Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Adebola Babatunde Ekanola has promised that the Institution would continue to offer her students sound training and education in order to maintain the pride of place of the university.
Prof. Ekanola who spoke during the courtesy call on him by the Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN) as part of the activities marking the 50th induction ceremony of 80 graduates of the university.
He remarked that various rankings have confirmed the UI as the best university in Nigeria, seventh in Africa and one of the best in the world, hence the determination to maintain the position.
According to the VC, “the kinds of training we expose our students to, put them in good stead to perform well wherever they find themselves. We will not relent in our efforts to adequately prepare them for the challenges ahead.
On the provision of adequate facilities for all the programmes and faculties, Prof. Ekanola remarked that most of the challenges facing the university in this regard are reflective of national crisis, promising that the university would continue to prioritize its needs within the available resources.
Earlier, the President of the Council, who is also an Assistant Inspector General of Police, Aishatu Abubakar Baju had told the gathering comprising both principal officers of the university and VCN members that the council was in UI for the 50th induction ceremony of the fresh graduates where their practice certificates would be presented to them.
Her words: “the Council appreciates the quality training UI has been giving its products over the years. Veterinary practice is a matter of skills. We, as a Council, are mandated by law to police the practice and ensure proper training, therefore we are concerned about the quality of the training of our members”
AIG Baju appealed to the university management to continue to support the Faculty, pointing out that the council itself has provisions for the assistance of the Faculty if certain criteria are met.
Meanwhile at the induction ceremony which took place at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine , the Acting VC urged the 80 inductees to be good ambassadors of the university, maintaining that they have got what it takes to succeed in life.