Admission Rate of
Agriculture
Students in Nigeria
 In 2010, Nigeria brought in over 1 billion dollars-worth of
rice, becoming the world’s second largest importer of rice.
...
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture has
admitted that the country’s yearly $11 billion
importation bill to meet the stapl...
A Nation’s ability to feed its population is a decisive
factor for its power, as stated by President Charles de
Gaulle: “A...
Agriculture
Philosophy:
A discipline devoted to the systematic critique of the philosophical
frameworks (or ethical world ...
Nigeria has 128 Universities (as at August, 2013);
No. Funding Total
1 Federal 40
2 State 38
3 Private 50
128
Specifically...
Agriculture courses:
Agric - Business
Agric Economics & Farm Management
Agric Extension & Communication Technology
Agric E...
Agriculture courses contd.:
Forestry
Forestry & Environmental Mgt.
Forestry & Environmental Technology
Forestry & Wildlife...
Course and Institution
First Course First Course Institution
Agric - Business MOUA Federal
Agric Economics & Farm Manageme...
Course and Institution
Agronomy And Ecological Management ESUTECH State
Animal Breeding And Genetics UNAAB Federal
Animal ...
Course and Institution
Crop Science RSUST, UNN
Federal,
State
Crop Science And Biotechnology IMSU State
Crop Science And H...
Course and Institution
Forestry And Environmental Mgt. MOUA Federal
Forestry And Environmental Technology BOWEN Private
Fo...
Course and Institution
Plant Breeding And Seed Science FUAMAK Federal
Plant Physiology & Crop Production UNAAB Federal
Pla...
Top Application by Course
First Course 2013 2012 2011 2013% 2012% 2011%
Agric - Business 9,827 4,997 2,855 25.88 17.67 12....
Top Application by Institution
Institution 2011 2012 2013 AVG
MOUA 4,010 6,504 12,819 7,778
UNAAB 2,905 4,469 5,345 4,240
...
Application by Course & Institution
Agriculture
Food Science & Technology Agricultural Economics
Agric-Economics And Exten...
Admission Rate of Selected Institutions
2012/2013 UTME
School Application Admission Admission Rate
UNN 1,061 602 56.74%
UI...
Admission Rate (2000 – 2007)
FACULTY 2000 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007
Administration 6.75 2.83 5.57 4.65 6.87 7.32
Agricultur...
Basically, it means more candidates who applied to
study Agriculture courses are admitted compared to
other disciplines, h...
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development,
Akinwunmi Adesina said ”we spend $11 billion importing
food each year”
...
The country also has the capacity to achieve
self-sufficiency in Wheat, Fish, Sourghun
and Tomatoes, among others. But sin...
We cannot continue to rely on
ageing farmers on small farms
to feed us. Policies should be
put in place to attract investo...
StatiSense ® - Wale Micaiah ©
Freely share, freely use and freely recognize the source – © Wale Micaiah
Data source:
Analy...
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  1. 1. Admission Rate of Agriculture Students in Nigeria
  2. 2.  In 2010, Nigeria brought in over 1 billion dollars-worth of rice, becoming the world’s second largest importer of rice.  The country spent over 4 billion dollars on food imports in total.  Smallholders use traditional manual methods of farming, with little money to invest in fertilisers, irrigation or equipment.  The nation’s 50 million farmers have only around 30,000 tractors between them. They are therefore unable to produce enough food to feed Nigeria’s huge population.  Nigeria’s food import may have hit N4.2 trillion yearly, according to All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), 2010 Facts:
  3. 3. The Federal Ministry of Agriculture has admitted that the country’s yearly $11 billion importation bill to meet the staple foods need of Nigerians is troubling. The Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, explained that this staggering annual food spend, which accounts for 35 % of the nation’s total budget, could be channeled to meaningful developmental projects. Nigeria imported $4 Billion worth of wheat, $2 Billion of rice, $1.4 Billion of sugar, and $1 Billion of fish just in 2012 to show that it has potentials in the Agriculture Sector.
  4. 4. A Nation’s ability to feed its population is a decisive factor for its power, as stated by President Charles de Gaulle: “A nation that cannot feed itself is not a great nation”, or more recently by President George W. Bush: “When we speak about agriculture, we are really speaking about a national security issue.” This study explores the Admission rate of the Agriculture discipline, its effect on Food production, Importation, Job creation and Implication on the Nigerian economy. According to Samuel Johnson, Agriculture is the true riches of Nations, he stated: “Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own.”
