Accra Polytechnic and VSD collaborates to promote veterinary medicine

Accra Polytechnic
Accra Polytechnic

The Accra Polytechnic has started a

collaborative programme with the Veterinary Services Department

(VSD) of Ministry of Food and Agriculture, as part of efforts to

enhance veterinary medicine in the country.

Accra Polytechnic
Accra Polytechnic

The programme would enhance academic ties, promote the

opportunity for skills development and training for the mutual

benefit of the two institutions in particular and the country at


The areas of collaboration include skills development and

training of High National Diploma and Bachelor of Technology

Programmes in Veterinary Laboratory Technology at the Accra

Polytechnic, staff training, staff exchange and research.

Professor Sylvester Achio, Rector of the Polytechnic at the

signing of the memorandum of understanding in Accra on Thursday

said the collaboration would give the Veterinary Laboratory

Technology students practical industrial experience.

He said it was clear that government alone could not meet all

the financial needs of tertiary institutions, and therefore, there

was the need for such institutions to help themselves through

collaboration with others.

The Rector commended the VSD for its support to the Accra

Polytechnic over the years in the area of veterinary medicine.

Dr Ben Aniwa, VSD Acting Director said veterinary laboratory

plays an important role in the work of the Department.

He said the laboratory is highly equipped in line with

international standards with well trained staff. and the

collaboration would help academicians to translate teaching and

learning into industrial practice.

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