• Faculty of Agricultural Sciences building

  • Snailery

  • Accreditation panel from NUC

  • A Bee hive in Tectona grandis platation

  • Practical year students (400L) processing harvested cassava tubers

  • HOD FAM with the Dean, leading Accreditation team to the FAM Pond sites

  • NUC Accreditors at the FAM Pond sites

  • NUC Accreditation panel during FAM Department's accreditation

The Vision of the Faculty is to produce graduates adequately equipped to handle contemporary socio-economic and environmental challenges through cutting edge research in science, technology and agriculture, driven by Information and Communication Technology.

Providing high quality agricultural experience shaped by outstanding teaching and research that benefit cultures, societies and economies.

The philosophy of the Faculty is embedded in the original intent for setting up the Faculty.  It is to train Agricultural personnel for the development of the abundant natural resources within the Agro-ecological zone of Ekiti State. 

Faculty is to produce graduates in agriculture with sufficiently sound theoretical background, practical experience through skill acquisition and adequate exposure to the use of modern facilities for self-reliance in agricultural enterprises.
The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences was established in 1999/2000 to meet the need for the training of high level manpower in agriculture for the development of natural resources in Ekiti State which is mainly agrarian.  The need to establish a College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine in the University was mooted at the take-off of the University in 1982 but could not materialize at the time. The First and Pioneer Dean of the Faculty was Prof. A. A. Agboola (1999 – 2002)
The list of other past Deans includes;
  1. Professor Ogunwale                          –       2002-2003
  2. Professor J. O. Oluyemi                     –       2003-2004
  3. Dr. A. S. Fasina                                –       2004-2006
  4. Dr. F. A. S. Dairo                              –       2006-2008
  5. Dr. Debo Ajayi                                 –       2008-2009
  6. Professor A. S. Fasina                      –       2009-2014
  7. Professor F.A.S Dairo                              2014-2018
The Current Dean is Professor O. J. Ayodele. He assumed office on 1st of August, 2018.

Four Departments were created in 1999/2000 when the Faculty started. These were
i.    Agricultural Economics and Extension Services
ii.   Animal Production and Health Sciences
iii.  Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences and
iv.  Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Management. In 2015/2016 academic session, two of the Departments (iii &iv) were de-merged
 The Faculty now has six Departments approved by the University Senate. These are;
1.  Agricultural Economics and Extension Services   (AEE)
2.  Animal Production and Health Sciences              (APH)
3.  Crop, Horticulture and Landscape Design           (CHL)
4.  Fisheries and Aquaculture Management             (FAM)
5.  Forest Resources and Wildlife Management        (FWM)
6.  Soil Resources and Environmental Management (SRE)

Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences Profile

Professor Ayodele O.JProfessor Ayodele, Olufemi Julius is a Professor of Soil Fertility Management in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. went to Annunciation School, Ikere Ekiti from 1965-1969, Remo Secondary School, Sagamu, where he had his Higher School Certificate (HSC) between 1970 and 1971. He later proceeded to University of Ibadan from 1972-1975 where he had first degree (Second Class Upper Division) in Crop Science and between 1976 to 1980, he bagged Ph.D. in Agronomy (Soil Fertility Management) from the University of Ibadan. He has undergone several training and workshops part of which are as follows:
  • Hybrid Maize Seed Production Course. National Seed Service/IITA, Ibadan March, 1986,
  • Management By-And-With Objectives. Praskill Consultants/NAFCON Ltd, Onne; July, 1987.
  • Workshop on Efficient Fertilizer Distribution Systems for Nigeria. FPDD/ARMTI, Ilorin; May 1992.
  • Effective Performance Appraisal Workshop. NAFCON, Onne; August 1992.
  • Workshop on Budget and Budgetary Control. BEMCS, NAFCON, Onne; October 1994.
  • Imaging Solution for Document Management- Laser Optical Filing System. Optic-Systems Limited. NAFCON, Onne; December 1994.
  • Stress Management Workshop. Centre for Management Development, NAFCON, Onne; July 1997.
  • Workshop on Fertilizer Marketing for Production, Finance, Legal Services, Marketing and Technical Staff. L.O.K. Associates, Port Harcourt, NAFCON, Onne; 15-17 December 1997.
  • Total Quality Management Awareness Workshop. Phillips Consulting; NAFCON, Onne; October 1998
  • SPDC 2000 Stakeholders’ Environment and Community Development Workshop. Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt; 07-09 March, 2000.

