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2nd Batch of 2012 Pre-Degree Admission List

Please find below the list of successful candidates for provisional admission into the Pre-degree Science and Pre-degree Management Science Programmes of the Institute for Human Resources Development (INHURD), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
The candidates should take note of the following guidelines concerning registration procedures.

  • There shall be screening of successful candidates and this will take place from Thursday 27th September and Wednesday 3rd October, 2012 between 9.00am and 4.00pm daily at the INHURD Campus, Mawuko, Abeokuta.

Candidates should bring along originals of their credentials (O Level, Birth Certificate and Testimonial).

  • Candidates will thereafter pay an Acceptance Fee of N10,000.00 and School Fees of N98,500.00 to FUNAAB INHURD Revenue Account No. 1012850544 at Zenith Bank.

Please note that there shall not be any opportunity for Part-payment of fees. Candidates who fail to pay the prescribed fees by 4.00pm on Friday, October 12, 2012 will forfeit the provisional admission and be replaced by candidates on the waiting list.

  • Candidates are to exchange their bank tellers for the official school receipt at the Accounts Unit.
  • The Official receipt will be presented to the Registry Unit before the Admission Letter is issued.
  • Students will thereafter proceed to their respective programme offices for registration.

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2nd Batch of 2012 Pre-Degree Admission  List for Sciences
2nd Batch of 2012 Pre-Degree Admission  List for Management Sciences

 

 

THE ROOTS [AND TUBERS] INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: FUNAAB Hosts the World

Behold a sprawling group photograph of eminent guests and scores of participants from all over the world at the Symposium. Arrowed from Left to Right are the President ISTRC, Prof. Andrew Westby; FUNAAB VC, Prof. Olusola Oyewole; President, Manufactures Association of Nigeria (MAN), Chief (Dr.) Kola Jamodu, OFR and the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, Chief Lawrence Ayinde Olakunle Osayemi.

Behold a sprawling group photograph of eminent guests and scores of participants from all over the world at the Symposium. Arrowed from Left to Right are the President ISTRC, Prof. Andrew Westby; FUNAAB VC, Prof. Olusola Oyewole; President, Manufactures Association of Nigeria (MAN), Chief (Dr.) Kola Jamodu, OFR and the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, Chief Lawrence Ayinde Olakunle Osayemi.

 

200 Scientists from over 33 countries, cutting across all the continents of the world, on Monday converged at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), as the much talked-about 16th Triennial Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC) began earnestly on a very good note.

Better still, the incisive, thought provoking and forward looking international discuss took place at the newly constructed Professor Mahmood Yakubu Lecture Theatre, FUNAAB.

Quite a number of guests, participants and members of the University Community openly marvelled at the architectural touch and congeniality of the venue, which was tastefully adorned, in line with global standard.

The Symposium, with the theme “The Roots (And Tubers) of Development And Climate Change”, which will end on Friday, September 28 did not fall short of eminent personalities, especially top government functionaries and Elder Statesmen, most of whom graced the Opening Ceremony.

They include the Chairman of the occasion, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina (CON) who was represented by his Technical Assistance, Dr. Mathew Fregene, the Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, who was represented by his Deputy, Chief Segun Adesegun and the Commissioner for Agriculture, Engr. Ayo Olubori.

The President of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC), Professor Andrew Westby led his members wordwide to the symposium.

Also in attendance are the Paramount Ruler and Alake of Egbaland, HRM (Dr.) Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo who was represented by the Regent of Egbaland, Chief Alani Bankole, the former Judge of International Court, Hague, Netherlands, His Excellency, Prince Bola Ajibola, former Minister of Agriculture and President, Manufacturer Association of Nigeria (MAN), Chief Kola Jamodu, OFR, among others.

The turn-out of the leadership of the University was quite impressive. They include the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, Chief Lawrence Ayinde Olakunle Osayemi; the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole; other Principal Officers, Deans and Directors.

For some of the participants, who were armed with portable camera, it was a symposium mixed with adventure, as they spent time taking shots of the University’s beautiful landscape with utmost sense of satisfaction.

 

ATA Will Restore Nigeria’s Lost Glory - Agric Minister

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina (CON) represented by his Technical Assistant, Dr. Mathew Fregene delivering the former’s speech while eminent personalities listen attentively.

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina (CON) represented by his Technical Assistant, Dr. Mathew Fregene delivering the former’s speech while eminent personalities listen attentively.

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina (CON) has assured that the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Administration will restore the nation’s lost glory, through maximum utilisation of the socio, economic potentials of Root and Tuber crops in the
country.

structural development, market infrastructures and political will, to rebuild the nation’s agriculture and achieve drastic reductions in poverty like it happened in China, Brazil, Thailand and Malaysia.

According to him, the corrective measure is imperative because the nation, “with an excellent climate for crop production and with only 42 percent of its  79 million of hectares of arable land under  cultivation”, can no longer be expending a whooping sum of N1.2 trillion on importation of wheat, rice, sugar, fish and others.

Consequently, Dr. Adesina said the Federal Government remained committed to the exploration of the socio, economic potentials of root and tuber crops, in stemming the tide of food crisis in the country.

Besides, the Minister further informed that Government’s intervention through ATA include the launch of 20 percent High Quality Cassava Flour (HQCF) in Cassava bread and 30 to 40 percent HQCF of other confectionaries, 50 percent support for two bags of fertilizer and 100 percent support for seeds to farmers through Government Growth Enhancement Support (GES).

Also speaking, Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun said his administration is definite in its approach to agriculture.

Senator Amosun who was represented by his Deputy, Chief Segun Adesegun said the State Government was committed to ensuring that the people of the State can feed themselves through Agriculture.

He expressed confidence, that  in the next four years, the State Government will start exporting Garri (Cassava Flakes) and other local produce, so as to boost foreign earnings.

In his Welcome Address, the University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole said “FUNAAB has invested heavily on result oriented pro-poor impact oriented market approach through information gathering, dissemination and provision of basic technological infrastructure to small-holder farmers and processors”.

Besides, the Vice-Chancellor stressed that the University has demonstrated innovative approaches to value addition on agricultural commodities, most especially cassava.

Professor Oyewole further disclosed that FUNAAB in partnership with various institutions has developed appropriate post harvest technologies for the processing of root and tuber crops, adding that this was attested to by Calestrus Fuma in her book, The New Harvest Agricultural Innovation in Africa.

According to him, FUNAAB’s partnership with the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) produced two (2) major landmarks research efforts, namely the soyabean research and the cassava flash-dryer development.

He revealed that as a result of the achievements aforementioned, FUNAAB and IITA jointly won the 2008 CGIAR Regional Award for Outstanding Agricultural Technology in the Sub-Saharan Africa Region.

Professor Oyewole also disclosed  that the University in conjunction with the Office of the President on Food Security, IITA, National Institutes, Universities, Cassava Growers, Cassava Processors Associations, Equipment Fabricators, Flour Millers Association and Regulatory Agencies has ensured the implementation of the ten percent (10%) high quality cassava inclusion in wheat flour programme.

Professor Oyewole, however, solicited for partnership with the University in the areas that will not only provide food-sufficiently but will also create employment opportunities and poverty reduction.

