Registration for newly introduced Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes by the Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, is ongoing;
in attendance for the opening ceremony was Hon. Tata Umar, Jos south chairman and other invited persons including participants. The participants were lectured on the importance of Agriculture in relation to meat selling and tool kits were given to each participant at the end of the training. Five abbatoirs were constructed across different locations in the country.
It was a five day visit which included resource inspection and acreditation of additional courses. The cources acredited include HND in Computer Science, HND Fisheries, HND Pest Management and HND Enviromental Health.
The new E-Library is a modern day masterclass which has actively working computers, internet service for research works, air conditions and many more modern day facilities.
The school also played a key role, especially between 1947 and 1962, in training middle level veterinary manpower for other African Countries, notably the Cameroons, Liberia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Ethiopia and Sudan. On establishment of University College at Ibadan, it was recommended that the higher training to the Veterinary Officers’ level be consigned to the University. Consequently, the Veterinary School, Vom, discontinued the Veterinary Officers’ course in June, 1950, and thereafter concentrated entirely on running only one course, namely a 2 year Veterinary Assistants’ Course.