Accreditation: NIAS Praises BUK Management
The Accreditation Team from the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science has expressed satisfaction with the efforts of Bayero University for adequate provision of facilities and staff development in the Department of Animal Science, saying also that the students‟ work, quality animal products and adequate staffing had uplifted the capacity of the department.
The team leader, Professor G. T. Iyeghe, while briefing the Vice Chancellor of the University,
Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello on the outcome of the visit, on Tuesday, 26th July, 2016 in his office, said, they were overwhelmed with the manner in which the University sponsored academic staff on training both in home and overseas. She also commended the University for the synergy between the Centre for Dryland Agriculture and the Department of Animal Science as well as the equipped e-library, saying however that the print library needed to be more equipped with journals, including the Nigerian journals.Professor Iyeghe commended the University for securing various animal species, including camels, which were not found in other Universities. She noted that the University had to also look for other animals, such as dogs and grasshoppers, because the students‟ examination covered those areas.
She expressed satisfaction with the competence of both teaching and administrative staff in the department some of whom she said were registered animal scientists just as she highlighted the importance of involving the department and students on the conservation programme. She said the team was satisfied that the department is being relocated to a standard building, saying also that the provision of a water tank for the animals made the University unique because the team had never seen such a facility in any university in the country, commending the University management for the effort.
The team leader advised the University management to provide separate storage facilities to keep different animals separately, adding that the University possessed some standard and useful teaching equipment which were not being adequately utilised. She further advised the University to provide separate laboratories for different categories of animals, including animal anatomy laboratory which is very essential in teaching and research. The Vice Chancellor, who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics Professor Sagir Adamu Abbas, said the University management would work closely with the department to improve programmes in the department. The Vice Chancellor thanked the team members for making good observations that would go a long way to uplifting facilities in the department.