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  • Students Handbook

  • Inside Cover:

    Federal University Dutsin-Ma,

    Kilometer 60, Along Katsina-Kankara Road

    P.M.B. 5001 Dutsin-ma, Katsina State, Nigeria.

    Bankers i. First Bank of Nig. Plc, Katsina and Dutsin-Ma

    ii. United Bank for Africa Plc, Dutsin-Ma

    iii. Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Katsina

    iv. Diamond Bank. Plc Katsina.

    v. Central Bank of Nigeria, Katsina

    Solicitors: Afraimu Kandamwe Jingi Esq

    A.K. Jingi & Associates,

    Nwaola Plaza,

    No 3 Dar-Es Salam Street, Off Aminu Kano Cresent.

    Wuse II . FCT Abuja

  • Inside front Page

    Colored Photo of the Front view of the new Senate Building

  • The Nigerian National Anthem

    Arise O' Compatriots, Nigeria's call obey

    To serve our fatherland

    With love and strength and faith

    The labour of our heroes past

    Shall never be in vain

    To serve with heart and might

    One nation bound in freedom, peace and


    O God of Creation, direct our noble cause,

    Guide (thou) our leaders right,

    Help our youth the truth to know

    In love and honesty to grow

    And living just and true

    Great lofty heights attain

    To build a nation where peace and justice

    shall reign

    The Nigerian Pledge

    I pledge to Nigeria my country

    To be faithful loyal an honest

    To serve Nigeria with all my strength

    To defend her unity

    And uphold her honour and glory

    So help me God

    FUDMA Anthem

    Federal University Dutsin-ma

    A unique citadel of excellence

    Great is your vision – among the top ranks;

    A world class institution established,

    Committed to excellence,

    Raising top-brass future leaders;

    Imparting wisdom and greatness


    Oh God our creator,

    Your grace we seek and implore

    Our vision and mission endow

    So at lofty heights we may abide

    Coming from the North, South, East and


    Let’s arise and stand for FUDMA

    A university in this blessed land

    We are one great family in FUDMA

    With very strong tie that binds;

    Just sharing love and hope,

    Respecting one another’s culture

    And living together as one

  • Foreword (By the Vice Chancellor)

  • Bursar

    University Librarian


    S/N POSITION NAME/Qualifications Office



    1 Vice-Chancellor Prof. James O.I Ayatse [email protected]

    2 Registrar Muhammad Y.Abubakar [email protected]

    3 Deputy Bursar MJSadiq. [email protected]

    4 Principal Librarian Dr. Babangida [email protected]

    6 Dean, Fac. of Agric. and

    Agricultural Technology

    Prof. Armaya’u H. Bichi [email protected]

    7 Dean, , Fac. of Arts,

    Management and Social


    Prof. Friday O. Ati

    [email protected]

    8 Dean, Fac. of Science and


    Prof. Johnson O. Fatokun [email protected]

    5 Ag. Dean of Student


    Mr. Qrisstuberg Amua [email protected]

    9 Deputy Director of

    Academic Planning

    Dr.Godwin O. Adejo [email protected]

    10 Director of Advancement

    and Linkages

    Prof. Joshua O.


    [email protected]@fudutsinma.edu.ng

    11 Director, Physical

    Planning &Works

    Sir. Boye Oyewande [email protected]

    13 Director of Sports Dr. Yunusa M. Matazu [email protected]

    14 Director, Procurement Mr Jacob A. Ebe [email protected]

    15 Acting Director, School of

    General and Preliminary


    Dr. Aminu D. Kankia [email protected]

    16 Acting Director,

    University Clinic

    DOl Dr. Olabisi Tanimowo [email protected]

    17 Coordinator, ICT Mr. Agber Torkuma [email protected]

    18 Desk Officer, Servicom Dr. Aminu D. Kankia [email protected]

    19 Chief Security Officer Capt.Raymond B. Tangle


    [email protected]

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    The vision of Federal university, Dutsin-ma is ‘to be a top ranking, world-class University,

    committed to excellence in research and the production of a generation of leaders with

    passion for service’.


    The mission of Federal University, Dutsin-ma is ‘to create knowledge, impart it to transform

    the human being, deploy it to grow the economy and solve local and global challenges, and

    do so in partnership and with integrity’.


    The philosophy of the Federal University, Dutsin-ma is to seek and mould the total being by

    developing the mind and imparting both theoretical and practical knowledge which

    encourages self-reliance and self confidence in the individual. The programmes of study and

    training shall therefore be designed to assist the individual to understand, exploit and if need

    be change his environments.


    i. Transparency and accountability;

    ii. Justice, fairness and equity;

    iii. Capacity building;

    iv. Teamwork and mentoring;

    v. Humility;

    vi. Excellence and professionalism;

    vii. Quality service; and

    viii. Commitment.


    i. Student centred approach to teaching that facilitates students’ learning;

    ii. Emphasis on teaching aids and the application of technology in teaching, learning,

    research and support services;

    iii. Monitoring, supervision and evaluation;

    iv. Creation of open framework for consultation and dialogue;

    v. Promotion of age – long learning culture;

  • vi. Creation of linkages and networks to promote capacity building, learning and


    vii. Designed in qualities that keep the university adaptive to the operating context;

    viii. Building a culture where change, innovation and creative ideas breathe and


    ix. Attracting the best people to accomplish great deeds;

    x. Promotion of advancement in the frontiers of knowledge and learning through

    research and teaching of the highest quality; and

    xi. Promotion of scholarship and innovation.


    The Federal University, Dutsin-ma has the following objectives governing its establishment

    by law. The objectives of the university are:

    i. to encourage the advancement of learning and to hold out to all persons without

    distinction of race, creed, sex or political conviction the opportunity of acquiring

    higher and liberal education;

    ii. to provide courses of instruction and other facilities for the pursuit of learning in

    all its branches, and to make those facilities available on proper terms to such

    persons as are equipped to benefit from them;

    iii. to encourage and promote scholarship and conduct research in restricted fields of

    learning and human endeavour;

    iv. to relate its activities to the social, cultural and economic needs of the people of

    Nigeria; and

    v. undertake any other activity appropriate for a university of the highest standard.


  • The striking features in the logo of the Federal University, Dutsin-ma are some rocks, a

    wheel and a calf. Also included in the logo is a fine blend of carefully selected colours to

    signify the focus and integrity of the university.

    i. The rocks: At the base of the logo are a symbol of the rocks of Dutsin-ma and Katsina

    State, where the university is located. This feature identifies the university with its

    location and its desire to work in harmony with its natural environs and peoples.

    ii. The Wheel: Is a symbol of technology. In the logo, the wheel is firmly anchored

    between and links the green (agriculture) and gold (wealth) colour parchments. This

    feature points to the fact that the university’s programmes will employ modern

    technology to transform agriculture, add value and create wealth.

    iii. The Calf: Between the green and gold parchments and above the wheel represents the

    promotion of agriculture and technology to promote animal health and animal protein

    production in line with the traditional occupation of the majority of the people of

    Katsina State and indeed Nigeria.


    Integrity and Service


    The colours of the Federal University, Dutsin-ma are black, gold, green and white.

    i. Black: This colour symbolises power and elegance. It points to the desire to build an

    elegant institution with a strong institutional management system and efficient

    management structure.

    ii. Gold: This colour symbolises wealth, wisdom, prestige, illumination and high quality.

    It indicates the dream to build a prestigious, high quality university that does not only

    illuminate and impacts wisdom, but lead its stakeholders to wealth creation.

    iii. Green: This colour symbolises nature, fertility, growth and agriculture. It indicates the

    desire of the university to harness the natural provisions within its location, its

    competitive advantage – land, water and forest resources – to promote agriculture and

    agricultural technology and evolve as a centre of excellence in value addition in


    iv. White: this colour stands for light, integrity, perfection, successful beginning, and

    depicts faith. It captures the desire to grow an institution strong on integrity values,

    which is a source of light in an increasingly decadent society, and produce graduates

    that have the faith and confidence to serve with integrity.


