The Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN) has approved an increase in the admission quota into the University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (COLVET) from 30 to 60 slots.
The President VCN, Dr. Aishatu Abubakar Baju communicated the good news to the University during the 13th Oath Taking and Induction Ceremony of graduands of the College
According to Dr. Baju, an Assistant Inspector General (AIG) in the Nigerian Police who was represented by Dr. Tunji Nasir, the opportunity was possible due to the efforts of the University Management and in particular, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kolawole Salako, who always pays attention to the needs of the college.
She noted that ” I am by no means aware that the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of this great faculty can compete favourably with any of it’s peers in the country and even beyond,” urging management not to rest on their oars.
AIG Aishatu Abubakar charged the new inductees to showcase to the World the experience learnt in the University and think of new innovations which can improve veterinary services.
Meanwhile, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kolawole Salako, represented by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Development, Professor Babatunde Kehinde, said that this was the fourth set of inductees that would be admitted into the Veterinary Profession by Veterinary Council of Nigeria during his administration.
Prof Salako stated that the University was sending to the World another set of FUNAAB Veterinary Ambassadors, found worthy in learning and Character, ready to blaze the trail in food security, safeguarding health, as well as impacting positively on public health, noting that what people eat impact on their health.
The Vice-Chancellor, said that his administration recently furnished with high quality technology equipment, the Virology Diagnostic Laboratory, and Clinical Microbiology Diagnostic Laboratory, adding that the University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital has been equipped with a digital Diagnostic Imaging (X-Ray) with Automatic Film Processor.
Earlier, Dean COLVET, Prof. Bayo Akinloye lauded the University Management led by Prof. Kolawole Salako for supporting the College, which he said has led to the full accreditation of programmes by both the National University Commission and Veterinary Council of Nigeria.
He encouraged the new inductees to be hard working, dedicated and good ambassador of the College and the University wherever they find themselves.
Delivering the lecture titled, ” Veterinary Entrepreneurship in Post COVID-19 Economy” the Chief Executive Officer, Petcare Hospital Lagos, Dr. Kunle Abiade stated that the effect of COVID-19 on veterinary services was enormous.
According to him, COVID-19 caused a lot of damages that affected both humans and animals in some countries, led to mental trauma and caused many people their jobs during the lock down.
The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine asserted that despite it’s bad side, it also has its good side, among which is that the pandemic taught people how to value their health and wealth. He stressed that COVID also taught veterinary practitioners to discover value creation opportunities, commercializing and converted them to successful sustainable veterinary business venture.
He enjoined new inductees to create job amidst many opportunities in the veterinary profession. Dr. Ajibade advised the new inductees to perform their duties more than their customers expectations, noting that they should always do their best and not relent in wealth creation.
Awards of honour were bestowed on Prof. Ebenezer Soretire as Pioneer Dean College of Veterinary Medicine and Professor Mufutau Oyekunle for their contributions towards the development of Veterinary Medicine.
Last Updated on January 26, 2022 by FUNAAB