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Veterinary council inducts MOUAU doctors  


The Veterinary Council of Nigeria VCN has inducted the 25 graduates of batch five Veterinary Medicine graduates of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU), Abia State into professional practice as Doctors of Veterinary Medicine DVM.

Twenty two year old Miss Chinonyerem Princess Ukweni whose father Dr Iheanacho Ukweni is a lecturer in the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine, emerged the overall best graduating student and garnered 10 of the available thirteen prizes.

While administering the professional practice oath on the graduates at the ceremony at the university’s Anyim Pius Anyim Auditorium, the VCN represented by its Acting Registrar, Dr Josiah Kantiyok said that the oath qualifies them for professional practice strictly according to the practice law and regulations.

President of VCN, Dr Godwin Abonyi, who was present and received them into the VCN membership of about 9,000, urged them to strive to improve on the practice.The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Francis Otunta, represented by his deputy (Academics) Prof Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe, said that the university would remain committed to the development and smooth running of its Veterinary Programme to ensure its graduates stand shoulder to shoulder with their peers from other universities.

The Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine Professor Maxwell Ezeja, who said that the MOUAU College of Veterinary Medicine was established in 2006 following its senate approval at its 67th Regular Meeting held on July 28th, 2004 congratulated the all present 25 graduates and attributed their success to “at least six years of hard work, struggles and determination plus God’s grace”.  

In her valedictory address on behalf of her fellow graduates after she was presented with all the prizes she won, Dr Chinonyerem Ukweni said that studying Veterinary medicine is unlike any other educational experience. 

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