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Photo News: UI inducts 79th fresh graduates into Veterinary profession
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Tue, 8 Aug 2023   ||   Nigeria,

Towards growing a viable animal healthcare sector, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ibadan, has inducted fresh graduates of veterinary medicine into the profession.

The event which took place on Friday, July 28th, 2023, at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Auditorium, University of Ibadan, attracted dignitaries from far and wide.

In a momentous event filled with pride and patriotism, seventy-nine bright graduates were officially welcomed into the veterinary profession during the 52nd Oath-Taking and Induction ceremony. The ceremony, held to honour the 2021/2022 graduates, commenced with the resonating melodies of the National Anthem and the University Anthem, unifying the audience in a shared sense of purpose and national pride.

Reacting to the induction event, the Vice-Chancellor of the prestigious University of Ibadan, Professor K. O. Adebowale, in his warm welcome address, expressed immense joy in the faculty's achievements and extended heartfelt congratulations to the doctors of the day; acknowledging the hurdles they overcame throughout their eight-year academic journey, which extended due to Covid-19 and strikes. He assured of the university's commitment to producing veterinarians dedicated to securing both animal health and human health.

While reminding the inductees of their noble roles in nation building, he urged them to embrace their roles as veterinary professionals, encouraging them to make a positive impact in their chosen field and maintain strong connections with the university through the office of Alumni relations. The Vice-Chancellor also used the occasion to pride the University Ibadan as not only the first but also the best as recognized in the Times Higher Education Ranking 2022, and it also holds the esteemed position of being the First in West Africa and 6th in the entire African continent.

The Induction Lecturer, Dr. Abib Olamitoye, a prominent figure in the field of veterinary medicine gave captivating narratives and valuable experiences to inspire the inductees to embrace challenges, pursue excellence, and strive to make a meaningful impact in their careers.

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