  5. 5. Agriculture Philosophy: A discipline devoted to the systematic critique of the philosophical frameworks (or ethical world views) that are the foundation for decisions regarding agriculture1. Production of graduates that are adequately equipped with the comprehensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for engaging in productive and economic agricultural production. Objectives: a) To produce graduates geared towards self-employment; b) To produce graduates with sufficient technical, productive and entrepreneurship skills who will be involved in production, research and entrepreneurship in any aspect of agriculture and other related disciplines; c) To produce graduates that are relevant to themselves, the industry and society and who can contribute effectively to national development goals in Agriculture.
  6. 6. Nigeria has 128 Universities (as at August, 2013); No. Funding Total 1 Federal 40 2 State 38 3 Private 50 128 Specifically, there are just three (3) University of Agriculture in Nigeria, owned by the Federal Government:  Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi  Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike  University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  7. 7. Agriculture courses: Agric - Business Agric Economics & Farm Management Agric Extension & Communication Technology Agric Extension & Rural Development Agric Extension Services Agric-Economics & Extension Agric-Economics & Management Technology Agric-Extension & Rural Sociology Agricultural & Resource Economics Agricultural Cooperative Management Agricultural Economics Agricultural Economics & Extension Services Agricultural Economics & Farm Management Agricultural/Mechanization & Technology Agriculture Agronomy Agronomy & Ecological Management Animal Breeding & Genetics Animal Nutrition Animal Physiology Animal Production Animal Production & Fisheries Animal Production & Health Services Animal Science Animal Science & Fisheries Management Animal Science & Production Animal Science & Range Management Animal Science & Technology Aquaculture & Fisheries Management Crop & Environmental Protection Crop Production Crop Production & Horticulture Crop Production & Landscape Management Crop Production & Protection Crop Production Technology Crop Protection Crop Science Crop Science & Biotechnology Crop Science & Horticulture Crop Science & Production Crop, Soil & Environmental Science Crop, Soil & Pest Management Earth Sciences Ecotourism & Wildlife Management Environmental Management & Toxicology: Family Nutrition & Consumers Services Family, Nutrition & Consutmer Sciences Fisheries Fisheries & Aquaculture Fisheries & Aquaculture Technology Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Management Fisheries & Wildlife Management Fisheries Management Fisheries Technology Food Science & Nutrition Food Science & Technology Food Science With Business
  8. 8. Agriculture courses contd.: Forestry Forestry & Environmental Mgt. Forestry & Environmental Technology Forestry & Wildlife Forestry & Wildlife Management Forestry & Wildlife Technology Forestry & Wood Technology Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries Forestry Resources Management Home & Hotel Management Home Economics Home Economics & Food Management Home Science Home Science & Management Home Science, Nutrition & Dietetics Horticulture Hospitality & Tourism Management Hotel Management & Tourism Human Nutrition & Dietetics Human Resources Management Livestock Production Technology Nutrition & Dietetics Pasture & Range Management Plant Breeding & Seed Technology Plant Breeding & Seed Science Plant Physiology & Crop Production Plant Science Plant Science & Biotechnology Plant Science & Crop Production Plant Science & Forestry Soil & Environmental Management Soil Science Soil Science & Agro-Climatology Soil Science & Horticulture Soil Science & Land Agro-Climatology Soil Science & Land Management Soil Science & Technology Soil Science Management Water Resources Management & Agrometerorology Water Resources, Aquaculture & Fisheries Technology Wildlife & Range Management Wildlife Management