Professor Ayodele, Olufemi Julius is a consultant to some State governments in the appraisal of facilities and also facilitator to government agencies such as the Agricultural Development Project (ADP) and private commercial farms. He was the Principal Agricultural Research Officer (in charge of Adaptive Research, Soil Testing Laboratory, Seed Multiplication and Agro-Forestry Sub-Components) for Ekiti-Akoko Agricultural Development Project (EAADP), Extension Manager (1987-1988), Fertilizer Extension Specialist (South- 1988-1993), Editor, Field Notes (published by Marketing Department) 1992-2002 Secretary, Production and Technical Services Committee of NAFCON Board.

He is a member of professional bodies like Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN), Horticultural Society of Nigeria (HORTSON), International Union of Soil Scientists (IUSS), and African Soil Science Society (ASSS).

Professor Ayodele, Olufemi Julius has served in various capacities in the University, he served as;

  • Coordinator, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences,
  • Member, Examination Monitoring Committee,
  • Postgraduate Programme Coordinator, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences,
  • Representative, Board of School of Postgraduate Studies as Member Representative,
  • Board of School of Postgraduate Studies as Member Panel of Examiners for Master of Science Dissertation,
  • Member, Curriculum Review Committee, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences,
  • Member, Research Committee, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Elected Member of Congregation to Senate,
  • Acting Head, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences
  • Member, Senate Committee on Establishment of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences,
  • Member, Senate Committee on Auditing of Outstanding Results
  • Member, Senate Committee on Legitimate Studentship for Faculty of Education
  • Member, Senate Committee on Legitimate Students in the part-time Programme (Accounting Department)
  • Faculty of Agricultural Sciences Representative on the Board of School of Postgraduate Studies,
  • Chairman, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences Committee on Postgraduate Studies,
  • Chairman, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences Results Verification Committee,
  • Representative, Board of School of Postgraduate Studies as Member Panel of Examiners for Ph.D. Thesis,
  • Member, Business Committee of School of Postgraduate Studies,
  • Member, EKSU Research Team III- Food Security Research Group
  • Member, Committee on Splitting of Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences into Two,
  • Representative, Board of School of Postgraduate Studies as Member Panel of Examiners for MSc Thesis,
  • Representative, Board of School of Postgraduate Studies as Member Panel of Examiners for MPhil to Ph.D. Conversion,
  • Panel of Examiners for Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, Internal Examiner,
  • Panel of Examiners for MSc Thesis, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences,
  • Member, Faculty Research Committee, 
  • Editorial Adviser, EKSU Journal of Science and Technology,
  • Member of Board College of Postgraduate Studies,
  • Member, Admission and Scholarship Committee of Board,
  • Member, Committee on Review of Handbook for School of Postgraduate Studies,
  • Chairman, Committee on Faculty of Agricultural Sciences Laboratory Manuals,
  • Member, Farm Management Committee, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences,
  • Member, University Examinations Monitoring Committee,
  • Member of Senate, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Researches in Agricultural Sciences,
  • Elected Member of Congregation to Development Committee

General Services and Academic Programmes for Undergraduates

DEGREES TO BE AWARDED
The students shall undergo training for the award of any of the degrees stated below:
(i) B. Agric. with Options in:
            - Agricultural Economics and Extension Services
            - Animal Production and Health Sciences
            - Crop, Horticulture and Landscape Design
            - Soil Resources and Environmental Management
 
(ii) B. Fisheries
            - Fisheries and Aquaculture Management
 
(iii) B. Forestry
            - Forest Resources and Wildlife Management
 
 Admission Requirements and Entry Qualifications
Five ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology/Agric Science and any one of Economics. Geography, Home Economics/Physics. This requirement is what subsists for all the Academic programs in the Faculty.
 

COURSES/ COURSE CODE

DIRECT ENTRY

UME

UME SUBJECTS

 

B. Agric, B. Fisheries and B. Forestry (Degree)

 

Two ‘A’ Level Passes in Chemistry and one from Biology/Agric Science, Econs, Physics, Geography, Mathematics. OND/NCE (Upper Credit) in relevant areas

Five ‘O’ Level Credit passes to include English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology/Agric Science and any one of Economics, Geography and Home Economics “ In addition A pass in Physics is required

Chemistry Biology/Agric Science Plus Maths or Physics

                                                                  
The admission requirement for all the academic programs stated above for UME and Direct entry as stated in the table above.

Procedure for Registration of Undergraduate Students

Procedure for Registration of Students

The under-listed officials of the University would be present in the registration centre to attend to fresh students during the registration exercise.

(i) Representatives of the Academic Affairs Officer

The first official to attend to fresh students at the registration centre is the representative of the Academic Affairs Officer who will endorse the clearance certificate downloaded from the internet to be presented to the Faculty Officer for registration. Without a clearance certificate, no fresh student would be registered.

