200 Level To Final Year Agriculture Students Must Own Farms – Audu Ogbeh

The federal government has announced that all university undergraduates studying Agriculture between 200 level and final year must own farms.

FG said students studying courses related to Agriculture will be included. Speaking in a meeting with the governing council members of the federal universities on Tuesday, August 8, the minister of agriculture and rural development, Audu Ogbeh, said social science will soon be phased out of Nigeria’s school curriculum.

Ogbeh directed all members of the federal universities’ governing council to make it mandatory for all Agriculture students to own farms at the point of graduation. He also said graduation in institutions should be based on a 60% practical work and 40% theory plan.

The minister said: “The new agenda enjoins you to be more innovative and enterprising. In the new dispensation, every undergraduate must, and I repeat, must own a farm on campus from 200 Level. Graduation should be based on 60 per cent on practice and 40 per cent theory.

“We are training high level young farmers who, even before graduating, should have started earning a living. We should be training graduates who should be going straight into production, with credit support from their Alma-Mata, produce chicken, eggs, goats, milk, set up meat laboratories, bake bread and above all produce and sell large quantities of high quality hybrid seeds,” Ogbeh said.

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