According to him, the programmes and schemes of the University that are seeking for partnership include the Graduate Farming Employment Scheme (GRADFES) and Community Based Farming Scheme (COBFAS).

In his Welcome Address, the President of ISTRC, Professor Andrew Westby said “Food Security is no longer a term associated with the developing world” adding that “the United Kingdom’s Research Council now have Food Security Programme”

He informed that great progress is being made in cassava biotechnology with the modern molecular biology sequencing techniques, which according to him, has enabled the sequencing of many cassava genotypes.

In his short remark, the President of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Chief Kola Jamodu (OFR), said apart from meeting the food, health and nutritional needs of the people, the economic importance of the crops cannot be over-emphasized.

He expressed joy that the “backward integration policy” of the Government is yielding some positive results, as some manufacturing companies are already utilising root and tuber as raw materials for their products.

In his Goodwill Message, former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Prince Bola Ajibola said Crescent University, which he founded now has 148 hectares of land, cultivated for Cassava, to boost the Institution’s internally generated revenue and food production in the State.

INVITATION FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION AND SUBMISSION OF TENDERS

INTRODUCTION

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, (FUNAAB), is desirous of undertaking a Pre-qualification exercise and Submission of Tenders for the following projects:

S/N

Projects

Non-Refundable
Pre-qualification Fee

Non-Refundable Tender Fee

1

Supply and Installation of Lecture Theatre Seats at the 2500 Capacity Auditorium FUNAAB/SS/2012/01

N25,000.00

N25,000.00

2

Supply and Installation of Lecture Theatre Seats at the 2000 Capacity Lecture Theatre FUNAAB/SS/2012/02

N20,000.00

N20,000.00


INVITATION

Contractors are hereby requested to indicate their interest in participating in the Pre-qualification exercise and Submission of Tenders.

PRE-QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

To be considered, potential Companies are required to collect a Pre-qualification Screening Questionnaire from the Director, Physical Planning Unit. Intending Contractors must submit all the under-listed verifiable documents.

1.  Evidence of Company’s registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission;
2.  Certified true copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company with the Corporate
Affairs Commission (CAC07);
3.  Evidence of Compliance with the statutory provision of Section 6 (1)-(3) of the Industrial Training Fund
Amendment Act, 2011;
4.  Evidence of compliance with statutory provision of Pension Reform Act, 2004;
5.  Corporate profile, to include, Curriculum vitae and copies of credentials of Company and Technical Staff,  
indicating qualification and  year(s) of cognate experience and registration with necessary  professional bodies;
6.   Evidence of payment of tax for the last three (3) years, duly stamped;
7.   Copy of VAT registration and Evidence of past VAT remittances for such jobs;
8.   Current Company’s audited statement of Accounts, duly stamped by a registered Auditor;
9.   Original Bank Statement for the past twelve months;
10. Bank Reference from reputable Bank with evidence of overdraft facilities;
11. Company’s address, functional contact address, GSM phone number(s) and e-mail addresses;
12. Reference letters from three (3) previous clients of similar jobs, satisfactorily managed;
13. Original copies of documents would be requested to be made available for sighting whenever required; and
14.  A sworn Affidavit certifying that:

a.    The documents submitted for the pre-qualification exercise are not only genuine but correct;
b.    The Director(s) seeking for the pre-qualification had never been convicted by any court of law;
c.     The Company is not bankrupt; and
d.     None of the officers of FUNAAB or BPP is a former or present Director of the Company.

SUBMISSION OF PRE-QUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS AND THE TENDERS

The Pre-qualification documents arranged in the order listed above are to be submitted in five (5) copies, A4 size paged and neatly bound and sealed in two (2) envelopes with the outer envelope marked “SECRET Pre-Qualification for (Quoting the appropriate projects’ name)” boldly written on the top right hand corner of the envelope and delivered to:

The Registrar
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta,
P. M. B. 2240, Abeokuta, Ogun State.


To reach him not later than Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at 4.00p.m.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
a.    Interested Contractors should come with samples of Seats to be supplied when submitting the tenders;
b.    Failure to comply with the above requirements would automatically result in disqualification;
c.    The University reserves the right to verify the authenticity of any claim made on the Pre-qualification document submitted by Companies;
d.    The University reserves the right to reject any Pre- qualification document and is neither committed nor  
obliged to give reasons for the rejection of any of the Companies responding to this invitation; and

signed

M. O. Ayoola (JP)                            FUNAAB/REG/81/II/138
Registrar                                                         September 25, 2012

Vice-Chancellor Approves Extension of Study Leave

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole has approved the extension of Study Leave with pay by one year for Mr. Akerele, Dare of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, College of Agricultural Management and Rural Development (COLAMRUD).

A release signed by the Registrar, Mr. Matthew Ayoola, informed that the extension is with effect from October 1, 2012.

It further stated that the extension by one year of the three year study leave granted to Mr. Akerele is to enable him pursue a Ph.D programme at the University of Reading, United Kingdom.

2nd Batch of 2012 Pre-Degree Admission List

Please find below the list of successful candidates for provisional admission into the Pre-degree Science and Pre-degree Management Science Programmes of the Institute for Human Resources Development (INHURD), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
The candidates should take note of the following guidelines concerning registration procedures.

  • There shall be screening of successful candidates and this will take place from Thursday 27th September and Wednesday 3rd October, 2012 between 9.00am and 4.00pm daily at the INHURD Campus, Mawuko, Abeokuta.

Candidates should bring along originals of their credentials (O Level, Birth Certificate and Testimonial).

  • Candidates will thereafter pay an Acceptance Fee of N10,000.00 and School Fees of N98,500.00 to FUNAAB INHURD Revenue Account No. 1012850544 at Zenith Bank.

Please note that there shall not be any opportunity for Part-payment of fees. Candidates who fail to pay the prescribed fees by 4.00pm on Friday, October 12, 2012 will forfeit the provisional admission and be replaced by candidates on the waiting list.

  • Candidates are to exchange their bank tellers for the official school receipt at the Accounts Unit.
  • The Official receipt will be presented to the Registry Unit before the Admission Letter is issued.
  • Students will thereafter proceed to their respective programme offices for registration.

Click here to download:

2nd Batch of 2012 Pre-Degree Admission List for Sciences
2nd Batch of 2012 Pre-Degree Admission List for Management Sciences

 

 

Man ‘O’ War to Inaugurate VC as Grand War Marshal

The VC, Prof. Olusola Oyewole (Left) being decorated with the Club’s Lapel Pin by the Commandant, Mr. Ogunkunle Nathaniel

The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole is to be inaugurated as the Grand War Marshal of the Man ‘O’ War Club, FUNAAB Base.

Speaking at a pre-event meeting with the top officers of the Club, Professor Oyewole lauded the services the Club has been rendering to the University, charging them to keep it up.

The Vice-Chancellor who expressed his gratitude for the honour, called on the club to harmonise the inauguration with the Orientation Programme for Freshers, coming up tentatively first Wednesday of resumption.

Corroborating the Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development, Professor Felix Salako commended the club for possessing  good public image adding that, it was the basis for the commendation letter presented by the University Management  to the out-gone officers.