  9. 9. Course and Institution First Course First Course Institution Agric - Business MOUA Federal Agric Economics & Farm Management UNAAB Federal Agric Extension & Communication Tech FUTA Federal Agric Extension & Rural Development CRAWFORD, LANDMARK, OAU, UNAAB Federal (2) Private (2) Agric Extension Services FUTO, UNN Federal (2) Agric-Economics & Extension ABSU, ATBU, ADSU, AKSU, EKPOMA, ANSU, JABU, BAYERO, EBSU, EKSU, ESUTECH, FUTMINNA, FUTA, IBBU, LAUTECH, MODIBBO, NASU, RSUST, TSUJ, UNICAL, UNICAL, UNIPORT, UNIUYO Federal (9) State (13) Private (1) Agric-Economics & Management Technology FUAMAK Federal (1) Agric-Extension & Rural Sociology MOUA, NDU, OOU, UNICAL Federal (2) State (2) Agricultural & Resource Economics FUTA Federal Agricultural Cooperative Management OOU State Agricultural Economics DELSU, FUTO, IGBINEDION, LANDMARK, MOUA, OAU, OSUN, UNIBEN, UNN Federal (5) State (2) Private (2) Agricultural Economics & Extension Services FUKASHERE Federal Agricultural Economics & Farm Management CRAWFORD, OOU Private State Agricultural/Mechanization & Technology CRAWFORD Private Agriculture ADSU, ABU, ANSU, BABCOCK, BAYERO, IDAHOSA, BOWEN, CRUTECH, DELSU, EBSU, EKSU, FUDUTSIN, FUKASHERE, FUOYEKITI, FUWUKARI, IBBU, IGBINEDION, IMSU, KADSU, KASUSTECH, KBSUSTECH, KOGSU, LANDMARK, MOUA, UNIZIK, OOU, PSUB, RSUST, UNIABUJA, UNICAL, UNILORIN, UNIMAID, UNN, UNIUYO, UDUS, WESLEY Federal (15) State (15) Private (6) Agronomy ADSU, FUKASHERE, LAUTECH, OSUN, TSUJ, UNICAL Federal (2) State (4)
  10. 10. Course and Institution Agronomy And Ecological Management ESUTECH State Animal Breeding And Genetics UNAAB Federal Animal Nutrition UNAAB Federal Animal Physiology UNAAB Federal Animal Production ATBU, ADSU, FUTMINNA, MOUA Federal (3) State Animal Production And Fisheries CRAWFORD Private Animal Production And Health LAUTECH State Animal Production And Health Services EKSU, FUTA, UNAAB Federal (2) State Animal Science AKSU, EKPOMA, ANSU, DELSU, EBSU, FUAMAK, FUKASHERE, OAU, OSUN, RSUST, TSUJ, UNIBEN, UNICAL, UNICAL, UNIMAID, UNN, UNIPORT, UNIUYO Federal (10) State (8) Animal Science And Fisheries ABSU, IMSU State (2) Animal Science And Fisheries Management ESUTECH State Animal Science And Production FUOYEKITI Federal Animal Science And Range Management MODIBBO Federal Animal Science And Technology FUTO Federal Aquaculture And Fisheries Management UNAAB, UNICAL Federal Crop And Environmental Protection FUAMAK Federal Crop Production ATBU, ADSU, CRAWFORD, FUAMAK, FUTMINNA, OOU, SALEM Federal (3) State (2) Private (2) Crop Production And Horticulture MODIBBO Federal Crop Production And Landscape Management EBSU State Crop Production And Protection OAU, ABSU Federal State Crop Production Technology NDU State Crop Protection UNAAB Federal
  11. 11. Course and Institution Crop Science RSUST, UNN Federal, State Crop Science And Biotechnology IMSU State Crop Science And Horticulture ANSU State Crop Science And Production JABU Private Crop, Soil And Environmental Science EKSU State Crop, Soil And Pest Management FUTA Federal Earth Sciences LAUTECH State Ecotourism & Wildlife Management UNICAL, FUTA Federal Environmental Management And Toxicology: UNAAB Federal Family Nutrition And Consumers Services OAU Federal Fisheries CRUTECH, DELSU, FUAMAK, IBBU, KBSUSTECH, KWSU, UDUS, MODIBBO, NASU, OOU, UNIBEN, UNICAL, UNIMAID, UNIPORT, Federal (7) State (7) Fisheries And Aquaculture