Department Of Pathology And Microbiolgy
The Veterinary Pathology Department was one of the four departments initially established in the Faculty by KSU/USAID in 1964/65 session. The Departments that were created at that time were Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Surgery and Medicine. However, by 1968 the Department of Parasitology and Entomology was carved out of the Department of Pathology. The Department of Pathology was then renamed Department of Veterinary Pathology and Public Health. On the 1st of July, 1973 the Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine was again carved out of the Department of Veterinary Pathology and Public Health. As a result of the creation of a new Department out of it, the Department of Veterinary Pathology and Public Health was renamed Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology.
Since it’s inception in 1964, the then Department of Pathology had twelve heads of department to date. Five of the heads of department were expatriates and seven Nigerians. The seven Nigerians are Professor S.A. Bida, Professor C.O. Njoku, Professor P.B. Addo, Professor J.O. Adekeye, Professor K.A.N. Esievo, Dr. H.M. Kazeem, who is presently the Head of Department and Dr. N.D.G. Ibrahim. The first Nigerian Veterinarian that was appointed in the Faculty was Professor S.A. Bida, who became the first Nigerian Head of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology Department in August, 1976.
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 ProgrammesM.Sc Vet.Path.& Micro. (Full-Time)
Ph.D Vet.Path.& Micro. (Full-Time)
Ph.D Vet.Path.& Micro. (Part-Time)
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