 (ii) Head of Department would Undertake the Following Activities

  1. Check the clearance certificate endorsed by the representative of the Academic Affairs Officer.
  2. Check the JAMB result slips, testimonials, birth certificate and letters of attestation;

Check the original certificate and statements of results. Students should submit three (3) photocopies of their respective credentials and 20 passport-size photographs to the Head of Department. It should be the responsibility of every candidate to ensure, the safety of his/her original certificate and other credentials. Also, the Head of Department would check the three copies of course registration and Students Information Forms and duly completed by each student. Signing of registration forms will take place from 8.00am to 4.00pm each day from Monday to Friday.Registration forms duly completed should be submitted to the Faculty Office within a stipulated time. No registration form will be accepted in the Departmental office after six weeks of commencement of semester.

Registration Regulations for Undergradate Students

Registration Regulations
Registration for a course shall normally be within the first two weeks of resumption.
Late registration shall only be allowed after payment of the late registration fee and shall come up with the following two weeks after the normal registration period. Any student who fails to register up to the end of the registration period shall be deemed to have unilaterally withdraw from the University for that Semester. Registration for a course shall automatically mean registration for the course and examination. No formal registration for examination shall be carried out.
A student may drop a course or add a new one provided he completes the prescribed form and does so within six (6) weeks of the commencement of lectures in the course and obtains the approval of his Head of Department. The maximum total load unit to be carried by a student is 24 per semester and the minimum is 15. Students who wants to register 2 extra units after should write through the HOD to the Dean of Faculty. If it is established that a student illegally registered for more than the maximum number of units, the best course that make the excess units shall be cancelled. Where a student has lower level course outstanding, such a lower level course should be registered for at the next available opportunity before registering the higher level courses. Failure to confirm to conform will result in the cancellation of the best higher level course equivalent to the number of outstanding lower level courses.
(i)                 Every student shall register in person and cases of impersonation will be severely punished. Submission of course registration forms on behalf of any other student shall be treated as impersonation and shall be severely punished.
(ii) Completed course registration forms dully signed by the Head of Department should be forwarded to the Registrar not later than six 96) weeks from the beginning of the Semester.
(iii) Students who fail to register during the first two weeks of the semester earmarked for normal registration shall pay a sum of N2,000 as late registration fee during the third and fourth week of the semester. No registration shall be allowed after the fourth week of the semester.
(iv) Students shall not be allowed to use photocopies of passport size photographs for registration and if used, such forms shall not be accepted. No registration shall be allowed after the fourth week of the semester.
(v)  Students shall not be allowed to use photocopies of passport size photographs for registration and if used, such forms shall not be accepted.
Each Department should open a Register to control collection and submission of registration forms

Registration of Courses, Enrolment and Duration of Study

Registration of Courses, Enrolment and Duration of Study
Registration Centre for all fresh students admitted into the Faculty is the Faculty Officer’s office.
 The Representatives of the Academic Affairs Officer and the Faculty Officer in the University would be present in the registration Centre to attend to fresh students during the registration exercise.
 
Each of the programs will last for a minimum of 8 semesters for direct entry and10 semesters for UTME candidates.
The student must fulfill the following conditions to graduate.
(i)         Farm Practical Training Programme (FPTP) lasting 9-12 months at the 400 level with FTP report submitted to the Faculty.
(ii)        Submission of a supervised special project in the final year.
 
Unit Course System Structure of Courses
Instructions in the Department are by courses organized into series of one hour of lecture or tutorial per week per semester. One practical unit means three (3) hours of practical class per week per semester.
Courses are stratified into 5 levels following the year/level of the students in the Department. Thus, the courses are arranged progressively according to the levels as 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500. The codes of courses range between 100 and 599, i.e. 100 – 199, 200 – 299, 300 – 399, 400 – 499 and 500 – 599 for 100. 200, 300, 400 and 500 levels courses, respectively. Each number of prefix with a three letter subject code to identify the department which the course belongs, e.g. APH for Animal Production and Health Sciences.
Status of Courses
Each course has a specific status. A course may be compulsory or elective. A compulsory course must be passed by the student in order to graduate. An elective course is optional and may not be offered by a student. The maximum workload per semester is 24 units.
Course evaluation
  1. 1.      Continuous Assessment
Continuous assessment would be a significant component of the assessment of the students’ performance in a course. It would constitute 30% of the final total mark awarded for the course.
  1. 2.      Semester Examination
Course examination of 2-3 hours would be given at the end of the semester in which the course offered. Semester examination would consist of 70% of the total mark awarded for the course.