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Certificate in Animal Science and Fisheries and Aquaculture

In response to the increasing demand for affordable livestock and fish products, Faculty of Agriculture, introduces two specialized 6-month Certificate programs in

I. Animal Science

2. Fisheries and Aquaculture Management.

Each of these programs is designed to equip participants with the essential skills and knowledge techniques of producing livestock and fish products at very cheap price so as to make it affordable to consumers while maximizing profit for the producers.

Program Features:

Duration:  The Certificate in both Animal Science and Fisheries and Aquaculture will last for 6-month.
Curriculum: The curriculum for each of the programs covers other areas of livestock and fish breeding/production in addition to Black Soldier fly larvae production, Azolla farming and mushroom production as additives for least cost livestock and fish feed production. All courses are Practical Oriented.

Program Objectives:

Each of the Certificate program aims to achieve the following objectives:
i. Provide participants with a practical training in livestock/fish production, especially least cost livestock and fish  feed production methodologies.
ii. Develop skills in commercial scale of production and feasibility studies.
iii. Equip participants with hands on training on each of the chosen field of study

Delivery Method:

The program intends to utilize a blend of theoretical lectures, hands-on exercises and practical demonstration of uses. Experienced instructors with expertise in livestock and fish farming will guide participants through the intricacies of the aforementioned fields.

Career Opportunities:

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Animal Science, the participants can explore roles such as:
– Livestock farm managers
– Livestock and fish feed production
– Fish farm managers
– Become Entrepreneurs (Owners of Livestock and Fish Farms)
– Trainers of other livestock and fish farmers

Admission Requirements:

Prospective participants are expected to meet the following criteria:
Attempted WAEC/ GCE/ NECO

Application Process:

Interested candidates are encouraged to:
Click on the apply now button to pay the application fee of #10,000.
Thereafter, carefully fill in the required application information to enable the applicant to pay for their application fee.
After successfully paying of the application fee, the candidate can then progress to filling in their application forms online and submit the same online.

After submission of the form, the candidate is to print out a copy and visit the Faculty Coordinator of Certificate program for documentation or send the completed form via email to the Official email address of the coordinator [email protected]

Join us on this educational journey, where the Certificate in Animal Science or Fisheries and Aquaculture Management opens doors to a greater tomorrow in a world full of challenges.

2nd Faculty of Agriculture International Conference, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (FAIC-UNIZIK) 2024

We are thrilled to Announce to you that the forthcoming 2nd Faculty of Agriculture International Conference, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (FAIC-UNIZIK) 2024

Theme:
DIGITALIZATION OF AGRICULTURE AND BIO-CONSERVATION FOR FOOD SECURITY

Will be hosting the following great personalities who have exceled beyond measure in their fields of endeavor:

Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo
Former Director, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa ( FARA), Ghana.
(KEYNOTE SPEAKER)

Prof. Shadrach Olufemi Akindele
Vice Chancellor Redeemer’s University, Nigeria
(LEAD PAPER PRESENTER)

Rev. Fr. Prof. Godfrey Nzamujo O.P.
Director, Songhai Integrated Farm, Port Novo, Republic of Benin
(LEAD PAPER PRESENTER)

DO NOT MISS THIS CONFERENCE FOR ANYTHING

Important Dates:
Arrival: 12 March, 2024
Opening Ceremony & Farmer’s Summit: 13th March, 2024 (University Auditorium)
Plenary session continues/Closing: 14 March, 2024 (Ekwueme Center for Multidisciplinary Research)

REGISTER NOW!

For more information visit:
https://journals.unizik.edu.ng/faic/about

Or contact
+234(0)8033230276
+234(0)8032633835

Dr. Onyekachi Chukwu
Secretary LOC Announcer

QUALITY ASSURANCE WORKSHOP SEMINAR

Quality Assurance: An Index of Academic Exceptionalism

It’s another feat for the faculty of Agriculture Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka as she becomes the 1st faculty to host such an enormous career enhancing event at faculty level within the university.