ADSU, AKSU, EBSU, FUAMAK, FUTA, FUOYEKITI, FUWUKARI, KOGSU, MODIBBO, OSUN, SALEM, UNIUYO Federal (6) State (5) Private (1) Fisheries And Aquaculture Technology FUDUTSIN, FUTO Federal (2) Fisheries And Aquatic Resources Management MOUA Federal Fisheries And Wildlife Management OSUN State Fisheries Management RSUST State Fisheries Technology NDU State Food Science And Nutrition FUAMAK Federal Food Science And Technology ABSU, JABU, BELLS, BOWEN, CRAWFORD, EBSU, ESUTECH, FUTMINNA, FUTA, FUWUKARI, IBBU, IMSU, JABU, KASUSTECH, KOGSU, MADONNA, MOUA, UNIZIK, RSUST, UNAAB, MKAR, UNN, UNIUYO Federal (9) State (8) Private (6) Food Science With Business BELLS Private Forestry FUAMAK, KBSUSTECH Federal, State
  12. 12. Course and Institution Forestry And Environmental Mgt. MOUA Federal Forestry And Environmental Technology BOWEN Private Forestry And Wildlife CRUTECH, DELSU, FUDUTSIN, IMSU, NASU, UNIZIK, OOU, UNIBEN, UNIMAID, UNIPORT, UNIUYO Federal (6) State (5) Forestry And Wildlife Technology FUWUKARI, MODIBBO, UNAAB, UNICAL, UNILORIN, FUTO Federal (6) Forestry And Wood Technology FUTA Federal Forestry, Wildlife And Fisheries EKSU, OOU State Forestry/Forest Resources Management RSUST, UNICAL, UDUS Federal (2) State Home And Hotel Management OOU State Home Economics KOGSU, MOUA, OOU, OSUN, UNILORIN, UNIUYO Federal (3) State (3) Home Economics And Food Management WESLEY Private Home Science UNN Federal Home Science And Management FUAMAK, KOGSU, NASU, RSUST, UNAAB Federal (2) State (3) Home Science, Nutrition And Dietetics MKAR Federal Horticulture FUTMINNA, UNAAB Federal (2) Hospitality And Tourism Management CRUTECH State Hotel Management And Tourism MOUA Federal Human Nutrition And Dietetics MOUA Federal Human Resources Management ELIZADE Private Livestock Production Technology NDU State Nutrition And Dietetics BABCOCK, BELLS, IMSU, NASU, UNAAB, UNN, WESLEY Federal (2) State (2) Private (3) Pasture And Range Management UNAAB Federal Plant Breeding & Seed Technology UNAAB Federal
  13. 13. Course and Institution Plant Breeding And Seed Science FUAMAK Federal Plant Physiology & Crop Production UNAAB Federal Plant Science ABUAD, OOU State, Private Plant Science And Biotechnology ABSU, AAUA, CALEB, NASU, UNIBEN, UNIPORT Federal (2) State (3) Private Plant Science And Crop Production JABU Private Plant Science And Forestry EKSU State Soil And Environmental Management CRAWFORD, EBSU, IMSU State (2) Private (1) Soil Science ABSU, AKSU, EKPOMA, ANSU, DELSU, FUAMAK, FUTMINNA, FUKASHERE, IMSU, MOUA, MODIBBO, OAU, RSUST, SALEM, UNIBEN, UNICAL, UNN, UNIUYO Federal (10) State (7) Private Soil Science And Agro-Climatology JABU Private Soil Science And Horticulture FUOYEKITI Federal Soil Science And Land Agro-Climatology JABU Private Soil Science And Land Management UNAAB Federal Soil Science And Technology FUTO Federal Soil Science Management JABU Private Water Resources Management And Agrometerorology UNAAB Federal Water Resources, Aquaculture And Fisheries Technology FUTMINNA Federal Wildlife And Range Management UNICAL Federal Wildlife Management OSUN State
  14. 14. Top Application by Course First Course 2013 2012 2011 2013% 2012% 2011% Agric - Business 9,827 4,997 2,855 25.88 17.67 12.28 Agriculture 5,085 3,978 3,627 13.39 14.07 15.60 Agric-Economics & Extension 4,094 3,659 3,801 10.78 12.94 16.34 Food Science & Technology 3,838 3,951 640 10.11 13.97 2.75 Agricultural Economics 2,660 1,829 2,030 7.00 6.47 8.73 Animal Science 1,532 1,216 1,345 4.03 4.30 5.78 Nutrition & Dietetics 1,271 868 24 3.35 3.07 0.10 Animal Production & Health Services 1,115 819 871 2.94 2.90 3.75 Agric Extension & Rural Development 916 736 307 2.41 2.60 1.32 Agric-Economics & Management Tech 713 683 707 1.88 2.42 3.04 Home Science & Management 569 267 104 1.50 0.94 0.45 Animal Production 529 416 271 1.39 1.47 1.17 Agric Economics & Farm Management 509 601 1,329 1.34 2.13 5.71 Total 37,975 28,276 23,255
