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The National Universities Commission, NUC, has given full accreditation to the Foodservice and Tourism Program in the College of Food sciences and Human Ecology (COLFHEC) FUNAAB. This was recently made known to the university by the commission.

The accreditation exercise was conducted in July by a team of four NUC officials led by Prof. Ojotimehin. During the exercise the team inspected facilities in the Department, as well as academic and administrative records including the curriculum.

Reacting to the development, the HOD of the department -Dr (Mrs) Omemu thanked the almighty God for making this possible. She also appreciated the support of the University management, all the staff and students of the department.






The Department of Foodservice and Tourism was established by the Senate of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta in year January 2009 to be located in the College of Food Science and Human Ecology (COLFHEC). The first intake of students was slated for October, 2010. The programme is meant to complement the collective goals of other established programmes namely; Food Science and Technology, Home Science and Management and Nutrition and Dietetics.






The catering industry derives its services from the food chain in all segments of the economy since food is a major requirement for healthy living. The tourism business is growing steadily in the country, in the areas of historical/traditional/modern tourism involving arts, leisure and entertainment.


This programme puts the training needs of both industries as an integrated package. In recent years, the food service industry, otherwise, known as catering and hotel services have changed considerably as a result of changing market trends, in terms of food composition, safety requirements, selection of food packaging materials, labelling and preparation procedures for ready-to-eat foods and wide variety of food choices by consumers.


These changes have therefore, influenced considerably the activities and nature of foods available in the sector such as traditional foods, street foods, fast foods, restaurant foods, the direct consumption of take-away foods and tourists’ foodservices outfits. The Foodservice and Tourism programme will provide an appropriate training medium for human resource development and wide-scope exposure of graduates in the frontiers of knowledge needed to solve the problems of this sector.


The programme has the following focus on broad based interdisciplinary specializations:

  1. Catering and hotel/hospitality management
  2. Food composition, preparation and preservation
  3. Food safety and quality assurance
  4. Marketing and consumer education
  5. Tourism development
  6. Tourism transportation services
  7. Tourism laws and tourist management






The philosophy of the programme is to produce graduates in catering, hotel and tourism management that will excel in a dynamic business world. The graduate will be active in their community and have knowledge of entrepreneurial principles and be competent in technology, communication, presentation, teamwork and critical thought across disciplines.






Employment / Career Opportunities in Foodservice & Tourism


A number of career opportunities are available to graduates of the programme:


  1. Self employment:
    • Entrepreneurship in hospitality industry
    • Fast food centres
    • Health facilities’ Catering/Hospitality Institutions
  2. Consultancy Services
  3. Public/Civil Service
  4.  Aviation and the Armed Forces
  5. Academia
    • Teaching in tertiary institutions
    • Research centres, extension services

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Last Updated on January 29, 2020 by FUNAAB

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