The Dean Prof. Ebenebe C. I. in her opening remark said every academic staff, technologist and all professionals know that “quality” has to do with having excellence in what you do. The dean siad that the quality assurance seminar is organized to renew staff systematic, structured and continuous attention to quality in terms of quality maintenance and improvement in the academic system and beyond that.

 

Profesor Uche Eunice Ekpunobi is the first speaker of the event. In her presentation titled “INDICES OF ACADEMIC EXCEPTIONALISM”, noted that quality assurance has to do with developing an internal quality culture, where quality is a primary focus of the institution and where quality permeates. She also itemized the distinguishing factors of QA, drivers of excellence, ingredients of exceptionalism, etc.

                              

Associate Prof. Aniedu Azubuike lectured extensively on quality assurance based CRIMS profiling and result procesing and uploads…  While the last presenter, Prof. Nkehi Patricia-Mary Esomonu spoke on the topic: “INDICES OF QUALITY TEACHING, QUESTION SETTING, MARKING SCHEME PREPARATION AND MARKING”. It was an iteractive sesssion with assessments and learning outcomes on the spot. Professor Esomonu disected the 21st cenyury pedagogy and spoke about types of tests, analysis of content and educational objectives, taxonomy of educational objectives, etc.

FAG ICT/Medea Team

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Faculty of Agriculture Nnamdi Azikiwe University Maiden Banquet

The event was a noble one which showcased innovative exhibitions by various departments of the faculty of Agriculture Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka. It was spectacular, filled with glamor and graced by his HRH, Igwe Ogidiga of Ifite Ogwari

                                                                           

               

 

    

The Igwe of Ifite – Ogwari, HRH Igwe Ogidiga, Eze Omasiri of Ifite Ogwari came in style with his entourage.

       

The Dean prof Cordelia Ifeyinwa Ebenebe in her opening speech at a faculty banquet welcome all and sundry from all walks of life who had come to honour the faculty’s maiden banquet. The dean started by commending the efforts of the visionary vice-chancellor professor Esimone Charles Okechukwu who led the faculty to the Promised Land. The Dean of The Faculty stated that the faculty is now winning take off flight to a Greater height where she would be ranked among the best 10 faculties of Agriculture in Nigeria and the world at large. Professor C. I. Ebenebe emphasized that with full support the faculty of Agriculture of Unizik will become self-sustaining like some faculties Agriculture in Nigeria and Africa. Along the same vein Prof. Ebenebe emphasized on the need for student hostel and staff living quarters at Ifite Ogwari.

Sen. Tony Nwoye who was in attendance at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Faculty of Agriculture Exquisite Banquet and Exhibition; promised to work together with Sen Victor Umeh in bringing government’s interventions towards installation and establishment of building facilities for the Faculty of Agriculture in Ifite Ogwari.

His Royal Highness Igwe Ogidiga – Eze Omasiri of Ifite Ogwari while acknowledging the great achievements by the VC and the efforts of the dean of the faculty, promised to continue to be of great support to the faculty of Agriculture Unizik and the University as a whole. in his words HRH Igwe Ogidiga said, “I assure you not to worry as I personally have very big plans in terms of the issue of accommodation… don’t shake at all”.

To spice up the event, the VC honored the highest cited staff of the faculty on google scholar…of which the awardees include,

Dr. Helen Obioma Agu, (!st)

Prof. J. C. Okonkwo (2nd) and

Prof. C. I. Ebenebe (3rd)

Also at the event, first class category of students were honored.

                

 

FAG ICT/Medea Team.

Published by FAG MICTU

 

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE UNIZIK PARTNERS WITH THE ANAMBRA STATE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE FOR FOOD SECURITY

The Dean, Prof Cordelia I. Ebenebe, Head of Departments & Professors of Faculty of Agriculture, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka welcomes the Anambra State Commissioner For Agriculture, Dr Forster Ihejiofor, Program Manager, Agricultural Development Projects, Mr. Jude Nwankwo and other State officials to the Faculty.

