Agricultural Economics and Extension Programmes

For a candidate to be admitted into the first degree programme of the Department, he/she must have the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or its equivalent with credit level passes in five (5) subjects viz: English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology at not more than two sittings. The candidate must also earn an acceptable score in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Pass in Mathematics, may be considered if the candidate has a credit in Physics or vice versa. The credit pass in Agricultural Science must be backed up with at least a pass in Biology.
In addition to the specified qualification for UTME entry mode, candidates seeking admission through direct entry mode must possess one of the following qualifications:
Higher School Certificate (HSC) or General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A/L) or its equivalent passes in Chemistry and in at least one science or social/ management science subjects like Biology, Botany, Zoology, Agricultural Science, Physics, Geology, Economics and Geography.
National Diploma or Higher National Diploma (OND/HND) obtained in relevant fields of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, Wildlife, Cooperative and Agribusiness Management or Veterinary Science with a minimum of Upper credit.
National Certificate of Education (NCE) pass with a minimum of credit grade (60-69%) obtained from College of Education recognized by the University and with relevant subject combinations from among Agricultural Science, Biology, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry and Home Economics.
Candidates for the direct entry program will be admitted into the 200level.
Any student of the University can seek transfer into the department after at least one academic year in the University provided they offered almost similar courses with the intended department.
A candidate for transfer shall have a CGPA of not less than 2.50 and must satisfy other departmental requirements.
Post Graduate Diploma (PGD)
The candidate must be from any recognized University with at least a Third Class in Agriculture or related discipline or a minimum of Upper Credit in the Higher National Diploma, (HND), from a recognized institution.
Master’s Degree (
The candidate must have a first degree in either Agricultural Economics or Extension or related areas with CGPA of not less than 3.0 from a recognized University.
A candidate with a Postgraduate Diploma in either Agricultural Economics or Extension or related areas with an CGPA of not less than 3.50 may also be admitted provided the University requirements are satisfied.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
A candidate who holds a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics or Extension and related areas with CGPA not less than 3.50 on a 5.0 point scale or an average of 60%, from any recognized University may be admitted provided the University requirements are satisfied.