Abdulhakeem Azeez, a 300-Level student of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has won the MSD Animal Health/World Veterinary Association 2020 Veterinary Student Scholarship.
The Head of the Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine of UNILORIN, Dr Ismail Odetokun, confirmed in a statement that Azeez is the only Nigerian who won the award among the 41 winners world-wide.
He said that the award is a programme designed to aid students in their scholastic development, which will also enable them to continue their education by offering direct financial support, in recognition of their academic achievements.
“This will also aid in the development of their academic and veterinary career.
“MSD Animal Health is a leading global biopharmaceutical company, which has been investing in medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases.
“MSD Animal Health is a division of Merck &Co, Inc, Kenilworth, N.J, USA,” he said.
World Veterinary Association (WVA) is an initiative that unites and represents the global veterinary profession. It is the umbrella organization for National Veterinary Associations and International associations of veterinarians working in different areas of veterinary medicine.