Professor Salako, who called on the Club to assist with some environmental issues like blocked drainages around the University community, also admonished members not to allow their academic career to suffer at the expense of their voluntary service to humanity.

In his response, the Commander-in-Chief who is a 500-Level student of Animal Production and Health, College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM), Mr. Ogunkunle Nathaniel, expressed appreciation to the Vice-Chancellor for taking-out time to meet with them inspite of his busy schedules.

The highpoint of the meeting was the decoration of the Vice-Chancellor with the Club’s Lapel Pin.

 

FUNAAB’s Sports Director Commends Paralympians

The Sports Director, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Mr. Bayo Oluwatoki has commended the impressive performance of Nigeria’s contingent at the just concluded 2012 Paralympics, held in the City of London.

Mr. Oluwatoki gave the commendation while fielding questions from FUNAAB Bulletin in his office recently.

According to the Sports Director, the paralympians did the Nation proud by winning six gold, five silver and three bronze medals, which placed the country on 22nd position on the medals table and 3rd position in Africa. 

Mr. Oluwatoki disclosed that the University’s Sports Directorate is working towards raising a physically-challenged student team that will participate in the Inter-collegiate competition for the 2012/2013 academic session.

He said the Directorate’s primary aim is to encourage physically-challenged students in intramural sports and to get them into the mainstream so that they can develop their abilities from their disabilities.

Mr. Oluwatoki also hinted that Sports’ Directors of Institutions of Higher learning are presently working on a blueprint that will allow physically-challenged students to participate in the Nigeria Universities Games (NUGA).

The Director called on the Federal Government and other stakeholders in the Sports industry to encourage the development of sports right from the primary school in order to be able to compete well with World giants in the area of sports.

“We should not promote sports but develop it”, he added.

He also lauded the excellent performance of the Falconets at the just concluded U-20 Women World Cup in Japan, stressing that the performance should be sustained by preparing early for the next competition.

Mr. Oluwatoki expressed worry over the structure of sports affairs in the country which is causing setback for sports development and which does not allow for continuity.

He advocated for the resuscitation of the Women’s league like the Men’s league in Nigeria stating that this will help the country to raise a formidable and robust women football team.

The Director said the female football team of the University will be given due attention in the 2012/2013 academic session so that they can participate fully in the Intercollegiate competition.

He appealed to the government to find a lasting solution to the failed sports system if we want to make meaningful impact as a country in the next edition, adding that, “the issue of drop-outs dominating sports should be dealt with by the government”.

 

FUNAAB Sets Deadline For Academic Publications for Promotion

The Governing Council at its 72nd Statutory Meeting held on Friday, July 13, 2012 considered the acceptance and closing deadline for academic publications for the annual promotion exercise and directed that only papers accepted on or before June 30 would be considered for promotion in that particular year.

A release signed by the Registrar and Secretary to Council, Mr. Matthew Ayoola informed that any paper accepted for publication after June 30 would only be used for promotion in the following year.

The release further stated that Council upheld Section 3:4:3 of the extant Senior Staff Rules and Regulations on promotion procedures which states as follows:

“Proposal for promotion shall be initiated by the Head of Department not later than 30th June of the year for the consideration of appropriate Review Panel at which the Personnel Division of the Registry shall be represented”.

FUNAAB Organizes Induction Training Workshop

The University Management has approved a training Workshop for Heads of Department in the University.

A release signed by the Deputy Director, Establishment Matters, Senior Staff, Mr. Omowon Agbotoba informed that the training will hold between Wednesday, October 3 and Friday, October 5, 2012 at the Senate Building at 10.00 am daily.

The release further stated that FUNAAB Conservices Limited (FUCONS) are the organizers of the training programme.

Participants are enjoined to be punctual.

COBFAS Hostel Accomodation - Supplementary List

Important Information: Students should pay the accommodation fee of Seven Thousand, Two Hundred (N7,200) and verify receipt of payment at Centre for Community-Based Farming Scheme (COBFAS) before Friday, September 28, 2012.

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On the World Web Ranking of Universities

The term ‘Webometrics’, as defined by Bjorneborn “is the study of qualitative aspects of the construction and use of information resources, structures and technologies on the web, drawing on bibliometric and infometric approaches”.
Issues in Webometrics comprise of the Web Contents (Information) as well as Web-links. The World Wide Web (www) has become a key medium in the promotion and development of the academic, scientific, cultural and educational competences of a University.
Therefore, web helps to spread vital information beyond physical boundaries of the University. It further helps to attract students, scholars and funding from other places by spreading the prestige of these educational institutional all over the world.
The “Webometrics Ranking of World Universities”, is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group, belonging to the [Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC]. The largest public research body in Spain.
It is important to note that Webometrics’ ranking results is published twice a year- January and July, since 2004 and covers more than 20,000 Higher Education Institutions Worldwide.
Web ranking was, therefore, designed to motivate institutions to improve on their Web Presence, Open Access and Transparency Policies, in order to showcase all the activities taking place in the various segments of the institution.
No doubt, the University’s Website is a gateway showing all its major events and records to the entire world, irrespective of the location of the users or target audience. It becomes imperative for institutions to promote a substantial increase in the volume and quality of their electronic publications.
No doubt, the University’s Website is a gateway showing all its major events and records to the entire world, irrespective of the location of the users or target audience. It becomes imperative for institutions to promote a substantial increase in the volume and quality of their electronic publications.
Meanwhile, to be among the best ranked institutions in the world, it is a major task for all the stakeholders, such as Management, Staff and Students of the institution to take cognizance of the following:
i) An enforceable Web and ICT Policies;
ii) Acquisition of Institutional Research Repositories, to keep track of rich files, scholarly materials and other vital institutional documents;
iii) Scholars are advised to publish in high impact international journals;
iv) Mass sourcing for external links to the institution’s website, and
v) All the various arms in the institution must make their achievements, landmarks and breakthrough visible to the entire world.
The aim of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) in the establishment of the Webometrics Centre is to work towards increasing the volume and quality of our Web Presence, Impact, Openness and Excellence.
As stakeholders, it is hoped that all members of the entire University community need to rise up and support this laudable initiative.


Head, Webometrics, Dr. Olusegun Folorunsho

FUNAAB Seeks Collaboration with ICAN

Rep. of the VC, the DVC (A), Prof. Toyin Arowolo addressing the President (ICAN), Mr. Adedoyin Owolabi (3rd Left), while the Bursar, Mr. Moses Ilesanmi (Left), the Abeokuta District Chairman, Prince Adewale Ademola and the 2nd VP, Otunba Femi Deru listen with rapt attention.

