Message from the Dean
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, National Open University of Nigeria. This handbook is a maiden issued by the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (FAS) which contains the rules and regulations governing the undergraduate programmes in the Faculty. The handbook is a must for all students of the Faculty. The information contained in it is necessary for students’ registration, choice, of course, programme planning, duration of the study and other relevant information that will help the students during their stay in the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). It also contains a brief history of the University and the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, the SIWES/Farm Practical Year, Laboratory practicals, as well as Teaching and Research Farm. The handbook is, therefore, necessary for all students who want to study Agricultural Sciences at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
It is hoped that this document will serve as a guide to the new and stale students in the Faculty. It also aimed to provide the general public hands-on information not only about the Faculty generally but specifically about all the programmes on offer in the Faculty.
It is my pleasure to therefore recommend this prospectus to all the students, the university community at large and other interested parties.
Professor Ahmed A. Njidda
Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Agricultural Economics and Extension
You are welcome to the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. The Department was established in 2016 following the faculty mode system. Our mission is to provide a training opportunity for sustainable bio-resources management and entrepreneurship in agricultural production; opportunity for vocational training and professional workshops for retooling/reskilling in different areas of agriculture; relevant supportive resources for teaching and research in agriculture and allied disciplines through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode of delivery.
Animal Science and Fisheries
The Department of Animal Science and Fisheries currently offers the approved undergraduate programme namely; Bachelor of Agriculture with an option in Animal Science. It has the following philosophy, vision and mission.
Crop and Soil Sciences
Faculty Telephone Number
Tel: +234 703 377 8184, +234 903 333 7779
WhatsApp: +234 903 333 7779