BY CHINENYE OZOR
Veterinary Council of Nigeria has issued probation licences to 40 fresh graduands of the University of Nigeria Nsukka while inducting them to the practice of veterinary medicine in Nigeria.
Issuing the probation licences which will last for one year, Dr Marcus Avong, Registrar, Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN) warned the new veterinary graduands to shun unethical practices as the council would not renew any licence under questionable circumstances before one year elapses.
Avong gave the warning at Princess Alexanderia auditorium, University of Nigeria Nsukka during the 35th oath-taking ceremony of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the institution, explaining that the 40 fresh veterinary doctors, were expected to obey the ethics of the profession as well as accord respect to older colleagues in the profession.
He commended parents of the new veterinary doctors for investing in a education of their children for the six-year study in the university.
I commend parents, who in spite of the economic challenges made this huge investment in education, as their dream has been realized with the induction of the graduands,” he noted .
In his speech, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Benjamin Ozumba said he was optimistic that the 40 graduands have been found worthy in both character and learning as the university excels in the field of veterinary medicine.
He urged the graduands to be good ambassadors of the university .
“The oath-taking requires graduands to use their scientific knowledge and skills acquired for the benefit of the society in discharging their professional duties.
Earlier in his speech, the Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Prof Vincent Shoyinka, urged the new doctors to be shining examples of the faculty at all times in the society by adhering to the ethics of the profession.
He expressed gratitude to the VCN for the full accreditation of the faculty as announced by the president of the council.