 

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole has solicited for the collaboration of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in the development of the University’s College of Management Science (COLMAS).
Professor Oyewole made this appeal when the 48th President of the Institution, Mr. Adedoyin Idowu Owolabi paid him a courtesy call.
The Vice-Chancellor who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, Professor Toyin Arowolo commended the Institute for their professional standards and ethics, noting that their members who are serving in the Bursary Department of the University have live up to their professional calling of financial accuracy and transparency.
Professor Oyewole charged the Institute to take a cue from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which endowed the University with a befitting 500 Million Naira building complex for the College of Management Sciences (COLMAS).
In his remarks, the President of ICAN, Mr. Adedoyin Idowu Owolabi congratulated the University for the successful take-off of COLMAS which he described as one of the best in the country.
He advised the Vice-Chancellor and his team on the need to lay a solid foundation for the College by organizing Career Counselling for the students, assuring that “ICAN is ready to assist future generation and I urge you to partner with us”.
Mr. Owolabi advised the University Management to get copies of the Institute’s Syllabus, as this will greatly assist the students in their course of study.
He charged the University to do everything humanly possible to get accreditation from the Institute in order to enjoy academic incentives.
The ICAN President disclosed that any student who graduates with 1st class in Accounting will be automatically admitted for the ICAN Professional Examinations which according to him, are in two stages while such student will be awarded scholarship, provided the University is accredited by the Institute.

VC Reiterates Commitment to Financial Transparency

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole has declared that he was not in office to steal University’s money.
Professor Oyewole gave the assurance during an interview with FUNAAB Bulletin and Ogun State Bureau Chief of the SUN Newspaper, Mr. Moshood Adebayo.
Professor Oyewole declared that his position as Vice-Chancellor stands for leadership with integrity, adding that “I am not here to steal money. That is one of the things that I told myself, that I am not in this position to make a single kobo”.
Expressing the commitment of his administration to the development and advancement of the University, Professor Oyewole disclosed that Management has decided that 40 percent of internally generated revenue will be channelled towards capital projects.
Speaking on the utilization of funds generated through acceptance fees, the Vice-Chancellor said, “We are committing the whole money to activities or programmes connected to the improvement of the lives of our students”.
Professor Oyewole further stated that his vision for FUNAAB is to transform it into a world class university, where world class graduates are produced, to impact positively in the country.
According to him, “graduates of this University will not seek for jobs. They are supposed to leave the University and create jobs, create opportunities and therefore the knowledge acquired from here will help them to be able to develop themselves and also develop their communities”.


The VC, Prof. Olusola Bandele Oyewole

Convert Research Findings into Practice – Pro-Chancellor

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council, Chief Lawrence Ayinde Olakunle Osayemi, has charged members of the University Community to convert “research and findings” into practice.
Chief Osayemi gave the charge on Wednesday, at the 2012 Yam Roasting Festival, held at the Teaching and Research Farms Directorate (TREFAD) Farms, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
According to him, agricultural research and findings should be converted into practice for the benefit of the society, noting that teaching and research, which its essence is to develop the nation is insufficient.
The Pro-Chancellor stated that the University is lucky because the government’s transformational agenda centres on agriculture, stressing that the culture of improving the agricultural value chain must be improved upon.
Besides, Chief Osayemi paid glowing tributes to eminent personalities who at one time donated structures to the University, including Chief Olatunde Abudu, the late Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Oyebade Lipede, his successor, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo as well as the former Speaker, Federal House of Representatives, Rt. Honourable Dimeji Bankole.
He described the festival as an epoch making occasion, adding that this is the first time he would be participating in such.
Chief Osayemi expressed joy that the University, in the last three or four years have moved from a position of almost obscurity to high visibility, thanking all stakeholders who had made the feat possible.
Present at the event are notable dignitaries like the former Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku; Chairman, Lafarge WAPCO Cement Plc, Chief Olusegun Oshunkeye and the representative of the Alake of Egbaland, the Oluwo of Iporo, Chief Alani Bankole.


Pro-Chancellor
Chief Lawrence Ayinde Olakunle Osayemi

Agric., A Key Feature in Nigeria’s Economy – Chief Anyaoku

Former Secretary-General, Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku has described agriculture as a key feature in Nigeria’s economy.
Chief Anyaoku disclosed this on Wednesday, at the 2012 Yam Roasting Festival held at the Teaching and Research Farm Directorate (TREFAD) Farm, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
(FUNAAB).
He stated that agriculture is a major contributor to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), adding that the wealth of the people of this country largely depends on it.
The renowned Diplomat said that the country is fortunate to have a University of Agriculture which focuses on research, admonishing the University to see its products as additional income.
Chief Anyaoku noted that the tropical cows the University rears are the typical ones used in traditional ceremonies in the eastern part of the country.
Chief Anyaoku thanked Chief Olusegun Osunkeye for inviting him at the instance of the Vice-Chancellor, adding that he is leaving FUNAAB with excellent memories, while he promised to graciously honour such invitations if extended to him in future.
He stated that Egbaland is not unfamiliar to him, because his wife hails from Ake adding that coming to Abeokuta is always a source of joy to him and his family.
Chief Anyaoku who disclosed that he had bagged 32 honorary degrees from different universities across the world, said FUNAAB was the first specialised University to honour him with one.
In his address, the Chairman, Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc, Chief Olusegun Oshunkeye, described the festival as a promotion of interaction and relationship between the town and gown.
The seasoned industrialist said there is a compelling reason for the Town and Gown to meet and brainstorm regularly in order for the nation to move forward.
According to him, the Town which are people like him would put commercial ideas into the research and teachings of the Gown.
Earlier in his Welcome Address, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole stated that the importance of Yam (Dioscorea spp) as food crop cannot be overemphasized in Nigeria, adding that it serves not only as a staple food but also as cash crop.


Chief Emeka Anyaoku, CON

FUNAAB’s Yam Roasting Festival Bounces Back with Vigour

From left, the Pro-Chancellor, Chief Lawrence Ayinde Olakunle Osayemi; the Chairman, Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc, Chief Olusegun Oshunkeye, former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku; the VC, Prof. Olusola Oyewole (arrowed) with Principal and senior officials of the University at the Yam Roasting Festival