    The colours of the hoods of the various faculties shall be as follows:

    i. Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology - Green

    ii. Faculty of Arts, Management and Social Sciences - Yellow/Pink/white

    iii. Faculty of Science and Education - Orange/Blue


    The Federal University, Dutsin-ma is located in Dutsin-ma Local government Area of

    Katsina State, which is located in the North-Western region of Nigeria, bordering Niger

    Republic, Kaduna, Kano and Jigawa States.

    The establishment of the Federal University Dutsin-ma along with eight other Federal

    Universities, is in line with the Federal Government of Nigeria’s determination to run a

    technology driven economy with the aim of achieving the vision 20:2020, to further improve

    the nation’s knowledge base and expand access to education, which is a defining factor in the

    establishment of institutions of learning in Nigeria. The overall goal of the establishment was

    to tackle the challenges of inadequate space for eligible university applicants. Thus the nine

    new Federal Universities, which were established in States where none existed, are positioned

    to strike a balance between access, equity and quality, thereby creating an avenue for

    indigenous appreciation of educational values.

    The establishment of Federal University Dutsin-ma along with eight other universities as a

    first phase in the approved establishment of twelve new universities on the basis of equity

    and access was consequent on a memorandum presented by the then Minister of state,

    Education, Olorogun Kenneth O. Gbagi to the Federal Executive Council, at its 39th


    held on Wednesday, 10th

    November, 2010, recommending the establishment of 44 additional

    tertiary institutions nationwide. Under the chairmanship of Prof. Julius A. Okojie, Executive

    Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), a twelve-member technical committee

    developed the modalities for the location and take-off of Federal University, Dutsin-ma and

    the other eight universities in the report presented to the Honourable Minister on Monday,


    November, 2010. This was followed with a visit by the Honourable Minister of

    Education, Prof. Ruqqayat Ahmed Rufa’i, OON accompanied by the Director (Tertiary

    Education), Federal Ministry of Education and the executive Secretaries of NUC as well as

    the Education Trust Fund (ETF). With the support of the State Government, permanent as

    well as take-off site were identified, subsequently approved by the Federal Executive

  • Council, and Council approved the sum of N1.5 billion take-off grant, to be sourced from the


    On 7th

    February, 2011, in his capacity as Visitor to Federal Universities, the President and

    Commander in Chief, His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, appointed Prof.

    James O.I. Ayatse and Mal. Muhammad Yusuf Abubakar as Vice Chancellor and Registrar,

    respectively. These appointments were communicated by the Honourable minister of

    Education on Wednesday, 9th

    February 2011, and took effect from 16th

    February 2011. The

    Vice Chancellor and Registrar officially assumed office on 10th

    March, 2011, the day they

    were formally presented to the Government and people of Katsina State by the Honourable

    Minister of Education. The Vice Chancellor subsequently appointed Mr Sadiq Momoh Jimoh

    and Mallam Misbahu Naiya as the Deputy Bursar, and Deputy Librarian, respectively.

    The Federal University Dutsin-ma whose main objective is to encourage the advancement of

    learning and to hold out to all persons without distinction of race, creed, sex or political

    conviction the opportunity of acquiring higher and liberal education matriculated her pioneer

    students of 219 spread across three faculties, namely: Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural

    Technology, Faculty of Arts and Management Studies, and Faculty of Science and Science

    Education. Currently, there are 1754 students consisting of 1255 males and 499 females

    registered in the 21 Departments of the three Faculties.

    University Administration and Governance

    The Federal Government of Nigeria stands as the sole proprietor and source of funds for the

    Federal University, Dutsin-ma, while His Excellency, the President and commander in Chief

    of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is the Visitor to the university. However, from its

    inception till date, Katsina State Government under the leadership of His Excellency,

    Governor Ibrahim Shema, FNIM has contributed generously towards the infrastructural

    development on the take-off campus.

    At full administrative maturity, the Visitor will exercise his control through the Federal

    Ministry of Education, the National Universities Commission, the Chancellor, who

    essentially is ceremonial, and Governing Council. The Vice Chancellor is the Chief

    Executive and Accounting Officer of the University. He is supported by other Principal

    Officers such as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor(s), the Registrar, the University Librarian and

    the Bursar.

  • The 20 academic Departments are under three faculties, namely: Faculty of Agriculture and

    Agricultural Technology, Faculty of Arts and Management Studies, and Faculty of Science

    and Education. Each faculty is headed by a Dean who coordinates the activities of

    Departments through their respective Heads of Department (HODs). In addition to the Deans

    of Academic Faculties, other Directorates and Units contribute to the smooth running of the

    University: These are Students Affairs Division, Establishment and Development Division,

    Directorate of Academic Planning& Quality Assurance, Directorate of Advancement and

    Linkages, Directorate of Physical Planning and Works, Procurement Directorate, University

    Clinic, Security Services, Fire Service, Servicom Unit, and Renewable Energy and

    Sustainable Development Unit.


    i. Directorate of Advancement and Linkages

    The Directorate for University Linkages and Advancement was established in the Federal

    University, Dutsin-Ma, (FUDMA) Katsina State (FUDMA) in 2013 as a positive initiative to

    enhance University outreach, and to accord the needed attention to the external sourcing of

    support for collaborative research and the technological development of FUDMA in keeping

    with the University’s Strategic Plan. The Directorate also is intended to help Co-ordinate

    other external contacts and collaborative functions of FUDMA staff and students, inclusive of

    exchange programmes, travel fellowships, research visits, scholarship awards and grants etc.

    In keeping with National Universities Commission Guidelines, the Directorate functions as

    an active Unit under the Office of the Vice-Chancellor. The Director, a seasoned scholar,

    who is working closely with Deans, Directors, Heads of the various University Departments

    and Units, as well as the University Management to lay a sound foundation for promote

    fruitful Linkages, Provide a platform for effective up-grading and marketing of FUDMA

    Programmes at National and International levels, facilitate productive cross – country

    Technical, Academic and Administrative interactions and exchanges involving

    Undergraduate Traineeship Schemes, and creating student friendly and interactive

    programmes with other universities and institutions.

    ii. Directorate of Academic Planning

    The Academic Planning Unit of the University, currently headed by a senior academic as

    Deputy Director, is among others, responsible for University resource planning, programmes

    planning, collating and analysing data of staff and students, coordinating the development

  • and review of curriculum for all programmes taught in the University, put in place quality

    assurance mechanisms to enhance quality of teaching, learning and research, assisting the

    university to formulate and periodically review strategic plans, evaluating the annual

    institutional performance of the academic programs, and coordinating all quality assurance

    visits (e.g. accreditation, resources verification, program audit etc) to the university.

    iii. Sports Directorate

    The Sports Directorate which was established on 5th

    January, 2013 is charged with routine

    activities ranging from recreational sports programme, organising sporting activities,

    attending national and international competitions, international sports programme. All work

    and no play make Jack a dull boy. Therefore, all students and staffs are encouraged to utilize

    the facilities in the sports complex to improve their physical and emotional well-being.

    iv. Servicom

    SERVICOM (Service Compact with all Nigerians) is meant to improve service delivery

    throughout the country. It is about service efficiency, and identifying where service fails or

    where it is failing, for improvement and better productivity. Hence, all staff, students and

    other University stakeholders have the right to complain whenever they perceive any of the

    University services fails or is about to fail. When you experience service failure (not

    individual personnel failure), complain as soon as possible, and as courteously and politely

    as possible to SERVICOM, or to the Vice Chancellor (if the complaint is about

    SERVICOM performance).

    SERVICOM unit in the University is headed by a senior academic who serves as the Nodal

    Officer and head of the Unit. The Nodal Officer reports directly to the Vice Chancellor.

    v. Information and Communication Technology Unit (ICT)

    The Information and Communication Technology Unit (ICT), currently headed by a

    Coordinator, is a Directorate under the Office of the Vice Chancellor which, among other

    things, is charged with developing and managing information system, provision of network

    and internet services on campus, provision of hardware and software support to all units of

    the University, provision of support for students’ online registration, managing and

    maintaining power generating sets, UPS and inverters, development of examination grading

    and transcript production software, development and management of Post-UME and

    admission management software, managing of the University examination centre,

  • development of web applications, management of multimedia equipment, training and

    capacity building among students and staff across the campus.

    vi. Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) Unit.

    Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) Unit is aimed at providing opportunity

    for students to put into practice theoretical knowledge acquired in the classroom, and provide

    students the opportunity to prepare for employment after graduation, in addition to improving

    the academic contents of programmes studied. The SIWES Unit, under the Office of the Vice

    Chancellor coordinates the participation of students in the mandatory industrial attachment

    programme, and serves as a link between NUC, Industrial Training Fund (ITF) and the

    university in all matters relating to SIWES, including payment of industrial training

    allowances and fostering effective contacts and collaboration between the university and


    vii. Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC)

    An Entrepreneurship Development Centre is a place in the university where motivated

    students are encourage and supported in launching and successfully growing an enterprise

    with the aim of promoting self-employment. It helps to facilitate the interaction between

    entrepreneurs and existing recourses and provide in-depth assistance and practical models for

    every stage of development from concept evaluation through start-up, growth, expansion and

    beyond. The centre is expected to take care of the practical aspects of entrepreneurial studies

    and provide conducive environment for training of motivated students that really want to go

    into business.

    In addition, the centre will promote acquisition of entrepreneurial skills for job creation and

    the culture of entrepreneurship among university students, generate business opportunities,

    address the problem of poverty and unemployment, provide new knowledge and expertise,

    and enhance the university's contribution to society.

    viii. The Students Affairs Division

    The Students Affairs Division is headed by the Dean of Students Affairs who is responsible

    to the Vice-Chancellor. The Division is concerned mainly with students’ welfare including

    hostel accommodation, orientation, bursary/financial aid, career, health, recreation, physical

    education and personal problems. It has a Counselling Unit where students can comfortably

  • receive assistance and counsel on matters affecting them. In this respect, students are strongly

    advised to make known their problems or when in doubt, consult the Students Affairs

    Division for necessary advice and information. Also, the Students Affairs Division maintains

    an active partnership with students in the development of new and dynamic programmes and

    in the enrichment of those already existing. The activities of the Students’ Union and all other

    Students’ Clubs, Associations and Societies are co-ordinated by the Students Affairs

    Division. The objective is to provide a conducive atmosphere for the total development of the


    ix. Security Unit

    The security unit was established on 28th

    October, 2012 by the authority of the University to

    work directly under the directives of the Vice Chancellor. The Security Unit was established

    for the purpose of protecting lives and properties of the University, provision of

    security/surveillance support and design of intelligence architecture for the University. It

    also has the mandate of providing and dissemination of intelligence and information

    concerning the University, giving professional advice to the Vice Chancellor of the

    University and creating awareness/sensitization of all staff and students as regard current

    security situation.

    Students and staff are encouraged to promptly report all suspicious activities around them to

    the Security Unit.

    x. University Health Clinic

    The University Clinic came into existence in July 2012. The University Clinic is an integral

    unit of the institution set aside to ensure healthy University community. Its activities range

    from management of medical ailments, to identifying and detecting risk factors and

    contributors to ill health and addressing it appropriately and promptly. This is among other

    responsibilities which include prevention of the spread of diseases and infection through

    ensuring proper sanitation as well as educating the University community on ways to live


    Currently the clinic provide services such as out-patient/emergencies consultations and

    treatment, In-patient admission, clinical diagnostic services including ultrasound and ECG,

  • medical laboratory services covering haematology, chemical pathology, microbiology and

    immunology, as well as general pharmacy services.

    The University Clinic had been upgraded and approved by NHIS for both staff and students.

    xi. Bursary Department

    Bursary Department was established at the inception of the University in 2011. It is

    responsible for all issues pertaining to management of University finance as may be issued

    and directed by the Vice Chancellor in accordance with financial regulation and University

    status. Among other things the Bursary Department establish logistics for payment of fees

    and ensure proper documentation of financial transactions in line with GAAP (Generally

    Accepted Accounting Principles) and extant rules.



    General Entry Requirements

    In addition to the entry requirements specific to individual faculties or

    departments/programmes, the following are the general entry requirements approved for

    admission to the first-degree programme.

    Admission into Bachelor’s degree programme is done through the Joint Admissions and

    Matriculation Board (JAMB). The entry requirements seek to ensure that those admitted

    have necessary preparedness to benefit from the programme. For entry into the Bachelor’s

    degree programmes, candidates are normally admitted through the Unified Tertiary

    Matriculation Examinations (UTME) and by Direct Entry.

    Admission through UTME

    Candidates seeking admission through UTME should meet the following requirements:

    Applicants must write UTME and attain an acceptable score in the use of English and three

    other subjects relevant to the proposed course of study and further obtain an acceptable score

    at the compulsory University post-UTME screening test;

    For a candidate who has attained the acceptable standard in the UTME to be registered for a

    course in the University, must have passed five subjects (including English Language and

    Mathematics) at credit level at not more than two sittings in the General Certificate of

    Education (GCE) Ordinary Level Examination, West African School Certificate Examination

  • (WASCE), National Examinations Council (NECO) or National Business and Technical

    Examination Board (NABTEB) in subjects relevant to the course of study.

    UTME candidates should normally have attained the age of 16 years.

    Admission through Direct Entry (DE)

    Candidates who have credit level passes in ‘O’ Level English Language and Mathematics

    with one of the following shall be eligible for admission by direct entry:

    A minimum of five (5) subjects passed at not more than two sittings with at least two at the

    principal or advanced level of the G.C.E. and the others, at credit level of the SSC/GCE

    O/Level; no subject shall be counted at both Ordinary and Advanced Levels.

    Acceptable level of passes in two major subjects at the NCE with SSC O/Level credits or

    equivalent in THREE other subjects (mainly for Education Courses). Education may be

    accepted as a third A/Level subject for those taking courses in Education

    Acceptable level of passes in two subjects at the IJMB examination or Cambridge moderated

    school of Basic Studies terminal examination or International Baccalaureate from recognized

    institutions with SSCE/GCE O/Level credits or equivalent in three other subjects;

    Ordinary National Diploma (OND) with at least a Lower Credit Pass from recognized

    institutions, with a minimum of five ‘O’ level credits passed at not more than two sittings.

    HND passed at not less than lower credit from a recognized institution plus 5 ‘O’ level

    credit passed at not more than two sittings.

    In addition to the above general requirements, candidates must meet departmental admission

    requirements stipulated by the University and reflected in JAMB brochure. Candidates must

    at any point in time combine not more than 2 sittings to qualify for registration.

    Specific Departmental Requirements

    The table below presents specific departmental requirements for each programme.

    Programme Direct Entry UTME/JAMB UTME Subjects



    Two ‘A’ level passes in

    Economics and social

    science or science subject

    Five ‘O’ Level

    Credits in English,


    Economics and any

    two of Arts or Social

    Science subjects


    Mathematics and

    any one of


    History, Geography,


    English, French and


  • B.Sc.


    Two ‘A’ level passes in

    History, Geography,

    Literature, Religious

    Knowledge, Social Studies,

    Sociology, Political Science,

    or Economics.

    Five ‘O’ level credits

    in Government or

    History, English,

    Mathematics and two

    other subjects.


    plus two other

    Social Science/Art


    B.Sc. Political


    Two ‘A’ level passes in


    Science and any relevant

    social science or arts subject

    or Diploma in Personnel or

    Administration with Lower


    Five ‘O’ level credits

    in Government or

    History, English,

    Mathematics and two

    other subjects.

