Animal Science and Technology Programmes

 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

UTME Candidates (5 Years Programme):

The UME subjects are English Language, Mathematics/ Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Agricultural Science or Animal Production. To be admitted into the 5 years program of B. Agriculture (Animal Science and Technology), candidates must have credit passes in 5 WAEC/GCE/NECO subjects to include English, Mathematics, Physics, 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 two sittings. The credit pass in Agricultural Science must be backed up with at least a pass in Biology

 

Direct Entry Candidates (4 Years Programme):

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 (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 a college of Education recognised by the University and with relevant subject combinations from among Agricultural Science, Biology, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry and Home Economics

Inter and Intra University Transfer

Inter-University transfer admission into Nnamdi Azikiwe University shall only be allowed in exceptional circumstances to be determined by the University Admission Committee/University senate. Where the University decides that it is necessary to accept a candidate on Inter-University transfer, such a candidate, who must be in good academic standing, and has spent at least one academic year in a recognized university, may apply for transfer. A candidate is allowed to transfer into the faculty only at 200 level having satisfied the UTME entry requirement and has not been withdrawn from any university. 

 

2.1 RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING SESSION EXAMINATIONS

In order to be admitted to any examination, a student must have registered for the course to be examined and must have fulfilled all university requirements concerning residence, fees and other matters.

The student must have fulfilled all university requirements regarding attendance and satisfactory completion of course-work, practical, projects and other assignments. All students shall have the responsibility to be present for the examination in each course for which they registered. It is the duty of the student to know the date, time and place of each examination. Any student that does not meet the requirements specified above shall not be allowed to take the examination.

 

Examination Misconduct and Penalty

S/NNATURE OF OFFENCEPENALTY
i.ImpersonationExpulsion for both students.
ii.Forged receipt(s) /document (s)Expulsion.
iii.Unauthorized handling of examination questionsSuspension for three (3) years. 

Expulsion at repeat of the same offence.

iv.Collaborative copyingSuspension for (2) years. Expulsion at a repeat of the same offence.
v.Exchange of answer booklets/written materialSuspension for (2) years.

Expulsion at a repeat of the same offence

vi.Refusal to handover suspected/ incriminating materialSuspension for three (3) years.

Expulsion at a repeat of the same offence

vii.Destruction of suspected/ incriminating materialExpulsion
viiiMutilation of or the use of fake/ false registration numberSuspension for three (3) years
ix.Assault or fighting an invigilatorExpulsion
x.Presentation of false identity cardSuspension for three (3) years.
xiPossession of unauthorized material relevant to the examinationSuspension for three (3) years
xiiSmuggling of question paper out of examinationSuspension for three (3) years
xiiiSmuggling of answer script into the examination hallSuspension for three (3) years
xivConviction in two or more misconduct offencesAdd one (1) year for each offence up to a maximum of four (4) years, thereafter expulsion.
xvConviction in three or more misconduct offencesAdd one (1) year for each offence up to a maximum of four (4) years, thereafter expulsion.
xviRefusal to appear before a panel after three invitationsExpulsion
xvii.Refusal to sign examination misconduct formSuspension for One (1) year.

 

NOTE: Refer to Section 5 of the University Handbook on Academic Regulations and Guideline for further details in what constitute offences and penalties. 

 

3.0 AWARD OF DEGREE

3.1 Degrees of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka shall be awarded to candidates who by the authority of the senate, have been found worthy in character and in learning for the award of such degrees.

3.2 To be found worthy in learning, a candidate must have successfully completed and passed all the prescribed examinations and courses of instruction required for such degree, within the stipulated time, or as the Senate may otherwise prescribe.

3.3 Students who have been found involved in cases of gross misconduct such as (but limited to) examination malpractice, convened felony or other cases of criminal offences, association with or membership of secret cults or organization proscribed by the University or the Government, shall by the authority of the Senate, not be worthy in character for the award of a degree of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka.

 

4.0 DEFINITION OF TERMS

It is necessary to first understand, and be thoroughly familiar with certain terminologies and abbreviations that are commonly used in the computation of Grade Point Averages.

 

They are:

  1. Student Workload: This is defined in terms of course unit system. One unit represents one hour of lecture or one hour of tutorial or 3 hours of practical work per week throughout a semester. Thus for example, a course in which there are 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of tutorial per week is a 3 unit course.
  2. Grade Point (GP): This grade point derives from the actual percentage or raw score for a given course, the raw score is converted into a letter grade ranging from A to F and a grade point ranging from 5 to 0.
  3. Total Grade Point (TGP): This is derived from multiplying the grade point by the units per course and summing up the grade points for all the courses registered.
  4. Total Number of Units (TNU): This is obtained by adding up all student units taken by the student in a semester. For example, a student who is carrying 6 courses of 3 units each has a TNU of 18 for that semester.
  5. Grade Point Average (GPA): Performance in any semester is reported as a grade point average. This is the average of weighted grade points earned in the courses taken during the semester. The GPA is obtained by dividing the TGP by the TNU.
  6. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): This is the up-to-date average of the grade points earned by the student in a programme of study. It is an indication of the student’s overall performance at any point in the programme. To compute the CGPA. The TGP’s for all the semesters are added and then divided by the TNU’s for all courses registered by the students. Note that CGPA is not the summation of GPA’s for all semesters. Both GPA, CGPA’s obtainable range from 0 to 5. 