Four years after it suddenly disappeared from the radar, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole has resuscitated the University’s age-long Yam Roasting Festival, barely four months in office.
The journey to the rebirth of the Festival began when a distinguished Alumnus of the University, Chief Olusegun Oshunkeye, who is the Chairman, Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc, among others, advised the Vice-Chancellor, who paid him a courtesy call recently to resuscitate the Yam Roasting Festival.
In what appears as a rapid response to the
candid advice, eminent personalities, led by the former Secretary General, Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, on Wednesday converged at Teaching and Research Farms Directorate (TREFAD) for the celebration of the 2012 Yam Roasting Festival.
It was a meeting of the Town and Gown when the significance of Yam as a staple food and cash crop became a subject of intellectual discourse by the Pro-Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor, former Secretary General of Commonwealth and the Chairman, Lafarge WAPCO, Plc, Chief Olusegun Oshunkeye, OON, OFR.
Speaking at the Festival, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole described the significance of Yam in Nigeria not only as  staple food but also as cash crop, adding that it is one of the popular arable crops, extensively cultivated in FUNAAB for research purposes.
Professor Oyewole stressed that the Festival has facilitated and enhanced the town and gown relationship, calling on guests to take the opportunity to socialise and discuss issues on development, as well as proffer innovative ideas that will improve the University and the well being of humanity, at large.
The Vice-Chancellor decried the daunting challenges faced by Agriculture as climate change and emerging pests and diseases, in spite of the University’s relentless efforts.
He pointed out that government’s funding of the universities is grossly inadequate to put an end to these challenges, thereby soliciting the support of the private sector through collaboration in research and extension to combat it.
Professor Oyewole enjoined active players in the sector to promote researches in Agriculture through funding, donation of equipment and partnership.
The Vice-Chancellor stated that the University is well prepared to sustain the qualitative training, given to  the students to make them self-reliant and employers of labour, stressing that the Community Based Farming Scheme (COBFAS) and the Graduate Farming Employment Scheme (GRADFES) among other programmes, would make them job-creators and self-reliant.
The Vice-Chancellor said the  University would utilise a sizeable chunk of the 10,000ha landmass for the cultivation of cash crops like yam, maize, soybean, cassava, rice, plantain and oil palm, adding its the University’s desire to cater for the tomato needs of its immediate environment within a short period of time.
He added that FUNAAB has facilities for the production of livestock and fisheries which are geared towards assisting in the increase of food production, food security and poverty reduction.
In his Welcoming Address, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council, Chief Lawrence Ayinde Olakunle Osayemi stated that there were three Universities of Agriculture established at the same time of which FUNAAB is one.
According to him, “without being immodest, FUNAAB has stepped higher than the others”.
He said last year, less than 30,000 students applied to the University, noting that this year, more than 34, 000 students applied which means people are getting more interested in this University on daily basis.
Also speaking at the Festival, the Chairman, Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc, Chief Olusegun Oshunkeye who sees the occasion from a commercial point of view, stressed the importance of the relationship between the town and gown, saying it promotes interaction between them.
He challenged the University on the need to feed its community with its products within a short while.
Chief Oshunkeye decried the bulk importation from South Africa of most of Shoprite’s foods, charging the University to rise up to such challenges.
He commended the Vice-Chancellor for putting this wonderful festival together having just spent barely four months in office.

FG Honours FUNAAB’s Pro-Chancellor

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, Chief Lawrence Ayinde Olakunle Osayemi would on Monday, September 17, 2012 be bestowed with the National Honour of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).

A statement by the Permanent Secretary (Special Duties), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr. Henry Akpan, published in national dailies of Monday, September 10, 2012 informed that the event would be held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

The publications indicated that Chief Osayemi would be honoured alongside 148 other Nigerians, by His Excellency, the President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

Chief Osayemi, a distinguished accountant, lawyer and businessman, bagged the honour, in recognition of his selfless services to the nation in several respects, particularly, as the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB).

He is equally a prominent member of the Manufacturers’ Association of Nigeria.

 

Call for Submission of APER Form

 

A call has gone to members of staff who have formed the habit of treating the issue of the Annual Performance Evaluation Report (APER), with levity, to desist from such acts.

A release, signed by the Registrar, Mr. Mathew Ayoola drew attention of members of staff to Section 3.7.6.2 of the FUNAAB Rules and

Regulations, Senior Staff, which states inter-alia that: an employee shall be paid an annual increment provided that such employees has “… duly completed and submitted the APER form for the year in question not later than 30th June of the year”.

The release further informed that annual increment would no longer be paid to any staff that failed to complete and submit their APER Forms at the appropriate time.

It added that all Professors are, henceforth, required to provide Annual Reports on their activities.

 

TETFUND’s AST&D Programme Opens

 

Application for the 2012 Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Academic Staff Training and Development (AST &D) Intervention Fund is now open to Academic Staff of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB).

A release, signed by the Director, Centre for Internationalization and Partnerships (CENIP), Dr. Akeem Oyekanmi, informed that the training programme is in two categories, the Full-Time Ph.D Training for applicants with admission, to pursue full time Ph.D training within or outside Nigeria and the Short Duration Doctorate Research, meant for applicants already pursuing their Ph.D degree programmes in Nigeria.

The release stated further that preference will be given to candidates pursuing Sciences, Technology and Engineering-based Courses.

Applications accompanied with Curriculum Vitae, letter of admission, tuition and living expenses are to be forwarded to the Vice-Chancellor, through the Director, CENIP not later 10 working days from Friday, September 7, 2012.

 

Resuscitating Yam Roasting Festival is Good

 

The Coordinator, 2012 Yam Roasting Festival, Mr. Michael Jaiyeola, has described the resuscitation of the annual yam roasting festival by the University, as a right step in the right direction.

Mr. Jaiyeola made this assertion while speaking in a chat with FUNAAB Bulletin in the Directorate of Public Relations.

According to him, the festival, which dated back to 1996, is a social gathering where the Town and Gown actors meet to discuss developmental issues and suggest ways to move the University forward.

Justifying the relevance of the festival to the University, Mr. Jaiyeola, a Principal Farm Manager, stated that the ceremony affords stakeholders and industrialists the opportunity to chart the way forward on innovative collaboration, in a relaxed atmosphere.

Mr. Jaiyeola noted that the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole, met recently with the co-initiator of the festival, Chief Olusegun Osunkeye and held discussions to resuscitate the festival among other collaborative partnerships.

Speaking on the readiness of the University for the festival, the Coordinator said invitation cards, banners and other publicity materials had been produced to ensure a successful outing.

 

NAHS Holds Conference

 

The Nigerian Association of Hydrological Sciences (NAHS) has concluded arrangements to hold its 2012 Annual Conference.

A release, signed by the Chairman, Local Organizing Committee (LOC), Professor Olasumbo Martins, informed that the Conference, which has as its theme, Hydrology for Disaster Management, would hold between October 22 and 26, 2012, at Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB).

The Conference would discuss scientific, technical and professional issues relevant to Water Resources Planning, Development and Management in Nigeria.

 

FUNAAB VC Charges Staff on New E-mail Address

 

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole, has charged members of staff to make use of the new FUNAAB E-mail address, to facilitate communication with research agencies and other bodies that will not respond to mails, sent from other Internet domains.

According to a release, signed by the Head, Webometrics Centre, Dr. Olusegun Folorunsho, the new FUNAAB e-mail address is in line with the vision of the present administration to improve Information and Communication Technology facilities on campus, as well as to enhance teaching, learning and research activities.

The release, which informed that the Vice-Chancellor had directed that all staff should be issued with the domain e-mail, however, called on Colleges, Centres, Directorates and Units to compile the list of their members of staff on Microsoft Excel and send to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., on or before September 18, 2012, using the format:

 

 

Dr. Folorunso then requested Colleges, Centres, Directorates and Units to send their existing official e-mail address to the Webometrics Centre, to make it possible for them to obtain a new one.

 

 

PROVISIONAL ADMISSION FOR PRE-DEGREE SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCE PROGRAMMES

Please find below the list of successful candidates for provisional admission into the Pre-degree Science and Pre-degree Management Science Programmes of the Institute for Human Resources Development (INHURD), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
The candidates should take note of the following guidelines concerning registration procedures.

  • There shall be screening of successful candidates and this will take place from Monday, September 17 to Friday, September 21, 2012 between 9.00am and 4.00pm daily at the INHURD Campus, Mawuko, Abeokuta.

Candidates should bring along originals of their credentials (O Level, Birth Certificate and Testimonial).

  • Candidates will thereafter pay an Acceptance Fee of N10,000.00 and School Fees of N98,500.00 to FUNAAB INHURD Revenue Account No. 1012850544 at Zenith Bank.

