Department Of Parisitology And Entomology
This was the only Department established by the ABU/RUU/DITA agreement. The cooperation was terminated on 15th October, 1975. The Department is broken into three major sections each with a sectional head: Helminthology section (Dr. O.J. Ajanusi); Protozoology section (Dr. I.A. Lawal) and Entomology section (Pro. R.I.S. Agbede). The current Head of Department is Dr. J. O. Ajanusi
The Department has an enviable collection of teaching materials and efficient audio-visual system. In community service, the department has been recognized for its contribution to the control of livestock parasites by the federal and State Governments. Its expertise has been drawn upon by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), World Health Organization (WHO), Organization of African Unity’s Scientific and Technical Research Committee (OAUSTRC) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Increase research contributions by staff of knowledge led to an international collaborative project on ticks and tick-borne diseases in Nigeria with the State University of Utrecht. That was financed by the European Economic Communities (EEC). Another collaborative project on control of tsetse and trypanosomosis in Nigeria was undertaken 1988-1995.
Study and Graduation
100 level One academic year of two semesters, each of at least 15 weeks of lectures, tutorials, laboratories, practical and orientations.
200 level As in 100 level
300 level As in 100 level and 8 weeks of SIWES at the end of the semester under Veterinary Surgeons registered with the Veterinary Council of Nigeria and in accredited Veterinary establishment. Planned industrial visits.
400 level Same as in 300 level
500 level Same as in 400 level
600 level As in 300 level + Clinics and final year DVM project
Students are required to submit the reports of clinical cases handled during the SIWES programme and VCN industrial work to the appropriate bodies for evaluation and approval. As required by the VCN, only students who graduated successfully and completed satisfactorily the 6 months duration of industrial training programme are duly registered by the VCN and therefore, can practice legally the profession of Veterinary Medicine in Nigeria.
A student remains of good standing academically when his/her CGPA is up to 2.4. A student is placed on probation when his/her CGPA falls below 2.4 for 2 consecutive semesters. A candidate stands withdrawn if the CGPA remains below 2.4 after the probation.
(a) Semester grades are calculated as Grade Point Averages (GPA) on the basis of A(70-100%), B(60-69%), C(50-59%), D(45-49%), E(40-44%) and F(0-39%), which are equivalent to 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and 0 grade points(GP) respectively for classified degrees.
(b) For non classified degrees such as ours, only letter grades A, B and C corresponding to 5, 4, and 3 are pass grades.
(c) The minimum pass mark is 50% or GP of 3.00 which translates into a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.40.
(d) Failure in any course shall be recorded as such and can only be remedied by re-taking and passing the course. Occasionally third semester programs are held while the University is considering the adoption of a resit.
Academic ProgrammesPGD. Veterinary Parasitology (PGDVP)
M.Sc Vet. Parasitology & Entomology (Full-time)
Ph.D Vet. Parasiology and Entomology (Full-time)
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