UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, ABEOKUTA
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT
AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ADMINISTRATION
The Department of Agricultural Administration was established in 2009. The Department is one of the four Departments in the new College of Agricultural Management, Rural Development (COLAMRUD). The Department will offer programmes leading to the award of Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral Degrees and Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Administration.
In addition to the technological know-how that the agricultural graduates must have, they also need sound knowledge of administrative processes to effectively execute their assignments. However, negligible attention had been given to the administrative aspect which is being taught as a topical issue as agricultural extension administration. There is a general saying that “best professionals in various fields are not necessarily best managers or administrators in those fields”. Therefore effective and improved agricultural practice cannot be easily achieved if agricultural graduates are not adequately equipped with necessary basic practical administrative knowledge and skills.
Vision of the Department:
The vision of the Department of Agricultural Administration is to be a centre of excellence and national leader in agricultural administration studies and in producing qualified personnel that will contribute to the administrative base of agricultural institutions for meeting the changing global challenges.
The mission is to enhance high level qualitative research, teaching, capacity building; partnership and provide satisfactory service to the general public, private organizations in areas related to agricultural administration.
Goals and Objectives:
The goals and objectives are to:
1 Develop programmes as well as routine updates in the area of agricultural administration.
2 produce graduates who will be useful to themselves, the public and the private sector;
3 collaborate with relevant organizations such as ASCON, UNAAB Human Resource Development Centre etc. for the development of agricultural administration studies; and
4 Provide advisory and consultancy services in area of agricultural administration.
Academic admission requirements:
The requirements for admission into the Department of Agricultural Administration will be the same requirements for admission into the Departments of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management and Agricultural Extension and Rural Development.
The students will also take the same courses as students in these two departments until the 500 Level when they will take specialized courses in agricultural administration.