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Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology holds Matriculation Ceremony in Grand style
 
By: Kelvin Ubaka
Tue, 30 Nov 2021   ||   Nigeria, Ibadan
 

TUESDAY- 30th November, 2021: The Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Ibadan on Friday 26th November held its Matriculation Ceremony for 2021/2022 Academic Session.

The event which took place at the Dr K J Nwufoh Hall of the institution kicked off with the academic procession led by the Provost, Dr Adekoya Owosibo, Academic Staff, HODS and principal officers of the institution.

Matriculating Students adorned in their beautiful gowns were seated in the hall according to their various departments to witness the commencement of the academic procession.

Dr Owosibo who declared the ceremony open in his address described matriculation as one the very important part of the academic culture of the institution, stressing that only by matriculation does the membership of students in the college become formally documented.

While advising the freshers to face their academics squarely Owosibo said “ Any student who scores below 40% in a particular course will be required to retake the course as this is in accordance with the National Board for Technical Education Regulation.

“The implication of this is that you will not have the opportunity of re-sit examinations, in view of this, I will advise you to tighten your belt and face studies squarely.

“You should also note that if at the end of the first semester, a student GPA is less than 2.00, such a student will be placed on probation for the Second Semester period, If he or she fails to obtain a cumulative grade point of at least 2.0 at the end of the Second semester, he or she will be advised to withdraw from the college.”

Speaking exclusively to CEOAFRICA after the matriculation ceremony, Dr. Owosibo stressed that the college will be training the new students extensively so they can become job providers in the future.

“This school is an Agro based college and we know that Nigeria is challenged with food production and our mandate is to produce middle level man power in the area of agriculture and related science, so the matriculating students will be trained in the area of agriculture, to be able to use technical means to boost food and animal production in Nigeria.

“By so doing, we will be able to move towards being sufficient in food production in the country. Majority of these students are also going to be useful as extension workers for the government.”

He also added that the college is matriculating over 1000 students which on the long run goes to show that there is hope for food security in the nation.

Students were matriculated into the department of Animal production technology, Fisheries technology, Science and technology, Computer Science, Statistics, Veterinary Laboratory technology, Animal Health technology, Agricultural extension and Management , Agribusiness, and Pasture and Range development for the National Diploma and Higher National Diploma Degrees study in both full and Part time studies.

Other eminent individuals who were present at the ceremony include; the Registrar, all Admin Officers of each Department including Part Time programme, Members of the Senate, all Union Excos, HOD’s, Student Union Excos, family members and well wishers of the college.

 

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