Please note that there shall not be any opportunity for Part-payment of fees. Candidates who fail to pay the prescribed fees by 4.00pm on Friday, October 12, 2012 will forfeit the provisional admission and be replaced by candidates on the waiting list.

  • Candidates are to exchange their bank tellers for the official school receipt at the Accounts Unit.
  • The Official receipt will be presented to the Registry Unit before the Admission Letter is issued.
  • Students will thereafter proceed to their respective programme offices for registration.

Click here to download:

2012 Pre-Degree Admission  List for Sciences
2012 Pre-Degree Admission  List for Management Sciences

 

 

FUNAAB Guest House Commences Operation

 

The newly-built FUNAAB Guest House, located in the premises of the International Scholars’ and Resource Centre (IS&REC) of the University has commenced operations.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole made the disclosure during the weekly Management Meeting of the University, held recently.

The Vice-Chancellor said that the University Management decided to kick-start commercial activities at the Guest House, in order to adequately test-run installed facilities, to ensure hitch-free operations, especially, during the forthcoming International Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC).

The new Guest House, which is temporarily being managed by a Consultant in the hospitality business, in conjunction with the staff of Royal Greens Guests House, has a 24-room facility, including eight suites and 16 standard rooms, all en-suite and tastefully furnished.

Members of the University community, stakeholders and general public were enjoined to patronize the Guest House for a memorable experience.

Room tariff for the Guest House are as follows:

 

STEP-B Project has Revamped the Educational Sector – PM

The Science and Technology Education, Post–Basic (STEP-B) Project has been said to have contributed immensely to the revamping of the education sector, particularly, in the areas of Research and Linkages.

The Project Manager, Science and Technology Education, Post–Basic (STEP-B), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor Okanlawon Onagbesan, made this known while fielding questions from FUNAAB Bulletin on the activities of the STEP-B Project in the University.

Describing STEP-B as a World Bank-assisted teaching and research project in Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in Nigeria, the Project Manager, who is also the Director of Biotechnology, said FUNAAB had benefitted from the Project, to the tune of N126.7m.

He disclosed that STEP-B grants had been wisely expended on the procurement of teaching, research, Information Technology equipment and facilities to improve learning, as well as made the activities of the University more visible on the Internet.

“For us here, we have received N99m for projects on Biotechnology and we have also received about N27.7m for Innovator Of Tomorrow (IOT) Students, which is meant to assist Postgraduate students in their research and thesis’’, he added.

Professor Onagbesan noted that 52 Postgraduate students of the University had benefitted from the IOT scheme, receiving about half a Million Naira each, towards their research.

According to him, the criteria for benefitting in the IOT grant among others, require the Postgraduate students to write and submit their Projects through their respective Deans, after which they will be evaluated at the STEP-B headquarters in Abuja.

The Project Manager, however, said more students had enrolled in the University to study Biotechnology, while a large number of staff and members of the public had been able to make use of the laboratory for their projects.

He disclosed that some of the laboratory equipment in FUNAAB, procured through the STEP-B Project, included the PCR Machine, ELISA Machine, GEL Documentation System, Ultra Freezer, which could freeze items up to minus 80 degrees Centigrade, while the AS Machine, Protein Analytical System and Gas Chromatography System will be added soon.

Professor Onagbesan commended the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Oyewole, for being very supportive in the substance of the project, stressing that the STEP-B Project aided the University’s chances of benefitting in the Agriculture Research Council of Nigeria’s grants while it also contributed to its favourable Web Ranking, for which FUNAAB was ranked 2nd in Nigeria and 35th in Africa.

Professor Onagbesan pleaded with government not to stop the Project as it had helped to promote teaching and research in the nation’s Ivory Towers.

 

VC Tours First Bite Foods Ltd.

As a follow-up to the recent visit of the Management of the First Bite Foods Limited to FUNAAB, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole, accompanied by Principal Officers of the University toured the expansive, 16-Hectare farmland of the company.

The Vice-Chancellor’s delegation explored all sections of the Farms, from the Aquaculture, Feed Mill, Poultry Pen, Chicken to the Meat Processing Plants.

At the Aquaculture section, the Clarias species of catfish is being cultivated and it records an average weight of 1.1 Kg within five months.

The section is divided into the smoking section where the fishes are smoked for proper preservation.

At the Feed Mill, the Vice-Chancellor was happy to see a 2010 Aquaculture and Fisheries Management graduate of FUNAAB, Mr. Dotun Adekunmisin, as its Supervisor.

Mr. Adekunmisin gave a vivid description of the production process and capacity of the Feedmill.

Moments later, they proceeded to the Poultry Pen, where chickens were raised from day-old to maturity, in order to be processed at the Chicken Processing Plant.

The day old chicks were imported, so as to meet their immediate needs, as this is one of the areas where FBFL is seeking collaboration with FUNAAB to hatch new chicks and sell to FBFL. This however will make FBFL to stop its importation.

At the Chicken Processing Plant, the Vice-Chancellor and his entourage were thrilled with the level of mechanization in the Plant; From the slaughtering section to the area where feathers are removed and the dismembering, all done mechanically.

However, FBFL does not have a cattle farm but it has an understanding with some Abattoirs in Lagos and Ibadan, which supply according to needs.

For the collaboration to be realized, the Vice-Chancellor said it is a collective responsibility and determination, saying “let us all key into this vision to make FUNAAB great”.

On the Vice-Chancellor’s entourage was the Dean, College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM), Professor Christian Ikeobi, who solicited for an excursion to be granted to the students, for more exposure in their chosen disciplines.

He added that COBFAS activities should also be integrated with visits to similar companies, to develop the entrepreneurial skills in the students.

 

 

Agric Graduates Should Be Job-Creators – VC

The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole, has stated that graduates of agricultural courses should be job-creators rather than job-seekers.

Professor Oyewole disclosed this last week, when the legislator, representing the Abeokuta South Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives, Honourable Olusegun Samuel Williams paid him a Courtesy Call in the University.

The Vice-Chancellor charged the Rep to assisting in promoting the development of the agricultural sector, taking into cognisance, the fact that dearth of funds posed a big challenge to the sector.

Seizing the opportunity to call on the people to see agriculture as a business venture, Professor Oyewole stated that agricultural graduates of the University, were encouraged to be self-reliant, through the Graduate Farming Employment Scheme (GRADFES), in which a loan of N200,000 is made available for them to practice, while their certificates are taken as collateral.

The Vice-Chancellor added that another scheme of the institution, the Community-Based Farming Scheme (COBFAS), was also designed to expose agricultural students to the practical aspects in the various communities of Ogun State.

According to him, the COBFAS Scheme had improved the socio-economic lifestyle of the communities, while youths in the communities are being influenced to pursue university education.

The Vice-Chancellor further revealed that the activities of the University had gone beyond Nigeria with the introduction of the FUNAAB Foreign African Scholarship Scheme (FUFASS), a scheme through which students from Sierra-Leone, The Gambia and Liberia are trained for between three to six months on scholarships in skills acquisition and agricultural enterprises.

Professor Oyewole added that the Scheme could be replicated for artisans in the Abeokuta South Constituency to empower them with necessary knowledge and skills.

