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  • admin wrote a new blog post: Researcher of the week: Professor Olusegun Ayodeji OSINOWO   1 day, 5 hours ago · View

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  • admin wrote a new blog post: Researcher of the week: Professor Olusegun Ayodeji OSINOWO   1 day, 6 hours ago · View

    ThumbnailProfessor Osinowo was born in 1950 and spent his early childhood at the Federal Department of Agriculture, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Nigeria, an agricultural research station founded in 1896 and one of the oldest in the world. His father was an agriculturist. This background probably accounts for Olusegun’s interest in agricultural research. A Bachelor of Science degree [...]


  • admin wrote a new blog post: DGM Organises Write-Shop for Lecturers   1 day, 6 hours ago · View

    Thumbnail As part of efforts to reposition the University in the area of internationalisation, the Directorate of Grants Management (DGM), recently organised a two-day, European Commission Funding Opportunities for Academic Staff Write-Shop for those in the cadres of Lecturer I and above, that is; Senior Lecturers, Readers and Professors. Reiterating the University’s commitment towards activities geared at [...]


  • admin wrote a new blog post: Don Proffers Solution to the Nation’s Lingering Unemployment   1 day, 6 hours ago · View

    ThumbnailThe Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies (CENTS), Professor Olufemi Onifade, has offered a way out of the high rate of unemployment ravaging the nation. The Professor, an ardent advocate of entrepreneurship in Nigeria, lamented that tertiary institutions produced thousands of graduates yearly, adding that 99 per cent of these graduates go about looking for the non-existent [...]


  • admin wrote a new blog post: FISON President Charges Members on Ethics   1 day, 6 hours ago · View

    The National President of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON), Dr. Abdullah Abba, has stressed the need for Aquaculture and Fisheries graduates, to abide by their professional ethics. Dr. Abba gave the charge at the Induction Ceremony held recently for the 2012/2013 Fisheries graduates of the University. Dr. Abba, who was represented at the occasion [...]


  • admin wrote a new blog post: Beneficiaries Commend AMREC’s Loan Scheme   1 day, 6 hours ago · View

    ThumbnailBeneficiaries of the Agricultural Media Resources and Extension Centre (AMREC), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) Farmers’ Loans Scheme (AFFLS), have expressed appreciation to the University and AMREC for establishing the loan scheme for farmers. In a communiqué issued at the end of the AFFLS Forum, which was held to assess the performance of both the [...]


  • admin wrote a new blog post: Researcher of the Week: Professor ADEBAMBO, Ayoka Olufunmilayo   1 week, 2 days ago · View

    ThumbnailProfessor ADEBAMBO, Ayoka Olufunmilayo is the incumbent Director, Biotechnology Centre and Project Leader, FUNAAB Poultry Breeds Development, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. She started her academic career at the Department of Animal Science, University of Ibadan as a Demonstrator and was the first graduate of Animal Breeding from the University. She worked with the Institute of [...]


  • admin wrote a new blog post: World Bank: VC Highlights Opportunities   1 week, 6 days ago · View

    Thumbnail The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole, has charged scientists, academics, farmers and agricultural-related industries to get involved in the World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE) project, by making good use of the opportunities derived from the World Bank intervention programme. Prof. Oyewole stated this during the first Stakeholder’s Meeting [...]


  • admin wrote a new blog post: FUNAAB Joins Fight Against Corruption   1 week, 6 days ago · View

    Thumbnail For the fight against corruption to be effective, Nigeria should be ready to treat corrupt people as social lepers, while proceeds of corruption should also be seen as loot from crime. This was the submission of the President, Women Arise and Campaign for Democracy (CD), Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, during the Inauguration Ceremony of the Independent [...]


  • admin wrote a new blog post: We are Committed To Total Development of Students, Graduates – VC   1 week, 6 days ago · View

    Thumbnail The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor Olusola Oyewole has again reiterated the commitment of the University to the total development of its students and graduates. The Vice-Chancellor gave the assurance during the maiden graduation ceremony of the Skills Acquisition Programme Trainees, Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies of the University, held recently [...]


  • admin wrote a new blog post: Four W’African Varsities to Develop Trade Negotiation Curriculum   1 week, 6 days ago · View

    ThumbnailThe Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB); the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana; University of Liberia, Liberia and the Njala University, Sierra Leone are developing a curriculum that would help in building the capacity of African nations to embark on international agricultural trade negotiations and agreements. The project, Enhancing Capacity on International Agriculture Trade Agreements for [...]


  • admin wrote a new blog post: Guide on Quality Assurance In Higher Education In Africa   1 week, 6 days ago · View

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    Editors

    Juma Shabani
    Peter A. Okebukola

    With funding support from the West African Economic and Monetary Union (known by its French acronym- UEMOA).

