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  • Welcome to department of CROP SCIENCE AND HORTICULTURE

    Welcome to the Department of Crop Science and Horticulture. The department of Crop Science and Horticulture of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, in line with the philosophy and objectives of the University and the Faculty of Agriculture, is a center for training professional crop scientists-agronomists, plant breeders, crop protectionists and horticulturists- who can translate their theoretical knowledge into practice in achieving higher crop yields.

    : . HISTORY

    CROP SCIENCE AND HORTICULTURE


    The Department of Crop Science and Horticulture was among the seven departments approved to take off in 2010 after resource verification by the National Universities Commission. Sequels to this, the first set of students comprising twelve (12) of them were admitted in the 2011/2012 academic session.

    The Department as at the 2014/2015 academic year has students in their 100, 200, 300 and 400 levels of study. From inception to date (2014/2015) the student population of the department stands at ninety six (96).


    : . HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

    DR. OKONKWO, NNAEMEKA JOE



    Mission

    Our mission is to produce high professional crop scientists-agronomists, plant breeders, crop protectionists and horticulturists- who can translate their theoretical knowledge into practice in achieving higher crop yields. Training of graduates for gainful employment and entrepreneurship who rather create jobs than job seekers; and academics/researchers for public and private sectors of the economy. Optimal utilization of available resources and facilities as well as encourage mutual interaction between students and professionals. Encouragement and advancement of learning in functional sustainable crop production; provision of residential, public park and environment landscaping and management to all interested persons.

    Vision

    Our vision is to produce high professional crop scientists-agronomists, plant breeders, crop protectionists and horticulturists- who can translate their theoretical knowledge into practice in achieving higher crop yields. To produce innovative graduate, sound in training, who can also make major breakthrough that can transform the agricultural economy and environment of the Nigerian nation; thus enhancing the qualities of lives of our people.

    Objectives

    The objectives of the department include:-

    1. To meet the minimum standards stipulated by the National University Commission in terms of entry requirement, programme contents, organization, delivery and duration of courses.
    2. Provide students with broad-based education and training based on course programmes comprising credits drawn from inter- and intra-faculty courses.
    3. Provide the technological disciplines based on practical, farm practices, laboratory works, field trips, tutorials and industrial attachments.
    4. Provide students with training in independent analytical and synthetic reasoning through individual final year project (the typical project may be purely experimental, a design or fabrication, to be accessed via a written report followed by an oral defense of the report).
    5. Develop appropriate units of excellence in crop husbandry, pest management, floriculture, pomology, as well as landscape designs, environmental conservation and management.
    6. To produce innovative graduate, sound in training, who can also make major breakthrough that can transform the agricultural economy and environment of the Nigerian nation; thus enhancing the qualities of lives of our people.
    7. Training of graduates for gainful employment and entrepreneurship who rather create jobs than job seekers; and academics/researchers for public and private sectors of the economy.
    8. Optimal utilization of available resources and facilities as well as encourage mutual interaction between students and professionals.
    9. Encouragement and advancement of learning in functional sustainable crop production; provision of residential, public park and environment landscaping and management to all interested persons.
    10. To encourage income generation for the department, faculty and the University through consultancy services, effective research and application in various facets of crop science and horticulture according to local, national and international needs.
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    Admission Requirements
    Undergraduate

    To qualify for admission into the 5 years programme of B. Agric. (Crop Science and Horticulture), candidates must have credit passes in 5 WAEC/GCE/NECO subjects to include English, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology/Agriculture Science. Pass in Mathematics, may be considered if the candidate has a credit in Physics or vice versa. The 5 credits must be obtained in not more than two sittings. A credit pass in Agricultural Science must be backed up at least with a pass in Biology. For Direct Entry (4 years programme): Direct entry students must possess HSC or GCE A/L in Chemistry and any of the following subjects, Biology, Botany, Zoology, Agricultural Science and at least 5 credits at WAEC /GCE/NECO at O/ level. Candidates with HD/HND/NCE in Agricultural disciplines are also eligible for direct entry admission. Candidates for the four year direct entry programme will be admitted into the 200 level.

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