UNDERGRADUATE


 

PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME

To develop capacity and conduct cutting-edge research in crop protection, crop improvement and environmental management using ecologically sound and economically sustainable approaches that will benefit the society.

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

To produce quality graduates that will be self reliant to proffer solutions to basic and emerging crop protection, crop improvement and environmental management challenges.

 

To provide a conducive environment for cutting-edge research in the areas of crop protection, crop improvement and environmental management.

 

To proffer solutions to pest and environmental challenges in the society through excellent diagnostic and management services.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for admission into the various options available in the Faculty, candidates must have the following qualifications:

 

UME ENTRY MODE (100-Level):

Ordinary level credit passes in five (5) WASCE/GCE/NECO subjects at one sitting or six (6) subjects at not more than two sittings including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science, and any other Science or Social Science subject. The credit pass in Agricultural Science must be backed up with at least a pass in Biology. However, a credit pass in Biology is compulsory for Forest Resources Management.

 

DIRECT ENTRY MODE (200-Level):

Candidates with the following qualifications are eligible for admission to 200-level;

  1. Candidates that have satisfied the above minimum O’level conditions (5 or 6 credit passes in WASCE/GCE/NECO) for admission to degree options in the Faculty, and in addition have passed at the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level or its equivalent in Chemistry and in at least one science or social science subject from the following: Biology, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics (Pure and Applied), Agricultural Science, Physics, Geology, Economics and Geography.
  2. Candidates that have satisfied the above minimum O’level conditions for admission to degree options in the Faculty and in addition have obtained the National Diploma (ND) in relevant fields (Crop Production, Soil Survey, Animal Health and Production, Fisheries, Wildlife Management, Forestry, Horticultural Science, Agricultural Mechanization, Veterinary Science, etc.) with a minimum of upper credit (60-69%). The ND must be obtained from Schools and Colleges accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and recognized by the University.
  3. Candidates that have satisfied the above minimum O’level conditions for admission to degree options in the Faculty and in addition have obtained the National Certificate of Education (NCE) with a minimum of credit grade (60-69%) from a Nigerian College of Education recognized by the University, and with relevant subject combinations from among: Agricultural Science, Biology, Botany, Zoology and Chemistry. 
  4. Candidates that have obtained the minimum O’level credit passes as set out above and in addition have obtained the Higher National Diploma (HND) with a minimum of upper credit (60-69%) in relevant fields (as listed above) and from Schools or Colleges accredited by the NBTE and recognized by the University. The candidate so admitted with HND certificate will be exempted from the 12-month practical programme observed at 400 level. However, the candidate shall benefit from the exemption only if he/she is admitted into the programme that relates to the area of his/her HND specialization. 
  5. A candidate is accepted on Transfer into the Faculty only at 200 level if he has satisfied the UME entry requirement into the Faculty and has not been withdrawn from the University.

 

COURSE DURATION

1. The course duration for students in the Faculty is 5 years (UME mode of entry), 4 years (Direct mode of entry with HND/NCE).  

2. All students must undergo the practical year of 12 months duration.

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

A student is eligible to an honours degree having undergone a minimum of 3, 4 or 5 years. The practical year of 12 months duration is compulsory for students admitted by UME and direct into 200 level with ND or NCE certificate. A student is still eligible to an honours degree after 2 extra semesters and to a Pass degree beyond 2 extra semesters but not more than 6 extra semesters.

A UME student must have passed a minimum of 150 units including all compulsory courses. A Direct Entry (ND/NCE) or Transfer student must have passed at least 120 units including GES 101, GES 103, GES 106 and AGE 110 from the compulsory courses at 100 level and all  compulsory courses at other levels. A Direct Entry (HND) student must have passed at least 90 units including GES 101, GES 103, GES 106 and AGE 110 from the compulsory courses at 100 level and all  compulsory courses at 200, 300 and 500 levels.

