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The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State (FUNAAB) was established on January 1, 1988 by the Federal Government when four Universities of Technology, earlier merged in 1984, were demerged. This led to the creation of the first two Universities of Agriculture in Abeokuta and Makurdi.

On the same date, Professor Nurudeen Olorun-Nimbe Adedipe was appointed the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of the University. Professor Adedipe officially assumed duty on January 28, 1988. For many years the date which Professor Adedipe assumed duty was wrongly adopted as the foundation day of the University. Following a revisit to the instrument setting up the University, a Council decision at its 53rd Statutory meeting in June 2010 reverted the foundation date to January 1st 1988 as prescribed by the law which established the University.

Prior to the emergence of UNAAB, the Federal Government had established the Federal University of Technology, Abeokuta (FUTAB) in 1983. Then, in 1984, it was merged with the University of Lagos and had its name changed to the College of Science and Technology, Abeokuta (COSTAB), before the demerger of January, 1988.

The University started off from the old Campus of Abeokuta Grammar School, Isale-Igbein near the city centre. It completed its movement to its Permanent Site along Alabata Road in 1997, in what has been termed the fastest pace of Permanent Site development in the history of Nigerian University System.

At the initial stage, five Colleges were introduced in the University in October 1988 as follows:

* College of Agricultural Management, Rural Development and Studies (COLAMRUCS)
* College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM)
* College of Environmental Resources Management (COLERM)
* College of Natural Sciences (COLNAS)
* College of Plant Science and Crop Production (COLPLANT)

Two additional Colleges, College of Engineering (COLENG) and College of Veterinary Medicine (COLVET) were introduced in March, 2002. During 2008/2009 session, the College of Agricultural Management, Rural Development and Consumer Studies was split into two with two new Colleges emerging as follows:

* College of Food Science and Human Ecology (COLFHEC)
* College of Agricultural Management and Rural Development (COLAMRUD)

One additional College, College of Management Sciences was also introduced.

GOVERNING COUNCILS
The first Council was constituted on May 18, 1989 under the chairmanship of Alhaji Muhammadu Jega, former Head of Service and Secretary to the Sokoto State Government. On September 1, 1990, the Council was reconstituted with some changes for 5 years with Alhaji Muhammadu Jega retained as Chairman.
The second Governing Council was constituted in 2000 for five years, with Alhaji Sanni Bagiwa Idris as Chairman. The third Council came on board in 2005 and was dissolved in November, 2007 by the Federal Government. Elder Brigadier General (Rtd.) Bassey Asuquo, a one-time Military Administrator of Kogi, Edo and Delta States respectively, was the Chairman.
The fourth council was constituted in January 2009 with Mr. Raphael Oluwole Osayameh as Chairman. He was thereafter replaced by Chief Lawrence Ayinde Osayemi as Chairman of Council.
The fifth council was constituted in April 2013 and was dissolved in April 2017 by Federal Government. Sen. Adeseye Ogunlewe was the immediate past Pro-Chancellor & Chairman of Council

The sixth council was constituted in May 2017 with Barr Dr. Aboki Zhawa as Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council

CHANCELLORS
Since inception, UNAAB has had four Chancellors. They are His Royal Highness Alhaji Kabir Umar, the Emir of Katagum in Bauchi State. He was appointed in 1989. Next was His Royal Highness Oba Adeyinka Oyekan, the Oba of Lagos (now late). He served for a brief period from 2001-2003. The third Chancellor was His Royal Majesty, Obi (Prof.) Joseph Chike Edozien, the Asagba of Asaba in Delta State, a renowned and retired Professor of Medicine of the University of Ibadan. The current Chancellor is His Royal Eminence, Edidem, Ekpo Okon (Abasi Otu V, The Obong of Calabar).

VICE-CHANCELLORS
The foundation Vice-Chancellor was Professor Nurudeen Adedipe, who served for two terms of four years each: January 8, 1988 to December 31 1991 and January 1, 1992 to December 31, 1995.

The second Vice-Chancellor was Professor Julius Amioba Okojie, who acted from January 1, 1996 till September 2, 1996 when he became a substantive Vice-Chancellor and served for one term of five year which ended on 31st August,. 2001. The third Vice-Chancellor was Professor Israel Folorunso Adu, who served from September 1, 2001 to August 31, 2006.
Professor
Ishola Adamson acted as Vice-Chancellor from September 1, 2006 till May 23, 2007.
The fourth Vice-Chancellor was Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun who served from May 24, 2007 till May 23, 2012.
The fifth Vice-Chancellor was Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole who served from May 24, 2012 till May 23, 2017.
The incumbent and Acting Vice-Chancellor was appointed in person of Professor Ololade Ade Enikuomehin.

DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLORS

UNAAB has had Fourteen Deputy Vice-Chancellors to date. They are:

(i) Professor G. M. Babatunde: 1st September, 1994
(ii) Professor Julius Okojie: 1st October, 1994 to 31st December, 1995
(iii) Professor I. F. Adu: December, 2000 (2 terms)
(iv) Professor T.O. Tayo: 7th December, 2000 to 6th December, 2004 (2 terms)
(v) Professor A.R.T. Solarin: 7th December, 2004 to 6th December, 2006.
(vi) Professor I.C. Eromosele, DVC (Academic): 14th September, 2007 to 17th September, 2009.
(vii) Professor O.J. Ariyo, DVC (Development): 14th September, 2007 to 17th September, 2009.
(viii) Professor S.T.O Lagoke, DVC (Development): 18th September, 2009 to 17th September, 2011.
(ix) Professor C.F.I Onwuka, DVC (Academic): 18th September, 2009 to 17th September, 2011.
(x) Professor T.A. Arowolo, DVC (Academic): 18th September, 2011 to 1st January, 2014.
(xi) Professor F.K. Salako, DVC (Development): 18th September, 2011 to 6th January, 2016.
(xii) Professor M.A. Waheed, DVC (Academic): 1st January, 2014 to 6th January, 2016.
(xiii) Professor O.A. Enikuomehin, DVC (Development): 7th January, 2016 till 23rd May, 2017.
(xiv) Professor (Mrs.) C.O. Eromosele, DVC (Academic): 7th January, 2016 till date.

 

OTHER PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

FUNAAB has had three Registrars,three Bursars and two University Librarians to date, respectively. Mrs. C.A. Soboyejo was the first Registrar, from 1st October, 1989 to 30th June, 1998. She was succeeded by Mr. A. Oyerinde, who acted as Registrar from June 1998 till 19th September, 2000 before he became the substantive Registrar on 20th September, 2000 till his retirement in 2011. Mr. O.A. Adeboye and Mrs. C.B. Kuforiji acted as Registrar for some months after Mr. Oyerinde's retirement. The Immediate Past Registrar was Mr. Mathew Odunlade Ayoola who served between 1st June, 2012 and 31st May, 2017. The Present Acting Registrar is Dr. Mrs. Linda Onwuka.

Mr. S.T. Osamiluyi, the first Bursar, served from 1st October, 1989 to 17th October, 1999. He was succeeded by Rev. E.A. Ajayi and Mr. M.O. Ilesanmi respectively. The present Acting Bursar is Mrs. Oluremi O. Oyewunmi.

Dr. T.M. Salisu, the first University Librarian came on board and served from 4th February, 1991 to 3rd February, 2001. After his tenure was Mr. A.A. Agboola. The present University Librarian is Dr. (Mrs.) Mulikat Salaam.

AMREC Test-Runs Thresher Machines

 

Prof. Salako (right), responding to questions on the operation of the Soya-bean Threshers


Succour is coming the way of rural farmers in the South-West part of the country, as the Agricultural Media Resources and Extension Centre (AMREC) of the University, is set to distribute Soya-beans Threshing Machines to farmers.

This was disclosed by the Director of AMREC, Professor Kolawole Salako, during a demonstration exercise, held recently, on the usage of the machines by the farmers.

The project that will be solely financed by Nestle (Nig.) Plc, under the Nestle/AMREC Soya-beans Popularization Project, will facilitate easy and faster threshing of Soya-beans and thereby reduce hardship faced by farmers.

Noting that it will be the second time that Nestle and AMREC will embark on similar project, Professor Salako added that a machine will be given free of charge to each of the six South-West states, for the use of their farmers.

The Director said the machine will greatly assist the farmers in the effective and efficient cultivation and production of Soya-beans in the South-West and that AMREC will continue to monitor the usage of the machines in all the six states they will be deployed to.

At the demonstration where the farmers commended the University Management for coming up with the laudable initiative, Professor Salako, called for more private partnership in agriculture, saying, government and Nestle (Nig.) Plc, alone, cannot do it.

 

UNAAB Appoints Demonstrators for Departments

 

The University Management has appointed Demonstrators for the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Animal Physiology and Plant Physiology.

According to the Acting Registrar, Mr. Adeleke Adeboye, the Demonstrators were appointed for the 100-Level Practical Classes for the various Departments under the University’s Quick Intervention Programme.

Demonstrators appointed for the Physics’ Department are: Adeyemi Fadodun Lawrence, Olurin Oluwaseun Tolulope, Onma Okpabi Sunday, Paul Adebambo Olufunso, Folarin Gbolahan Muyiwa and Rabiu Jamiu Ariyo.

Those for the Department of Chemistry (Industrial and Analytical) are: Messrs O. K. Oderinde and O. I. Sonde, Mrs. V. Adeleke, Miss. B. Oyelude, N. O.  Sanyaolu and A. Awosanya.

The Department of Biological Sciences has, Akinola Oluwole, Adetutu Osipitan, Titilayo Abegunri and Anthony Ajayi.

Others are: Obafemi Osinuga and Oluwatosin Falana, Animal Physiology as well as Aminat Ogundairo and Abayomi Soremi for Plant Physiology & Crop Production.

 

Excursion Team Commends UNAAB’s Hospitality

 

A team of visitors, under the aegis of the Women’s Board, has commended members of the University community for their exemplary sense of hospitality.

According to the Team Leader, Miss Bola Afolabi, who spoke with the UNAAB Bulletin Crew, on behalf of other visiting members of the Board, said the excursion was highly interesting and revealing.

Places visited by the group included the Research Farm of the University, where they were shown the different stages in the breeding of Catfish, from fertilization to the mature table size.

The Team Leader said they were thrilled at the University Poultry, where they were exposed to the process of cross-breeding of exotic and local birds.

Miss Afolabi disclosed that they also had the opportunity of visiting the Industrial Park Unit, to learn about the procedure of making various UNAAB products such as the Palm-wine, Garri, deodorized Fufu powder, among others.

