IRIVBOJE, Young Imienwain
Ph.D. (Animal Breeding and Biotechnology)
Livestock Science and Sustainable Environment
Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment,
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
My name is Irivboje, Young Imienwain. I am a Nigerian and I belonged to the 2014/2015 set of students of the Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. My Ph.D. research which was fully funded by Centre was on “Association of HSP90AA1 gene polymorphisms with heat tolerance and haematological traits and evaluation of the reproductive performance of two layer chicken strains”. I choose the Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment programme because of the involvement of the World Bank in various researches around the world.
This gave an international standard and status to the research and programme as a whole. I also offered international courses on Climate Change, French language, Information Systems among others. The programme also involved internship as part of the research, where students were involved with the industries, look for challenges in the industries and let the focus of the research be on providing a solution to the challenge. This I did with Obasanjo Farms Nigeria, one of the biggest farms in Africa. This makes the research not just for record keeping but for providing applicable solutions to the industries and the public in general. The programme was also an opportunity of meeting and networking with internationals students, that is, students from other nationals and now, I have friends from other parts of the world, this I am proud of.