Prospective corps members from the University have expressed their readiness to take full advantage of the National Youth Service Corps scheme, to better their lots, the communities they are posted to, and the nation at large.
Speaking with FUNAAB Bulletin after picking their Call-Up Letters at the University’s Student Affairs Office, the graduating students said the national service is no ‘big deal’ because the theoretical, practical and moral trainings they had received in the course of their studies in FUNAAB had prepared them adequately for the service.
According to Omotanise Damilola, a Veterinary Doctor, posted to Ekiti State, “COLVET has prepared one. FUNAAB has equipped me. While I was here I was exposed to Para-clinical Phase. I learnt about diseases, pathology, microbiology and parasitology.
Under the Clinical Phase, I went after Fulani herdsmen; I did practical at the COLVET Teaching Farm; Lafenwa Abattoir, Abeokuta; Oko-Oba, Lagos Abattoir and Animal Health Care Hospital, Lagos. With this exposure, I am ready for Service”, he added.
Also speaking, Oduntan Sarah, a graduate of Botany, posted to Osun State, thanked the University Management for providing an enabling atmosphere for her, during her days as undergraduate.
Oduntan, who hails from Ogun State, said she was ready for the national service, however, added that “I detest teaching. I dislike it. I intend to practicalise what FUNAAB has taught me, but not in the classroom”.
Responding to his posting to Delta State, Ogunmola Olajide, a graduate of Pasture and Range Management, who hails from Oyo town said, “I like my posting. I’ve not been to the South-South before and I’ve been looking forward to an opportunity to go to Delta State. Now, I have the privilege but I won’t like to be engaged there as teacher”.
Commenting on her posting to Kastina State, Olanisebe Oloyede, who studied Animal Production and Health, said, “I am not comfortable with my posting. Kastina is too far for me. Moreso, I’m afraid of Boko Haram. I want to be closer home so as to do some things, although FUNAAB has taught me to take advantage of every situation”.
In her reaction, Abati-Sobulo Oluwatosin, a graduate of Plant Physiology and Crop Production, posted to Nassarawa State, said “FUNAAB has really exposed me to weathering any storm, so there’s no qualm!”