 

COURSE EVALUATION

Continuous assessment shall form not more than 30% of the assessment of a student’s performance in a course. At least 75% attendance at lectures and practicals shall qualify a student to sit the examination in a course. The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) system shall be adopted to evaluate students’ performance from semester to semester and from one level to the next.

 

GRADING SYSTEM

A grade point (GP) system of seven (7) shall be adopted as follows:

Grade Points (GP)

Percentage Score

7

70-100

6

65-69

5

60-64

4

55-59

3

50-54

2

45-49

1

40-44

0

0-39

 

DETERMINATION OF THE CLASS OF DEGREE

The Class of the Degree of a student who has satisfactorily completed his course of studies shall be determined as follows:

Cumulative Grade Point Average

Class of the Degree

 

6.0 and above

First Class

1

4.6 – 5.9

Second Class Upper

21

2.6 – 4.5

Second Class Lower

22

1.6 – 2.5

Third Class

3

1.0 – 1.5

Pass

PASS

 

In order to obtain the CGPA of a candidate, the appropriate index (Grade Point) assigned to each range of percentage score is multiplied by the course units and the product shall be added up to give the total weighted grade point (WGP) . The WGP is divided by the total number of units taken (passed or failed). The CGPA shall be expressed to one decimal place. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regulation on Warning, Withdrawal, Transfer to another Programme and Suspension of Studies

 

A. Warning

   A student shall be given a written warning if the CGPA drops below 1.0 but has passed a minimum of 20 units in 100 level, 45 units (cumulative) in 200 level and 70 units (cumulative) in 300 level or as may be prescribed from time to time by Senate. 

 

B.         Withdrawal

i. A student will be required to withdraw from the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry if:

a. in the 100 level, (s)he is credited with less than 20 units;

b. in the 200 level, (s)he is credited with less than 45 units;

c. in the 300 level, (s)he is credited with less than 70 units;

 

ii. A student will be required to withdraw from the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry  and the University if (s)he has earned two warnings consecutively.

 

C. Transfer to another Programme

 

  1. A student that has spent the maximum number of academic sessions on a given programme shall not be eligible for admission or transfer to another programme in the University.
  2. A student that has not spent the maximum number of years on a given programme shall be eligible to change his or her course not more than two times during the course of his/her stay in the University. Students are accepted on transfer only  to 200 level in the Faculty. Such a student will be considered as a fresh entrant and shall be eligible to remain in the University for the remaining part of the maximum duration of study, which is 7 academic sessions (4 normal + 3 extra sessions).
  3. A student accepted on transfer to the Faculty for any reason, having been accepted as fresh entrant to 200 level shall be credited with all the units of the compulsory courses as recommended for direct entry students in the Faculty. For the avoidance of doubt, any of the recommended compulsory courses (AGE 110, GES 101, GES 103, and GES 103) and other courses recommended for the programme from 200 level that had been taken by a transfer student which is relevant for computational purposes in programmes in the Faculty, shall be taken into consideration in the computation of the CGPA.
  4. The Faculty does not release students on transfer to other Faculties.  However, students may be allowed to transfer from one programme to another within the Faculty provided they receive the consent of the Heads of Department and the Dean.

 

D. Suspension of Studies 

 

  1. Except on health grounds, an undergraduate student may not suspend his or her studies for more than two academic sessions during the course of his or her degree programme.

ii.         Except on health and financial grounds, application for suspension of study can only be made at the beginning of the academic session.

 

  1. In the case of students officially suspended by the University, the period of their suspension will not count i.e. will not be considered as part of the time spent on their programmes.

 

 

SUMMARY OF REGULATIONS AND INFORMATION ON GENERAL STUDIES PROGRAMME

A programme of study shall be provided leading to a Bachelor’s degree to be denoted by the letters B. Agriculture, B. Forest Resources Management, B. Wildlife Management, B. Fisheries Management (or such other abbreviations as Senate may from time to time approve) which may be awarded honours or as pass degree in the following options Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Agronomy and Horticultural Sciences, Animal Science, Animal Biochemistry and Nutrition, Crop Protection, Crop Improvement, Forest Resources Management, Fisheries Management, Wildlife Management

2.         Instruction shall be by courses.  Students will be required to take an approved combination of such courses as the Faculty Board may, from time to time, recommend and approved by the Senate.  In addition, however, courses can be audited.  Audited courses are courses meant for enrichment which may be taken with the permission of the department offering the courses but for which no credit is earned.

