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Department of Home Science and Management

The Department of Home Science and Management was established in 1988. since establishment, it has continued to promote teaching research and extension in line with the mandate establishing the University of Agriculture, Makurdi. Recent report and testimonies of our past students show that the employers ratings to the graduate performance on the job is quite impressive. 
The Department of Home Science and Management at the moment offers B.Sc Home Science and Management at the moment offers B.Sc Home Science and management, PGD in Home Science and Management and Msc. Home Science and management. The Commencement of the Phd programme is in due course. 
As a Home Centered discipline, we have sustained enlightenment and advocacy of best management practices to enhance individual, family and community well being by resources. We strive fully to narrow the gap between theory and practice as demonstrated in SIWES (Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme), and sustained laboratory activities in all the component areas of Home Science and Management. Indeed graduates can usefully be self employed as well as employers of labour. 
The Website contains the department’s philosophy, objectives, curriculum for all the programmes and administrative information that will be useful for the general public, staff and students and other potential students wishing to study in the department.

It is my sincere desire that with the caliber of hard working and dedicated staff in the department, the programme will achieve it’s mandate objectives.

 

Dr. E. J. Umoh

Acting Head of Department.

PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES

Philosophy and Objectives

Home Science and Management programme is geared towards providing undergraduates and postgraduates the opportunity to widen their educational base for a more practical and functional training in the various areas of the programme. It is designed to improve the generation of skilled manpower. It applies its resources through teaching, research and extension for the well being of the immediate community and the country at large. 
OBJECTIVES 
Graduates of this programme shall successfully accomplish the following: (1) Engage in production and Research that would provide relevant and appropriate solutions to the country’s agricultural and rural development problems. (2) profitably put their skills into operation by establishing and operating their own enterprises (self reliance). (3) Acquire intellectual and professional knowledge that will be adequate for their study programmes and in adapting to the changing situation of the modern world.

Core Objectives

REVENUE GENERATION IN THE DEPARTMENT
          Entrepreneurial activities in the department cover all areas of Home Science and Management and the students are involved in all the aspects, for example, the department provides food and snacks to staff, students and the entire university community during work days only. With the assistance of the laboratory Technologist, there is great production and sales of assorted foods, snacks, tie and dye, batik printing, re-dying of old worn out clothes, processing and preservation of food out of season and further organizes events for people on request. The patronage is quite commendable.

          Again, the day care home centre (cre’che) is open to children of staff and students of the university and the immediate university community. It enhances students’ practical experiences.

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(A) POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA 
The post-graduate programme in the department runs through the post-graduate diploma and masters degree in home science and management. 
The philosophy of the post-graduate diploma in home science and management is designed to upgrade the skills and competence of home science and management workers who execute government policies in such areas in public and private organisations. It will also serve as a conversion programme for first degree holders in disciplines related to home science and management who do not qualify directly for admission to the Master’ of science (M.Sc) programme to overcome such deficiencies and subsequently qualify for admission to the master’s  Degree programme in Home science and management. 
OBJECTIVES:
The objectives of the postgraduate diploma courses is to:

  1. Produce personnel of high intellectual capacity with sufficiently developed skills and knowledge to solve problems in areas of foods and nutrition, clothing and textiles, home management and child and human development.
  2. Take up employment any where in Nigeria or profitably put their skills into operation by establishing and operating their own enterprises. Where candidates are already employed, it will retrain such for greater challenges in their places of work.
  3. Be adequately prepared for more advanced training leading to specialization in the various related disciplines.

CAREER PROSPECTS:
Graduates of the programme will be resourceful through educational establishments both in the country and abroad. They will serve as policy makers in all sphere of occupation that concerns itself with family wellbeing. They shall also be policy implementers in executing government policies in their various disciplines. 

(B) POSTGRADUATE M.Sc. PROGRAMME IN HOME SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT

The masters degree programming is guided by the following:

PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES:

The masters degree programme of the department of home science and management have been designed to offer theoretical and practical training in all the basic areas in home science and management such as: food and nutrition; clothing construction; textiles, family and human department and home management.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

The programme aims at providing graduates with sufficient background and exposure to the technicalities of the profession the following occupations are readily available.

