A Brief History of the Department
The Department of Agriculture was established in 2016 in the Faculty of Agriculture. The first batch of students were admitted into the Department of Agriculture in 2016/2017 academic session. The programmes being housed under the Department of Agriculture are: Agricultural Economics and Extension, Animal Science, Crop Science, and Soil Science.
Philosophy of Department of Agriculture
Agriculture is a key sector of the Nigerian economy. For the transformation of the Nigerian agriculture to a modern scientific and technology-driven sector, the training of appropriate manpower is imperative.
The Head of Department of Agriculture administers the various Programmes through committees. In the Department there are various committees such as Board of Studies, Appraisal committee, Examination committees, Time table committee, Accreditation committee, Welfare committee, SIWES committee etc. Each member of staff belongs to one or more of these committees, which takes decision on different aspect of the Department. The Head of Department normally goes with the decisions of these committees. The line of authority descends from the office of the Vice-Chancellor as Chairman of Senate through the Dean of Faculties to the Head of Department.