The team, however, expressed their appreciation to members of the UNAAB community for their hospitality, noting that they were well attended to, in all the places visited, promising to put into use, all their acquired knowledge.

Members of the Women’s Board, a non-governmental organization, took time off a Workshop at the Iroto Conference Centre, with participants drawn from several states of the federation.

 

UNAAB to construct Commercial Motor Park …Construction of Walkways On-going


The commercial Motor Park already cleared for commencement of work. (Inset): The walkways

In order to decongest the main road from the activities of commercial motor drivers, the Management of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB) has approved the construction of a commercial Motor Park, behind the main University bus stop.

This fact was disclosed by the Director, Physical Planning Unit of the University, Mr. Babafemi Ayodele, during a brief chat with the UNAAB Bulletin Crew.

According to the Director, Management’s approval for the construction was ratified by the Governing Council, during its last meeting.

The construction will be done by direct-labour through the Physical Planning Unit, using Bitumen and Granite materials.

The 100 by 60 metre space will accommodate about forty-four taxis and sixteen buses at a time and it is expected to be completed within a period of three weeks.

Mr. Ayodele said the decision as to whether the Park would be a source of extra-government earning for the University would be reserved for Management consideration, on completion.

Meanwhile, UNAAB Bulletin Crew observed that the construction of walkways within the University is on-going as those ones leading to the College of Natural Sciences (COLNAS), College of Engineering (COLENG), University Library, GTB/ICT and Student Centre buildings, had been completed while those leading to the Senate Building are under construction.

CEREMONIAL ROAD: Contractor Targets Feb. 5 as Delivery Date

Left: Engr. Sumonu in a chat with UNAAB Bulletin crew. Right: OFA Workers, grading the road

The contractor handling the UNAAB Ceremonial Road, Oriental Femab Amimike (OFA) Quarry and Construction Company Limited has set February 5, 2011 as the possible date of delivery of the tarred road to the University.

Speaking with the UNAAB Bulletin Crew, a Site Engineer of the company, Engineer Babatunde Sumonu stated that the company had reached the final stage of the construction work with the laying of Laterite sub-base on the road.

Engr. Sumonu noted that after laying the stone base, which has been heaped on site, the final surface, Asphalt, will then be laid.

He also stated that the company had decided to prepare their stone base on the site, instead of transporting them from outside, to speed-up the pace of work.Engr. Sumonu, however, apologized to members of the University community for the temporary inconveniencies they faced with the dust on the road, with a promise that efforts would be intensified at ensuring that the road was always sprayed with water to keep them wet and reduce dust intensity.

 

Bureaucracy, bane of agric development ― Don

 

Professor Peter Okuneye delivering his Lecture, while other dignitaries on the high table listen with rapt attention.

The non-performance of the agricultural sector and its decline as a major foreign exchange earner has been blamed on excessive and unnecessary formalities often adopted by policy formulators and executors in the country.

A don in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, Professor Peter Okuneye, disclosed this, while delivering the 1st Annual COLAMRUD College Lecture, held at the COLENG Auditorium of the University, last Wednesday.

In the Lecture titled, “The Persistence of Agricultural Formalism in Nigeria: Towards a Situated Radicalization of Agricultural Systems”, Prof. Okuneye decried the wrongful application of the various agricultural policies in the country, which he regretted had been persistent in the last 50 years.

This, according to him had led to “the consistent weakening of the agricultural sector, leading to food insecurity, youth unemployment, ageing agricultural workforce, poor funding of the agricultural sector, inconsistency in policies and failed policy implementation”.

With the hope of positive changes to come, Prof. Okuneye prescribed that policy makers should adopt a radical step at achieving the various goals of agricultural policies, in order to bring the country back to the era of food self-sufficiency and economic progress.

Earlier in his opening remarks, the Chairman of the event, Prof. Oluwafemi Balogun, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Prof. Segun Lagoke, noted that Nigeria suffered from food deficit in the midst of abundance, due to improper implementation of policies.

According to the Vice-Chancellor, Nigeria should rather be in the fore-front of food exportation to other countries, but lamented the experience of policy summersault, which he said, had stagnated desirable improvement in the country.

Highlighting the aim of the College Lecture, the Dean, College of Agricultural Management and Rural Development (COLAMRUD), Prof. Segun Apantaku, said, “it intends to bring to the fore, current issues in policy and administration, management, economics, extension, language and communication, rural development, sociological and general social issues in agricultural domain, among others”.

Prof. Apantaku added that the Lecture Series will serve as a forum for academics to show-case their research findings.

Present at the maiden Lecture were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Chryss Onwuka, scholars, and other dignitaries from all walks of life.

 

NEW YEAR: Works & Services Dept. thank God

It was a time to praise and give all the glory to God as the staffers of the Department of Works and Services, came together to celebrate a successful transition into the New Year.

Delivering his word of exhortation tagged, “Living a Purposeful Life in UNAAB”, the Administrator, Prof. Samuel Adejuyigbe, encouraged staffers of the Department to put in their best in whatever they do, noting that doing so, always come with a blessing of its own, as God, will always reward the diligent.

Earlier in her welcome address, the Deputy Director, Engr. (Mrs.) Omolola Banjo, charged members of staff to strive for the best, stating that the commendation for productive staff was extended to all units of the Department.

The Deputy Director assured that efforts would be made to recommend deserving members of staff to the University’s authorities, in line with the new guideline on commendation.

The award winners were Messrs. E.O Odewale, Civil Engineering Unit; B. Soyinka, Mechanical Unit; J.A Olafimihan, Mechanical Unit; A.O Ogundeyi, Administrative Unit and O. Odeyemi of the Driver/Mechanic Unit.

 

Administrator, Works and Service Dept.,

Prof. Samuel Adejuyigbe

 

Pre-NUGA Updates: Technical Committee approves venues

 

Group photograph of the Pre-NUGA Local Organising Committee members

 

The Technical Committee of the Pre-NUGA competition billed to hold in the University has approved venues for the various events.

 

The Committee, headed by Dr. Abdulfatai Ademola Adiatu of the Lagos State University, LASU, had embarked on a technical inspection of the various facilities available for the games, after which it endorsed the University’s pitch for football events.

Other events approved, to be staged at the Sports Centre of the University include; Handball, Basketball, Volleyball, Lawn Tennis and Table Tennis.

The Committee, however, withheld the approval of the University’s Squash Court, pending when due rehabilitation would be effected on the floor of the Court.

The Alake Sport’s Centre, Ijeja, Abeokuta, will host events such as Judo, Taekwondo and Badminton, while Track and Field events will take place at the MKO Stadium, Kuto and Swimming at the pool of Adesba International Hotel, Ibara, Abeokuta.

Dr. Adiatu expressed the optimism that UNAAB would be able to host a successful game, given its current state of facilities, but advised that rehabilitation would still be required on some of them, to guarantee a good hosting.

Registration and accreditation of participating institutions, with their athletes will equally take place in the University, even as representatives of participating institutions unanimously agreed to enlist the assistance of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to forestall incidences of cheating and doping.

The Chairman of the Local Organising Committee and University’s Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Chryss Onwuka, assured that all approved facilities for the games would be improved upon, as no efforts would be spared by the Management at ensuring “a super game from the zone”.

The competition is scheduled to hold between 6th and 9th February, 2011.

 

UNAAB Alumni Hold Convention, Lecture Series

 

…Call for Members’ Support for Alma Mater

 

 

Cross-section of  UNAAB Alumni Awardees with Chairperson of the occasion, Prof. (Mrs) Elizabeth Balogun, President of UNAAB Alumni, Prof. Lateef Sanni, (2nd left back), DVC (Academic), Prof. Chryss Onwuka, DVC (Development) Prof. Segun Lagoke and others.

 

 

 

The University’s Alumni Association has called on its members at home and in the Diaspora, to rise up to the challenge of mobilizing support for their alma mater.

This call, came from the immediate past President of the UNAAB Alumni Association, Dr. Benjamin Ayorinde, who was the Guest Lecturer at the UNAAB Alumni Association’s 14th Annual Convention/13th Annual Lecture Series.

Dr. Ayorinde who is the Dean, Student Affairs, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, pointed out that the University alumni remain the only group, with the most genuine motive and interest of seeing to the development of the University.

He noted that the alumni of the University not only carry the imprint of the University on their certificates, but also on their alumni personality. According to him, “while other stakeholders represent the soldiers, the alumni are the barrack. So, soldier go, soldier come, barrack remains”.

Earlier in his welcome address, the University Alumni President, Prof. Lateef Sanni, reaffirmed his promises to consolidate on the gains of the past leadership of the association, to stimulate the development of the University.

Describing the UNAAB Alumni Association as a “partner in progress”, the Chief Host of the event, Prof. Oluwafemi Balogun, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development) Prof. Segun Lagoke, challenged the alumni to step up their level of contributions through increased endowment of more projects to their alma mater.

The Chairperson of the Day and wife of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. (Mrs.) Elizabeth Balogun, described the UNAAB Alumni Association as exemplary, applauding members for their ceaseless support for the University, both in cash and kind.

Prof. (Mrs.) Balogun however urged the association not to rest on its oars, but always aim for the peak.

The high point of the event was the presentation of Awards of Excellence to branches and members of the association for their immense contributions to the development of the association.

 

SCHOLARSHIP

UFASS Takes Off Smoothly
...as UNAAB trains Liberian,  Gambian scholars

 

A cross-section of UFASS scholars from The Gambia and Liberia (in T-Shirts and face caps), being addressed by the Deputy   Vice-Chancellor, Development, Prof. Segun Lagoke with the Registrar, Mr. Adeboye (first left), the representative of the Guest Speaker, Mr Rotimi Akinyele, DVC (Academics), Prof. Chryss Onwuka (first right) and  Director CENIP, Dr. Kayode Akinyemi .

 

 

The University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, today (Monday), officially flagged-off its UNAAB Foreign African Scholarship Scheme (UFASS).

The programme was recently endorsed by both Senate and the Governing Council, as part of the internationalization efforts of the University.

The scheme made its debut with an Orientation Programme at the University’s Senate Chamber, with its first set of UFASS scholars, drawn from Liberia and The Gambia.

In his Welcome Address, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Professor ‘Segun Lagoke, said UFASS was one of the many scholarship opportunities provided by UNAAB to meet the different needs of various African students.