    Government or

    History plus two

    other social

    science/arts subjects



    Two ‘A’ level passes in

    Geography and one of

    Economics, Government,

    History, Physics, Chemistry,


    Five ‘O’ level credits

    in Geography,


    mathematics, and

    any two subjects

    from science, social

    science or arts

    Geography and two

    other arts or social

    science subjects

    B.A. English Two ‘A’ level passes to

    include Literature in English

    and one other Arts subject

    Five ‘O’ level credits

    to include Literature

    in English, English

    Language and


    Literature in

    English, one other

    Arts subject and

    another Arts,

    science or Social

    Science subject

    B.A. History Two ‘A’ level passes in

    History and any other related


    Five ‘O’ level credits

    to include History

    and English

    Language and

    mathematics. A

    credit in Government

    may be considered in

    History and any

    related two subjects

    from Arts and

    Social Sciences

  • place of History



    Two ‘A’ level passes in

    Economics and Mathematics

    or any social science subject

    Five ‘O’ level credits

    to include


    Mathematics, and

    English Language


    Economics and any

    other Social Science


    B.Sc. Business


    Two ‘A’ level passes in

    Economics and Mathematics

    or any social science subject

    Five ‘O’ level credits

    to include


    Mathematics, and

    English Language


    Economics and any

    other Social Science


    B.Sc. Biology (i) Two ‘A’ level passes in

    Botany/Zoology/Biology and


    (ii) OND/NCE in related


    Five ‘O’ level credits

    to include Biology,

    Chemistry, and any

    other Science


    A pass may be

    accepted in Physics

    Biology, Chemistry

    and Physics or




    (i) Two ‘A’ level passes in

    Botany/Zoology/Biology and


    (ii) OND/NCE in related


    Five ‘O’ level credits

    to include Biology,

    Chemistry, and any

    other Science


    A pass may be

    accepted in Physics

    Biology, Chemistry

    and Physics or




    (i) Two ‘A’ level passes in

    Chemistry and any one of

    Physics, Mathematics or


    (ii) OND/NCE with good

    grades and relevant ‘O’ level


    Five ‘O’ level credits

    including English



    Physics, Chemistry

    and Biology

    Chemistry and two

    of Physics, Biology

    and Mathematics

    B.Sc. (i) Two ‘A’ level passes in Five ‘O’ level credits Chemistry and two

  • Industrial


    Chemistry and any one of

    Physics, Mathematics or


    (ii) OND/NCE with good

    grades and relevant ‘O’ level


    including English



    Physics, Chemistry

    and Biology

    of Physics, Biology

    and Mathematics



    (i) Two ‘A’ level passes in

    Chemistry and any one of

    Biology, Physics or


    (ii) OND/NCE with good

    grades and relevant ‘O’ level


    Five ‘O’ level credits

    including English



    Physics, Chemistry

    and Biology

    Biology, Chemistry

    and Physics

    B.Sc. Physics (i) Two ‘A’ level passes in

    Physics and Mathematics

    (ii) OND/NCE with good

    grades and relevant ‘O’ level


    Five ‘O’ level credits

    to include English

    Language, Physics,

    Chemistry and

    Mathematics and

    any other science



    Mathematics and

    Chemistry or


    B.Sc. Physics


    (i) Two ‘A’ level passes in

    Physics and Mathematics

    (ii) OND/NCE with good

    grades and relevant ‘O’ level


    Five ‘O’ level credits

    to include English

    Language, Physics,

    Chemistry and

    Mathematics and

    any other science



    Mathematics and

    Chemistry or




    (i) Two ‘A’ level passes in

    Mathematics and any one of

    Physics, Chemistry,

    Economic or Geography

    (ii) NCE with at least Merit

    in mathematics and one of

    Five ‘O’ level credits

    including English


    Mathematics and

    Physics, Chemistry

    and any other

    Mathematics ,

    Physics and any of


    Economics or


  • Physics, Chemistry or

    Economics, or OND with

    good grades and relevant ‘O’

    level subjects

    relevant subjects



    Science & IT

    Same as B.Sc. Mathematics Same as B.Sc.


    Same as B.Sc.





    Same as B.A. English Same as B.A.


    Same as B.A.


    B.Sc. Ed.


    Same as B.Sc. Mathematics Same as B.Sc.


    Same as B.Sc.


    B.Sc. Ed.


    Same as B.Sc. Physics Same as B.Sc.


    Same as B.Sc.


    B.Sc. Ed.


    Same as B.Sc. Biology Same as B.Sc.


    Same as B.Sc.


    B.Sc. Ed.


    Same as B.Sc. Chemistry Same as B.Sc.


    Same as B.Sc.


    B. Fisheries &



    (i) Two ‘A’ level passes to

    include Chemistry and any

    one of Botany, Zoology,

    Biology or Chemistry

    (ii) OND/NCE in related


    Five ‘O’ level credits

    to include

    Chemistry, Biology

    and any other

    Science subject

    A pass may be

    accepted in Physics


    Science, Chemistry

    and Physics or


    B. Forestry &



    Same as B. Fisheries &

    Aquaculture Technology

    Same as B. Fisheries

    & Aquaculture


    Same as B.

    Fisheries &



    B. Agriculture




    Same as B. Fisheries &

    Aquaculture Technology

    Same as B. Fisheries

    & Aquaculture


    Same as B.

    Fisheries &



  • Animal

    Production &

    Health or


    Economic &


    B. Food

    Science &


    (i) Two ‘A’ level passes in

    Chemistry and any one of

    Physics or Mathematics

    (ii) NCE with at least Merit

    in mathematics and one of

    Physics, Chemistry or


    Five ‘O’ level credits

    including Chemistry,

    English Language,

    Mathematics and

    Physics or Biology

    Mathematics and

    any two of Physics,


    Orientation Exercise

    All new students are required to undergo an orientation programme prior to their

    registration. This programme is intended to acquaint the students with the whole range of

    services and privileges available to them as well as their responsibilities as members of an

    academic community. Regulations require satisfactory completion of the orientation before

    matriculation in the University.

    Matriculation Oath

    I, …………………………… of the Department of …………………………….….. do

    solemnly swear to observe and respect all the provisions of the Federal University Dutsin-ma

    Law and Statutes, Schedules and Regulations lawfully made, which are now in force and

    which shall from time to time be brought in force for the good governance of the university.

    So help me God.

    …………………………. ………………………………

    Student’s Signature Date

  • Registration

    All new students are required to undergo preliminary screening exercise before

    registration for courses. They are required at this time to present original copies of

    certificate(s) to the screening officer(s) who would check if they meet the General University

    and departmental admission requirements. Apart from this initial screening exercise each

    student shall be required to present his credentials for final screening and verification during

    his final year in the University.

    To be accepted as a bona fide student, eligible to attend lectures and take

    examinations, the student must duly register within the stipulated period for all prescribed

    courses at the beginning of each semester. Any student who fails to duly register within the

    specified time period will pay a late registration fee. This concession is only for the period

    approved for the late registration.

    Procedure for Registration of Fresh Students for First Semester

    All fresh candidates of the University must register for courses in their various programmmes

    through the completion of relevant documents. Registration of fresh candidates will begin in

    the Admissions office of the University and end in the Departments. The procedure for the

    registration of candidates is as approved by Senate from time to time. Currently, Senate has

    approved online registration and clearance procedure for fresh students during the first

    semester as outlined below:

    Go to http://portal.fudutsinma.edu.ng/admissions, and do the following:

    type your Jamb Registration Number,

    select “download form FUD/01” from “where would you like to go?” and click continue,

    Print the form and sign

    Your parent and guardian should also sign.

    Go to http://www.jamb.org.ng and print your Jamb admission Letter

    Go to any of the designated banks and Pay your Acceptance Fees. You will be given a receipt

    with a PIN

    Go to http://portal.fudutsinma.edu.n/admissions and do the following:

    Type your Jamb Registration Number

    Select “Process Admission”

    Enter your PIN

    Click continue

    Read the Instructions you see displayed on your screen.

    Click on Screening form


  • Fill the form and click save data.

    Click on “Registration Forms”

    Click on “Form FUD/02”

    Print the form and Sign it

    Proceed to the Screening Officer for screening with the following items:

    A signed copy of Undertaking Against Cultism (Form FUD/01)

    A signed copy of Acceptance of Offer of Provisional Admission (Form FUD/02)

    Jamb Admission Letter

    Original and Photocopy of Birth Certificate or Declaration of Age

    Original and Photocopy of O’Level certificates/Statement of Results


    Two Passport photographs

    Certificate of Indigenship/Citizenship from your Local Government Area.