He, however, informed his guest that the University would clock 25 years in 2013, following its establishment in 1988 as one of the three Universities of Agriculture in the country.

In his response, Hon. Williams expressed the willingness to partner with the University towards its development, which he noted will have direct impact on his constituency.

He said: “let us know the areas you can intervene and we tell you areas we need intervention, so we can enjoy the dividends of democracy”.

In his response, the Vice-Chancellor reminisced on his early teaching days, which began in 1985, during which the current Deputy Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Honourable Emeka Ihedioha, was one of the eight students that graduated in the year.

Professor Oyewole said the Deputy Speaker is more of a FUNAABITE than being an alumnus of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

He commended the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Dimeji Bankole and Senator Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello, who had at one time or the other contributed to the development of the University.

According to him, people who represent us in Abeokuta are people who know their onions well.

 

 

Prof. Oyewole Visits FUNAAB’s Pioneer VC

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole, last Wednesday, paid a Courtesy Call on the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Nurudeen Olorun-nimbe Adedipe, at his Ikorodu residence, Lagos State.

Welcoming the Vice-Chancellor and the Management team to his house, Professor Adedipe charged the incumbent Vice-Chancellor to be focused as a leader, noting that leadership comes with responsibilities and challenges.

Professor Adedipe further stressed the need for all to collaborate with the Management in sustaining the successes recorded by the University over the years.

In his response, Professor Oyewole thanked the pioneer Vice-Chancellor for hosting his team, as he commended his visionary leadership qualities.

“Whatever we are in FUNAAB today is because of the strong foundation you built then”, he noted.

The Vice-Chancellor disclosed that he was an Assistant Lecturer when Professor ‘Nimbe Adedipe was at the helm of affairs in the University.

 

 

FUNAAB, First Bite Ready to Sign MoU

 

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) and the Management of First Bite Foods Ltd. (FBFL) are ready to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), seeking to proffer solutions to challenges that First Bite Foods face in the procurement of some production inputs, which could be developed by FUNAAB, rather than relying on importation.

According to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of FBFL, Mr. Olaseni Salako, the possible areas of collaboration include the purchase of Clarias juveniles by FBFL, purchase of chilled beef quarters, live broilers and grains (Maize and Soya).

Others are engaging in joint ventures, in which FBFL’s objective of rendering advisory and guidance services could be achieved.

Mr. Salako said the venture to be established should be insulated from the normal University administration, adding that it should be run solely as a commercial venture, driven by profit.

He presented a slide exhibiting the prowess of the company as quality oriented and professionally inclined, emphasizing excellence in their conduct of business.

“Our target audience is Quick Service Restaurants because we are bulk producers”, he noted.

Also speaking during the meeting, the Chairman of the Company, Mr. Folu Ayeni, observed that farmers have a lot of needs, tasking FUNAAB to study such and then design projects to meet them.

He said a Town and Gown Forum should be established whereby ideas for research would be exchanged, facilitating the initiative that could bridge the gap between the academia and the industry.

In his response, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole said that part of the reasons for the trip was to ascertain what the University ought to be doing and is not.

He recalled his activities with students about 20 years ago, when he was the

 

 

News on Freshers ICT Training

Accommodation will be available for interested freshers only at the rate of N5,000 per bedspace per week (Monday - Saturday). This offer is optional and available only to students scheduled for ICT Training during that week. Payment should be made to FUNAAB Microfinance Bank.

Commencement of 2011/2012 Second Semester Examination for Part-time Undergraduate Students

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Please be informed that the 2011/2012 Second Semester Examinations for Part-time Students have been scheduled as shown in a timetable below. Students are to note that:

 

1. Exam passes are to be collected from the programme office at Mawuko with a condition that all receipts of school fee payment, from their first year to date, are presented before collection of Exam passes.

2. Only full payment of university fees can qualify a student for collection of exam pass, and consequently entrance into the exam hall.

3. Instructions to Candidates on examination conduct as given below are important.

 

 

Examination Conduct

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

1. Candidates must wait outside the examination room until told to enter by an invigilator.

2. Candidates will ONLY be permitted to enter up to half an hour after the start of the examination; a candidate arriving more than half an hour after the start may be admitted at the discretion of the Chief Invigilator. Lateness to exam hall will not be tolerated.

3. Candidates SHOULD  not leave earlier than half an hour after the start of the examination nor may they leave during the last ten minutes of the examination period.

4. At the end of the examination candidates must remain seated until the invigilators have collected all the scripts and candidates are told they may leave. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that his or her script is handed to the invigilator.

5. Candidates must be quiet when entering or leaving the room during the examination and must not speak to anyone, other than an invigilator, between entering the room and the end of the examination. A candidate creating a disturbance may be expelled from the examination room.

6. A candidate leaving the examination room, intending to return, must be accompanied by an invigilator.

7. Bags, briefcases, etc. should not be taken into the examination room; candidates living off campus, who have nowhere to leave such items safely, may deposit them outside the examination room as the invigilators may direct.

8. Candidates should not bring textbooks, notes or similar aids into the examination room unless this has been specifically authorised for the examination paper concerned.

9. Mobile telephones must be switched off and left in bags, briefcases etc.

10. Candidates may use only non programmable calculators in examinations, or any other model with lower functionality (i.e. non-programmable, no alphanumeric memory, no communication devices). Use of any other type of calculator will be deemed exam misconduct, and the calculator will be confiscated. Phones, IPods, Bluetooth, and Blackberry are not allowed in and within examination rooms

11. The attention of candidates is drawn to the section on exam misconduct in the Regulations for the Conduct of Examinations. Exam misconduct includes communicating with, or copying from the script of another candidate or introducing unauthorised notes, etc. A candidate introducing an unauthorised aid or copying from another candidate may obtain a mark of zero for the paper or for the whole set of examinations.

12. It is in a candidate's interest that answers are legible; therefore only black, blue or blue-black ink or biro should be used except where additional colours may be needed in diagrams, etc.

13. All rough work must be carried out in the answer book(s) provided; such work should be crossed out to distinguish it from answers to questions. It is an offence to remove any part of an answer book.

14. No food or drink is permitted in the examination room except that candidates may consume sweets and plain water, provided they do not disturb other candidates and they remove any litter at the end of the examination. Smoking is prohibited.

15. No inscription, jotting or writing on examination pass  (front or back).

16. Photocopy version of examination pass is not tenable at examination centre.

17. Lost examination pass should be replaced before examination, subject to recommendation and identification by Student Affairs Units.

18. Impersonation is serious exam misconduct, do not write exam for your friend.

 

GOOD LUCK

 

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2012/2013 Admission FUNAAB Conducts Screening Exercise for 2nd Batch Candidates

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has concluded the screening of second batch candidates for the 2012/2013 Academic Session.

The 2-day exercise which began on Wednesday was monitored by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Professor Toyin Arowolo.

Speaking in a chat with FUNAAB Bulletin, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, disclosed that a total of 695 candidates were considered for the exercise.

He stressed that the University would admit 3,500 students out of the over 31,500 candidate that wrote the post-UTME.

Fielding questions on the fate of students who applied for admission, based on awaiting result, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor described the development as been beyond FUNAAB, calling on the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to consider shifting the examinations to March and April in order to give enough time for candidates to get their results and apply properly for admission into higher institutions of their choice.

