Academic Programme : Faculty of Agriculture
In accordance with the NUC recommendation for
5-year programmes that have practical of 12
months duration, the degree nomenclature in the
various options available in the Faculty are:
· B. Agriculture ( Agricultural Economics )
· B. Agriculture ( Agricultural Extension and Rural
· B. Agriculture ( Agronomy and Horticultural
· B. Agriculture ( Animal Science)
· B. Agriculture ( Animal Biochemistry and
· B. Agriculture ( Crop Protection)
· B. Agriculture ( Crop Improvement)
· B. Forest Resources Management
· B. Fisheries Management
· B. Wildlife Management
1. The course duration for students in the
Faculty is 5 years (UME mode of entry), 4 years
(Direct mode of entry with ND/NCE) or 3 years
(Direct Mode of entry with HND).
2. All students, except those admitted by direct
entry with HND, must undergo the practical year
of 12 months duration.
A student is eligible to an honours degree having
undergone a minimum of 3, 4 or 5 years. The
practical year of 12 months duration is
compulsory for students admitted by UME and
direct into 200 level with ND or NCE certificate.
A student is still eligible to an honours degree
after 2 extra semesters and to a Pass degree
beyond 2 extra semesters but not more than 6
A UME student must have passed a minimum of
150 units including all compulsory courses.
A Direct Entry (ND/NCE) or Transfer student
must have passed at least 120 units including
GES 101, GES 103, GES 106 and AGE 110 from
the compulsory courses at 100 level and all
compulsory courses at other levels. A Direct
Entry (HND) student must have passed at least
90 units including GES 101, GES 103, GES 106
and AGE 110 from the compulsory courses at
100 level and all compulsory courses at 200, 300
and 500 levels.
PRACTICAL YEAR TRAINING PROGRAMME
The practical year training programme of the
university of Ibadan comes under the students
industrial works experience scheme (SIWES)
established by the Federal Government under the
Industrial Training Fund (ITF) in 1973/74. PYTP
is a skill training programme designed to expose
and prepare students of the Faculty for the
industrial work situation they are likely to meet
after graduation. The programme also affords
students the opportunity of familiarizing and
exposing themselves to the needed experience in
handling equipments and machinery that are
usually not available in their institution.
The Practical Year Training Programme started in
August 1978 under the Deanship of Professor N.
O. Adedipe and Chairmanship of Professor A. A.
At inception, the PYTP was designed for
agriculture students at 200 levels. The
programme was reviewed in 1984, under the
Deanship of Professor R. O. Adegboye and
Chairmanship of Professor E. O. Lucas to be
undergone by the students at 400 level. This was
to enable the students have adequate theoretical
background that would enable them comprehend
the technical know-how being introduced to them
during the PYTP.
In cognizance of the holistic nature of modern
agricultural practice, the PYTP was further
reviewed in 2005 under the Deanship of
Professor Janice E. Olawoye. The programme is
now being executed pragmatically to include
outside postings. In addition to on-campus
practical exposure, the PYTP students are sent
to neighbouring Research Institute, notable the
National Horticultural Research Institute
(NIHORT), Ibadan, and Cocoa Research Institute
of Nigeria (CRIN) Ibadan, for acquisition of
practical knowledge in horticulture and cash tree
The PYTP students are also being posted to the
Leventis Foundation School, Ilesa, an
agricultural/home economics vocational school
for knowledge acquisition in agro-forestry, home-
economics, fisheries and mushroom production.
Institute of Agricultural Research and Training
(IAR & T) Moor Plantain, Ibadan is also for
acquisition of knowledge in livestock production
The Ile-Ogbo Farm of the University, occupying
about 218 hectare of land, serves as the on-farm
stadium and field laboratory for the staff and
students. The PYTP students also gain practical
exposure to extension activities of Ile-Ogbo. The
programme looks forward to occupying the land
donated to the University for the rural
agricultural project at Ile-Ogbo in the nearest
Objectives of PYTP
The objectives of the Students Industrial Work
Experience Scheme are to:
a. Provide an avenue for students in Institutions
of Higher Learning to acquire industrial skills and
experience in the course of their study.
b. Prepare students for the industrial work
situation they are likely to meet after graduation.
c. Expose student to work methods and
techniques in handling equipment and machinery
that may be available in their institutions.
d. Make the transition from school to the world
of easier, and enhance Students contacts for
later job placement.
e. Provide students with an opportunity to apply
their knowledge in real work situation thereby
bridging the gap between theory and practice.
f. Enlist and strengthen employers’ involvement
in the entire educational process and prepare
students for employment in industry and
ACTIVITIES OF THE PYTP
The PYTP spans one academic session. The
programme is designed for the students to spend
six months on out-of-campus posting and the
remaining period in the various production units
on the Teach and Research Farm and the valley
bottom farm of the PYTP. The students also
receive instruction on various subject areas to
enable them cover the following activities.
a. Production of one cereal crop (Maize)
b. Production of one leguminous crop (cowpea,
soyabean, groundnut, etc).
c. Production of one tuber crop (cassava, yam,
d. Production of fruit and leafy vegetable crops,
both local and exotic ( Amaranthus, celosia, okra,
Corchorus, lettuce, Cabbage, melon, water melon
e. Raising and maintenance of seedlings of
plantation crops (oil palm, cocoa, cashew,
kolanut, citrus, teak, neem etc).
f. Horticultural production which covers
vegetative propagation techniques (cutting,
grafting, budding, marcoting, tissue culture, etc)
seed multiplication, nursery establishment and
maintenance, landscape planning and
maintenance of plant hedges in the Faculty and
general maintenance of Faculty environment.
g. Establishment and maintenance of permanent
crops at Ile-Ogbo and Ajibode farms of the
h. Livestock production, feed composition and
i. Excursion to some national and international
Agricultural mechanization (tractor driving, wood
work, metal fabrication etc).
j. Excursion to some national and international
agricultural research institutes not covered in the
6 months out-of campus postings.
k. Daily record keeping of farm activities and
cash transactions shall form part of the final
report to be submitted by each student.