  15. 15. Top Application by Institution Institution 2011 2012 2013 AVG MOUA 4,010 6,504 12,819 7,778 UNAAB 2,905 4,469 5,345 4,240 FUTA 1,278 1,202 1,466 1,315 FUAMAK 1,217 1,520 1,826 1,521 TSUJ 1,216 1,021 1,065 1,101 UI 1,202 720 802 908 LAUTECH 918 789 785 831 OAU 824 965 748 846 UNILORIN 646 922 795 788 NSU 608 673 954 745 ABU 602 441 488 510 UNN 539 1,061 1,299 966 FUTO 449 735 408 531
  16. 16. Application by Course & Institution Agriculture Food Science & Technology Agricultural Economics Agric-Economics And Extension
  17. 17. Admission Rate of Selected Institutions 2012/2013 UTME School Application Admission Admission Rate UNN 1,061 602 56.74% UI 720 156 21.67% EKSU 319 35 10.97% UNIPORT 199 175 87.94% 2,299 968 42.11% CRUTECH 102 161 24.19% UNIMAID 237 346 23.57% Cross-Rivers University of Technology & University of Maiduguri admitted more candidates than those who initially applied.
  18. 18. Admission Rate (2000 – 2007) FACULTY 2000 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 Administration 6.75 2.83 5.57 4.65 6.87 7.32 Agriculture 46.96 28.64 20.22 61.25 57.32 65.81 Arts 26.9 11.62 17.24 14.82 19.31 17.78 Education 84.95 46.59 85.94 58.59 53.91 41.85 Engineering/Env. 10.99 5.12 8.66 7.07 9.31 9.98 Law 5.61 2.54 3.11 4.3 6.19 6.08 Medical 5.26 2.55 4.23 3.13 4.15 4.31 Science 35.45 15.71 24.5 20.59 21.8 25.91 Social Sciences 9.84 4.05 8.01 5.17 8.01 8.68 Historically, the Agriculture Discipline admit more candidates than other Disciplines – about 50% are sure of Admission in most cases
  19. 19. Basically, it means more candidates who applied to study Agriculture courses are admitted compared to other disciplines, however this does not imply they intend to take up a life-long approach to the discipline. Most are actually using this as escape route and a channel to get admission into higher institutions of their choice. Since those who study the course are not interested in the course, this might not be unconnected to the fact that majority of Nigerian Farmers are aged adults who have not gone through any formal training on the Science of Farming. Invariably, this is why Nigeria spend billions on importation of those things that could as well be home grown, even in larger quantity suitable for export.
  20. 20. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Akinwunmi Adesina said ”we spend $11 billion importing food each year” If the Federal and State Governments vigorously pursue the right policies, the country can raise local rice production from the current 500,000 MT per annum to meet the national demand of 2.5 million MT.
  21. 21. The country also has the capacity to achieve self-sufficiency in Wheat, Fish, Sourghun and Tomatoes, among others. But since FAO named Nigeria in 2011 as one of the four countries facing imminent food crisis, our food import bill has been skyrocketing. In 2011, the International Fund for Agricultural Development described Nigeria’s food situation as very vulnerable, with the country unable to feed its 170 million people
  22. 22. We cannot continue to rely on ageing farmers on small farms to feed us. Policies should be put in place to attract investors into large-scale mechanized farming and agro-processing industries to wean the country from its dependence on oil revenues.
  23. 23. StatiSense ® - Wale Micaiah © Freely share, freely use and freely recognize the source – © Wale Micaiah Data source: Analysis by: Wale Micaiah e: walegate@yahoo.com m: 08078001800 b: walemicaiah.blog.com w. www.statisense.info www.jamb.org.ng | http://leadership.ng/ | http://www.punchng.com/editorial/that-disgraceful-food- import-bill/ | www.nuc.edu.ng

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