    Letter of Reference from a person of reputable standing in the society vouching for your good


    After Screening, Proceed to ICT to have your Photograph taken.

    Next, Proceed to the bank and pay your school charges

    Then, go to http://portal.fudutsinma.edu.ng/admissions, login using your PIN earlier given to


    Click on “Student Data Form”

    Fill the form and click “Save Data”

    Next, Click on “Course Registration”

    View available forms and click “Register Courses” at the end of the page.

    Next Click on “Registration Forms” and do the following:

    Click on “Matriculation Oath Form FUD/07”

    Print the Form, Sign it and Provide it on the day of Matriculation

    If your require Accommodation, you can then proceed to the bank and pay Accommodation


    After payment, you will be given a printout with your room Number on it.

    Note: You must update your personal Data form before paying for accommodation.

    After Semester Registration, Check back after 24hrs to see if your Registration has been


    Submit a photocopy of all documents you brought for screening to your Department.

    Once approved, print out all the forms you filled and preserve a copy for yourself.


  • Procedure for Registration of Returning Students for First Semester

    Senate has approved online registration procedure for returning students during the first

    semester as outlined below:

    Go to your academic Department and check the courses you should offer for the semester

    Then, go to portal.fudutsinma.edu.ng and do the following:

    Login using your Matriculation Number as username and your password.

    Click on “My Fees/Charges”

    Click on “List my Fees”

    Click on “More Fee Items”

    Select the appropriate fee that applies to you and click on “Process item”

    Select “Confirm Action” and click on “Process Payments”

    You will be presented with a transaction slip containing a Transaction ID. Print transaction

    slip and take to a designated bank where you will pay the stipulated Charges

    Log out

    Proceed to any of the designated banks with your transaction slip and pay your school

    charges. An online receipt will be issued to you.

    Go to htpp://portal.fudutsinma.edu.ng, and do the following:

    Type your matriculation number as username and your password

    Next, Click on “My Modules”

    Then Click on “Course Outline”

    Then select “Register” on appropriate “Semester Registration”

    You will see a list of Courses to be registered

    Select Courses you are to register by clicking on the “checkbox” beside the course

    After selecting all Courses, Click on “Process Selection” on top of the page

    Click on “Confirm Selection”

    Log out.

  • After Semester Registration, check back after 24 hurs to see if your registration has been

    approved. To do that, follow the steps below:

    Go to http://portl.fudutsinma.edu.ng and do the following

    Log in using your matriculation number and password

    Click on “Course Registration”

    Check for the current semester and see if your registration has been approved by the

    Registration Officer, HOD and Dean

    Log out

    If Not approved after 24 hours, report to your Registration Officer.

    Once approved, contact your registration Officer for a signed copy of your course registration

    form for filing.

    Procedure for Registration of All Students for Second Semester

    Senate has approved online registration procedure for all students during the second semester

    as outlined below:

    Go to your academic Department and check the courses you should offer for the semester.

    Go to http://portal.fudutsinma.edu.ng , and do the following:

    Type your Matriculation number as username and password.

    Next, Click on “My Modules”

    Then Click on “Course Outline”

    Then Select “Register” on the appropriate “Semester Registration”

    You will see a list of Courses to be registered.

    Select Courses you are to register by clicking on the “checkbox” beside the course

    After selecting the Courses, Click on “Process Selection” on top of the page

    Click on “Confirm Selection”

    Log out.

    After Semester Registration, Check back after 24hrs to see if your registration has been

    approved. To do that, follow the steps below:

    Go to http://portl.fudutsinma.edu.ng and do the following

    Log in using your matriculation number and password

    Click on “Course Registration”


  • Check for the current semester and see if your registration has been approved by the

    Registration Officer, HOD and Dean

    Log out

    If Not approved after 24 hours, report to your Registration Officer

    Once approved, contact your Registration Officer for a signed copy of your course

    registration form for filing.

    Late Registration

    The University normally allows two (2) weeks after normal registration for late registration.

    Late registration attracts a charge of N1,000.00 for fresh students and N2,000.00 for returning

    students. These charges are subject to change from time to time.

    Change of Registered Courses through ‘Add/Drop’ Provision

    A student who wants to make changes to his registered courses after completion of

    his/her registration shall do so on prescribed Add/Drop forms. This provides a student

    opportunity to delete (drop), add or substitute courses he has already registered for. The

    changes become effective after approval by the HOD. Under no circumstance should a

    student just abandon a course he has registered for or attend lectures and sit for examination

    in a course(s) for which he has not duly registered without first having his changes approved

    through the Add/Drop forms.

    Registration Guidelines for Students with Carry Over Courses

    Students who have carry over courses and those on probation shall be guided by the

    following during registration:

    The maximum number of units to be registered for by a student per semester is 24;

    All students with carry over courses must first register such courses before any new (higher)

    level courses. That is, subject to a maximum of 24 units, priority in courses to be registered

    shall be as follows:

    Carry over courses at lower level before higher levels

    Core courses at new (higher) level

    Unearned lower level(s) units of electives (if any) as stipulated by the Department, or

    Stipulated units of electives at new (higher) level.

  • Any stipulated course unit(s) that cannot be accommodated within the maximum 24 units

    shall be taken during the next (higher) year. This allows students who have outstanding

    courses at the end of the minimum residency period to continue for an additional period of

    four semesters (for 8-semester programme) or 5 semesters (for 10-semester programme).

    Students on probation shall register for carry over core courses and unearned stipulated units

    of electives before new (higher) level courses. That is, for students on probation, the priority

    of registration of courses shall be:

    Carry over courses at lower level before higher levels

    Unearned lower level(s) units of electives (if any) as stipulated by the department

    Core courses at new (higher) level

    Stipulated units of electives at new (higher) level.

    Registration at other Units

    All students are required to register upon presentation of evidence of payment of school fees

    at the following units:

    Health Centre,

    University Library,

    Student Affairs Office.

    Certificate Verification

    There shall be verification of certificates and credentials submitted to the University during

    the period of studentship in Federal University, Dutsin-Ma. Students found to have submitted

    falsified certificates and credentials shall be expelled from the University.

    The University reserves the right to withdraw any degree/diploma/certificate of any student

    whose admission and registration into the University is discovered to have been obtained

    through the presentation of false information at the time of registration.

    Change of Name

    No male student is allowed to change his name from that with which he gained admission

    into the University. A female student who marries in the course of her studies in the

    University would be allowed to change her surname alone, only when she has written to

    inform the University, with legal evidence including newspaper publication in support of the

    marriage, to the Vice-Chancellor through her Head of Department.


    The University operates the course credit system. Course credit system is a system in which

    subjects are broken down into examinable units called courses. Students thus earn credits if

    they pass the course(s). It is a system in which all courses taken by the student count towards

    the degree. Courses are arranged in a progressive order of levels of academic progress e.g.

    year 1 or 100 level (101, 102, 111, 131, etc), year 2 or 200 level (201, 211, 222, 232, etc), etc.

    The numbering of courses enables students to immediately know those courses offered during

    the first semester (ends with 1) or second semester (ends with 2) as well as courses taken in

    various years.

    Credit Units

    A credit unit is one hour of lecture or tutorial per week per semester or three hours of

    laboratory work or six hours of teaching practice or clinical practice or stadium activity per

    weak or four weeks of industrial attachment. A semester is normally a duration of 15 to 18

    weeks that covers registration, teaching and examination. Two semesters make one academic

    year or session. Credit units therefore represent the weighting of a course: the higher the

    number of units the heavier is the course.

    Work load

    Generally, a full-time student of the University shall register for not less than 15 credit units

    and not more than 24 credit units per semester. Normally the courses available for each

    semester are advertised on departmental notices and University website before students’

    registration commences.

    Classification of Courses

    Courses prescribed for the award of first degree of the University are classified as core or

    elective. The designation of courses as core or elective is as recommended by the

    Department and approved by Senate.

