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Deaconess (Mrs.) Frances Urowoli Mukoro

Deaconess (Mrs.) Frances Urowoli Mukoro, born on June 12, 1938, in Delta State to Mr. Samuel Edah Ogidigbo and Florence Titi Takpor, embarked on a remarkable journey of dedication and service.

Her educational path commenced at the American Baptist Primary School, Sapele, from 1948 to 1954. She then briefly taught at Nigeria Baptist Primary School, Kokori Inland. In 1962, she ventured to the United Kingdom for further studies. There, she pursued a career in Nursing, achieving her State Registered Nurse (S.R.N.) qualification at Royal Infirmary Hospital, Blackburn, Lancashire, from 1966 to 1969. She later specialized in Ophthalmic Nursing, earning a Diploma at Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester, in 1971.

Returning to Nigeria, she trained as a Registered Midwife at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) and obtained her Nigerian Registered Midwife Certificate in 1978. She continued to expand her expertise with a Diploma in Theatre Nursing in 1979 and a Diploma in Nursing Administration & Management from the University of Benin (UNIBEN) in 2001. Her distinguished nursing career culminated in her role as Assistant Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) before retiring in 1998, following 22 years of dedicated service.

In her spiritual life, Deaconess Mukoro’s journey was marked by her commitment to Central Baptist Church, Ring Road, Benin City, and her foundation membership at Ugbowo Baptist Church, now known as Covenant Life Baptist Church, from 1976. She served as a Sunday School teacher and was ordained a deaconess on March 3, 2001, a position she continues to hold. From 2011 to 2013, she served as a special Executive Committee (E.C.) member.

Deaconess (Mrs.) Frances Urowoli Mukoro, married to Mr. Frederick Ighoruemuse Mukoro, has left an indelible mark on her profession and her faith community, embodying dedication, service, and a commitment to excellence.


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The University of Benin Teaching Hospital was taken over by the Federal Government on April 1st, 1975 as the fifth teaching hospital coming after Ibadan Teaching Hospital and Lagos Teaching Hospital.

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