Brief History

The Department of Food Science and Technology is among the pioneer Departments of the University established in the year 2001. It is in the Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology. It started with initial students enrolment of five (5) who graduated in the 2005/2006 session..

It secured National Universities Commission (NUC) interim accreditation in 2005 and full accreditation in 2007. The programme is affiliated with all the professional association in food and nutrition and it has consistently participated actively in National Universities Research and Development Fair (NURESDEF).


The Philosophy of Food Science and Technology (FST) is predicated by the systematic effort to address post harvest losses and improve nutritional value of locally sourced food products through training and research in the context Nigeria as a developing economy.


The objectives of the programme are:

1. Production of skill manpower capable of working in the Food Nutrition Regulatory Agencies and other Food processing industries.

2. Production of graduates capable of undertaking research in nutrition, toxicology and new product development

3. Generation and propagation of knowledge in all areas of Food Science and Technology.


To be admitted into the 5 year B. Tech Food Science & Technology a candidate must have:

UTME Entry Mode: Credit passes in five (5) WAEC/GCE/NECO/NABTEB subjects including English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Sciences and any of Physics/Geography/Economics

Direct Entry Mode:

i. “A” level passes in Chemistry and one from

ii. Biology/Botany/Zoology/Agricultural Science

ii. National Diploma with a minimum of Upper Credit.

iv. NCE Doublemajor with aggregates of eight (8) points.

v. Five (5) credits in WAEC/GCE/NECO/NABTEB as specified in 'A' above.

Course duration

The duration of the programme is Four (4) years for UTME candidates and Three (3) years for Direct Entry candidates.