By Augustine Okezie
Vice-chancellor of the University of Abuja, Prof. Michael Adikwu, has awarded automatic teaching appointment to the best overall graduating student of Veterinary Medicine.
Adikwu, who made the pledge yesterday in Abuja at the maiden oath taking ceremony of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Graduates held at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine auditorium, said a creative veterinary doctor should be able to bring better and more intelligent drugs to the market for animal health and that the field of creative science is one that is worth exploring by the youth scientist.
“I want to conclude by congratulating all the graduating students once more the best graduating students today will be offered a teaching position after the national Youth service if he so wishes,” he said.
Earlier in his address, entitled “The Journey So Far,” the dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Prof. J. A. Ameh, said the faculty “presently boasts a population of about 100 students with no fresh admission of candidates for the last two academic sessions resulting from the denied accreditation.”
He said: “The distribution of students on the basis of state of origin reflects a true federal character as we have students from almost every state of Nigeria. Twenty eight grandaunts will take their veterinary oath today being July 31, 2014. This oath-taking ceremony is the legal instrument for them to practise their profession in any part of the country.”