BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FACULTY
The Faculty has programmes for the award of three degrees, namely Bachelor of Agriculture, Bachelor of Agriculture (Food Science and Nutrition) and Bachelor of Agriculture (Water Resources, Aquaculture and Fisheries). The first set of students was admitted to read Bachelor or of Agriculture degree in the 2005/2006 session. Admission into the other two degrees will be done in due course.
VISION OF THE FACULTY
To promote training in appropriate sustainable agricultural production and marketing through demand driven and globally competitive research and development taking into cognizance the agricultural policies and programmes of the country and in line with best practices internationally.
MISSION OF THE FACULTY
The programme of the Faculty shall produce graduates that are adequately equipped with comprehensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills for engaging in appropriate economic agricultural production, marketing, research and development, to produce high-level job creators in the agricultural sector, and the products to be arrow-heads in the implementation of the various agricultural development programmes in the country both in the public and the private sectors.
PHILOSOPHY OF THE FACULTY
Production of graduates that are adequately equipped with the comprehensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for engaging in productive and economic agricultural production.
OBJECTIVES OF THE FACULTY
- To produce graduate farmers geared towards self-employment
- To produce graduates with sufficient technical, productive and entrepreneurship skills who will be involved in the production, research and entrepreneurship in any aspect of agriculture and other related disciplines.
- To produce graduate farmers that are relevant to themselves, the industry and society and who can contribute effectively to national development goals in Agriculture.
To be admitted into the 5-year B. Agriculture degree programme, the candidate must have either of the following:
- In addition to an acceptable pass in UTME, candidates must have Senior School Certificate (WAEC/NECO, NABTEB) with credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics and any one of Geography or Economics.
- GCE ‘O’ Level Credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics and any one of Geography or Economics are required in addition to an acceptable pass in UTME.
To be eligible for direct entry admission, the candidate must have met Matriculation requirements in the relevant subjects plus:
- Two GCE Advanced level passes in Chemistry and Biology for admission into year two of a 5-year degree programme:
- OND/NCE passes in Biology and Chemistry or Agricultural Science, may also be admitted into year two of the 5-year degree Programme (wit a minimum 10 points or upper credit).
- HND holders with Credit passes in Biology and Chemistry, Agricultural Science or Fishery or Food Science, may be admitted into year three of the 5-year degree programme (Minimum 10 points)