  1. Factorises involved in production of textiles, clothing, food, furnishing, children’s toys; materials and application
  2. Hospitals, orphanages, schools and day care centres as dieticians, and guidance counsellors.   
  3. Laboratories as product designers and testers.
  4. Be self-employed and engage in entrepreneurial activities.
  5. Train high level manpower for teaching and research beyond the undergraduate level who will be involved in developing new skills in handling and maintaining scientific and technological products and improve on indigenous food, food habits (diets), clothing and textiles, human development and researches affecting family members in particular and the nation in general.
    CAREER PROSPECTS:

The home science and management masters programme has a wide choice and variety of career opportunities in the following areas:

Industries

Food and food related industries such as pharmaceuticals, Cadbury, glaxo. Motels and catering options.

Government agencies

Ministries of social welfare, health, women affairs, nutritionist, consultancy, advisor and policy formulation and diet/recipe formulations.

Non-governmental organisations.

World Health Organisation (WHO), Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), UNDP, UNESCO, United Nations High Commission for Refuges etc.  

Universities, Polytechnics/Colleges of Education and Secondary Schools;

(a) Teaching; (b) Research; (c) Extension and Consultancy

Self-employment

(a) Catering; (b) Tailoring; (c) Bakery management; (d) Fashion designing; (e) Child care centres; (f) Small and medium scale enterprise. 
Department Staff

Staff

The Department staff is made up of the Academic, Technical and Administrative staff

Academic Staff

S/N

Name of staff

designation

Qualification with dates

Area of specialization

1

Dr. (Mrs) E.M. Kembe

Associate Prof.

Ph.D. 2000, M.Ed. 1991, NCE 1980

Child development

2

Dr. M.O. Ode

Senior lecturer

Ph.D. 2007, M.Ed. 1997, Bed. 1987, NCE 1984

Home economics edu.

3

Dr. Mrs. E.J. Umoh

Lecturer I

Ph.D. 2007, NCE 1984, M.SC. 1997, B.Ed. 1989

Nutrition

4

Mr. E.A. Akpan

Lecturer I

M.SC. 1984, ADV DIP 1980

Textiles

5

Dr. (Mrs) N.I. Okafor

Senior lecturer

 

Nutrition

6

Mrs. P.D. Ivande

Lecturer I

B.A. History, PGD Agric. Ext. & Farm Mgt, M.Sc. 2002

Agric. Extension & Communication

7

Mrs. A.A. Agbo

Lecturer II

B.SC. 1990, M.SC. 2003

Clothing

8

Mr. E. Ajunwa

Lecturer II

B.SC. 1996, M.SC. 2005

Clothing

9

Mr. T.T. Iombor

Lecturer II

B.SC. 1996 M.SC. 2006

Nutrition

10

Mr. S.I. Agwa

Asst. Lecturer

ABU – 1998, BA (Industrial Design)

Home Management

11

Mr. Akuma, R.

Graduate Asst.

UAM – 2006, B.SC, Home SC. & Mgt

Textiles.

12

Mrs. Gbeyonron, M.

Graduate Asst.

UAM – 2008, B.SC, Home SC. & Mgt

 

13

Miss Unom, W

Graduate Asst.

 

 

 



Technical Staff

NON-ACADEMIC STAFF: 1(a) TECHNOLOGISTS

14

Mr. T.C. Ogunremi

Chief Technologist

WASC 1978, HND 1980

 

15

Mrs. R.Y. Ormin

Asst. Chief Technologist

OND 1979, HND 1983

 

16

Mr. P.A. Ojowu

Senior Technologist

Grade II, 1982, NCE 1989

 

17

Mr. R.S. Terwase

Senior Technologist II

HND, 2004

 

18

Mrs. A.L. Ubebe

Tech. II

FSLC 1990, WAC 1996, OND 2002, HND 2005

 

19

Mr. R.M. Nyom

Tech. II

FSLC 1988, WASC 1994, OND 1998, HND 2005

 

20

Mr. Ikpe & Nevkaa

 

 

 

(b) TECHNICIAN

21

Mrs. Esther Nevkar

Technical officer

 

 

22

Mrs. M. Amase

Lab. Assistant

SSCE, 2000; FSLC, 1994

 

23

Mrs. O.G. Paul

Head Lab. Attend.

Dip. In Computer 1999, SSCE 1997, FSLC 1991

 

24

Mrs. E. Toshor

Lab. Attend.

SSCE 2004; FSLC 1998

 

25

Mrs. Uwazie

Chief typist

 

 

26

Mrs. V.F. Beetseh

Clerical officer

C.S.E 2007; WASSCE 1999

Clerk work

27

Mrs. R. Igbawua

Caretaker

JSSC 1992

 

 


Administrative Staff