According to him, the scheme would teach skills acquisition in varivarious entrepreneurial vocations as well as undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in various fields, such as Animal Health, Animal Production Techniques, Aquaculture and Fisheries Management.

Other areas of study under the scheme include Poultry Management, Horticulture and Water Resources Management, he stated.

The Vice-Chancellor emphasized that the scholars were expected to return to their home countries after the successful completion of the programmes, to apply the newly acquired skills for poverty reduction and sustainable development of their individual countries.

Professor Balogun stressed that the orientation programme was organized to enable the beneficiaries from Liberia and The Gambia, to facilitate their stay and fully explore available opportunities of the scheme.

Professor Balogun admonished the scholars to consider themselves privileged to be beneficiaries of the University’s initiative and therefore charged them to make judicious use of the opportunity by working assiduously to complete their progrommes, in record time.

In her Lecture titled, “Impact of Scholarship on Nation Building”, the Director, Tertiary Education of the Federal Ministry of Education, Dr. (Mrs.) Jamila Shu’ara, called on the private sector, philanthropists, religious organizations and corporate bodies, to complement government efforts by granting scholarships to indigent and deserving students.

Dr. Shu’ara, who was represented by Mr. Rotimi Williams Akinyele, commended UNAAB for taking the bull by the horn, through UFASS, calling other tertiary institutions in the country and Africa at large to emulate the institution.

Also in her Lecture, the representative of the Ogun State Comptroller of Nigeria Immigration Service, Mrs. O. D. Mofikoya said Nigerian borders are opened to students in Africa and all over the world provided, they go through the appropriate process.

She warned that the Nigeria Immigration Service would not shy from dealing decisively with any immigrant, including students, who entered the country through illegal means.

Also present at the Orientation Programme were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Chryss Onwuka; the Acting Registrar, Mr. Adeleke Adeboye; Acting Bursar, Mr. Moses Ilesanmi; Director, CENIP, Dr. Kayode Akinyemi, Deans, Directors, HODs and student representatives of UNAAB.

 

Orientation Programme for the First Set of UFASS Students

 

University of Agriculture, Abeokuta is holding Orientation Programme for First set of University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Foreign African Scholarship Scheme (UFASS) Beneficiary by 10.00a.m today, Monday, 17th January, 2011 at the University senate Chamber. You are all invited.

 


Some Cross Section
of Pioneer UFASS Beneficiary

Don Advocates Investment in Agric Facilities

For a nation to have adequate food supply, the government at the Centre needs to invest heavily in the procurement of agricultural infrastructures.

This was the opinion of Professor Oladele Gazaal of St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA, while delivering a Lecture titled “Speedsters & Laggards: Regulation of Hypothalamic Secretion” organized by the Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources & Agricultural Research (IFSERAR) of the University, recently.

Professor Gazaal called on the government to vote more money into agriculture and education, saying the two areas are critical to the development for any nation.

He disclosed that a Speedster is one who travels at high speed, while a Laggard moves, develops or responds slowly or sluggishly and Hypothalamus is a component of the diencephalon; the floor of the third ventricle in the brain.

He pointed out that hypothalamic functions include:  Control of food intake, control of reproductive functions, maintenance of body temperature, control of the cardiovascular centre, among others.

Professor Gazaal appreciated the entire University Community for their hospitality during his stay in the University and also appealed to every citizen to work for the progress of the country.

The Chairman of the Lecture, Professor Okanlawon Onagbesan and the Director of IFSERAR, Professor Segun Osinowo, commended the Guest Speaker for his academic prowess and the depth of the Lecture.

 

 

 

 

Step-B Project gets more Officers

 

Mr. Shola Rufai and Dr. Adewole Adetunji have been appointed as Procurement and Technical Officers, respectively, for the Science and Technology Education Post-Basic (STEP-B) Project of the University.

A release signed by Mrs. Oluwakemi Banuso, on behalf of the Project Manager, Professor Omolayo Ariyo, said the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun has approved the appointments, with effect from December 12, 2010.

 


Vice-Chancellor
Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun

Prof. Ojo becomes HOD, PB & ST

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, has approved the appointment of Professor D. K. Ojo as the Head, Department of Plant Breeding and Seed Technology.

According to a statement, signed by the Acting Registrar, Mr. Adeleke Adeboye, the appointment, which took effect from January 2, 2011 is for a period of two years.

The statement further informed that the appointment was in recognition of Prof. Ojo’s capability to give academic leadership and make positive contributions to the overall development of the University.

The appointee took over from Dr. I. O. Daniel.


Vice-Chancellor
Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun

New Guidelines on Staff Commendation


The University’s Appointment and Promotion Committee for Academic Staff (APCAS) has directed that only the University’s Registrar should henceforth issue Letters of Commendation to deserving members of staff.

Rising from its meeting of Tuesday, December 14, 2010, APCAS directed that all recommendations and justification for commendation should be referred to the Registrar, who would use his discretion to give such Letter of Commendation to the staff so recommended, on behalf of the University Management.


Ag. Registrar
Mr. A. O. Adeboye

 

Personal Safety for UNAAB Community

As we enter this New Year – 2011, the Environmental Unit is using this medium to advise UNAAB Community members to be safety conscious and practise Personal Safety in all they do this year.

Personal safety begins with awareness, i.e. be conscious of happenings around you; know what people are doing or saying around you and don’t leave your security solely in the hands of anybody, not even the Police.

The fact of the matter is that individuals are ultimately responsible for their personal safety. So, take responsibility for it now by being safety conscious and practise risk-avoidance techniques at all times.

The theme of this message is: avoid risky circumstances, conditions, and situations like aggressive conversation and argument. Also avoid unusual and unnecessary social/political gatherings, especially during this period of electioneering.

And remember that most crimes and anti-social behaviours are now targeted at people, not just property as recent bombings in some cities in the country have shown e.g. Warri, Abuja, Jos etc.

Thus, people are advised to watch out for strange faces that carry suspicious bags, especially in crowded areas.

In addition, majority of crimes are “spur of the moment” actions, often in response to the opportunity of lack of security consciousness on our part, such as not paying due attention to happenings in our surroundings, displaying valuables without capable guardians, leaving windows and doors open when we are not physically present, leaving broken door or window unrepaired, leaving stranger(s) alone in our offices or room, and other unsafe practices.

So, not paying due attention to happenings in our surroundings, leaving windows and doors unlocked, displaying valuables without capable guardians are just some of the opportunities any potential criminal capitalizes on.

In short, creating insecurity around us and our properties would make criminals to victimize us.

Thus, by avoiding risky situations or circumstances and by securing yourself, family, home, and offices; you can save yourself the distress and expense of crime and make our community, safer and better place to live in.



Happy New Year
And
Compliment of the Season.


This piece was sent in by the UNAAB Asst. Chief Environmental Officer
Mr. S. P. Bolarinwa

 

UNAAB New Year Prayer, Jan. 4

The UNAAB Family community prayer to usher in the New Year, has been fixed for Tuesday, January 4, 2011.

A release issued by the Chairman, Campus Prayer Committee, Professor A.M Aduradola, informed that the event will hold at the Julius Okojie Lecture Theatre Complex at 10:00am prompt.

Professor Aduradola said the one-hour annual event will feature several intercessionary prayers and praise worship and called on all staff and students to attend, irrespective of faith.

UNAAB Celebrates Night of Excellence on New Year Day

 

― Veteran Columnist, Reuben Abati to Deliver Lecture

The University will on Saturday, January 1, 2011, honour members of the University Community who have distinguished themselves in various spheres, especially First Class graduates and students of the institution.

The event is scheduled to hold at the Bishop’s Court Hall, Onikolobo, Abeokuta, starting at 5:00p.m. Guests are however expected to be seated by 4:30 p.m.

Veteran Columnist and Chairman, Editorial Board of Guardian Newspapers, Dr. Reuben Abati, will be the Guest Speaker, with the topic, Engaging Your Potentials in Nation Building, while the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun is the Chief Host.

Meanwhile the Vice-|Chancellor has specially requested all invitees to grace the occasion as his special guests.

 

On-Going Projects ...

- ETF Scores UNAAB High

The Board of Directors of the Education Trust Fund (ETF), has expressed satisfaction with the quality and rapid phase of work on the on-going ETF sponsored projects in the University.

A Director of the Trust, Dr. Abdul-Gafar Jawando, representing the Board on an assessment tour of ETF projects in the University, commended the high-level commitments of the Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun-led Management to quality and prompt executions of on-going work.

Dr. Jawando who could not hide his delight for a job well done on the projects, sounded confident that they will stand the test of time and commended the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun for his “passionate day-to-day supervision of the projects”.

The Board member, said “the inspection tour of the projects without prior notice had further confirmed the fact that the University leadership does not belong to the class of leaders whose trademark is paying lip service to government jobs”.

Responding, the Vice-Chancellor appreciateded ETF for its unflinching assistance, reiterating that all the Trust’s projects would be covered by the University’s tradition of “Operation No Abandoned Projects”.

We are making progress as you can see ... UNAAB VC, Prof. O.O. Balogun is seen here telling the visiting Dr. Jawando of ETF
We are making progress as you can see ...
UNAAB VC, Prof. O.O. Balogun is seen here telling
the visiting Dr. Jawando of ETF

 

Active for Success ... UNAAB VC in action
Active for Success ... UNAAB VC in action

UNAAB Shines In London - as Oluwalana bags International Award

Mrs Funmi Oluwalana beaming with smiles as she confidently displayed her inestimable plague of honour ... Another reward for hardwork
Mrs Funmi Oluwalana beaming with smiles as she confidently displayed her inestimable plague of honour ... Another reward for hardwork
An Agricultural Economist and Researcher in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management of the University, Mrs. Elizabeth Oluwafunmilayo Oluwalana has won the prestigious International Exhibitor and Best Innovative Research Award, at the just concluded Trade Exhibition and Investment Conferences in the United Kingdom.

Mrs. Oluwalana attended the Conference as one of the pioneer Exhibitors and Conference Paper presenters and won the award through her efforts in projecting the uniqueness of a value-added herbal product.

The herbal products otherwise known as UNAAB Twin Beehive which she co-researched with her husband and Dean of Student Affairs, Prof. Sam Oluwalana, were widely appreciated by visitors to the UNAAB Stand in London, Birmingham and Coventry, where it was exhibited.

The University, through Mrs. Oluwalana, was eventually awarded the International Exhibitor and Best Innovative Research Award at the Exhibition and Investment Conferences.

The Award Ceremony was witnessed by dignitaries who included the Acting Nigeria High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Ambassador Dozie Awanna (OON), the President, Nigeria/British Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Akinola Akintunde, among others.

