Adeyemo Abraham Adedayo has emerged the best graduating Veterinary medical student of the 2018/2019 set at the University of Ibadan (UI).
This was showcased at the golden induction ceremony of graduating Veterinary Doctors into the Veterinary profession held at the vet faculty’s auditorium on the 10th March, 2021.
The faculty inducted eighty (80) graduands into the graduate membership of the Veterinary Council of Nigeria.
Thirty (30) of the inductees obtained distinctions in different courses, while Adeyemo Abraham Adedayo emerged overall best.
Adeyemo Abraham Adedayo had A’s in eleven out of about fourteen Veterinary courses, making him the first student to achieve such feat in the history of the veterinary faculty.
He had distinctions in undergraduate courses including; Distinction in Veterinary Anatomy, Distinction in Veterinary Physiology, Distinction in Veterinary Parasitology, Distinction in Veterinary Pathology, Distinction in Veterinary Microbiology, Distinction in Aquatic Animal and Wildlife Ecology Management and Diseases, Distinction in Clinical Anatomy, Distinction in Clinical Pathology, Distinction in Veterinary Theriogenology, Distinction in Veterinary Surgery, and Distinction in Veterinary Public Health.
During the event, the Faculty Dean, Professor Adedeji, in his speech expressed his delight in this year’s golden induction ceremony of graduating Veterinary Doctors and added that the event would have come up about a year ago if not for the industrial strike and COVID-19. He added that this year is unique because it is the 50th induction ceremony of the faculty. He then charged the inductees to be worthy ambassadors of the Faculty and University of Ibadan.
In the words of Professor Adedeji:
“Among the inductees of today is a young man with 11 distinctions. When I was the Subdean in 2007 was a record of 7 distinctions set by one Dr. Omotoke Arojo, today as the Dean, who is blessed to be in charge at the Golden induction, a new record of 11 distinctions had just been set.”
Other dignitaries present at the event include the Acting University of Ibadan VC, Profesor Babatunde A. Ekanola who admonished the inductees to be worthy ambassadors and if it is from the University of Ibadan, then it has to be outstanding.
Followed by this, the event then proceeded with the oath swearing-in by the inductees where the first female president of the Veterinary Council of Nigeria, AIG Aishatu Abubakar Baju, said the oath-taking ceremony represents the formal admission into the Veterinary profession.
In addition, she subtly reminded the inductees to be of quality relationship with their professional colleagues and relationship with their clients and patients need to be beyond reproach and lastly, it’s in their best to show utmost respect to the council and its members.
Also present are; Chairman, Oyo NVMA Dr. Adejoyigbe, Acting President, NVMA, Dr. Ibrahim, Acting Registrar Veterinary of Nigeria, Dr. Ezenwa and the special guest of honour who was represented by Doctor Jokotagba.