Animal Science & Technology Department

School of Agriculture & Agricultural Technology (SAAT)

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ABOUT US

Established in 1982, Animal Science is a professional course fully backed by the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS), the agency regulating practice the of Animal Science in Nigeria. Our Curriculum provides the students of animal science with the requisite knowledge, skill and working experience for the practice of animal science profession. With the establishment of the Nigeria Institute of Animal Science (NIAS), the image and status of the animal scientist have changed, giving her pride, prominence and motivation.

The Department imparts the technical skills and expertise required for successful management of modern livestock enterprises.

 

Vision

To become a centre of excellence in research and training in Animal Science and Technology as well as development of required expertise for the Animal Production Industry and related Industries.

 

Mission

To produce manpower with a thorough professional background in general agriculture in addition to a very accomplished expertise and specialization in the art, science and technology of Animal Science and Technology through quality research and teaching.

Objectives

i.      To produce skilled man power in Animal Science and Technology through research and teaching.

ii.    To provide academic liaison and dissemination of research findings through public lectures, conferences, seminars, symposia, workshops and publications.

iii.   To provide policy advice and formulation in issues related to Animal Science and Technology.

 

Achievements

In 1989/90 Session, the Department developed a highly specialized Postgraduate training for students in the areas of Animal Genetics and Breeding, Animal Nutrition, Animal Management, Animal Products Technology and Reproductive Physiology.

The Department has over the years developed viable livestock holding in the University Teaching and Research Farm. These include large and small ruminant unit, cattle unit, swine unit, poultry unit and feed mill.

In the area of research, the staff of the Department has developed a lot of novel feedstuffs for the livestock industries including jackbean (Canavalia ensiformis), velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens), gelatinized cassava tuber meal, among others.


AS&Tech-Courses

100 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
BIOLOGY FOR AGRICULTURE AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE I BIO 101/103
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I CHM 101
ENGINEERING DRAWING ENG 103
INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH FRN 101
INTRODUCTION TO IGBO GRAMMAR IGB 101
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS I MTH 101
GENERAL PHYSICS I PHY 101
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
BIOLOGY FOR AGRICULTURE AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE II BIO 102/104
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II CHM 102
WORKSHOP PRACTICE II ENG 102
ENGINEERING DRAWING II ENG 104
FRENCH LANGUAGE II FRN 102
SOCIAL SCIENCE I GST 108
SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY GST 110
IGBO LANGUAGE II IGB 102
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II MTH 102
GENERAL PHYSICS II PHY 102

200 Level

1st Semester
2nd Semester

300 Level

1st Semester
2nd Semester

400 Level

1st Semester
2nd Semester

500 Level

1st Semester
2nd Semester

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