Students are strongly advised to consult with their Course Adviser before registering for courses and for guidance on GPA and CGPA computations and other academic problems they may have.

4.1 EXAMINATION RESULT GRADING

Performance in a course shall be recorded in letter grades (after due conversion from percentage scores) as follows:

% SCOREGRADEGRADE POINTEQUIVALENT
70-100A5EXCELLENT
60-69B4VERY GOOD
50-59C3GOOD
45-59D2PASS
40-44E1POOR PASS
00-39F0FAILURE

 

4.2 DEGREE CLASSIFICATION

CLASS OF DEGREE CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT

1st Class Honours   4.50 – 5.00

2nd Class Honours (Upper Division)   3.50 – 4.49

2nd Class Honours (Lower Division   2.40 – 3.49

Third Class Honours   1.50 – 2.39

Pass   1.00 – 1.49

Fail   0.00 – 0.99

 

COURSE OUTLINE

 

100 LEVEL

FIRST SEMESTER

S/NCOURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDITS      L T P
GENERAL STUDY COURSES
1GSS 101Use of English I1                   1 0 0
2GSS 105Logic Philosophy and Human Existence (Humanity)2                   1 1 0
3GSS 107Nigerian Peoples and Culture2                   1 0 1
4GSS 109Agumagu Igbo I1                   1 0 0
                                                  ANCILLARY COURSES
5BIO 101General Biology I2                   2 0 0
6CSC 101Introduction to Computer Programming I3                   2 0 1
7ICH 101Basic Organic Chemistry2                   1 1 0
8ICH 111Basic Inorganic Chemistry2                   1 1 0
9MAT 101General Mathematics I3                   2 1 0
10PHY 101General Physics I3                   2 1 0
11PHY 107Practical Physics 1( General Physics Lab 1)1                   0 0 1
12BIO 103Practical Biology I1                   0 0 1
SUB TOTAL23

 

SECOND SEMESTER

S/NCOURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDITS      L T P
GENERAL STUDY COURSES
1GSS 102Use of English II1                   1 0 0
2GSS 106Social Sciences 2                   1 1 0
3GSS 110Agumagu Igbo II1                   1 0 0
                                                    ANCILLARY COURSES
4BIO 102General Biology II2                    2 0 0
5CSC 102Introduction to Computer Programming II3                    1 1 1
6ICH 102Basic Physical Chemistry2                    2 0 0
7ICH 112Practical Chemistry1                    0 0 1
8MAT 102General Mathematics II3                    2 1 0
9PHY 102General Physics II3                    2 1 0
10PHY 108Practical Physics ( Practical Physics Laboratory II)1                    0 0 1
11BIO 104Practical Biology II1                    0 0 1
12AST 102Introduction to Animal Science and Technology1                    1 0 0
SUB TOTAL21
TOTAL44

NOTE: In addition to regular semester courses, direct entry students will take the following courses in the first year:

  1. GSS 107: Nigerian People and Culture
  2. CSC 101: Introduction to Computer Programming I
  3. CSC 102: Introduction to Computer Programming II

 

200 LEVEL

FIRST SEMESTER

S/NCOURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDITS    L T   P
GENERAL STUDY COURSES
1AEC 211Principles of Agricultural Economics2                    2 0 0
2AGR 211General Agriculture 3                    2 1 0
3AGR 213Introduction to Biotechnology2                    1 1 0
4AST 211Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals2                    1 0 1
5CSC 201Applications of Computer to Sciences 3                    2 1 0
6CSH 211Crop Anatomy, Taxonomy and Physiology2                    1 0 1
7FWM 211Introduction to Forestry and Wildlife Management 2                    2 0 0
8SSL 211Climatology and Biogeography 3                    2 0 1
9SSL 213Principles of Soil Science2                    2 0 0
SUB TOTAL 21

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

S/NCOURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDITS    L T   P
GENERAL STUDY COURSES
1AST 232Principles of Animal Production 2                   1 0 1
2CSH 222Principles of Crop Production2                   1 0 1
3FAT 212Introduction to Fisheries and Aquaculture Tech. 2                   1 0 1
4AST 252Livestock Parasitology and Entomology2                   1 0 1
                                                  ANCILLARY COURSES
5AEC 202Introduction to Business in Agriculture2                   2 0 0
6AST 234Animal Behaviour and Handling Technique2                   1 0 1
7FST 224Principles of Food Science and Technology2                   1 0 1
8STA 202Statistics for Biological Sciences  3                   2 1 0
9AEC 204Introduction to Home Economics 2                   1 0 1
11AST 202Animal Husbandry Techniques (Practicals)2                   0 1 1
SUB TOTAL21
TOTAL42

