CAREER MOTIVATION AND SPECIALTY CHOICE OF VETERINARY MEDICAL STUDENTS AT USMANU DANFODIYO UNIVERSITY, SOKOTO, NIGERIA

  • DBU Edemeka COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES, USMANU DANFODIYO UNIVERSITY, SOKOTO, NIGERIA
  • OP Ajagbonna FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, USMANU DANFODIYO UNIVERSITY, SOKOTO, NIGERIA
Keywords: Students, Veterinary Medicine, Career Motivation, Specialty Choice, Sokoto

Abstract

Analysis of the responses of 90 clinical veterinary students of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, on career motivation and specialization preference showed that 38% of the students choose veterinary medicine as a profession because of their love for animals. High income accounted for 32.3%, high status 22.2%, while only 11.1% choose the course because of their family tradition. Animal Production and Public Health are most favoured fields of specialization followed by Medicine and Surgery, then Microbiology. The basic veterinary sciences like Anatomy and Physiology scored zero percent, as none of the students sampled wanted to specialize in these areas.

KEY WORDS: Students, Veterinary Medicine, Career Motivation, Specialty Choice, Sokoto.

Global Jnl Pure & Applied Sciences Vol.10(1) 2004: 43-45

Author Biography

DBU Edemeka, COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES, USMANU DANFODIYO UNIVERSITY, SOKOTO, NIGERIA
CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS: D. B. U. EDEMEKA, NDON EYO, P.O.BOX 65, EKET, AKWA IBOM STATE, NIGERIA.
Published
2004-05-25
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