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  • admin wrote a new blog post: Researcher of the Week: Professor Dupe Christianah Akintobi   1 week, 6 days ago · View

    ThumbnailProfessor Dupe Christianah Akintobi was the pioneer Coordinator of the Diploma and Certificate Programmes (DICEP) under the University’s Centre for Human Resources Development (CENHURD) now INHURD for 4years and 6months. She was formerly an Ag. HOD of the Department of Plant Breeding and Seed Technology, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. In addition, professor Akintobi has served [...]


  • admin wrote a new blog post: AAU President Makes Case for Quality Assurance in Varsities   2 weeks, 2 days ago · View

    Thumbnail For Universities to be seen as serving the purpose for their establishment, there has been a renewed call for the establishment of Quality Assurance mechanism within the institutions. This call was made by Professor Olusola Oyewole, President of the Association of African Universities and Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB). Professor Oyewole stated this, [...]


  • admin wrote a new blog post: Review Educational Curriculum – FUNAAB Don   2 weeks, 2 days ago · View

    Thumbnail An appeal has gone to the government and stakeholders on the need to review the existing educational curricula in the country. This clarion call was made by Professor Samuel Wara, Head, Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta in his office when fielding questions on the ground-breaking on Alternative Power Generation System and [...]


  • admin wrote a new blog post: Processing of Smart ID Card for Students Begins   2 weeks, 5 days ago · View

    ThumbnailProcessing and issuance of  Smart ID Card has commenced for students. Students particularly fresh students are urged to take advantage of this opportunity to obtain the new ID Card before examination period. Create a Schedule to be allotted a day for attention at the ID Card Office, ICT Resource Centre, International Scholars Centre. Login and Create [...]


  • admin wrote a new blog post: Scientists Win IFS Grant   2 weeks, 5 days ago · View

    ThumbnailDr. Kolawole Adebayo of the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development and Mrs. Kofoworola Olatunde of the Department of Environmental Management and Toxicology have won the prestigious International Foundation for Science (IFS) grant, to be used for investigating ways of combating food insecurity through optimal cultivation and utilisation of cocoyam in Sub-Saharan Africa, using a [...]


  • admin wrote a new blog post: Ban Rice Importation – Don Tells FG   2 weeks, 5 days ago · View

    Thumbnail The Director, Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources and Agricultural Research (IFSERAR), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor Akin Omotayo has called on the Federal Government to ban the importation of rice into the country. The Director, who is also a Professor in the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development of the University [...]


  • admin wrote a new blog post: Processing of Smart ID Card for Students Begins   2 weeks, 6 days ago · View

    ThumbnailProcessing and issuance of  Smart ID Card has commenced for students. Students particularly fresh students are urged to take advantage of this opportunity to obtain the new ID Card before examination period. Create a Schedule to be allotted a day for attention at the ID Card Office, ICT Resource Centre, International Scholars Centre. Login and Create [...]


  • admin wrote a new blog post: AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOCUS AND FOOD SECURITY QUESTION IN NIGERIA   3 weeks, 1 day ago · View

    Thumbnail Nigeria has considerable prospects for developing its agriculture: –Of the country’s land area of 98.3 million ha, 74 million ha is good for farming, but less than half is being utilized. –About 60 – 70% of the population is involved in farming. –Contribution of agriculture to the GDP is high –Crops, livestock and fish have [...]


  • admin wrote a new blog post: Researcher of the Week: Prof Mufutau Adekojo Waheed   3 weeks, 3 days ago · View

    Thumbnail Prof. Mufutau Adekojo Waheed was appointed a Professor of Thermofluids and Fluid Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) in October, 2008. He has held different positions since he assumed duty including: Ag. Programme Leader, IFSERAR since November 2009, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department on 13th February to August 2010 , Deputy Dean, [...]


  • admin wrote a new blog post: Expedite Passage of Fisheries Commission Bill – Varsity Don   3 weeks, 3 days ago · View

    Thumbnail A call has gone to the National Assembly to pass without further delay, the Fisheries Commission Bill 2014 before it, with the inclusion of an important component, the Fish Health Management Programme (FHMP). Professor Godfrey Ezeri of the Department Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, College of Environmental Resources Management (COLERM), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), [...]


  • admin wrote a new blog post: FUNAAB Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant   3 weeks, 3 days ago · View

    Thumbnail The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has recorded another landmark by winning a grant of USD18.8 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to implement the Cassava: Adding Value for Africa Phase II (CAVA II). According to the Project Director of CAVA II and University’s Director of Grants Management, Dr. Kolawole Adebayo, the [...]


  • admin wrote a new blog post: AAU President Identifies Challenges Facing Higher Education   3 weeks, 3 days ago · View

    Thumbnail The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) and President, Association of African Universities (AAU), Professor Olusola Oyewole, has identified the major problems facing higher education in the country. According to him, the five main factors mitigating against the realisation of the country’s virile higher education policies bordered on quality, learning methods, relevance [...]


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