Professor Arowolo who disclosed that the new directive from the Federal Government has made it mandatory for all universities to normalize their academic calendar said, FUNAAB is on course.

According to him, by the Calendar, freshers are expected to arrive on Sunday, September 9, 2012 while ICT training will hold from September 10th -28th, 2012.

In a separate chat with FUNAAB Bulletin, some prospective students expressed confidence on FUNAAB Management’s ability to conduct a credible screening exercise.

Abdulmalik Babatunde, a student seeking admission into the Department of Economics, College of Management Sciences (COLMAS) said “it is a well known fact that FUNAAB gives admission based on merit. I have confidence in the screening exercise”.

Also speaking, Amechi Olusola said “I chose FUNAAB because I think it is the best University of Agriculture in Nigeria and they have enough facilities.”

 

CENIP Calls for Registration of Linkages and Partnerships

 

The Centre for Internationalization and Partnerships (CENIP) has called on members of staff fostering Linkage and Partnership with National, International Research Institutions, Universities, Non-Governmental Organizations and Individual personalities to register such relationship with the Centre.

A release signed by the Director, Dr. Akeem Oyekanmi, informed that CENIP has among its responsibilities, the mandate to coordinate Linkages and Partnerships connected to the University, including those fostered by individuals, Units, Colleges and institutes in the University.

The release however, stated that no formal linkage or partnership should be entered into without the formal permission of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole.

Details of Linkages and Partnerships collaboration are to be provided to the Centre using this format:

 

New E-mail Address for FUNAAB

 

The Webometrics Centre has configured a new e-mail address, enriched with unique features for the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

A released signed by the Head, Webometrics Centre, Dr. Olusegun Folorunso informed that the new e-mail address was configured in conjunction with Google and will be available to both staff and students of the University.

It stated that the format for the new e-mail is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and can be accessed through the WEBMAIL Link on the University website: www.unaab.edu.ng.

According to the release, features available on the new e-mail are as follows:

- 25GB Space;

- Chat with other FUNAAB Community Members;

- Access mail on mobile phone;

- 10GB free storage;

- Free SMS to any network and many more.

To sign up, members of the University community have been advised to send their full names, existing e-mail address and department/unit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Mr. O. E. Adeosun on GSM No: 08058452674 or Mr. T. Soretire  on GSM No: 08037135107, for more information.

 

FUNAAB Grants Study Leave with Pay

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole has approved one year study leave with pay for Mr. Samuel Salako of the Department of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences (COLNAS).

A release signed by the Registrar, Mr. Mathew Ayoola, informed that the study leave is with effect from August 27, 2012.

The release further stated that the leave is to enable Mr. Salako pursue his academic studies at the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

 

TREFAD Commences Sales of Farm Products

The Teaching and Research Farms Directorate (TREFAD) of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has commenced sales of farm products at its Agro-Mart Complex.

A release signed by the Deputy Director, TREFAD, Mr. Joseph Olobashola informed that items available for sale at the Agro-Mart are crops and livestock farm products.

The release further stated that for a start, the Agro-Mart would be opening for business to members of the University community on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The Agro-Mart is located within the Livestock Farm Complex, behind COLMAS Building.

 

2012/2013 FPY CALENDAR

Events
Dates
Online registration Mon, August 27 – Fri, October 5, 2012
Arrival of FPY Students Sunday, October 7, 2012
Orientation Mon, October 8 – Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012
Departure to locations
Wed, October 10 – Friday October 12, 2012
Farm Activities Begins
Monday, October 15, 2012
End of Farm Activities 
Friday, May 31, 2013
Departure from locations
Friday, May 31, 2013
Submission of log books and reports
Thursday, June 07, 2013
FPY Examination begins Monday, June 10, 2013
FPY Examination ends Friday June 28, 2013
Senate consideration of FPY results 
Thursday, July 18, 2013

 

Medical Laboratory Examination: Health Centre Releases Time-Table

The Management of the Health Centre, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has released the Medical Laboratory Examination Time-Table for new intakes of the 2012/2013 Academic Session. A release signed by the Principal Medical Laboratory Scientist, Mrs. Ifedayo Ayodele, informed that, the medical examination for new intakes commences on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 and will end on Friday, November 2, 2012. The release further stated that the Post-graduate medical examination will hold between Monday, November 12 and Friday, November 23, 2012. It also called for strict adherence to the time-table, warning that excuses would not be entertained. The students are enjoined to come to the laboratory with the following: 1. Stool and Urine Sample in white transparent bottles; 2. The samples should be labeled with their names; 3. The same sample must be freshly produced on the day of their medical examination, and 4. Medical examination takes place between 8am and 12 noon daily. The time-table is as follows:

DAY

DATE

DEPARTMENT

DAY 1

12 TH SEPT. 2012

AGRIC ECONOMICS & FARM MANAGEMENT

DAY 2

13 TH SEPT. 2012

AGRIC. EXTENSION AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

DAY 3

14 TH SEPT. 2012

AGRICULTURAL ADMINISTRATION

DAY 4

17 TH SEPT. 2012

ANIMAL BREEDING AND GENETICS

DAY 5

18 TH SEPT. 2012

ANIMAL NUTRITION

DAY 6

19 TH SEPT. 2012

ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY

DAY 7

20 TH SEPT. 2012

ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH

DAY 8

21 ST SEPT. 2012

PASTURE AND RANGE MANAGEMENT

DAY 9

24 TH SEPT. 2012

A Q F M

DAY 10

25 TH SEPT. 2012

E M T

DAY 11

26 TH SEPT. 2012

F & W M

DAY 12

27 TH SEPT. 2012

W R M & A

DAY 13

28 TH SEPT. 2012

F S T

DAY 14

2 ND OCT. 2012

F S M

DAY 15

3 RD OCT. 2012

HSM & N U D

DAY 16

4 TH OCT. 2012

C P T

DAY 17

5 TH OCT. 2012

HORT.

DAY 18

8 TH OCT. 2012

P B S T

DAY 19

9 TH OCT. 2012

PPCP & VET

DAY 20

10 TH OCT. 2012

SS & LM

DAY 21

11 TH OCT. 2012

A G E & ELECT/ELECT

DAY 22

12 TH OCT. 2012

CIVIL ENG & MEC ENG

DAY 23

15 TH OCT. 2012

BIOCHEMISTRY

DAY 24

16 TH OCT. 2012

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE

DAY 25

17 TH OCT. 2012

CHEMISTRY

DAY 26

18 TH OCT. 2012

COMPUTER SCIENCES

DAY 27

19 TH OCT. 2012

MICROBIOLOGY

DAY 28

22 ND OCT. 2012

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCE

DAY 29

23 RD OCT. 2012

PHYSICS

DAY 30

24 TH OCT. 2012

STATISTICS

DAY 31

25 TH OCT. 2012

ACCOUNTING

DAY 32

26 TH OCT. 2012

B A F

DAY 33

31 ST OCT. 2012

B E M

DAY 34

1 ST NOV. 2012

ECONOMICS

DAY 35

2 ND NOV. 2012

E P S

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