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This department offers a degree in B. Agric. Tech (Crop Production). We at the department are committed to give standard and qualitative knowledge to our students and the entire university community. I call on our students to be hardworking, obedient and abide by the rules and regulations of the University
HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT/SUB-DISCIPLINE/DISCIPLINE
The Department of Crop Production started in 1984 with only 7 students graduated in 1988. The second batch of students that graduated in 1989 numbered 9. The third batch graduated in 1990 numbering 10. The fifth batch graduated in 1992 with 7 students while those of 1996 and 1997 were 13 and 14 respectively. Subsequently, from 1998 to 2003, the number of graduates was 85 while the session of 2003/2004 was cancelled due to academic unrest and for 2004. From 2004 to 2008, the Department graduated nineteen students. From 2009 to 2013, the Department graduated 106 students. However, the number of students graduated between 2014 to date were 64 With the Department drive to increase intake figure, it is hoped that the number of graduating students will increase tremendously in the coming years. The Department of Crop Production, as indeed, the rest of Faculty of Agriculture and the University, inherited the former site, Yelwa Campus from the Bauchi College of Arts and Science. The Faculty moved to the present site at Gubi campus on January, 2010.
The undergraduate training programme is designed to give students broad-based and functional training in crop production. Students who pass through the Department’s training are functionally equipped to work in any area of Crop Production either for an employing agency or self-employment. Most courses in the Department place a lot of emphasis on production techniques and enhancement of the efficiency of agricultural production in general and crop production in particular. The rigorous trainings combine field work with theory in the classrooms.
AIM AND OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT
The aim of the Department of Crop Production is to produced graduates who have broad theoretical and practical skills on practices of crop production.
i. To enable graduate, engage in production and research that provide relevant and appropriate solutions to the country’s agriculture and rural development problems and improve agricultural productivity in general.
ii. To enable graduates, take up employment anywhere in Nigeria in the area of crop production.
iii. To enable graduates to be self-employable. It is hoped that the heavy content of practical or field work in the courses will reflect the true character of a University of Technology.