3.         Courses shall be evaluated in terms of course units.  A course unit is defined as one lecture or tutorial contact hour per week or three hours of laboratory or practical class per week throughout a semester or an equivalent amount of other assigned study or practical experience or any combination of these.

4.         There shall be five levels of courses numbered 101 – 199 for 100 level courses, 201 – 299 for 200 level courses, 301 – 399 for 300 level courses, 401 – 499 400 level courses, 501 – 599 for 500 level courses.  Course numbers shall be prefixed by a three character code signifying the subject area.

5.         For the purposes of operating the course system in the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry the following terminology shall apply;

a. Compulsory:  A course specified by a department which a student must take and pass at 40%;

b. Required:  A course specified by a department which a student must take and obtain a minimum score of 30%.  Where there is a group of such courses, the Faculty will specify the minimum number of units to be passed at not less than 40%, to make the minimum number of units required to graduate.

c. Elective:  A course specified by a department which is optional, but a student can take such    in order to make up the required additional units for the award of the degree.

d. Prerequisite:  A course which must be taken and passed prior to taking another specified    course.

e. Concurrent:  A course which a student must take during the same semester as another specified course.

6.         Appropriate pre-requisites and/or concurrent requirements may be prescribed for courses.  A pre-requisite requirement is fulfilled by completing and passing the pre-requisites, except that a student who fails a course but obtains at least a specified minimum mark in it shall be deemed to possess the course for pre-requisite purposes but will be credited only with the grade point assigned to his mark.  Pre-requisite courses may also be waived for suitably qualified candidates by the Faculty Board of Agriculture and Forestry on the recommendation of the appropriate department. A concurrent requirement will be satisfied if the student has either taken the course on a previous occasion in this University or has registered for the course during the same semester.

7.         (a)  All courses taught during each semester shall be examined at the end of that semester, and candidates will be credited with the number of course units assigned to the course which they have passed.  In addition, the total number of units taken along with the grades obtained in each course shall also be recorded for the purpose of computing the Cumulative Grade Point Average (C.G.P.A).

8.         The weighted grade points of all courses taken shall be used for the determination of the class of degree.

9.         Students shall normally be required to register for a prescribed number of units in each academic year, which shall not be less than  units and not more than 48 units or as Senate may from time to time approve. Any number of units in excess of 48 for one session must be approved by the Faculty Board on the recommendation of the Board of Studies.

10.       The minimum number of course units a student must pass for the award of a degree shall be 150 if the entry point is 100-level (UME), 120 if the entry point is 200-level (direct with ND/NCE and Transfer) or 90 if the entry point is 200 level with HND in relevant fields of Agriculture and Forestry.

11.       The degree shall be awarded with honours, provided a student obtains a Cumulative Grade Point Average that is not less than 1.6 and satisfied other minimum hours requirement.

12.       For the award of a pass degree, a student must obtain minimum number of units specified in 10 above and also pass the compulsory courses specified by the Department.

13.       The normal number of semesters for an Honours degree shall be six (direct with HND), eight (direct with ND/NCE and Transfer) or ten (UME).

14.       A student who has taken more than two semesters but not more than six semesters in excess of the approved minimum period of study to complete a degree programme shall not normally be eligible for an honours classification. Such a student can only get a pass degree.  Thus, the maximum number of semesters for an honours degree shall be eight (direct with HND), ten (direct with ND/NCE and Transfer) or twelve (UME) in the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry.

15.       Pass Degree: The maximum number of semesters for a pass degree shall be twelve (direct with HND), fourteen (direct with ND/NCE and Transfer) or sixteen (UME).