Reacting to the Award, Mrs. Oluwalana gave glory to God and kudos to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, for creating an enabling atmosphere for researchers in the University.

She was equally appreciative of her husband, for his foresight and commitment to bettering the lots of humanity through research.

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VENUES: JAO 1 – JAO 3 & CAD

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DAY

COURSE [C SIZE]

TIME

COURSE [C SIZE]

TIME

MONDAY, 14TH FEBRUARY, 2011

PHS 101 [1000]

PHS 105 [1600]

AEM 403 [900]

8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M

9:35 A.M. – 11:50 A.M

11:55 A.M. – 2:00 A.M

GNS 202 [500]

ABG 301 [800]

3:00 P.M. – 3:45 P.M

3:50 P.M – 4:20 P.M

TUESDAY, 15TH FEBRUARY, 2011

CHM 101[2600]

PCP 301 [800]

8:00 A. M. – 12:00 P.M

12:05 – 2:00 P.M

AEM 505 [500]

PCP 201 [2000]

3:00 P.M. – 3:45.M

3:50 P.M – 6:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, 16TH FEBRUARY, 2011

MTS 101 [1100]

MTS 105 [1000]

ANN 503 [500]

AEM 201 [800]

8:00 A.M. – 9:30 A.M

9:35 A.M. – 11:50 A.M.

11:55 A.M. – 12:35 P.M

12:40 P.M – 2:00 P.M

GNS 107 [1100]

HRT 503 [500]

ANN 303 [800]

3:00 P.M – 4:30 PM

4:35 P.M – 5:20 P.M

5:25 P.M – 6:00 P.M

THURSDAY, 17TH FEBRUARY, 2011

BIO 101 [1500]

ANP 101 [1000]

WMA 403 [2000]

8:00 A.M. – 10:15 A.M

10:20 A.M – 11:50 A.M

11:55 A.M. – 2:00 P.M

FIS 309 [800]

GNS 204 [500]

3:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M

4:35 P.M. – 5:20 P.M.

FRIDAY, 18TH FEBRUARY, 2011

APH 301 [800]

STS 201 [800]

8:00 A.M. – 9:30 A.M

9:35 A.M – 11:05 A.M

GNS 103 [1100]

APH 403 [800]

3:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

4:35 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

MONDAY, 21ST FEBRUARY, 2011

BIO 103 [1500]

PCP 101 [1000]

SOS 211 [1000]

8:00 A.M. – 10:15 A.M

10:20 A.M – 11:50 A.M.

11:55 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.

GNS 102 [1000]

ANP 201 [1000]

3: 00P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

4:35 P.M. – 6:00 P.M

TUESDAY, 22ND FEBRUARY, 2011

CSC 201 [2500]

ABG 401 [800]

8:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.

11:50 A.M – 1: 20 P.M.

ARD 301 [800]

FWM 201 [1100]

3:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

4:35 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

WEDNESDAY, 23RD FEBRUARY, 2011

ARD 401 [900]

PRM 201 [1100]

8:00 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.

9:35 A.M. – 11 : 05 A.M.

FWM 314 [800]

3:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, ABEOKUTA

2010/2011 FIRST SEMESTER EXAMINATION TIMETABLE - DRAFT

DATE

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

12:00 NOON – 3:00 P.M

4.00 P.M. – 6.00 P.M.

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

MONDAY, 14TH
FEBRUARY, 2011

AAD 507 [10]

RC 203

HSM 423 [50]

MP 01

PCP 501 [250]

MP 01

AGE 513 [30]

A 101

VBP 201 [40]

MP 01

PHS 455 [40]

RC 201

ANP 507 [10]

RC 203

CSC 427 [150]

MP 02

VCS 601 [30]

MP 02

BCH 401 [80]

ANE 1

ELE 511 [20]

MP 01

WMA 303 [60]

ENG AUD

FRM 509 [80]

ENG AUD

FIS 509 [80]

MP 01

EMT 303 [70]

CPL

EMT 417 [50]

RC 203

FST 509 [70]

CPL

BIO 201 [250]

A 101, MPL

MTS 443 [90]

RC 101 – RC 102

VCS 501 [20]

MP 02

CHM 401 [120]

ANE 1

PRM 501 [200]

MP 02

AGE 411 [30]

MP 02

CVE 401 [30]

MP 01

CPT 503 [30]

ANE 1

CHM 301 [60]

MP 01

FWM 411 [80]

RC 101 – RC 102

STS 463 [20]

MP 02

EMT 421 [50]

MP 01

VBM 301 [40]

ENG AUD

VCM 401 [30]

A 101

ELE 515 [20]

MP 01

MCB 307 [100]

MP 01

FIS 411 [80]

CPL

MCB 407 [90]

MP 01

STS 221 [280]

MP 02

PHS 383 [80]

A 101

PHS 451 [60]

MP 02

AGE 505 [30]

MP 01

CVE 507 [10]

ENG AUD

ABG 505 [150]

A 101

MCE 315 [40]

MP 01

CSC 413 [150]

MP 01

FST 401 [150]

MP 01

CVE 311 [20]

ENG AUD

MCB 405 [140]

VET AUD

BCH 409 [80]

MP 01

FST 503 [70]

RC 201-RC 202

 



DATE

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

12:00 NOON – 3:00 P.M

4.00 P.M. – 6.00 P.M.

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

TUESDAY, 15TH
FEBRUARY, 2011

PHS 355 [25]

MP 02

BCH 415 [80]

MP 02

HSM 431 [50]

RC 101

AEM 401 [5]

MP 02

FIS 511 [80]

RC 101 – RC 102

AGE 301 [25]

ANE 1

FIS 413 [80]

A 101

ARD 505 [150]

A 101

WRM 503 [20]

RC 202, RC 203

FWM 415 [80]

A 101

PRM 505 [260]

MP 01

ZOO 361 [30]

ANE 1

HRT 503 [500]

MP 01, MP 02

VBA 203 [30]

COLVET LAB

MCE 313 [50]

CPL

WMA 511 [60]

MPL

AGE 201 [150]

MP 02

PHS 211 [80]

RC 202, RC 203

CVE 405 [30]

A 101

BCH 201 [500]

MP 01, ENG AUD

EMT 423 [50]

RC 201

VBA 203[30]

MP 02

CHM 433 [70]

VET AUD

MTS 321 [150]

MP 01

VPC 401 [30]

MP 01

CVE 309 [30]

CPL

MCB 401 [100]

MP 01

BCH 405 [80]

MP 02

FIS 307 [120]

ANE 1

FST 501 [70]

MP 01

CHM 411 [60]

MP 01

HSM 323 [40]

CPL

WMA 509 [90]

MP 01

CSC 415 [150]

ENG AUD

ZOO 461 [40]

RC 203

ELE 501 [30]

ANE 1

MTS 411 [30]

ANE 1

NTD 103 [150]

MP 01

SOS 513 [250]

MP 02

VCH 603 [30]

COLVET LAB

MCE 509 [10]

MPL

VBP 303 [30]

COLVET LAB

ABG 501 [300]

VET AUD,RC 101-RC 102

CVE 501 [10]

MPL

AGE 501 [30]

MP 01

STS 461 [40]

MPL

NUT 401 [90]

ANE 1

PHS 463 [60]

A 101

EMT 413 [40]

RC 201

WMA 309 [60]

VET AUD

FST 505 [70]

RC 203

AEM 503 [150]

RC 201-RC 203

FWM 505 [80]

CPL

HSM 405 [50]

RC 202

VBA 201 [40]

A 101

 


DATE

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

12:00 NOON – 3:00 P.M

4.00 P.M. – 6.00 P.M.

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

WEDNESDAY, 16TH FEBRUARY, 2011

ARD 509 [15]

MP 01

BCH 417 [80]

MP 01

BCH 311 [90]

MP 01

CVE 515 [30]

MP 01

HSM 439 [70]

A 101

BOT 321 [50]

MP 01

MCE 511 [10]

CPL

FRM 515 [80]

RC 201-RC 202

RC 101-RC 102

AGE 303 [25]

MP 01

PHS 473 [60]

RC 203

FST 515 [70]

VET AUD

FWM 405 [80]

MP 01

SOS 519 [70]

ENG-AUD

RC 101-RC 102

RC 201-RC 202

HSM 205 [80]

MP 01

STS 473 [40]

MP 01

BIO 301 [80]

ANE 1

EMT 307 [70]

MP 01

CSC 303 [150]

MP 01

CHM 231 [300]

MP 01

EMT 501 [100]

MP 01

VBA303 [30]

RC 102

FIS 303 [100]

ENG AUD

MTS 441 [30]

ENG AUD

CHM 305 [200]

MP 02

MTS 211 [250]

MP 02

PCP 505 [250]

MP 02

ELE 407 [40]

RC 101

WMA 407 [60]

VET AUD

AEM 509 [100]

ENG AUD

FWM 309 [50]

CPL

VBA 303 [30][P]

COLVET LAB

HRT 509 [60]

MP 01

EMT 429 [40]

MP 01

MCE 307 [60]

MP 01

CSC 421 [30]

CPL

VCM 401 [30][P]

FARM

EMT 517 [50]

ENG-AUD

HSM 311 [60]

VET AUD

BCH 403 [80]

VET AUD

WMA 503 [60]

A 101

PHS 321 [80]

A 101

MCE 403 [20]

MP 01

 


DATE

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

12:00 NOON – 3:00 P.M

4.00 P.M. – 6.00 P.M.

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

THURSDAY, 17TH FEBRUARY, 2011

HSM 435 [50]

RC 202

ANP 505 [10]

MP 01

NTD 307 [100]

A 101

ELE 513 [20]

MPL

CVE 521 [50]

RC 203

BOT 325 [130]

MP 01

FIS 507 [80]

ENG AUD

MCE 501 [10]

MP 01

CSC 251 [250]

MP 02

MTS 461 [30]

CPL

SOS 517 [80]

MP 01

FIS 305 [100]

ANE 1

PHS 471 [60]

A 101

VCT 601 [30]

A 101

ELE 509 [20]

CPL

STS 471 [40]

A 101

WRM 511 [20]

MP 02

FST 507 [150]

VET AUD

VCS 503 [20]

MPL

ELE 405 [40]

RC 202

ZOO 463 [40]

ANE 1

WRM 507 [20]

CPL

FIS 405 [80]

MP 01

BCH 413 [80]

ENG AUD

AGE 409 [30]

