The Federal College of Veterinary and Medical Laboratory Technology (FCVMLT) and Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology (FCAHPT), Jos, have matriculated 591 and 391 students respectively
Both were established by the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI),Vom, in 1948 and 1956.
The Provost, FCVMLT, Dr Andrew Olabode, said admission into the colleges had been very competitive in recent times and urged those matriculating to count themselves lucky.
Olabode told the students to see their coming into the college as a process by which they would acquire knowledge, skills, habits and values for life.
He said the curriculum and other activities of the college were tailored toward producing a crop of highly disciplined and dedicated men and women for the service of the nation.
According to him, the college produces graduates that are job providers and not job seekers.
The provost warned that any of the newly admitted student found to have registered with a false certificate or inadequate qualifications, would be withdrawn irrespective of the time spent pursuing the programme.
Olabode advised the students not to engage in any form of examination malpractice, cultism, drug abuse, theft, absenteeism and other negative vices.
The Executive Director, NVRI, Dr Lami Lombin, implored the students to be serious with their studies because that had been the hallmark of NVRI, hence its success.
Lombin also urged the students to shun violence, be security conscious and avoid spreading false information and rumours.