Bowen University in Conjunction with Friesland Campina presents an International Conference on Sustainable Dairy Production. With the theme: Harnessing Recent Advances Towards Improved Dairy Production.
Nigerian milk consumption is 1.7 million tons per year. Nigeria may be known for its crude oil resources, but agriculture is also important. Approximately one-third of the country’s 92 million ha compromise arable land. Dairy features on the list of Nigeria’s most important consumables with the potential to create millions of jobs and bring a sizable return to the country’s treasury.
The dairy4growth project is in line with our purpose – nourishing by nature. The Project has successfully introduced the dairy zone model, which is based on resource sharing, collaboration, and exchanges. Farms naturally need time to develop and grow, but collaborative working and bulk purchasing help foster collective action. These simple but meaningful arrangements combined with enhanced infrastructure, training and extension support, and the introduction of feed and fodder production have significantly contributed to increasing the production volume of quality milk.
The project aims to be a pathway for change in the nation and across the continent. it has already begun by creating entrepreneurship opportunities by improving the quality of milk produced which leads to higher income, adoption of good dairy farm practices, and training farmers in cattle nutrition, thereby laying the foundations for commercial dairy.
Note: FDOV means a Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security. It is a facility of the ministry of foreign affairs of the Netherlands, executed by the Netherlands, enterprise agency.
The event consisted of many distinguished personalities and authorities giving extensive lectures on the subjects of cattle, cattle crossbreeding and feeding/nutrition, milk processing, and milk production and how it can benefit not just the locality but the nation and continent as a whole.
At the recently concluded convocation ceremony, Iyanuoluwa Jewel Adewuyi was the overall best graduating student from the Economics programme. She was recognized for her distinction in academics as well as the two runner-ups.
We were graced to have the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Professor Yemi Osinbajo with us at the launch of the first Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) today. The system is named Virginia Tech – Nigerian Bowen Equatorial Aeronomy Radar (VT-NigerBEAR).
The radar network is the 36th of such in existence around the World. The VT-NigerBEAR is a network of high frequency radars that looks into the earth’s upper atmosphere, providing insight into variations in atmospheric conditions and weather hazards.
From L- R, Tomide, Julius, and Wuraola were today’s best-graduating students from the physiotherapy program upon their Induction into the Nigerian Association of Physiotherapy.
Bowen University is the first and largest Private Institution to offer Physiotherapy in Nigeria.
We congratulate all 61 students who were Inducted and we hope to see you again on the 5th of November at the Convocation ceremony.
Daniella was unveiled as the best graduating student of Nursing during the Induction of 61 Nurses into the The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) earlier today. Here’s what she told us
“I feel honored to be recognized here today, because having to be disciplined never comes easy. I want to urge people out there not to oversleep at night, don’t eat too much, you need self control while trying to achieve your goals. You also have to make sacrifices in education in general because you can’t always have it all.”
INFORMATION TO STUDENTS
The Directorate of Students’ Support Services (DSSS) wishes to inform the fresh and returning students that the schedule of assumption and resumption of undergraduate students subsists. The following information should be noted ahead of assumption (for fresh students) and resumption (for returning students):
- Assumption for fresh students is on Monday, 17th October, 2022.
- Resumption for returning students is on Sunday, 23rd October, 2022. Returning students are not expected on campus before the due date.
- Given that it is rainy season, it is advised that students seek information and advice, on the nature and situation of the routes they wish to navigate before travelling.
- Students who decide to use public transportation should take the pain to note the vehicle number, vehicle type and vehicle colour, and send the information to their Parents or Guardian. If it is possible, pictures of the vehicle should be taken before boarding and sent to a family or trusted relative. Students are encouraged to prioritise boarding vehicles within bus terminals as against waiting on the highway for vehicles.
- Considering the increasing nature of insecurity, especially with road transportation, it is advised that students should be careful with public discussions when in public vehicles. A careless conversation can empower a criminal but silence on the part of the commuter is safety. Students should leave their homes with enough snacks/drinks and avoid possible purchase from vendors or seemingly innocent gifts from passengers.
- Students should clear the history of financial transactions on their mobile phones, to deter criminals. The environment of bus terminals should be examined carefully and the occupants of vehicles assessed for possible threatening give-away.
- Students should avoid night travel by all means necessary.
The DSSS wishes all students travelling mercies.
Dr. A.A. Aderibigbe
Director, Directorate of Students’ Support Services