    Core Courses

    A core course is one that must be taken and passed before a student can graduate. A student

    who fails a core course carries it over and repeats it at the next available opportunity. At such

    an opportunity he must register for all failed core courses and any other new courses subject

  • to a maximum of 24 units. All General Studies (GST) courses are core courses. GST courses

    are University-wide courses taken by all students irrespective of the discipline of study.

    Elective Courses

    An elective course is defined as a course that may be taken on the advice of the department

    for the purpose of enriching a student’s knowledge and making up the required number of

    registered credit units. A student who fails an elective course may be advised to register for it

    again or take another course at the same or higher level at the next available opportunity. A

    student who cultivates the habit of abandoning failed electives (i.e. not replacing them with

    other units) runs the risk of not being able to accumulate the minimum total credits earned

    required to graduate. An elective course is not a course that must be passed before


    Carryover Courses

    This is a term used to represent core course(s) a student has taken and failed. He/She then

    carries it over and repeats it at the next available opportunity. A student may repeat a failed

    course as many times as possible provided that the grade points earned at all attempts shall

    count towards the cumulative grade point average (CGPA). That is, every failed attempt

    worsens the student’s CGPA. Students are not allowed to register and retake courses they

    have previously passed irrespective of the pass grade scored.

    Structure of Workload

    The structure of students’ minimum workload takes into consideration the fact that students

    may carry over courses. The design is such that the workload decreases as the level of study

    increases. This allows an average student to register for his/her carryovers without exceeding

    the 24 units per semester, pass them and graduate within the minimum period allowed for

    graduation. The design also gives a weak student, who cannot clear his carryovers within the

    minimum period, extra four semesters (for 8-year programme) or five semesters (for 10-

    semester programme), within which he must clear his carryovers, earn the required number of

    units and graduate. In effect, this system eliminates the ‘class mate’ syndrome since students

    who are admitted at the same time may not necessarily graduate in the same year.

  • Retention, Probation, Withdrawal and Expulsion


    The University considers two parameters crucial in judging the status of her students:

    academic performance and conduct. A student whose conduct is not acceptable as judged by

    University regulations may not be allowed to continue with his/her studies. With regard to

    academic performance, a student is required to maintain a cumulative grade point average

    (CGPA) of at least 1.00 in order to be in Clear Academic Standing and be retained on the

    programme. A student whose CGPA falls below 1.00 is first placed on one-year academic

    probation. She/he is then eventually withdrawn if she/he fails to improve on her/his academic


    Special Counseling for Extremely Weak Students

    All first year students who obtain CGPA of less than 0.50 in the first semester results should

    be placed on the list for Special Counseling and attention to help them improve.

    Academic Probation

    A student whose CGPA is below 1.00 at the end of a particular academic year of study (two

    consecutive semesters) earns a probation status for one academic year (two semesters).

    Probation does not mean a temporary withdrawal from the University and it is not a repeat. It

    is a period granted, as warning before withdrawal, to a weak student to improve on his

    CGPA. During the probation year the student registers for failed core courses (and electives

    – old or new) and where possible, new higher level courses. He must make a CGPA of at

    least 1.00 at the end of the probation year to avoid withdrawal. It should be noted that a

    student that goes on probation may not normally be able to graduate with his ‘class mates’.

    Probation the will prevent a student from eventually graduating within the maximum period

    allowed for the programme shall deemed equivalent to withdrawal.


    Withdrawal from a programme shall occur under the following circumstances:

    A student whose CGPA is below 1.00 at the end of a particular period of probation shall be

    withdrawn from the programme

    A student whose academic progress indicates that he is unlikely to obtain the prescribed

    minimum total credit units for graduation in the maximum period allowed for the programme

    shall be advised to withdraw from the programme

  • A student who exhausts the maximum duration allowed on the programme shall withdraw

    from the programme

    A student who abandons his studies (i.e does not register) for two consecutive semesters shall

    be deemed to have voluntarily withdrawn from the programme.

    A student who is withdrawn from a programme with CGPA of less than 0.75 shall leave the

    University. A student who is withdrawn with a CGPA of 0.75 and above who is unable to

    find another programme to accept him at the end of late registration shall leave the

    University. A withdrawn student who is accepted in another programme shall have a new

    residence determined by the level of entry. A withdrawn student who is accepted by another

    programme must meet the entry requirement and UTME subject combination for that

    programme and must be accepted at a level higher than 100 Level.

    Rustication and Expulsion

    A student that is involved in gross misconduct as determined by the University regulations

    may be subjected to different disciplinary measures, including rustication or expulsion from

    the University.


    The maximum period allowable for a student to remain on the programme is usually 150% of

    the minimum period. The minimum and maximum duration per programme is as given in the

    table below:

    Faculty Programme Mode of








    Arts, Management

    & Social Sciences






    Direct Entry



    Science &



    B.Sc. Ed.

    B.A. Ed.

    UTME 8 12

    Direct Entry



    Agriculture &



    B. Fisheries

    B. Forestry

    B. Agriculture

    B. Food Science

    & Technology


    10 15

    Direct Entry 8 12


    Deferment of Admission

    A fresh student may apply to the Vice Chancellor for deferment of admission before

    matriculation. The Vice Chancellor shall consider the case on its merit after confirming that

    the candidate has met the entry requirements and approved students charges for the session

    have been paid in full. Deferment shall be valid for only one academic year.

    Deferment of Studies

    After a student has duly registered and matriculated, he may be given leave from

    studies/examinations on grounds acceptable to Senate. Cases of ill health or other situations

    that may hinder student attendance at lectures, practical, tutorials or examinations must be

    reported to the HOD in writing. A student who wants to take leave from

    studies/examinations shall apply to the HOD, attaching necessary evidence (such as originals

    of medical report), for consideration by the Department, Faculty and Senate. The University

    Clinic should authenticate all such medical reports before processing by the Department.

    Approved Leave from Studies

    Senate, on the recommendation of the Department and Faculty, may grant a student leave

    (deferment) from studies or examinations. Such applications should normally be approved

    before the candidate takes leave of studies. The following conditions shall apply for a student

    on an approved leave

    The period of absence shall not be counted as part of his/her study period or duration on the


    On return, he shall continue his studies where he stopped

    He shall not be awarded ‘F’ grade in courses registered if he fails to appear for the


    A candidate who is absent from examination on health grounds, upon approval by Senate,

    shall assume similar status to that of a candidate on approved leave

    Unapproved Leave

    A student who abandons his studies or whose application for leave is rejected but goes ahead

    to take such leave shall assume the status of unapproved leave. For unapproved leave the

    following shall apply:

  • The period of absence shall be counted as part of his duration of study

    If he/she registered for any course(s) during such a period and fails to appear for the

    examination he/she shall earn ‘F’ grade in all such courses

    Upon return, he shall continue with studies provided his duration of study has not lapsed or

    he has not been withdrawn on academic ground


    Change of Programme of Study

    Any student who desires to change his/her programme of study may be permitted to do so

    under the following conditions.

    A vacancy exists in the course of study which he/she seeks a change

    He/she satisfies all entry requirements for admission into the desired course of study at the

    time the change is sought;

    She/he has earned a minimum CGPA of 3.00

    iv. Such change of course of study shall be subject to approval by the Senate

    Inter/Intra-faculty Transfer

    Students currently registered in any programme of the University in a session and have a

    minimum CGPA of 3.00 may apply for transfer to another Department or Faculty, but all the

    conditions in 8.1 above shall apply.

    A student seeking to transfer shall complete the University Transfer Form and submit same to

    the Head of the Department from which the student is seeking transfer. All applications for

    transfer are subject to recommendation of the Board of the Faculty to which the student is

    seeking transfer. Approval of such transfers shall be obtained from Senate.

    Transfer From other Institutions

    Students currently registered in any full-time programme in other Universities may transfer to

    Federal University, Dutsin-Ma at the beginning of new session, provided that they have a

    CGPA of 3.00 in programmes being offered at the University.

    Forms shall be used together with transcripts, in applying through the Registrar. Admission

    shall be considered by Senate based upon the Registrar’s recommendation at least one (1)

    month before the commencement of the Session. There shall also be an attestation that

    applicant was not dismissed for misconduct from other Universities.