Speaking during a meeting, the Dean expressed readiness of the faculty to partner with the Ministry in domesticating some of their research findings for the benefit of the State.

The Commissioner challenged the Academics to come up with innovative solutions to multiple challenges faced by farmers in the State. These challenges to include, reducing the cost of livestock feed, gully erosion, development of native crops like Breadfruit (Ukwa), Bitter kola (Akilu), among others, as well as enhancement of native livestock, chicken (Okuko Igbo) and cow (Efi Igbo).

He said that Government would collaborate with the institution to chart the way forward especially in the area of “Gown-to-Town” initiative. The Commissioner indicated that in the first instance, the Government is ready to partner with the faculty in the following areas:

  1. Collaborate with Department of Forestry and Wildlife to improve and multiply early fruiting breadfruit (Ukwa). Hence facilitate offtake of 10,000 seedlings Ukwa to the State government
  2. Include experts in the faculty in the project the State government plan to have with Chinese Government as well as L- PRES project by World Bank

The Programme Manager ADP admitted the Faculty of Agriculture as one of the out stations for World Bank vegetable production project under his purview.

The climax of the meeting was a visit to the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Nursery to inspect the site for raising seedlings of various indigenous tree species and an already fruiting Ukwa planted 3 years ago.

 

Presenting the vote of thanks, Dr. Ngozi Obiekwe, the Faculty’s representative to Senate, thank the commissioner and his team for a giant step to foster the Gown to Town relationship.

FAU-NAU ICT/Media Team
19th July, 2023

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Dean’s meeting with the University Management and the new President General (PG) of Ifite Ogwari

Dean’s meeting with the University Management and the new President General (PG) of Ifite Ogwari: An indicator of a paradigm shift for FAG-UNIZIK

The Dean Faculty of Agriculture, Prof. C. I. Ebenebe received the New PG of Ifite Ogwari, Engr. Peter Muonye and his Executives. Both the Dean, HODs and Ifite Ogwari EXCOs paid a courtesy visit to the Vice Chancellor. They were received by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration, Prof. J. I. Ikechebelu who assured them that the VC, Prof. C. O. Esimone and University Management are committed to giving all the the necessary support to actualize the dream of the Faculty of Agriculture becoming the “Food Basket” of UNIZIK and Anambra State by extension.  The Dean present the needs of the Faculty, which includes

but not limited to: security, good road access, students’ hostels, staff accommodation & offices, functional internet services & class rooms among others.

The PG in response pledged that his regime is out to do every in their capacity to actualize the optimum running of the Faculty of Agriculture in Ifite Ogwari.  During the vote of thanks, the Dean reassured all of her commitment to take the Faculty to a greater heights.

FAG ICT/Media Team
13/07/2023

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CROP SCIENCE BEGINS FARMING OPERATIONS

The Department of Crop Science and Horticulture has begun farming operations in their permanent field at Ifite-Ogwari, Anambra State. Ag. Head of the Department, Dr. Nneka Okoli, who led students and other members of staff to the flag-off ceremony, appreciated the Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Prof. Charles Esimone, for providing tractor and other tools for the Faculty of Agriculture which has made farming operations easy.

In line with the Vision-200 of the University, the field will now be a pilot farm for Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) and an experimental field for undergraduate and postgraduate student Read more

PRESENTATION OF FACULTY OF AICULTURE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (FAIC) PROCEEDINGS

On 26th May, 2022, the Faculty of Agriculture International Conference (FAIC) Committee led by Dr. Obidiebube Eucharia (Chairperson) and Mr. Onyekachi Chukwu (Sec. Gen), presented the 1st FAIC-UNIZIK e-Proceedings hardcopy to the Dean, Faculty of Agriculture Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Prof N.T. Meludu⁩.

Along the same vain, the dean was informed that the conference website have been optimized, and that the complete FAIC e-Proceedings is available on the site for public download using the link below:

https://journals.unizik.edu.ng/index.php/faic