Faculty of Agriculture

Agricultural Economics and Extension

  • Sc. Agricultural Economics
  • Sc. Agricultural Extension
  • PGD Agricultural Economics and Extension

Animal Production and Health

  • Sc Animal Production and Health
  • Sc and PhD in

Agronomy

  • Sc. and Ph. D. Soil Science
  • Sc. and Ph. D. Crop Production
  • Sc. and Ph. D. Plant Pathology
  • Sc. and Ph. D. Plant Breeding
  • Sc. and Ph. D. Entomology
  • PGD in Agronomy and Farm Management

 


 

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT

The programme teaches courses in agricultural economics and agricultural extension and carries out research work relating to small scale farming in the savannah areas of Nigeria.

The purpose of the postgraduate studies in the department is to meet recognized needs of the country. These needs, among other things, arise out of:

  1. Government’s and other agencies’ effort to modernize agriculture giving rise to the establishment of a number of institutions which require the services of highly trained personnel; and
  2. The failure of previous agricultural development related plans to provide the much needed agricultural skills, particularly in the area of agricultural delivery systems and extension.

 

In essence, the programme is designed to prepare candidates for a career as professional agricultural economists and agricultural extensionists in the public or private sector and/or provide students with an adequate foundation for an academic career.

 

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENT for PGD, M.Sc. & PhD

Postgraduate Programmes Available are:

 

  • Sc. Agricultural Economics
  • Sc. Agricultural Extension
  • PhD Agricultural Economics
  • PhD Agricultural Extension
  • PGD Agricultural Economics and Extension

 

ENTRY QUALIFICATION

For Postgraduate Diploma Agricultural Economics and Extension

  • Third class degree in Agriculture or Agric related area
  • HND in Agriculture or any area related to Agric (with at least lower credit)

 

For M.Sc. Agricultural Economics and Extension

  • Degree in Agriculture or Agric related area (with at least second class lower)
  • Third class degree in Agriculture (with at least five (5) years practicing experience)
  • PGD in Agricultural Economics & Extension or Farm Management with at least Upper Credit.
  • Candidate with degree in Economics or Sociology may be considered for admission with remedial at undergraduate level.

 

For PhD Agricultural Economics and Extension

  • Sc. in Agricultural Economics
  • Sc. in Agricultural Extension
  • Sc. in Rural Sociology
  • Phil. of TSU with at least a GPA of 4.00

 

 

 

 

 

Area of Specialization

These will normally depend on the student’s declared interest. The student in consultation with his/her supervisory committee will determine the specific thesis area. At present, the following areas of specialization are emphasized in Agricultural Economics, viz;

ü  Production Economics and Farm Management;

ü  Agricultural Development and Policy

ü  Agricultural Finance and Agricultural Marketing;

ü  Agricultural Extension (Agricultural/Rural Development, Extension Organization, Administration and Supervision and Programmes Planning and Evaluation).