    Transfer of Credit Units from other Institutions

    Student transferring from other recognized Universities may be credited with units for

    courses successfully completed and which satisfy the course requirements of the programme

  • for which the student is registered at the University. The units and grade point awarded shall

    be placed in the appropriate level in the degree programme. A transfer student shall not

    normally be credited with more than 65 units for courses taken in other Universities.








    Note: Students are required to choose only one elective course per semester where applicable


    S/N Course Code Course Title

    Credit Unit Category

    1 GST111 Communication in English I 2 Core

    2 GST121 Nigerian Peoples, Culture and Anti-Cultism/Social Vices 2 Core

    3 CHM101 Introduction to General Chemistry 2 Core

    4 CHM111 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry 2 Core

    5 CHM161 First Year Practical Chemistry I 1 Core


    7 PHY111 General Physics I 2 Core

    8 PHY121 Experimental Physics I 1 Core

    9 BIO111 General Biology I 3 Core

    10 BIO121 First Year Practical Biology I 1 Core

    11 GST131 Introduction to Computer Studies 2 Core

    TOTAL 21

    100L Second Semester

    S/N Course Code Course Title

    Credit Unit Category

    1 GST112 Communication in English II 2 Core

    2 GST122 Use Of Library, Study Skills & Information Communication Technology 2 Core

    3 GST132 Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence 2 Core

    4 CHM122 Introduction to Physical Chemistry 2 Core

    5 CHM132 Introduction to Organic Chemistry 2 Core

    6 CHM162 First Year Practical Chemistry II 1 Core

    7 MTH112 Elementary Mathematics III 3 Core

    8 PHY112 General Physics II 2 Core

    9 PHY122 Experimental Physics II 1 Core

    10 BIO112 General Biology II 3 Core

    11 BIO122 First Year Practical Biology II 1 Core

    TOTAL 21

  • 200L First Semester

    S/N Course Code Course Title

    Credit Unit Category

    1 AEE211 Principles of Agricultural Economics 2 Core

    2 AGR211 Climatology & Biogeography 3 Core

    3 AGR221 General Agriculture 3 Core

    4 APH211 Anatomy & Physiology of Farm Animals 2 Core

    5 APH221 Principles of Animal Production 2 Core

    6 CPP211 Crop Anatomy, Taxonomy & Physiology 2 Core

    7 CPP221 Introduction to Biotechnology 2 Core

    8 GST211 History and Philosophy of Science 2 Core

    9 GST221 Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 2 Core

    10 AGR231 Farm Practice I 1 Core

    TOTAL 21

    2ooL Second Semester

    S/N Course Code Course Title

    Credit Unit Category

    1 AGR212 Introduction to Statistics 2 Core

    2 AGR222 Principles of Soil Science 2 Core

    3 APH212 Introduction to Agricultural Biochemistry 2 Core

    4 CPP212 Principles of Crop Production 2 Core

    5 FIS212 Introduction to Fisheries and Wild Life 2 Core

    6 FOW202 Introduction to Forest Resources 2 Core

    7 FST212 Principles of Food Science and Technology 2 Core

    8 FST222 Introduction to Home Economics 2 Core

    9 AGR232 Farm Practice II 1 Core

    10 GST212 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies 2 Core

    15 APH222 Principles of Animal Health 2 Core

    13 GST222 Communication in French 2 Core/Optional

    14 GST232 Communication in Arabic 2 Core/Optional

    11 AEE212 Introduction to Agricultural Marketing and Pricing 2 Elective

    12 CPP222 Introduction to weed Science 2 Elective

    TOTAL 23

  • 300L First Semester

    S/N Course Code Course Title

    Credit Unit Category

    1 AEE311 Introduction to Agriculture Extension and Rural Sociology 2 Core

    2 AEE321 Introduction to Farm Management and Production Economics 2 Core

    3 AGR311 Introduction to Soil Pedology and Physics 2 Core

    4 AGR321 Introduction to Farm Machinery 2 Core

    5 AGR331 Application of Computer to Agriculture Production 3 Core

    6 APH311 Non-Ruminant Animal Production 2 Core

    7 CPP311 Arable Crop Production 2 Core

    8 CPP321 Crop Genetics and Breeding 2 Core

    9 CPP331 Farming System 2 Core

    10 GST311 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Skills 2 Core

    TOTAL 21

    300L Second Semester

    S/N Course Code Course Title

    Credit Unit Category

    1 AEE332 Extension, Teaching, Learning Process and Methods 2 Core

    2 AGR312 Soil Chemistry and Microbiology 2 Core

    3 AGR322 Statistic and Data Processing 2 Core

    4 APH312 Ruminant Animal Production 2 Core

    5 APH322 Animal Genetics and Breeding 2 Core

    6 CPP312 Permanent Crop Production 2 Core

    7 CPP322 Principles of Crop Protection 2 Core

    8 APH332 Agricultural Biochemistry 2 Core

    TOTAL 16

    400L First Semester

    S/N Course Code Course Title

    Credit Unit Category

    1 AEE411 Farm Management, Farm Records, Farm Account and Agribusiness Practice 2 Core

    2 AEE421 Extension Practice 2 Core

    3 AGR411 Soil Fertility, Soil and Water Management 2 Core

    4 AGR421 Farm Design, Farm Survey and Land Use Planing 2 Core

    5 AGR431 Workshop Practices 2 Core

    6 AGR441 Farm Mechanization Practice and Equipment Maintenance 2 Core

    7 AGR451 Agricultural Meteorology 2 Core

    8 AGR461 Report Writing 3 Core

    9 APH411 Animal Husbandry Techniques (Cattle,Sheep,Goat,Poultry,Pigs,Rabbits and Camel) 3 Core

    TOTAL 20

  • 400L Second Semester

    S/N Course Code Course Title

    Credit Unit Category

    1 APH412 Animal Health Management 2 Core

    2 CPP412 Crop Production Techniques (Permanent,Arable and Horticultural Crop) 4 Core

    3 CPP422 Crop Production Techniques (Permanent, Arable and Horticultural Crops) 4 Core

    4 CPP432 Agricultural Product processing and Storage 2 Core

    5 APH472 SIWES 6 Core

    TOTAL 18

    500L First Semester

    S/N Course Code Course Title

    Credit Unit Category

    1 APH511 Poultry, Swine and Rabbit Production 2 Core

    2 APH521 Beef and Dairy Cattle Production 2 Core

    3 APH531 Monogastric Animal Nutrition 2 Core

    4 APH541 Reproductive Physiology and Artificial Insemination 2 Core

    5 APH551 Nigerian Feeds and Feeding Stuffs 2 Core

    6 APH561 Animal Experimentation and Research Techniques 2 Core

    7 APH571 Pasture and Range Management 2 Core

    8 APH581 General Veterinary Procedure 2 Core

    9 APH591 Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2 Core

    10 APH501 Seminar 1 Core

    TOTAL 19

    500L Second Semester

    S/N Course Code Course Title

    Credit Unit Category

    1 AEE512 Agric-Business Management and Finance 2 Core

    2 APH512 Applied Animal Breeding 2 Core

    3 APH522 Sheep and Goat 2 Core

    4 APH532 Ruminant Animal Nutrition 2 Core

    5 APH542 Animal Production Handling Processing 2 Core

    6 APH552 Animal Health and Diseases 2 Core

    7 APH562 Livestock Economics 2 Core

    8 APH572 Project 4 Core

    9 AEE592 Principles of Cooperative Practice 2 Elective

    10 FOW542 Wildlife Management and Utilization 2 Elective

    TOTAL 20

  • Level 100L 200L 300L 400L 500L Total

    Category Core Elective Core Elective Core Elective Core Elective Core Elective Core Elective

    1st Sem. 21 21 21 20 19 102

    2nd Sem. 21 23 16 18 18 2 96 2

    Total 42 44 37 38 39 200

    That student are to register minimum of 18 credits units and maximum of 24 credit units per

    semester, except for 400 level which is the practical year.

