The Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS), is planning to establish an Institute of Animal Science in the University. Disclosing this was the leader of the NIAS Resource Verification Team, Professor Akintunde Akinsoyinu, while on a courtesy visit to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Oyewole. The leader of the team noted that he was in FUNAAB to verify the available facilities that would aid the citing of the Institute. He said visiting FUNAAB was a home-coming for him, while thanking the Vice-Chancellor for the warm reception accorded them. Professor Akinsoyinu commended the University Management for providing the enabling environment for the College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM) to thrive, adding that staff members of the College were professionally competent.

The Dean, College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM), Professor Christian Ikeobi, said the profile of the College staff was second to none in the country, with 68 academic staff out of which 16 were Professors and 7 Associate Professors. He assured the Vice-Chancellor that the team’s inspection of the available facilities would aid the verification exercise in the course of interacting with staff and students of the College. Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor, represented by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Professor Felix Salako, welcomed the team to the University. He said FUNAAB had all it takes to host the proposed Institute of Animal Science for the South-West region of Nigeria, because it was the only University in the country with rich concentration of Professors in the field of Animal Science. Professor Oyewole commended NIAS for promoting professionalism in Agricultural Science practice, particularly, in Animal Science promising that the University would improve on the existing facilities. Meanwhile, similar resource verification of facilities had taken place in other institutions across the South-West.

Last Updated on December 16, 2014 by admin

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