Agricultural Extension remains the major instrument for the effective mobilization of the rural, semi-urban and urban dwellers in the continuing efforts by Governments, Non-governmental organization and other agencies in the world over to attain sustainable social and economic development. This situation has obviously necessitated the use of appropriate and re-energized training approaches in the preparation of extension personnel.
The knowledge sharing process has become quite complicated, requiring a change in strategies. One of such strategies is the provision of broad – based knowledge in all spheres of agriculture to enable graduates functions as practical farmers with good conceptual and entrepreneurial skills as well as competent communication abilities. In order to ensure that our graduates obtain and use credible as well as quality information in decision-making, it has become necessary to expand the frontiers of extension education and training to include richer and more stimulating courses and processes.
This website is a compendium of relevant information to guide students, staff and administrators in approaching the philosophy, mission, direction and all the academic ramifications of agricultural extension and Rural Development.
Undergraduate and Postgraduate programme run in the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development are orderly described, in addition to the requisite admission and graduation requirements.
Dr. (Mrs.) Victoria Ada Okwoche
Ag. Head of Department