Michael Okpara University of Agriculture


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Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU), formerly Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike, was established as a specialized University by the Federal Government of Nigeria via Decree No 48 of 2nd November 1992. It began formal activities on May 1993 with the appointment of the first Council and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Placid C. Njoku on 27th May 1993, while other key officials of the University were appointed later.

The Institution is located in the well-known Agricultural Training and Research town of Umudike, about 9 kilometres from Umuahia town, the capital of Abia State. The major link road to the University is the Umuahia – Ikot Ekpene Federal Road, a direct route to the State capitals of Abia, Akwa – Ibom, and Cross River. Being close to Umuahia, the University is linked through a major North-South Express Road to most parts of the country. It commenced its activities at the premises of the former Federal College of Agriculture, Umudike (At present the Federal College of Agriculture has been moved to Ishiagu, Ebonyi state).

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The Vision of the University encapsulates its original purpose and what used to be referred to as its Mission and Mandate. The rehearsing of this vision gives anyone associated with it the expectations of the Institution. The University aims to provide the knowledge base for achieving food security, hence its motto: Knowledge, Food and Security. The University, therefore, has the vision to serve Nigeria and humanity through processes that will lead to the alleviation of hunger.


The Mission of the University is to provide high-quality practical training for students to become professionally competent, and confident persons capable of self-employment, to develop environment-friendly and person-sensitive technologies; and to enhance the well-being of the people through extension services and other interventions.

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