The first intake of a group of medical students at the University of Limpopo has completed their degrees and taken their Hippocratic Oath during the graduation ceremony.
Out of the 60 medical students admitted in 2016, only 47 completed their studies. University Chancellor Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma officiated the ceremony.
Dlamini-Zuma says that it is important that the institutions of higher learning should play role in closing the gap in the medical profession.
“Indeed, we look into this and other institutions to close the gap with regard to medical professionals. We know that we are still very far and the public will be expecting you to serve them of course. This is the landmark occasion in the history of this university and also in the history of South Africa,” says Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
Some of the newly qualified medical professionals, Khomanani Sambo and Mahlatsi Chidi, say they are excited to be part of the history at the institution and the country.
“I can’t even express myself I’m so excited it has been a tough journey for us you know I could not even imagine or thought that this day will actually come,” Khomanani Sambo explains.
“It’s a very wonderful experience. It is very good like above all we thank God for that,” says Mahlatsi Chidi.