17.       Registration   

            Students are expected to complete their registration within the period prescribed by the Faculty.  A student must submit his/her course registration form to be accorded a bonafide status for the academic year, otherwise the result will not be processed. After registration, students may add or delete courses provided this is done within six weeks of the commencement of lectures.

18.       The list of successful candidates for the degree courses shall be published with the following classifications:           

First Class Honour, Second Class Honour (Upper and Lower Division), Third Class Honour and Pass, with the names arranged alphabetically in each class of degree.

19.       General Studies Programmes           

            All students shall register for and pass nine units of General Studies Programme Courses as recommended for the Faculty. These are GES 101 (The Use of English), GES 103 (Governement, Society and Economy) and GES 106 (Philosophy and Logic).

20.       Project

A requirement for graduation shall be submission of an undergraduate project based on supervised research. This requirement exposes a student to problem-solving techniques, experimental design, data collection and collation, result presentation and provides him/her with an ability to organize ideas from literature and research findings, thus preparing the student for the work ahead and for further training at the Postgraduate level. 

21.       Student Allocation to Staff Advisors

            Admitted students will be allocated to specific academic staff advisers, not necessarily for the purpose of specialization at that stage, but for close monitoring, guidance/counseling and other academic services that require close contact of students with academic staff in the faculty. This aims at rectifying the problems that associate with neglect and anonymity that students had suffered in the past. As a result of the anonymity the students were pre-disposed to all kinds of malpractices, including the forging of signatures on course registration forms and examination forms, forging of fee payment receipts and impersonation in examinations, as well as having little opportunity to identify and correct earlier deficiencies in their academic performance.

 

 

22.        Level for course Specialization for students admitted to Agriculture Programme

             Students shall be distributed to their departments for specialization after the second year (200L) of their five-year programme, based on their choices, quota of the departments as agreed upon by the Dean and Heads of Departments and academic performance. This implies that students will be in their departments of specialization from the third year (300L) to the final year (500L), having taken common courses at 100 and 200 levels. However, the students will also take some common courses and participate in common activities in the fourth year which is the practical year. It is expected that students in different areas of specialization will engage in some practical year activities that are uniquely relevant to their areas of specialization.

            The justification for this early distribution to departments rests on the fact that, in the modern world of rapid knowledge advancement and technological improvement, there is an increasing need for students to specialize early enough to take full advantage of the fast developments in their various fields.

 

RECOMMENDED COURSE LIST FOR CROP PROTECTION AND CROP IMPROVEMENT OPTIONS

 

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

 

100-LEVEL

 

 

GES 101

Use of English

3

C

GES 106

Philosophy and Logic

3

C

AGE 110

Mathematics in Agriculture

3

C

CHE 127

Inorganic Chemistry

3

R

CHE 157

Physical Chemistry

4

R

CHE 177

Organic Chemistry

3

C

CHE 195

Practical Chemistry

2

C

BOT 121

Introduction to Biology of Phanerograms

3

R

BOT 141

Basic Principles of Botany

3

C

ZOO 111

Principles of Animal Biology

3

C

ZOO 112

The Mammalian Body

3

R

PHY 101

Physics for Agric., Forestry & Vet. Med.

4

R

Total

Compulsory = 20;  Required = 17

37

 

 

200-LEVEL

 

 

CPE 210

Introduction to Crop and Forest Botany

3

C

CPE 211

Introduction to Plant Protection

2

C

CPE 213

Crop Anatomy and Physiology

2

C

AGE 201

Introduction to Computer in Agriculture

2

R

AGE 210

Introduction to Agric. Economics

3

R

AED 210

Introduction to Agric. Extension

2

C

HED 210

Introduction to Home Economics

3

R

AGY 210

Introduction to General Agric. (Crops)

2

R

AGY 212

Introduction to Agro-Climatology

2

R

SOS 210

Elements of Soil Science

2

R

ANS 210

Introduction to General Agric. (Animals)

2

C

ABN 200

Introduction to Agric. Biochemistry

2

R

ABN 220

Introduction to Food Science & Tech.

2

R

FRM 210

Introduction to Forest Resources Mgt.