RC 201

FST 305 [160]

A 101

CHM 425 [70]

ENG AUD

CVE 307 [30]

RC 101

FWM 401 [80]

MP 01

CPT 501 [30]

CPL

FST 405 [80]

A 101

HSM 329 [40]

RC 201

PCP 503 [70]

A 101

FWM 315 [160]

MP 02

EMT 427 [50]

MPL

HSM 401 [50]

A 101

HRT 505 [60]

ANE 1

VPT 401 [40][P]

COLVET LAB

FIS 505 [80]

RC 101-RC 102

MCE 311 [50]

ANE 1

STS 343 [80]

RC 101-RC102

FWM 305[70]

MP 01

VPT 401 [30]

RC 102

VBA 201 [40][P]

COLVET LAB

MCE 101 [250]

MP 01

VBA 201 [40]

MP 02

EMT 425 [50]

RC 201- 203

CHM 303 [250]

MP 02

ELE 517 [20]

A 101

PHS 357 [60]

MP 02

WMA 409 [60]

RC 203

NTD 201 [150]

MP 02

AGE 503 [30]

ENG AUD

AAD 501 [10]

MP 02

ZOO 261 [200]

MP 01

AEM 511 [20]

MP 02

APH 505 [320]

MP 01

CHM 323 [10]

ENG AUD

BCH 309 [90]

MP 02

 


DATE

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

2.30 P.M. – 5.30 P.M.

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

FRIDAY, 18TH
FEBRUARY, 2011

HSM 441 [50]

RC 101 – RC 102

BCH 313 [90]

MP 01

AGE 407 [30]

A 101

BOT 221 [90]

MP 01

CVE 305 [30]

ENG AUD

CHM 221 [250]

MP 01

ELE 409 [40]

ANE 1

CVE 407 [30]

MP 02

FIS 409 [80]

ANE 1

ELE 303 [60]

RC 203

FST 407 [70]

A 101

FIS 315 [100]

MP 01

FWM 407 [80]

MP 02

HSM 327 [90]

HSM LAB

MCB 303 [100]

A 101

WMA 415 [30]

CPL

MCE 401 [20]

A 101

ZOO 365 [30]

MP 01

NTD 303 [100]

MP 02

PHS 231 [80]

RC 201 – RC 202

VPR 401 [30]

VET AUD

STS 321 [200]

MP 02

FST 511 [70]

ENG AUD

VBA 501 [40]

RC 101

FRM 507 [80]

VET AUD

HRT 501 [250]

ANE1, ENG AUD

EMT 503 [70]

RC 201 – RC 202

VBA 301[30][P]

COLVET LAB

PRM 503 [60]

MP 01

VPR 401[30][P]

COLVET LAB

FWM 303 [70]

MP 02

ABG 503 [500]

A 101, VET AUD

WRM 509 [20]

MP 01

CHM 441 [70]

MP 02

ANP 501 [10]

MP 01

ELE 503 [30]

MP 01

AAD 503 [10]

MP 01

CVE 503 [10]

MP 01

BOT 421 [50]

MP 01

FST 403 [80]

MP 02

MTS 421 [30]

MP 01

HSM 407 [50]

ENG AUD

VBA 301[30]

VET AUD

NTD 205 [150]

MPL, CPL

MTS 363 [250]

A 101

VCT 601 [30]

VET AUD

CHM 431 [70]

MP 01

EMT 309 [70]

 

DATE

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

12:00 NOON – 3:00 P.M

4.00 P.M. – 6.00 P.M.

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

MONDAY, 21ST FEBRUARY, 2011

CHM 309 [60]

MP 02

CHM 211 [400]

MP 01

EMT 301 [120]

MP 01

CSC 315 [100]

MP 01

BCH 303 [70]

A 101

FIS 407 [80]

FIS 301 [100]

ANE 1

HSM 207 [90]

A 101

NTD 203 [70]

FWM 313 [70]

RC 203

MCE 301 [80]

ENG AUD

WMA 401 [60]

RC 202

STS 203 [200]

MP 01

MCB 241 [100]

VET AUD

VCH 601[30]

COLVET LAB

MCE 405 [20]

RC 101

VBB 301 [40]

A 101

AEM 501 [200]

MP 02

NTD 305 [150]

MP 01

ARD 503 [250]

MP 02

ANN 509 [350]

MP 01

VCHS 501 [30]

CPL

HRT 507 [60]

RC 203

ZOO 363 [150]

ANE 1

MCB 301 [100]

MP 02

FRM 511 [80]

RC 201-202

WMA 201 [60]

MPL

ELE 201 [150]

MPL, ENG AUD

VCS 401 [30]

MP 01

CSC 411 [150]

ENG AUD

FST 513 [70]

MP 02

WRM 505 [20]

MP 01

ELE 307 [40]

MP 01

HSM 443 [50]

HSM LAB

HSM 309 [80]

RC 101-102

FRM 505 [80]

RC 203

VPB 301 [30]

MP 01

MCB 403 [100]

ANE 1

CHM 421 [70]

CPL

ELE 505 [30]

CPL

BCH 407 [80]

CPL

MCE 203 [150]

VET AUD

FIS 503 [80]

MP 01

CVE 505 [10]

MP 01

MTS 323 [120]

RC 101, RC 102

MTS 423 [30]

RC 101

MCB 305 [100]

MP 02

BOT 423 [50]

MP 02

NTD 301 [200]

A 101

FRM 503 [80]

VET AUD

BOT 323 [50]

A 101

CVE 421 [60]

VET AUD

PCP 501[250]

A 101, RC 101

 

DATE

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

12:00 NOON – 3:00 P.M

4.00 P.M. – 6.00 P.M.

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

TUESDAY, 22ND FEBRUARY, 2011

BIO 303 [170]

A 101

AGE 405 [30]

VET AUD

EMT 409 [80]

A 101

CSC 313 [200]

MP 02

BCH 301 [70]

A 101

FWM 403 [80]

A 101

CVE 409 [30]

MP 02

EMT 201 [80]

VET AUD

HSM 321 [60]

HSM LAB

MCE 305 [120]

ANE 1

FST 409 [70]

A 101

WMA 313 [60]

A 101

PHS 311 [80]

ENG AUD

VCM 501 [40]

A 101

ELE 401 [40]

ENG AUD

EMT 405 [60]

MPL

FPY 401 [900]

MP 01 – MP 02, MPL

ELE 309 [50]

VET AUD

AAD 505 [10]

A 101

CHM 307 [60]

CPL

NUT 409 [90]

RC 202-201

HSM 313 [90]

MP 02, A101

MCE 205 [250]

ENG AUD, ANE 1

STS 331 [80]

ENG AUD

VPM 401 [30]

MP 01

VPM 401 [30][P]

COLVET LAB

CVE 511 [20]

MP 01

MCE 503 [10]

MP 01

PHS 461 [60]

BIO-M, CHM-M

ELE 507 [20]

ANE 1

CPT 505 [30]

MP 01

EMT 521 [40]

CL 1

PHS 341 [80]

VET AUD

ANP 503 [10]

MP 01

CHM 423 [70]

RC 101-102

BOT 425 [100]

ANE 1

EMT 509 [100]

MP 01

CSC 417 [150]

RC 201-203

HSM 409 [60]

RC 101-102

WMA 507 [20]

MP 01

WMA 411 [50]

A 101

MTS 103 [600]

MP 01, MP 02

AGE 511 [30]

ENG AUD

MCE 407 [20]

MP 01

HSM 413 [50]

MP 01

DATE

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

12:00 NOON – 3:00 P.M

4.00 P.M. – 6.00 P.M.

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

WEDNESDAY 23RD FEBRUARY, 2011

AGE 401 [30]

VET AUD

CSC 317 [100]

RC 101-102, RC 201

CHM 333 [70]

CPL

BCH 307 [90]

RC 201-RC 202

EMT 305 [50]

MPL

FIS 311 [100]

ENG AUD

CVE 303 [80]

RC 101-102

ELE 203 [150]

ANE 1, ANE 2

MCE 409 [20]

ENG AUD

EMT 403 [80]

CPL

FIS 201 [150]

VET AUD, CPL

NTD 309 [100]

MP 01

FIS 403 [80]

MPL

PHS 411 [60]

RC 203

HSM 203 [100]

MP 01

FWM 301 [100]

VET AUD

HSM 305 [20]

HSM LAB

PBS 501 [80]

ANE 1

MTS 311 [180]

ANE 1

VBP 203 [30]

COLVET LAB

AGE 507 [30]

ANE 1

VCS 503 [30]

VET LAB

ARD 501 [250]

MP 02

EMT 415 [50]

MP 01

AGE 321 [900]

MP 01-MP 02, A 101, RC 203

MCE 505 [10]

MP 01

FWM 203 [120]

VET AUD

FRM 513 [80]

ENG AUD

EMT 511 [220]

MP 01

ANN 503 [500]

MP 02,A 101

VBB 301 [30]

MP 01

CVE 403 [30]

MP 01

HSM 411 [50]

ENG AUD

ELE 403 [40]

VET AUD

PRM 507 [5]

CPL

FWM 413 [80]

VET AUD

 

DATE

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

12:00 NOON – 3:00 P.M

4.00 P.M. – 6.00 P.M.

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

THURSDAY, 24TH FEBRUARY, 2011

MCE 201 [150]

A 101

AGE 403 [30]

RC 101

CHM 321 [70]

VET AUD

CHM 331 [70]

CPL

BCH 305 [90]

MP 01

FST 411 [70]

ENG AUD

EMT 407 [80]

MPL

CVE 301 [40]

RC 102

FWM 311 [80]

ANE 1

ELE 301 [40]

MP 02

HSM 301 [90]

HSM LAB

MCE 303 [50]

MP 02

FIS 313 [100]

A 101

MCB 203 [150]

CAD

HSM 429 [120]

MP 02

FWM 419 [80]

MP 02

WMA 413 [60]

RC 203

EMT 505 [100]

MP 02

NTD 313 [100]

MP 01

FIS 501 [80]

RC 201-202

SOS 511 [250]

MP 01

PHS 245 [100]

MP 01

VCS 401 [30][P]

COLVET/VTH

CVE 201 [150]

MP 01

WMA 307 [80]

MP 01

FST 309 [80]

VET AUD

EMT 401 [80]

A 101

APH 509 [180]

MP 01

FST 413 [150]

MP 02

ELE 305 [70]

A 101

VCM 503 [30]

MP 01

MTS 223 [350]

