Agribusiness

Brief History of Department

The Department of Agribusiness was ceded to the College of Agricultural Economics and Extension. Based on the Paper to Senate on the proper placement of the Department of Agribusiness as required by the National Universities Commission, Senate in 2012 approved the relocation of the department to the College of Management Sciences.

The Department of Agribusiness started undergraduate programmes during the 2012/2013 academic session. It has two undergraduate programmes namely, B.Sc Agribusiness Management and B.Sc Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives. The Department of Agribusiness is headed by a Head of Department and assisted by academic and non-academic staff.

 

 

Head of Department

DR. F. T. G. ASHIKO

 

 

Staff List

ACADEMIC STAFF LIST FOR THE PROGRAMMES

S/N Name of Staff Qualification Designation
1 Dr. F. T. G. Ashiko B. Agric (Agric Econs & Ext), M.Sc (Economics), Ph.D (Agric. Econs) Senior Lecturer/HOD (Agribusiness)
2 Prof. A.C. Iheanacho B.Agric (Agric Ext), M.Sc (Agric Econs), Ph.D (Agric Econs) Professor
3 Dr. A. Ocholi B.Sc (Bus Admin), MBA (Bus Admin), Ph.D (Agric Econs), Senior Lecturer

 

4 Dr. (Mrs) M. M. Atagher B. Agric (Agric Econs & Ext), M.Sc (Agric. Econs), Ph.D (Agric. Econs) Senior Lecturer
5 Dr. E.C. Ogbanje B. Agric (Agric Econs & Ext), M.Sc (Agric Econs), Ph.D (Agric. Econs) Senior Lecturer
6 Dr. Z.T. Nyiatagher B. Agric (Agric Econs & Ext), M.Sc (Agric Econs), Ph.D (Agric Econs) Lecturer I

 

7 Miss I.E. Tor B. Agric (Agric Econs & Ext), M.Sc (Agric Econs) Lecturer II
8 Mrs. E. O. Oraka B. Agric (Agric Econs & Ext), M.Sc. (Agribusiness Management) Lecturer II
9 Mr. A.M. Okeke B. Agric (Agric Econs & Ext), M.Sc. (Agribusiness and Entrepreneurial Development) Lecturer II
10 Mr. A.D. Umaru B. Tech (Agric Econs & Ext), M.Sc. Asst. Lecturer
11 Mrs. V. Ayilla

 

 

Admission Requirements

The admission entry requirements into the two B.Sc programmes of the department are stated as follows:

  • Candidates for admission into the B.Sc programmes of the Department must sit for and pass the Unified Tertiary Matriculated Examination (UTME) with acceptable scores to the University;
  • The UTME subjects must include English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other subject from Agriculture/Biology, Government, Principles of Account, Christian Religious Knowledge, and Geography;
  • Such candidates must, also, have five O’ level Credit passes obtained in GCE ordinary level, SSCE, or NECO in not more than two sittings to include: English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Agriculture (or Biology) and any other one subject from:
  1. Government/History
  2. Principles of Account
  3. Geography
  4. Commerce
  5. Christian Religious Knowledge
  • The combination of two results of GCE O’level, SSCE, and NECO is accepted provided it gives a candidate at least five subjects;
  • Direct Entry: (a) In addition to UTME requirements, GCE A’ level passes or its equivalent in Economics and at least one of the following: (i) Business Management, (ii) Accounting, (iii) Mathematics, (iv) Government, (v) Geography.
  • OND with minimum of Upper Credit in Business Administration, Marketing, Agriculture, Accounting or related discipline.

HND with minimum of Upper Credit in Business Administration, Marketing, Agriculture, Accounting or related discipline would be considered for 200 level.

  1. Duration of Program…………………………………………….
  2. UTME Candidates: Candidates admitted through the UTME must spend a minimum of eight (8) semesters (100 – 400 level) to graduate.
  3. Direct Entry Candidates: Direct entry candidates must spend a minimum of six (6) semesters to graduate.

 

 

Graduation Requirements

In order to qualify for the award of B.Sc Agribusiness Management and B.Sc Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives, a candidate shall satisfy the following conditions:

  1. Must have been duly admitted for the degree programme;
  2. Must have been duly matriculated into the University;
  3. Must have taken and passed all the required courses in the semester examinations;
  4. Must have accumulated a minimum of 166 earned credit units for B.Sc Agribusiness Management and also 164 for B.Sc for Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives; and
  5. Must carry out a research in the relevant area of specification and submit an acceptable project report to the Department, followed by an oral examination (external project defence).

 

 

Degree Grading/Classification

Course Grading System and Degree Classification

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Credit Unit Percent Scores Letter Grade Grade Points Grade Points Average (GPA) Cumulative Grade Points Average (CGPA) Class of Degree
Varying according to contact hours assigned to each course per week per semester 70 – 100 A 5 Add the product of columns (1) and (4) for all courses and divide by total credit units offered 4.50 – 5.00 First Class
60 – 69 B 4 3.50 – 4.49 Second Class (Upper)
50 – 59 C 3 2.40 – 3.49  Second Class (Lower)
45 – 49 D 2 1.00 – 2.39 Third Class
40 – 44 E 1

 

Less than 1.00 Fail
0 – 39 F 0