After 12 years of thorough training, Dr Adamu Bara graduated as the best medical student among the 18 pioneer medical doctors of the University of Abuja (UNIAbuja).

His reward for this outstanding feat is a cheque of 250,000 naira presented to him by the College of Health Sciences (CHS) on Sunday.

The Provost of the college, Prof. Kareem Airede, presented the cheque to Bara in Abuja during induction of the pioneer medical doctors of UNIAbuja into the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).

Airede said the gesture was to boost Bara’s morale as an outstanding student throughout his sojourn in medical school.

He added that Bara had earlier won N10,000 for coming out first among his course mates in an essay competition on Hypertension, and urged him to keep it up.

He said the medical profession was not a money-making venture but a life-saving one where practitioners make sacrifices to cure, save lives and take care of peoples’ health.

He assured the inductees that they would commence as pre-registration house officers on December 4, 2017 and tasked them on competence, good character and compassion to patients.

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