MP 01

FIS 401 [80]

VET AUD

VBM 301 [30][P]

FARM

VPM 403 [30]

VET AUD

HSM 201 [80]

ENG AUD

CSC 351 [120]

ANE 1

WMA 301 [80]

MP 02

MCB 201 [180]

VET AUD, RC 201

STS 421 [60]

ANE 1

ARD 507 [150]

ENG AUD

WMA 501 [60]

ANE 1

NUT 407 [90]

RC 202-203

FRM 501 [80]

RC 101-102

SOS 515 [250]

MP 02

VCS 501 [30]

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LIST OF VENUES/EXAMINATION CAPACITY

BUILDING

VENUE

CAPACITY

OYEBADE LIPEDE MULTIPURPOSE

MP 01

MP 02

MPL

BIO-M

CHM-M

400

250

60

30

30

COLPLANT

R 205 ( SPECIAL CENTRE )

R 206

CPL

25

25

70

COLNAS

A 101

BIO LAB

CHM LAB

CSC LAB

PHS LAB

200

30

30

30

30

COLANIM

CAD

ANN LAB

ANAT LAB

200

JULIUS A. OKOJIE LECTURE THEATRE

JAO 1

JAO 2

JAO 3

200

200

400

CHIEF TONY ANENIH MULTIPURPOSE

ANE 1

120

COLENG

ELE LAB

ENG-AUD

30

120

COLERM

CL 1 - CLASSROOM (DOWN)

A 105 - COLERM CLASS (MIDDLE)

A110 - AGROMET WING (DOWN)

A201 - AGROMET WING (UP)

A214 - FORESTRY WING (UP)

A215 - FORESTRY WING (UP)

40

25

25

20

20

20

COLVET

VET 200

VET 300;

VET 400

VET 500;

VET 600

VET LAB

VET-AUD

30

30

30

30

30

25

120

COLAMRUCS

RC 101

RC 102

RC 201

RC 202

RC 203

NUTR LAB

HSM LAB

CLOTHING & TEXTILE LAB

40

40

40

40

60

30

30

30

N. B.

R 205 [COLPLANT BUILDING - SPECIAL CENTRE FOR EXAMINATION]

Photo Splash: Prof. Nurudeen Olorun-nimbe Adedipe’s 70th Birthday in Pictures and 2010/2011 Matriculation in Pictures

Prof. Nurudeen Olorun-nimbe Adedipe’s 70th Birthday in Pictures

Dancing Time: The celebrant, Prof. Nurudeen Adedipe took to the dancing floor in company of UNAAB Ag. Registrar Mr Adeleke Adeboye and the Registrar Bells University, Mrs. Oluwayemisi Gbadebo.

Dancing Time: The celebrant, Prof. Nurudeen Adedipe took to the dancing floor in company of UNAAB Ag. Registrar Mr Adeleke Adeboye and the Registrar Bells University, Mrs. Oluwayemisi Gbadebo.

The University Librarian, Mr. Abayomi Agboola going down memory lane While (L-R) the Registrar, Mr. Leke Adeboye, VC, Prof O. O. Balogun, Prof. Adedipe, Pro-Chancellor, Chief Lawrence Osayemi and other visitors at the ‘Nimbe Adedipe library.

Professor and Mrs. Nurudeen Olorun-nimbe Adedipe

Chief Lawrence Osayemi presenting Prof. ‘Nimbe Adedipe an award, in recognition of his contributions to the development of UNAAB as the Pioneer  Vice-Chancellor.

Presentation of a giant size portrait to Prof. ‘Nimbe Adedipe during his 70th birthday celebration by the University community.

2010/2011 Matriculation in Pictures

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun rejoicing
with matriculants.


The Vice-Chancellor, congratulates a newly matriculated physically-challenged student.

UNAAB Pregnant With Multi Projects


No fewer than 50 capital projects under the 2010 financial year of the University are steadily nearing completion, in readiness for a grand commissioning exercise by early next year.

The University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, disclosed this fact when conducting members of the University’s Governing Council, led by the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Chief Lawrence Osayemi, on an inspection tour.

In an exercise that lasted the whole day, the Governing Council members were conducted round the sites of projects spanning the entire expanse of the University. The projects include the construction of the Zoological Garden, International Scholars and Exchange Programme Centre, Students Hostels, Academic and Administrative Buildings, as well as the construction of the Postgraduate School, Colleges of Environmental Resources Management and that of the Food Science and Human Ecology.

Other project sites visited included the Agro-Market, Livestock Processing buildings, Ceremonial Road, the Farm Centre, separate 2500 and 2000-Seater auditoria,  several social and recreational facilities, Erosion Control, Paved Walkways, among numerous others.

The Vice-Chancellor said the pace of work of most of the projects was satisfactory and that he was confident that the stipulated completion time would be realized by the various contractors.

Professor Balogun assured that the quality attribute of the projects would not be compromised, given the supervisory mechanism built into each. He however warned that subsequent administrators and users should ensure adequate maintenance culture for the projects to last for a longer time.

According to him, “there cannot be delay on any of the projects as no contractor can say we owe”. Stressing on maintenance, the Vice-Chancellor said, “While we (his administration) shall ensure that quality was maintained on each project, it is up to those after us and users to ensure they put up appropriate maintenance culture”.

Most of the contractors met on site exuded confidence that the projects would be delivered on time as they were not experiencing any threatening challenges, but commended the level of support and supervision by Management.

In the words of the contractor handling the 2500-Seater auditorium, Engr. Davis Olowoniran, “the Vice-Chancellor is usually the first person to get to the site and always the last person to leave, in order to ensure that no detail was spared”.

The Pro-Chancellor, Chief Osayemi, enjoined all the contractors to ensure that all terms and agreement of their individual projects were complied with and also resist the temptations of compromising standard.

VC Warns Fresh Students on Immoral Acts

A call has gone to newly-admitted students of the University to shun immoral acts during their stay in the citadel of learning.

This call was made by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, in his Matriculation Address for the 2010/2011 Academic Session.

Professor Balogun asked the fresh students to bear in mind, at all times, that the University has zero tolerance for academic laziness, truancy, indiscipline, vandalism, disrespect for constituted authorities and youthful rascality.

In the same vein, he warned them against irresponsible unionism, cultism, provocative mode of dressing within the campus as well as indiscriminate pasting of materials on the University facilities.

Professor Balogun further cautioned that the University will not shirk its responsibility of encouraging students to be distinguished in both character and learning, saying “miscreants and academic pretenders, who have other reasons for being in the University aside academic pursuits, would not be tolerated”.

The Vice-Chancellor disclosed that the current imposition on Student Union activities in the University will be till further notice, while an interim arrangement would be made through a Student Caretaker Committee (SCC), which he said would be composed of “the brightest and the best 400-level students with the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) in the various colleges”.

The rite of the Pledge of Obedience was earlier performed on the matriculants by the Acting Registrar, Mr. Adeleke Adeboye, with a pledge to respect, defend and promote the rules, regulations and the integrity name of the University.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun (Inset), addressing fresh students at the matriculation

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun (Inset),addressing fresh students at the matriculation

Three More Professors for UNAAB

The rank of professorship in the University has been further swelled by three with the promotion of two academic staff and the appointment of an additional candidate.

Both the promotion and appointment were ratified by the University’s Governing Council at its meeting of last Friday, December 17, following the recommendations of the Appointments and Promotions Committee for Academic Staff (APCAS).

The newly promoted academic staff are, Dr. J.A Olowofela of the Department of Physics, who is now a Professor of Solid Earth Geophysics and Dr. J.A Oguntuase, of the Mathematics Department, now a Professor of Mathematical Analysis.

Dr. F.A Taiwo who is a new appointee, was endorsed by the Governing Council as a Professor of Biophysical Chemistry.

The Council also approved the promotion of Dr. (Mrs.) B.O Oduguwa of the Institute for Food Security, Environmental Resources and Agricultural Research (IFSERAR), as a Principal Research Fellow.

Four academic staff equally had their promotion ratified with an external candidate appointed, as Readers.

The new Readers are: Dr. A.O Olorunsanya (Animal Production & Health), Dr. A.O Talabi (Veterinary Medicine), Dr. (Mrs.) O.R Afolabi (Microbiology), Dr. (Mrs.) J.T Bamgbose (Chemistry) and Dr. J.J Atungwu (Crop Protection).

Five New Students Become Varsity Scholars

The Senate of the University has conferred the status of University Scholars on five of the newly-matriculated students of the institution.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, disclosed the fact, while delivering his Matriculation address for the 2010/2011 Academic Session, last Wednesday.

Professor Balogun said the scholarship award was in recognition of the exemplary performance of the students in the admission   screening process for the current academic session.

The Vice-Chancellor said as University Scholars, the five students will enjoy free hostel accommodation of their choice on the campus and automatic invitation to the University’s Night of Excellence.

He therefore charged them, not to rest on their oars, promising that the University will always assist enterprising students to fulfill their destinies while promoting scholarship and good character.

The Vice-Chancellor disclosed that overall best student in each College with Cumulative Grade Point Aggregate (CGPA) of not less than 4.0, will benefit from the University Scholarship Award, throughout the period of studentship, provided the grade progress was sustained.

The five lucky students are: Ademowo, Oluwabunmi Elizabeth, Biochemistry; Akinrotoye, Ayomide Solomon and Adisa, Olaitan Karimot, of Computer Science. Others are Odedina, Omolade Temitope, Electrical/Electronic Engineering and Hassan, Rauf Olayiwola of Civil Engineering.

Conventional Status: A dream come true – Says VC

 

 Prof. Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun UNAAB VC

Prof. Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun
UNAAB VC

The University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, has described the impending transition of the University into a conventional institution, as directed by the Federal Government, as a dream comes true.

Professor Balogun said this while delivering his address at the University’s Matriculation Ceremony for the 2010/2011 Academic Session, held at the Julius Okojie Lecture Theatre Complex.

The Vice-Chancellor lauded the decision, saying it has put paid to the yearning of the Ogun State people, particularly those of Egbaland, who had been craving such opportunity for long.

He also observed that the pronouncement by the Minister of Education, Professor Ruqayyat Rufa’i, that specialized higher institutions should go conventional, was in tandem with his vision statement as articulated while vying for the Vice-Chancellorship.

Professor Balogun reiterated that Management would soon inaugurate relevant Committees to design the modalities for transiting into a conventional University as well as “package priority programmes that will meet the yearnings of parents of the teeming candidates, who are always seeking admission, to study choice courses   in conventional Universities outside Ogun State”.