3

C

GES 103

Govt., Society and the Economy

3

C

VAN 225

Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology

3

R

WFM 211

West African Fish and Wildlife

3

C

Total

Compulsory = 21;  Required = 20

41

 

 

300-LEVEL

 

 

 

All CPEB Students

 

 

CPE 310

Introductory Genetics

3

C

CPE 311

Principles of Crop Protection

3

C

CPE 314

Principles of Plant Pathology

3

C

CPE 316

Biological Techniques

3

C

CPE 319

Biological Productivity

3

C

CPE 322

Introduction to Quantitative Biology

2

C

FIS 323

Fish pond construction and Management

2

R

FRM 325

Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment

2

R

AGM 310

Agric.Mech. I & Workshop Practice

2

R

 

Crop Protection (CP) Option

 

 

CPE 312

Insect Biology

2

C

CPE 313

Principles of Plant Nematology

3

C

CPE 318

Insect Morphology and Systematics

3

C

CPE 323

Insect Ecology and Behaviour

2

C

CPE 320

Principles of Forest Protection

2

R

 

Crop Improvement (CI) Option

 

 

CPE 315

Applied Ecology

3

C

CPE 317

Principles of Crop Physiology

3

C

CPE 321

Introduction to Plant Nutrition

2

C

HOR 310

Seed Production and Plant Propagation

3

R

FRM 311

Resources Inventory and Mensuration

2

R

 

Total Units for CP Option Compulsory = 27;  Required = 6

33

-

 

Total Units for CI Option Compulsory = 25;  Required = 9

34

-

 

400-LEVEL

 

 

CPE 411

Principles and Practice of Crop Protection

3

C

AGY 410

Crop Production Techniques

3

C

AGY 411

Farm Design, Survey and Water Mgt.

2

C

AGM 410

Agricultural Mech. & Workshop Practice

3

C

SOS 410

Soil Fertility, Soil & Water Mgt.

2

C

ANS 410

Animal Husbandry Techniques (I)

2

C

ANS 411

Animal Husbandry Techniques (II)

2

C

AGE 410

Farm Mgt, Finance & Accounting

3

C

AGE 411

Intro to Principles of Entrepreneurship in Agri-Business

2

C

AED 410

Extension Practices

2

C

AGP 400

Practical Training and Industrial Attachment (SIWES)

6

C

 

Total            Compulsory = 30;  Required = 0

30

 

 

500-LEVEL

 

 

 

All CPEB Students

 

 

CPE 510

Applied Genetics

3

C

CPE 511

Physiology of Crop Production

2

R

CPE 512

Plant Diseases Development, Epidemiology and Control

3

C

CPE 514

Weed Taxonomy, Biology and Control

3

C

CPE 517

Vertebrate Pests in Agriculture

2

R

CPE 518

Pesticides and Pollutants

3

R

CPE 521

Principles of Bee-Keeping

2

R

CPE 522

Introduction to Mushroom Production

2

R

AGY 530

Field Experimentation and Analysis

2

R

AGE 513

Agribusiness Management

2

E

 

Crop Protection (CP) Option

 

 

CPE 515

Economic Entomology

3

C

CPE 516

Applied Nematology

3

C

CPE 519

Insect Ecology and Behaviour

2

R

CPE 599

Special Projects in Crop Protection

4

C

 

Crop Improvement (CI) Option

 

 

CPE 513

Quantitative Population Ecology

3

C

CPE 520

Special Topics in Crop Improvement

2

R

CPE 599

Special Projects in Crop Improvement

4

C

Elective*

See suggestions below

2

R

 

Total Units for CP Option Compulsory = 19;  Required = 15

34

 

 

Total Units for CI Option Compulsory = 15;  Required = 18

33

 

 

* Suggested Electives for CI Option only

 

 

FRM 522

Production Ecology

2

E

WRM 524

Game Ranching and Domestication

2

E

HOR 511

Landscape Horticulture

2

E

ANS 530

Pasture and Range Management

2

E