    200 LEVEL




    The nature of economics and economic problems, scope and method, price theory and

    functions of the market with particular reference to agriculture. The concept of opportunity

    cost, supply and demand and their application to agricultural problems. Production functions,

    cost analysis and functions. Concept of elasticity. Types of markets, perfect competition,

    monopoly, oligopoly etc. price theory and some application. Theory of distribution, the

    components of agriculture in national income. resource allocation of farms. Aggregate

    income. Expenditure, investment, interest rate, savings, employment. Inflation; international

    trade, commodity arrangements and balance of payments. Money and banking.



    The principles, aims and scope of climatology and biogeography. The elements and control

    of climate and weather and the dynamics of the earth’s atmosphere. Radiation and heating of

    the atmospheric systems. Atmospheric moistures, the dynamics of pressure and wind

    systems. Condensation and precipitation process. Seasonal variation in temperature, day

    length, radiation, rainfall and evapotranspiration. Equipment and maintenance of standard

    meteorological stations. The tropical climate relation between agriculture and climate with

    reference to crops, livestock, irrigation, pests and diseases.


    The definition of Agriculture, World population and food supply. History ,scope and

    importance of agriculture to Man. Agriculture and natural environment characteristics

  • features of tropical Agriculture and how they affect production land use arid tenure. Trends in

    the production, distribution and utilization of agricultural products. Measures of improving

    Nigerian Agriculture, Climatic edaphic and social factors in relation to crop production and

    distributions in Nigeria. Systems of crop farming, types, distribution and significance of

    animal farming. Place of forestry, fish farming and wildlife in Agriculture.



    Parts of the beef and diary cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits and poultry. Fundamentals of

    biology. Anatomy and physiology of the cell, cell types. Anatomy and Physiology of cell

    animal tissues, nervous system, skeletal system, muscle, bone, circulatory system,

    reproductive, digestive, special senses and other systems of farm animals. Physiological

    functions of animals’ homeostasis, nutrition and digestion, respiration. Temperature

    regulation, excretion and reproduction. Endocrinology. The blood and circulation. Lactation,

    milk let down and egg production. Water balance.



    Animal production and its development. The livestock industry, problems and prospects.

    Description of breeds of cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry and rabbits. Systems of livestock

    production. Feeding habits of farm animals. Principles of breeding and livestock judging.

    General principles of management of different types of farm animals. Principles of breeding

    and livestock judging. General. principles of management of different types of farm animals.



    Parts of the crop cell types. Introduction to plant taxonomy Characteristics, distribution,

    economic importance and local examples of leguminoseae, gramineae, compositae

    discoreacease, rutacease. Development of cell and tissues; use of the plant keys. Cell biology,

    cell and cell type. Comparative Anatomy of major plant organs. Enzymes Photosynthesis and

    translocation, pollination, respiration and energy utilization; seed dormancy and germination

    and development. Mineral nutrition.



    History, Applications; Medicine, Pharmaceutical products, Genetic testing. Controversial

    questions, Human Genome Project, Cloning, Agriculture, Crop yield,Reduced vulnerability

    of crops to environmental stresses,Increased nutritional qualities,Improved taste, texture or


  • appearance of food, Reduced dependence on fertilizers, pesticides and other agrochemicals,

    Production of novel substances in crop plants, Animal biotechnology, Criticism, Biological

    engineering, Bioremediation and biodegradation, Bioremediation and biodegradation,

    Biotechnology regulations.


    Construction and laying out of seed beds for irrigated vegetable gardening to be maintained

    by students from planting to harvesting. General nursery operations seed collection, nursery

    development, seedling production, cultural practices in the nursery etc. Identification of some

    soil components and soil management practices. Examination of selected food crops stored

    under different conditions for microbial spoilage. Processing of fruits and vegetable and pilot

    scale demonstration and processing of flour and flour blend from various cereals and

    legumes, wheat and processing of meat using spices etc. Participation in rain-fed farming,

    field layout, planting/sowing. Harvesting and processing of farm produce. Costing of farm

    inputs and outputs, participation in extension activities eg. MTRM, FNTs, T & V extension

    and field days. Introduction of participatory Rural Appraisal (PPA) tools and methodology.


    Man – his origin and nature, man and his cosmic environment, scientific methodology,

    science and technology in the society and service of man, renewable and non-renewable

    resources – man and his energy resources, environmental effects of chemical plastics,

    textiles, wastes and other material, chemical and radiochemical hazards, introduction to the

    various areas of science and technology, elements of environmental studies.


    Basic concepts in peace studies and conflict resolution, peace as vehicle of unity and

    development, conflict issues, types of conflict, e.g. ethnic/religious/political/economic

    conflicts, root causes of conflicts and violence in Africa, indigene/settler phenomenon, peace

    – building, management of conflict and security, elements of peace studies and conflict

    resolution, developing a culture of peace, peace mediation and peace-keeping, alternative

    dispute resolution (ADR). Dialogue/arbitration in conflict resolutions, role of international

    organizations in conflict resolution, e.g. ECOWAS, African Union, United Nations, etc.




    Market and market prices. Relation of marketing to economics development. Marketing

    functions and marketing agencies (institutions). Marketing channels, Margin and efficiency.


  • Grain, fruits, vegetables, roots, cotton and livestock marketing. Marketing of inputs. The role

    of agricultural cooperatives and the role of government in marketing. Problems of marketing.

    Special features of agricultural products. Study approaches to marketing; marketing structure,

    conduct and performance.


    Role of statistics in social sciences. Collection, classification, tabulation and representation of

    data. Measures of central tendency and dispersion. Probability distributions. Various tests of

    significances. Analysis of variance and covariance. Regression and correlation. Role of

    statistics in biological sciences. Significance, principles and classification of experimental

    design. Sources of variation in field experiments. Size, shape and arrangement of plots.


    Soils, their origin and formation, Physical properties of soil. Soil moisture, air and

    temperature. Soil classification and survey, soil colloids, soil reactions. Soil organic matter

    and organisms, soil and water conservation, nutrients requirement and mineral nutrition of

    plants. Introduction to fertilizer.



    Chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. Vitamins and their co-enzyme

    functions. Minerals. The nature, classification and functions of enzymes and hormones.



    Basic principles of Animal health management and hygiene. Signs of health in animals,

    Housing and protection from adverse weather in relation to animal health. Disease problems

    in relation to systems of management (Extensive, Intensive and semi intensive systems).

    Public health problems as related to collection, storage and marketing of livestock and

    poultry products. Vaccination and deworming methods in farm animals. Use of foot-baths,

    cattle dip and spray methods.



    Crop production and its development. The principles, problems and prospects of crop

    production. Importance of crop rotation, cultural practices; water and soil conservation,

    irrigation and drainage. General types and characteristics of arthropods, microorganisms and

    other pests affecting crops. Weeds and their effects on crop production, pests, diseases and

  • weed control Basic Mendelian genetics. Principles of crop production, harvesting, processing

    and storage.


    Definition of weeds; Characteristics of weeds; Economic importance of weeds; Dormancy in

    weeds; Propagation of weeds; Classification of weeds based on habitat, life cycle,

    morphology, mode of nutrition, physiology and scientific classification. Identification of

    common types of weeds, Weed management; Prevention, control and eradication; Weed crop

    interactions including interference, competition and allelopathy, Weed control methods,

    Herbicides application and their uses in crop protection



    The important fishes and wildlife of West Africa with emphasis on Nigerian species.

    Classification, evolution, morphology and basic structures of fishes. The adaptation of fishes

    to aquatic life. Lifecycles of principal species of fishes and wildlife. Significance of fishes

    and wildlife in the life of Nigerians. The fish and wildlife industries in Nigeria. Fundamental

    principles of fish and wildlife management and production.



    Renewable natural resources, availability, distribution and problems.The important forest

    trees and wildlife (with emphasis on Nigerian species). Classification, morphology and

    distribution of important forest trees. Forest and game reserved in Nigeria. Silviculture;

    Aforestation. Characteristics of major timber and their uses. Felling and log transportation.



    Definition and scope of food science and technology. Food distribution and marketing