Welcome to the Department of Animal Science

In recognition of the agricultural endowment and prospects of the state, the Bachelor of Agriculture programme is among the pioneer programmes established by the University in 2011. It has five (5) Departments namely: Agricultural Economics and Extension, Animal science, Crop Science, Forestry Fisheries and Wild Life and Soil Science. The programme was initially given interim accreditation in 2005 and got full accreditation in 2007 by the National Universities Commission.  All Departments in the programme are fully recognized and affiliated to professional associations such as the Agricultural Society of Nigeria, Horticultural Society of Nigeria and Nigerian Institute of Animal Scientist etc.

The academic staff of the Agriculture programme are fully participating in Researches, Conferences, Seminars and Workshops in and out of the Country.  The programme has won a competitive Research Grant of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria worth Twenty Eight Million Naira (N28,000,000) in 2010.

Furthermore, the programme won a Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) research grant to the tune of Nineteen Million Naira (N19,000,000) in Crop Research in 2012.

Similarly, the United State Agency for International Development (USAID) and United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) jointly sponsored a training programme on utilization of Agricultural Waste at a total cost of Five Million (N 5,000,000) in September 2012 in the Department.

Philosophy

The philosophy of Agriculture programme in Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil is to produce graduates that are adequately equipped with comprehensive theoretical and practical skills to harness the agricultural potentials of the state and country at large.

Objectives

The objectives of the programme are:

  • To produce graduates with sufficient technical, productive competence to utilize the agricultural endowment of the state to achieve sustainable economic development.
  • To Produce graduates who are enriched with entrepreneurship skills that will meet the needs and aspirations of the society.
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