Animal Science & Technology Department

Academic Programme

Our Academic Programme

The Department offers a 5-year programme of instruction leading to the award of the Bachelor of Agricultural Technology (B. Agric. Tech.) degree in Animal Science and Technology. The degree programme is carefully structured to give the students a thorough professional background in general agriculture, in addition to very accomplished expertise and specialization in the Science and Technology of Animal Production. The main focus of our training is imparting the technical skills and know-how required for successful management of modern livestock enterprises and research units. A very unique feature of our programme is that staff members are made to carry students along in instructions, discussions and development of appropriate technologies to meet the demands of the animal industry in the tropics.

Another unique feature of our curriculum is the practical content of our courses. Each hour of classroom contact is matched with another 3 hours of practical laboratory and/or on-farm exposure. Our training programme scrupulously provides opportunities for our students to learn by actually “doing it” themselves. In order to emphasize the importance of the practical aspect, our programme exposes the students to the rigours of animal production in the world, by offering job-training attachments to various Animal Production enterprises and farms. These periods of on-the-farm training amount to 30% of the student’s entire stay in our Department. The contents of the undergraduate courses also offer excellent preparation for eventual postgraduate training in any of the areas of higher degree specialization in Animal Science and Technology in our University or any other University in the world.

Admission Requirements

Admission through University/Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)

Candidates seeking admission into the Department through the University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) must possess at least five O’ Level credits in the SSCE, NECO or GCE at not more than two sittings. The subjects include Agricultural Science / Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English language. Biology may be taken in place of Agricultural Science and vice versa but English, Mathematics and Chemistry are compulsory for any student to be admitted into any Department in the University.

Admission through Direct Entry

Candidates seeking admission into the Department by Direct Entry must possess any of the following: West African School Certificate/GCE (Advanced Level), Higher School Certificate (HSC), National Diploma or Higher National Diploma (Upper Credit) in relevant subjects which must have covered courses required by the Department. In addition, such a candidate must meet the O’ Level requirements for admission.

Admission by Transfer

Occasionally, advanced placements are offered to students who transfer from other recognized universities after careful review of their academic transcripts. Such candidate must, however, meet the basic O’ Level requirements as approved by the University senate.

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