Professor Adedipe Endows Personal Collection

- overcome by emotion

Prof. Adedipe in an emotional mood during the official hand-over of his personal collections of academic and research materials at the ‘Nimbe Adedipe library, UNAAB

Prof. Adedipe in an emotional mood during the official hand-over of his personal collections
of academic and research materials at the ‘Nimbe Adedipe library, UNAAB

The University’s foundation Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nurudeen Olorun-nimbe Adedipe has endowed his personal academic and research materials to the ‘Nimbe Adedipe Library of the institution, amid a gale of emotion.

The Septuagenarian could not fight back tears after he was obviously overwhelmed by the level of honours and outpours of adjectives, heaped on him by the University community, during the series of special programmes, designed to commemorate his 70th birthday celebrations.

Professor Adedipe momentarily betrayed emotion when called upon to give his speech and officially hand-over a section of the central library, ‘Nimbe Adedipe Library, which was stocked by his personal collections of academic and research materials.

The ‘tears of joy’ then freely strolled down the broad face of the emeritus Professor of Plant Physiology, as he mumbled amidst sobs, “Who am I, who am I, what could I have done to deserve all these. This is too much…”.

Becoming more composed after assistance from his spouse, Mrs. Silifat Olanrewaju Adedipe, who offered a white handkerchief, the Pioneer Vice-Chancellor expressed gratitude to all members of the University community for the “great honour and warm compliments” on him.

He expressed great pleasure at the current level of development in the University, describing it as tremendous, disclosing that he was most pleased with the fact that it was a formal student of his that was behind the new initiative.

He described Professor Balogun as a man of extreme vision, saying “It is my pleasures that you are the person making this happen. I am extremely grateful for all you have done. God will bless your work. God will bless your way”.

Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, said Professor Adedipe’s leadership rating was second to none in the annals of the institution, describing him as exemplary and classically distinguished”.

The Vice-Chancellor commended Professor Adedipe for laying the foundation of excellence for the University. He said, “You are a great man that has conferred greatness on UNAAB. You started with the concept of excellence”.

Professor Balogun assured his predecessor that his administration had religiously adhered to the principles of re-focusing, re-engineeering and re-dedication to the mandate of the University, as advised by Professor Adedipe.

The hand-over ceremony was attended by dignitaries, including the former Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Adeyinka, the Oligun of Ilugun, Oba J. B. Otukoya, the Vice-Chancellor of Fountain University, Professor Oloyode, his Caleb University, Osogbo counterpart, Professor Ajayi, among others.

Federal Government Declares Holiday for the Yuletide

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared December 27 and 28 as public holidays to mark the Christmas and Boxing Day, while January 3, 2011 will also be work-free for the New Year.

The declaration was contained in a statement by the Assistant Director (Press), to the Minister of Interior, Ogaziechi Theodore, in Abuja last Friday.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, has therefore wished all community members a blissful Yuletide, praying that the blessing of the occasion will make a big impact in their life. He equally wished them a prosperous New Year ahead.

Nigeria Shall Rise Again If...

- ADEDIPE

Professor Nurudeen Olorun-nimbe Adedipe making a point at the lecture

Professor Nurudeen Olorun-nimbe Adedipe making a point at the lecture

It has been observed that Nigeria would rise from its present state of financial mess, underdevelopment and poverty, provided the country leadership can muster adequate political will to pursue vibrant agricultural policy.


The Pioneer Vice-Chancellor of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB), Professor Nurudeen Olorun-nimbe Adedipe stated this while delivering a Special Lecture, titled “Adediperian Thoughts on Contextual Agrology For Nigerian National Development”, to commemorate his 70th Birthday celebration, at the Julius Okojie Lecture Theatre Complex.

Professor Adedipe admonished that the country would need to re-embrace the Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s programme of the Farm Settlement Scheme of the 1950’s, saying it still has the viability of rescuing the nation from its current developmental predicament.

He decried government usual practice of scrapping inherited programmes as wasteful and detrimental to a genuine process of development, advising that concerted efforts administration for its support for agriculture as evident in the mobilization of N50 billion for farmers and agro-allied entrepreneurs under the Agricultural Credit Support Scheme.  He however observed that the benefits were however, slow in reaching the bulk of the farmers whom he said, are mostly based in the rural hinterland where there are no banking facilities, thus minimizing access to the offer by Government.

Professor Adedipe called for a deliberate efforts aimed at luring the youths to farming as a business enterprise and also advised for a renewed image and perception towards projecting agriculture as a socio-economic primer of development with farming as a viable and respectable business.

Earlier in his welcome address, the incumbent Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Balogun said “it is imperative to celebrate Professor Adedipe in his life time, given the contextualization of his uncommon passion and devotion to the planting, nurturing and weaning of the University, out of the jungle of despair and skepticism to a lush, beautiful and desired centre of academic excellence”.

He assured Professor Adedipe that all his values and principles will remain eternal and passed across generations in the University and beyond.

Professor Balogun also gave kudos to Professor Adedipe for his magnanimity in endowing his rich personal academic collections which he described as “an act of undying penchant towards the upliftment of humanity”.

The Chairman at the occasion and legal luminary, Aare Afe Babalola, in his address, extolled the virtues of Professor Adedipe, describing him as an academic icon that deserved to be nationally celebrated.

NOMINATIONS FOR EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun has approved the constitution of a Committee on Determination of Criteria for Performance, Research Productivity and Nomination of Awardees for the Academic and Non-Teaching Staff (CODCOPREPNAAN).

Consequently, the above named Committee requests interested members of the University Community to nominate Awardees in the following categories:

  1. The best deserving Academic Staff for the Research Productivity Award:

Please nominate one (1) Academic Staff each for Senior Academic Staff category (Senior Lecturer to Professor Grade) and Junior Academic Staff category (Lecturer I and below)considered to deserve Research Productivity Award and attach the current Curriculum Vitae of such nominees. (CVs must conform to the attached University recognized format).

  1. The best deserving Non-Teaching Staff Performance Award:

Please nominate one (1) Non-Teaching Staff each for Senior Non-Teaching Staff category (CONTISS 6 and above) and Junior Non-Teaching Staff category (CONTISS 5 and below) considered to deserve Performance Award and attach the current Curriculum Vitae of such nominees. (CVs must conform to the attached University recognized format).

Please note that all nominations must be accompanied with a Nomination form (in the attached format) and nominations are to reach The Secretary of the Committee at Academic Planning Unit by 12 noon on Monday, 21st December, 2010.

 

RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY AWARD FOR ACADEMIC STAFF

I (Name of Nominating officer) ………………………………………………………………………………………
of (Department/Unit of Nominating Officer) …………………………………………………………………………
Wish to nominate (Name of Nominee) ……………………………………………………………………………….
of (Department/Unit of Nominee) ……………………………………………………………………………………
Category of Award:       1. Senior Academic Staff (Senior Lecturer to Professor Grades)
2. Junior Academic Staff (Lecturer I and below)
(Tick the applicable category)

…………………………………………….............                                             ………………….
Name & Signature of Nominating Officer                                                    Date

 

NON-TEACHING STAFF PERFORMANCE AWARD

I (Name of Nominating officer) ………………………………………………………………………………………
of (Department/Unit of Nominating Officer) …………………………………………………………………………
Wish to nominate (Name of Nominee) ……………………………………………………………………………….
of (Department/Unit of Nominee) ……………………………………………………………………………………
Category of Award:       1. Senior Non-Teaching Staff (Officers on CONTISS 6 and above)
2. Junior Non-Teaching Staff (Officers on CONTISS 5 and below)
(Tick the applicable category)

…………………………………………….............                                             ………………….
Name & Signature of Nominating Officer                                                    Date

 

CURRICULUM VITAE FORMAT

  1. Full Name (Surname first, in capital letters)
  2. Present Position
  3. Place and Date of Birth
  4. Marital Status
  5. Number of Children and their ages
  6. Nationality and State of Origin
  7. Local Government of Origin
  8. Contact Details (including mobile telephone numbers and e-mail)
  9. Permanent Home Address
  10. Institutions attended with Dates
  11. Academic and Professional Qualifications with Dates
  12. Work Experience with Dates, including full details of former and present posts
  13. Present Status and Salary
  14. List of Publications
  15. Technologies Produced (Patents & Prototypes
  16. Teaching Experience
  17. Post Graduate Supervision
  18. Fellowships/Scholarships
  19. Membership of Professional Bodies
  20. Membership of Research Teams
  21. Commendations/Previous Awards of Excellence
  22. Service to the University (i.e. assignments not part of normal job schedule)
  23. Extra-Curricular Activities
  24. Any other relevant information that would facilitate a positive review of the nominee
  25. Names and Addresses of three (3) Referees

UNAAB Agog For Pioneer VC’s 70th Birthday Celebration

Pioneer VC, Professor Nurudeen Adedipe

The University Community (UNAAB) will be thrown into celebration mood between Thursday, December 16 and Monday, December 20, 2010, as an Erudite Scholar and Pioneer Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nurudeen Olorunnimbe Adedipe celebrates his 70th Birthday Anniversary.

Adedipe, a Professor of Plant Physiology will clock 70 on Monday, December 20, 2010 amid a well deserved pomp and pageantry.

The Lecturer of Lecturers is not just revered as the Pioneer Vice-Chancellor of UNAAB, he is well regarded for the heart-warming uniqueness of laying a solid foundation, which metamorphosed the University into a model and force to be reckoned with among the nation’s Ivory Towers.

Professor Adedipe’s foresight, sense of purpose and high taste for excellence at all times is to date fingered as the basis for the architectural masterpiece and enviable excellence which dotted UNAAB’s landscape and academic record, respectively.

In appreciation and celebration of “Adediperian Phenomenon”, the University community, led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, who is celebrated as the “Architect of Modern UNAAB” will be rolling out the carpet to rejoice with the iconic Professor Adedipe.

Activities slated for the birthday celebration commences on Thursday, December 16, 2010 with Special Lecture titled, “Adediperian Thoughts On Contextual Agrology For Nigerian   National Development”

The Lecture, which will be chaired by the Legal Luminary, Aare Afe Babalola, SAN, will hold at 3:00p.m at the Julius Okojie Lecture Theatre Complex, UNAAB.

The peak of the celebration is on Monday, December 20, 2010 with a Presentation and Launching of his Memoir (Autobiography) at the Ikorodu Town Hall, Olubi Street, Near Methodist Cathedral, Ita-Elewa, Ikorodu, Lagos, beginning at noon.

