Introduction

 The Department of Crop/Soil Science undertakes both Undergraduate and Post Graduate Degree Programmes.

The Undergraduate programme offers Bachelor of Agriculture (B. Agric) degree in Crop Science or Soil Science while the Post Graduate Programme offers Post graduate Diploma (PGD), Master of Science (MSc.),  Master of Pedo-Environmental Technology (MPET), Master of Pedo-Environmental Management Science (MPEMS) and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Crop Science, Soil Science, Environmental Crop Science, Pedo-Environmental Technology and Pedo-Environmental Management.

Post Graduate Students who major in Crop Science specialize in any of the following Areas of specialization, Crop Production, Crop Physiology, Farming Systems, Crop Breeding, Crop Protection and Environmental Crop Science, while those of Soil Science  specialize in Soil Chemistry, Soil Physics, Soil Fertility and Environmental Pollution and Control, Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry, Soil Mineralogy, Soil Genesis, Morphology and Classification, Pedo-Environmental Technology and Pedo-Environmental Management.

Each of the programmes (undergraduate or Postgraduate) involves a research activity concluded with a project or a thesis.  All graduate degree programmes are individualized to suit students’ interests, background and goals but are closely supervised by a Major supervisor in students’ area of concentration and other members representing other minor fields who determines course requirements based on the students’ initial training and career goals.

Philosophy

 The Philosophy of the Department is to train high level manpower who will be equipped in the challenges of a changing Nigeria in the application of Science and Technology for the welfare of the citizenry and in the ability to sustain self in the environment.

Objectives

 The objectives of the Department are to produce trained manpower to effectively mobilize the rural communities for increased agricultural productivity, engage in research, that would provide relevant and appropriate solutions to the country’s agricultural and rural development problems and improve agricultural productivity.

Produce manpower to take up employment as Technologists, Consultants, Teachers anywhere in the world and particularly Nigeria in any aspect of Agriculture and related areas in natural conservation, Environmental issues, water pollution control and recycling/waste management and pedo-environmental research.

Produce agriculturists who can profitably put their skills into operation by establishing and operating their own farming enterprises, and also relevant in Environmental matters.

Students who will acquire the principles practices and understanding of crop production and Agriculture in general and the soil as a natural body for the growth and production of crops.

Admission Requirements

 Candidates seeking admission in any of the programmes must meet the University’s general admission requirement and also the Departmental requirements.

An applicant for (B. Agric) Crop or Soil Science option must have passed 

a.UME and PUME Entry Requirement 

b.WASCE/GCE O’ Level/NECO with five credits obtained in not more than two sittings in English Language, Chemistry, Biology/Agric Science, Mathematics or Physic and any other subject.

At least a pass in Physics and credit pass in Agric Science must be backed up by a pass in Biology.

Direct Entry

(A).Admission into year one requires:

(1)Matriculation requirement plus two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in Chemistry and Biology.

(2)OND/ND/UD (UPPER CREDITS) In Related Discipline plus matriculation requirements.

(B)Admission into year two (2) requires:

(1)NCE in related discipline plus matriculation requirements

(1)HND in related discipline plus matriculation requirements

(C)Admission into year three (3) requires:

(2)BS.c degree in any Science discipline plus matriculation requirements

POST GRADUATE ADMISSIONS

(A) POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA

Candidates should possess either of the following:

(1)2nd Class (Lower Division) Bachelor Degree in a non-Agricultural based discipline.

(2)A Third Class Degree in Crop or Soil Science

(3)HND/NND (Lower Credit) or equivalent qualification in relevant fields like Botany, Biology, Biochemistry etc.

(B) MASTERS DEGREE (MSc., MPET, MPEMS)

(1)2nd Class (Lower Division) Bachelor Degree in Agriculture

(2)A  PGD in Crop Science, Soil Science, Environmental Crop Science and Pedo-Environmental Science with at least a ‘B’ grade average pass.

(C) DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)

Candidate must possess MSc ., M. Phil degree of this or any other University.

N/B

Matriculation requirements are 5 Credits passes in WASCE/GCE O’ Level/NECO as listed for UME students.

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Academic Staffs of Crop/Soil Science Department

DR. (MRS) NWONUALA, A. I

Rank:Senior Lecturer

Department:Crop/Soil Science

TIMOTHY AMAEME T. WAHUA

Rank:Major Coordinator

Department:Crop/Soil Science

PROFESSOR IKPE, FELIX NSEOWO

Rank:Professor of Soil Fertility

Department:Crop/Soil Science

JOSEPH ARINZE OSAKWE

Rank: Senior Lecturer

Department: Crop/Soil Science

DR. GBARANEH, LESI DIKE

Rank:Senior Research Fellow

Department:Crop/Soil Science

DR. (MRS) OBIANUJU ADAOBI ORJI

Rank: Senior Lecturer

Department: Crop/Soil Science

DR. VICTOR D. BEN-KALIO

Rank:Senior Lecturer

Department: Crop/Soil Science

MR. S.O.N
DIMKPA

Rank:Assistant Lecturer

Department:Crop/Soil Science

PETER, KAANANWII DUM

Rank: Assistant Lecturer

Department:Crop/Soil Science

PROF. E.E.
OPUWARIBO

Rank: Professor

Department:Crop/Soil Science

 

Non-Academic Staffs (Senior) of Crop/Soil Science Department

MR. F. O. C. HARRY

Rank:Chief Technologist

Department:Crop/Soil Science

MR. B.C. IYIEKE

Rank:Snr. Chief Technologist

Department:Crop/Soil Science

MR. JOSEPH N. UKEH

Rank:Deputy Chief Technologist

Department:Crop/Soil Science

MISS. CHINYERE .E.

Rank: Senior Technologist

Department: Crop/Soil Science

MRS. NAANEE .P. V.

Rank:Senior Secretarial Asst

Department:Crop/Soil Science

 

Non-Academic Staffs (Junior) of Crop/Soil Science Department

MRS. IMNIABO WOKOMA

Rank:Head Comp Operator

Department:Crop/Soil Science

MR. MICHAEL BARIKUMA

Rank:Snr. Lab. Assistant

Department:Crop/Soil Science

MRS. COMFORT OPARA

Rank:Nursery Man II

Department:Crop/Soil Science

MRS. COMFORT OBUZOR

Rank: Farm Hand

Department: Crop/Soil Science

SALOMI
ORJI.

Rank:Farm Hand

Department:Crop/Soil Science

ELEBACHI
GOLD .F.

Rank:Laboratory Attendant

Department:Crop/Soil Science

BARINAAYO-MKEE JOAN .V.

Rank:Laboratory Attendant

Department: Crop/Soil Science

DANIEL
EDITH

Rank:Head Laborer/Cleaner

Department:Crop/Soil Science