Crop Protection

The Department was established in the year 2011, with Professor I. Umar as the pioneer Head of Department. The Department took-off with an initial Academic staff strength of Five (5) which now stands at Ten (10). The Department offers the following programmes. (a) B.Tech Agriculture (b) Postgraduate Diploma(PGD) in Crop Protection (c) Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Crop Protection (d) Doctor of Philosophy(Ph.D) in Crop Protection with specialization in Entomology, Virology, Bacteriology, Mycology and Nematology
The objectives of the programmes are:- (a) to produce Graduates geared towards Self Employment (b) toProduce graduates with sufficient Technical productive and entrepreneurship skills who will be involved in Crop Protection, Research and Entrepreneurship in any aspect of Agriculture and other related disciplines. (c) to train Graduates toacquire advanced knowledge and skills with practical exposure in various specialities in Crop Protection so that they can take up carriers in Universities and Research Institutions
Carrier Oppotunitiies
Postgraduate Programme
Candidates seeking admission in any of the programmes must meet the University’s general admission requirement and also the Departmental requirements. An applicant for (B. Agric) Crop or Soil Science option must have passed a.UME and PUME Entry Requirement b.WASCE/GCE O’ Level/NECO with five credits obtained in not more than two sittings in English Language, Chemistry, Biology/Agric Science, Mathematics or Physic and any other subject. At least a pass in Physics and credit pass in Agric Science must be backed up by a pass in Biology. Direct Entry (A).Admission into year one requires: (1)Matriculation requirement plus two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in Chemistry and Biology. (2)OND/ND/UD (UPPER CREDITS) In Related Discipline plus matriculation requirements. (B)Admission into year two (2) requires: (1)NCE in related discipline plus matriculation requirements (1)HND in related discipline plus matriculation requirements (C)Admission into year three (3) requires: (2)BS.c degree in any Science discipline plus matriculation requirements POST GRADUATE ADMISSIONS (A) POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA Candidates should possess either of the following: (1)2nd Class (Lower Division) Bachelor Degree in a non-Agricultural based discipline. (2)A Third Class Degree in Crop or Soil Science (3)HND/NND (Lower Credit) or equivalent qualification in relevant fields like Botany, Biology, Biochemistry etc. (B) MASTERS DEGREE (MSc., MPET, MPEMS) (1)2nd Class (Lower Division) Bachelor Degree in Agriculture (2)A PGD in Crop Science, Soil Science, Environmental Crop Science and Pedo-Environmental Science with at least a ‘B’ grade average pass. (C) DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD) Candidate must possess MSc ., M. Phil degree of this or any other University. N/B Matriculation requirements are 5 Credits passes in WASCE/GCE O’ Level/NECO as listed for UME students.
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND AWARD OF DEGREE For the award of a degree, a student must have been duly matriculated and have satisfied the following: Passed all the registered courses in the degree programme. Passed all the prescribed general studies courses. Earned the required minimum number of course credit units as determined by the department/Faculty/Senate for the award of degree. Fulfill the general requirements of credits in English language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology. Earned a satisfactory grade in SIWES. Found worthy in character.

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