59 graduates of Animal Science inducted into institute


A cross section of inductees at the event
By Sunny A. David, Onitsha
A total of fifty-nine graduates of Animal Science have been inducted into the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science.
Among the inductees were graduates of seven universities drawn from across the country.
The maiden induction in the Faculty of Agriculture held at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka attracted a host of personalities from the university community.
According to the members of the Institute, the ceremony was to among other things will create the necessary advocacy in setting standards and best practices as benchmark and mirror in the profession.
Congratulating the inductees while declaring the ceremony open, the Vice Chancellor Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Professor Joseph Ahaneku, encouraged them to advance the course of Animal Science to gain a pride of place in the 21st Century as well as develop the will to exploit the opportunities in the practice of the career.
In an address of welcome, the Pro Chancellor of the university, Alhaji Azeez Bello, reminded them of the dynamic nature of the society, hence the need to involve technological innovations in championing a course for self-development.
Inducting them, the Registrar, Nigerian Institute of Animal science, Professor Eustace Iyayi, charged them to conform to the established standard and intensify drive for improvement in the profession.
Other speakers, including the President National Institute of Animal Science, Professor Israel Adu and Head of Department of Animal Science, Associate Professor Cordelia Ebenebe advised the scientists to reinvigorate potentials in the profession.
In an interview, the best graduating student, Miss Bassey Effiong George said the profession has inspired her for exploits.

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