The 50th oath taking ceremony of graduates of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Ibadan held on Wednesday 10th March 2021 at the faculty complex. Parents, friends and well wishers of the 80 graduands witnessed with joy and celebration as the surgeon’s oath was administered on the new veterinary graduands who had fulfilled all requirements for them to be licensed to practice as veterinary surgeons in Nigeria.
In an address at the event, the president of Veterinary Council of Nigeria, AIG Aishatu Abubakar Baju congratulated the graduands and charged them to practice the profession with the highest level of professionalism. “As you take the veterinary surgeon’s oath toady, you have all the rights and privileges to practice the veterinary profession anywhere in Nigeria. I therefore charge you to embrace the highest level of professionalism and ethical standards as you engage with animal owners and the general public”.
Dr Abubakar Baju who clocked one year in office as president of the veterinary council on March 5 equally called on all veterinarians to be serious with their continuing education programme that is organized yearly by the council as well as other programmes organized by other organizations that are accredited by the council as a means to update their knowledge and keep abreast of the innovations that keep evolving day by day in the profession.
In his address at the event, the acting Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Adebola Babatunde Ekanola stated that the University of Ibadan has contributed at least 40% of Nigerian trained veterinarians who are breaking grounds nationally and globally.
“I am particularly happy that 30 out of the 80 graduands today, graduated with at least one distinction and I am confident that they will equally excel in their chosen areas of practice.” The Vice Chancellor added.
Also speaking, at the event, the national president, Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association, Dr Ibrahim Shehu Ado congratulated the new set of doctors and charged them never to allow themselves to be looked down upon because they are young stating that if he could become the president of the association just 9 years after graduation, they can equally break grounds and write their names in gold within a very short time.
The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of University of Ibadan was established in 1963 as the first of the current 11 such faculties in Nigeria and has since then, produced hundreds and reputable veterinarians who are breaking grounds nationally and globally. LIVESTONEWS.
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