History : Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

History of the Department

The Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development is among the pioneer department in the country. The Department has a great pleasure in being the foremost supplier of high level work force in the field of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development to government agencies, non- governmental and educational institutions in Nigeria. The department has four units: Agricultural Extension, Rural Sociology, Rural Development Communication and Human Ecology and the department has world renowned academics who have made their Marks in their respective areas of specialization.
The main objective of the Department is to have a structural Agricultural transformation in the country by having sustainable development through adequate knowledge development and transfer, rural guidance and extension services to practising and would - be- farmers.
The history of the department, philosophy and objectives of the programmes as well as the courses specified for each respective programmes are clearly described to provide adequate guidance to students at all levels of the programmes. The department runs programmes at the B.Agric., M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D levels. Courses and requirements for students at these levels are well spelt out to assist students achieve academic excellence.
Thank you
Prof J.O.Oladeji. (HOD)