor of Rivers State assured the students of PUMS of his continued support in keeping to his promises of awarding of Scholarships to one hundred deserving Rivers State indigenes on a yearly basis for a period of five years.
Speaking at the occasion, the Ebonyi State Governor commended the Rivers State Governor for being pro-active in boosting the strength of medical personnel in the state; he promised to tow the same line by sponsoring Ebonyi State Students on Scholarship with effect from the 2018/2019 session to undertake medical studies in PUMS.
The Matriculation activities included a special rendition by PUMS Choir conducted by Prof. G.O. Anoliefo, Administration of Matriculation Oath to 118 Foundation Students and the symbolic signing of the Matriculation Register.
Dignitaries – from left to right – Executive Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi, Executive Governor of Rivers State, Barr. Nyesome Ezenwo Wike CON, GSSRS, The Chancellor, Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar GCFR and the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, Former Executive Governor of Rivers State, Sir (Dr.) Peter Odili CON, FNMA, GSSRS share a moment