Egbe Agala Eja, the best graduating student of the University of Calabar (UNICAL), has set a new academic record with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.84, in Histopathology, Department of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS).
The young Scholar who bagged First Class in Histopathology, the first of its kind in the 29-year history of the department, was offered automatic employment by the University on completion of his internship programme and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
Agala who thanked the school for the kind gesture, pleaded with the management to urgently provide modern laboratory equipment in order to enhance advanced analytical procedures like autoradiography and molecular biology in the institution.
He praised the University for remaining the foremost institution for the study of Medical Lab Science in the country and called for improvement in specific areas of weakness.
While addressing the graduating students, the interim Registrar of MSLCN, Mr. Godwin Akpitaye, advised them to improve on the knowledge they acquired in school and be conversant with the new techniques, stressing that there is no short- cut in the profession.