Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta


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The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State (FUNAAB) was established on January 1, 1988, by the Federal Government when four Universities of Technology, earlier merged in 1984, were demerged. This led to the creation of the first two Universities of Agriculture in Abeokuta and Makurdi.

On the same date, Professor Nurudeen Olorun-Nimbe Adedipe was appointed the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of the University. Professor Adedipe officially assumed duty on January 28, 1988. For many years the date on which Professor Adedipe assumed duty was wrongly adopted as the foundation day of the University. Following a revisit to the instrument setting up the University, a Council decision at its 53rd Statutory meeting in June 2010 reverted the foundation date to January 1st 1988 as prescribed by the law which established the University.

Vision and Mission

  • To encourage the advancement of learning and to hold out all persons without discrimination based on race, creed, sex and political conviction, the opportunity of acquiring a higher education in agriculture.
  • To develop and offer academic and professional programmes leading to the award of diplomas, first degree, postgraduate research and higher degrees which emphasize planning, adaptive technical maintenance, developmental and productive skills in agriculture, agricultural engineering and allied professional disciplines with the aim of producing socially mature persons with capacity to improve on those disciplines and develop new ones, but also to contribute to the scientific transformation of agriculture in Nigeria.
  • To act as agents and catalysts, through postgraduate training, research and innovation for effective and economic utilization, exploitation and conservation of Nigeria’s natural agricultural, economic and human resources.
  • To offer to the general population, as a form of public service, the results of training and research in agriculture and allied disciplines and to foster the practical application of those results.
  • To establish appropriate relationships with other national institutions involved in training, research and development in agriculture.
  • To identify the agricultural problems and needs of Nigeria and to find solutions to them within the context of overall national development.
  • To provide and promote sound basic scientific training as a foundation for the development of agriculture and allied disciplines, taking into account indigenous culture, the need to enhance national unity, the need to vastly increase the practical content of student training, and adequate preparation of graduates of self-employment in agriculture and allied professions.
  • To promote and emphasize teaching, research and extension of agricultural knowledge including agricultural extension services and outreach programmes, in-service training continuing education and on-farm adaptive research.
  • To offer academic programmes in relation to the training of manpower for agriculture in Nigeria.
  • To organize research relevant to agriculture with emphasis on small scale farming.
  • To organize extension services and outreach programmes for technology transfer.
  • To establish institutional linkages in order to foster collaboration and integration of training, research and extension activities.
  • To undertake any other activities appropriate for Universities of Agriculture.

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