 

300 LEVEL

FIRST SEMESTER

S/NCOURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDITS      L T P
CORE COURSES
GSS 301/ ENT 200Introduction to Entrepreneurship2                     1 0 1
1AEC 311Introduction to Agric. Extension and Rural Sociology2                     2 0 0
2AEC 313Introduction to Farm Mgt and Production Economics 2                     1 0 1
3AGR 311Introduction to Farm Machinery2                     1 0 1
4AST 331Non- ruminant Animal Production 2                     1 0 1
5CSH 311Arable Crop Production 2                     1 0 1
6CSH 321Crop Genetics and Breeding 2                     1 0 1
7SSL 311Introductory Soil Pedology and Physics2                     1 0 1
8AGR 301Application of Computer to Agricultural Production2                     1 0 1
                                      ELECTIVE COURSES (OPTIONAL)
9SSL 313Soil Fertility and Fertilizers2                     1 0 1
10FAT 321Fish Farming and Hatchery Technology2                     1 0 1
SUB-TOTAL20

 

SECOND SEMESTER

S/NCOURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDITS      L T P
11AEC 322Extension Teaching, Learning Process and Methods2                      1 0 1
12AGR 322Statistics and Data Processing in Agriculture2                      1 0 1
13AST 334Ruminant Animal Production2                      1 0 1
14AST 312Animal Genetics and Breeding 2                      1 0 1
15CSH 322Principles of Crop Protection 2                      1 0 1
16CSH 324Permanent Crop Production 2                      1 0 1
17SSL 322Soil Chemistry and Microbiology 2                      1 0 1
18 AGR 324Agricultural Biochemistry 2                      1 0 1
19AEC 362Entrepreneurial Studies in Agriculture2                      1 0 1
                                        ELECTIVE COURSES (OPTIONAL)
20FAT 320Fish Nutrition and Management  2                      2 0 1
21FAT 322Fish Processing, Preservation and Marketing2                      1 0 1
22FAT 330Fish Pond Construction and Management  2                      1 0 1
SUB TOTAL 20
TOTAL40

 

400 LEVEL (PRACTICAL FARM YEAR)

S/NCOURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDITS  L T     P
1AEC 421Farm Management, Farm Records and Farm Accounts 2                   1 0 1
2AEC 422Agricultural Extension Practices  2                   1 0 1
3AGR 422Workshop Practices 2                   1 0 1
4AGR 423Farm Mechanization Practices  2                   1 0 1
5AGR 424Report Writing  2                   1 0 1
6AST 431Animal Husbandry Techniques (Cattle, Sheep, Goat, Poultry, Pigs and Rabbits)3                   2 0 1
7AST 451Animal Health Management 2                   1 0 1
8CSH 411Crop Production Techniques (Permanent, arable and Horticultural crops) 4                   2 1 1
9CSH 412Crop Protection, Pest and Disease Control2                   1 0 1
10FST 411Agricultural Products, Processing and Storage2                   1 0 1
11SSL 422Soil Fertility, Soil and Water Management 2                    1 0 1
12SSL 432Farm Design, Farm Survey and Land Use Planning2                    1 0 1
13SSL  441Agricultural Meteorology  2                     1 0 1
14FAT 428Fisheries Management, Fingerling and Fry Production 2                     1 0 1
15AST 499Industrial Training (SIWES)6                                   6
TOTAL37

 

500 LEVEL 

FIRST SEMESTER

S/NCOURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDITS      L T P
1AST 501Seminar 1                      0 0 1
2AST 511Applied Animal Breeding  2                      1 0 1
3AST 513Reproductive physiology and Artificial Insemination  2                      1 0 1
4AEC 517Administration and Programme Planning in Extension  2                      1 0 1
5AST 521Animal Experimentation and Research  Techniques   2                      1 0 1
6AST 523Nigerian Feeds and Feeding Stuffs2                      1 0 1
7AST 531Poultry, Swine and Rabbit Production2                      1 0 1
8AST 533Micro/Mini – Livestock Production2                      1 0 1
9AST 541Cattle, Sheep and Goat Production2                      1 0 1
10AST 543Monogastric Nutrition 2                      1 0 1
11AST 545Game Production and Utilization  2                      1 0 1
SUB TOTAL21

 

SECOND SEMESTER

S/NCOURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDITS      L T P
1AEC 524Agri-Business Management and Finance  2                       1 0 1
2AST 524Animal Biotechnology  2                       1 0 1
3AST 526Animal Waste Management  2                       1 0 1
4AST 544Ruminant Nutrition   2                       1 0 1
5AST 546Pasture and range Management 2                       1 0 1
6AST 552Animal Health and Disease 2                       1 0 1
7AST 562Animal Products and Handling2                       1 0 1
8AST 572Livestock Economics2                       1 0 1
9AST 574Principles of Co-operative Practice 2                       1 0 1
10AST 599Project4                       0 0 2
SUB TOTAL22
TOTAL43