Dignitaries within and outside the University are expected to grace the celebration.

They include the University’s Chancellor; Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council; Council Members, Principal Officers; Members of Senate, among others.

The Professor Tunde Idowu-led Ceremonials’ Committee is leaving no stone unturned towards making the celebration a huge success.

INHURD DIRECTOR CHARGES NEW STUDENTS ON ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Guests, Pre-Degree and Foundation Science newly-admitted students into INHURD at the Orientation Programme. Inset: Director, INHURD, Dr. Taofiq Salisu addressing the students.

The Director of the Institute for  Human Resources Development (INHURD), University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB), Dr. Taofiq Salisu has called the newly-admitted students to brace up for hardwork as there are no short cuts to achieving academic success.

Speaking at the Institute’s 4th Orientation Programme, held at its Permanent Site for Pre-Degree and Foundation Science Programme students of the University, Dr. Salisu disclosed that as part of requisition for Pre-degree students to be eligible for admission into the University’s degree Programme, they must perform satisfactorily in the University and Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), Post-UTME and Pre-Degree examinations.

He assured the students that the Institute had put the necessary machinery in motion to ensure that nothing short of success was realized, both the internal and external examinations.

Dr. Salisu added that the Institute was equipped with a-500 seater  Library; qualified personnel in the Guidance and Counseling Unit; Academic Planning; and Records Unit that could advise students on the choice of course or career to pursue.

Dr. Salisu noted that the Pre-Degree Programme, which is as old as the University had produced notable personalities in various disciplines, including two Professors in the University.

UNAAB Holds 2010/2011 Matriculation Ceremony

The 2010/2011 Matriculation Ceremony of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta holds on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at the Julius Okojie Lecture Theatre Complex, beginning at 10:00a.m.

Matriculating Students are expected to be seated by 9:45a.m.

A release by the Acting Registrar, Mr. Adeleke Adeboye, informed that matriculating students are required, by regulation, to wear academic gowns to the ceremony.

Academic gowns and caps can be obtained from their various Colleges from Monday, December 13, 2010 on the presentation of receipt for the payment of necessary fees.      The release further stated that academic gowns are expected to be returned not later than Friday, December 17, 2010 by 3.00 p.m. as failure to comply will attract a fine of N100.00 per day, to be paid to the University Bursar, while loss of gown will attract a replacement fee of N10,000.00.

Matriculants are also required to sign the Matriculation Register at the Examinations and Records’ Office by presenting proof, showing payment of tuition fees and evidence of having collected and returned the academic gown.

Deadline for signing of the register is Monday, December 20, 2010. Only students who sign the register would be considered as bona fide students of the University, the release added.

MANCOT Chairman Bags SINRHD Fellow

MANCOT Chairman,
Dr. Jonathan Atungwu

The Chairman, Management Committee on Transport (MANCOT), Dr. Jonathan Atungwu has been elected Fellow, Strategic Institute for Natural Resources and Human Development (SINRHD).

Dr. Atungwu was elected at the Institute’s “Pillars of Nation Building Award to Distinguished Academic Icon 2010”, held at the Committee Room, Federal Secretariat, IBB Boulevard, Abeokuta.

The MANCOT Chairman, who is also the Deputy Dean, Student  Affairs of the University expressed delight at his elevation to the position of a Fellow of the Institute.

He attributed the achievement to the privilege afforded him by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun to serve concurrently as the Deputy Dean (Student Affairs) and Chairman (MANCOT).

“I want to believe that my nomination by yet unknown persons and subsequent appraisal by SINRHD’s team, which understudied me at work without my knowledge and the final approval by the Selection Council would have been based on my assignments in these two offices”, he stated.

UNAAB Ag. Registrar Becomes Abeokuta Club’s Chief Image Maker

Ag. Registrar, Mr. Adeleke Adeboye

The University’s Acting Registrar, Mr. Adeleke Adeboye has emerged as Chairman, Publicity Committee of the prestigious Abeokuta Club, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

He was elected as the Chief Image Maker of the foremost Egba Indigenous Club, at it just-concluded Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Adeboye, who is a tested and proven Public Relations Executive is well grounded and deeply rooted for the job, having cut his teeth as the UNAAB’s Pioneer Public Relations Officer; former Chairman, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Ogun State Chapter; and a leader of the body at the National level.

Those elected at the AGM included the former Vice-Chancellor, Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, Professor Afolabi Soyode (President); a former Minister of the Federation, Chief Wole Adeosun (1st Vice-President); Chief Niyi Lasaki (2nd Vice-President); Engr. Niyi Abiola (General Secretary) and  Hon. Justice Bode Poopola (Legal Adviser), among other excos.

Elected along with Mr. Adeboye, as Chairmen of Committees, are Asiwaju Maxwell Ayinla (Finance), Engr. Tokunbo Odebunmi (Development) and Chief Kehinde Sofenwa (Secretary), among others.

Staff Cooperative Society is a Plus to UNAAB

The newly-elected executives of UNAAB Cooperative Multipurpose  Society Ltd. (L-R): Prof. Adewale Dipeolu (President), Mr. Kamordeen Adedo (Vice-President), Mrs. Titilayo Okunboye (Treasurer) and Mrs. Busurat Olusoji (Secretary)

UNAAB Cooperative Multi-Purpose Society Limited has contributed immensely to the welfare of members of staff and the betterment of the University.
The President of UNAAB CT&CS, Professor Adewale Dipeolu gave an insight into the activities of the body during his Address presented at the just-concluded 23rd Annual General Meeting.

In the report, the President assured members that better times were ahead as conditions of service in the University System had greatly improved.
He, however, reiterated the need for members to properly plan their finances and take advantage of the End-of-the-Year and Educational Savings, as a channel to alleviate the hardship experienced at the beginning of every School Year.

Prof. Dipeolu disclosed that the Society had purchased another 18 seater-bus that is being used to convey members to and from town.

He advised members, who have plots of lands opposite the University in Ogundipe Village near Owe area to start building as the Institute for Human Resources Development (INHURD) had relocated to its permanent site and that demand for houses in the area will soon be very high, while assuring that more allocations would soon be made.

Speaking on the upcoming general elections and the gloomy situation of the stock market, the President called on members not to lose hope as good times were still possible in the country.

“We must rise up to the occasion and participate in the upcoming elections; register to vote and vote when we have to,” he added.

Professor Dipeolu lauded the University Management and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun for his unflinching support to the Society, saying that “we all individually and collectively must glide along with the Vice-Chancellor and enjoy the euphoria of his achievements”.

As a show of appreciation for a job well, Professor Dipeolu was re-elected as President along with other new officers.


AWARD-COLNAS Dean Bags ICPC/NAVC Anti-Corruption Award― COLNAS Dean Bags ICPC/NAVC Anti-Corruption Award

Dean, COLNAS, Prof. Tope Popoola

The saying, “Good name is better than gold and silver” has reflected again in the University as the Dean, College of Natural Sciences (COLNAS), Professor Tope Popoola, penultimate week bagged the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) and National Anti-Corruption Voluntary Corps Integrity Awards.

Professor Popoola, a two-time former Commissioner in the State (Ogun) and Special Adviser at the national level  was presented the “Distinguished Personality Integrity Award” by the State Coordinator of ICPC/NAVC, Mr. Idris Kevin Abu.

“It is in recognition of your outstanding performance in the fight against corruption in the community”, the awarding body said.

Responding to the honour, Professor Popoola gave glory to God for the award as he promised to always make integrity his watchword.

Pass 10 Per Cent Cassava Inclusion Bill― C:AVA Country Manager Appeals To NASS

Country Manager, C:AVA,

Prof. Lateef Sanni

The Country Manager, Cassava: Adding Value for Africa (C:AVA), Professor Lateef Sanni has made a fresh appeal to the National Assembly to expedite action on the passage of the Bill for 10 per cent inclusion of High Quality Cassava Flour (HQCF) in composite flour in Nigeria.

Prof. Sanni made the appeal at the just-concluded One-Day Stakeholders’ Meeting on “Cassava Inclusion Policy in Nigeria:  Experience, Challenges And The Way Forward”, organized by C:AVA, in conjunction with the Nigerian Institute of Food Science Technologists (NIFST), held in Abuja.

Prof. Sanni, who is also the National President of Alumni Association, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB) said the passage of the Bill became imperative because when passed into law, it would open more opportunities to the tune of over N30 billion for farmers, processors and marketers.

He stressed that this would help stabilize the polity and keep restiveness at bay in the nation.

Corroborating him, the Director-General, Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), Dr. Oluwole Olatunji said the enactment of the Bill would cushion the effect of economic meltdown on the nation’s economy.

Highlighting the progress made by C:AVA, Professor Sanni said it had successfully restarted the value chain with high level of products sold in the 2009/2010 planting year.

Prof. Sanni also informed that C:AVA had improved tremendously on the processing and the development of business skills for high quality cassava flour as these had led to the establishment of  linkages with specific intermediaries, he added.

He called on the Federal Government to de-list Cassava Products, placed under the importation embargo, in order to open windows of opportunities for stakeholders.

UNILAG VC Marvels At UNAAB’s Rapid Development

L-R: Dean , COLNAS (UNAAB), Prof. Tope Popoola, Prof. H.O.D Alonge of UNILAG and UNILAG VC, Professor Adetokunbo Sofoluwe (Standing) making salient points, while DVC (Development) listens with rapt attention.

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Professor Adetokunbo Sofoluwe has expressed delight at the marvelous rate of development of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB), within a short spate of time.

Prof. Sofoluwe, who was in UNAAB to present his Doctorate candidate for examination spoke during a meeting he had with top officers of the University, led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Professor Segun Lagoke, who represented the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun.

Baring his mind on his impression of UNAAB, Prof. Sofoluwe said while entering the University, he saw remarkable improvement in the structural development of the institution.

The Vice-Chancellor specifically lauded the ongoing reconstruction of the University’s Ceremonial Road which he noted would be beneficial to all stakeholders of the University.

He expressed optimism that when completed, the road project would add value to the aesthetic and infrastructural fortunes of the University.

He attributed the increasing rate of development of the University to the doggedness of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, whom he commended for his dexterity at sourcing for funds, from the Federal Government and other relevant bodies for developmental purposes.

Earlier, in his welcome speech, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Prof. Segun Lagoke commended Prof. Sofoluwe, who was accompanied by Prof. H.O.D Longe also from UNILAG, for his commitment to the growth of UNILAG and tertiary education in general.

UNAAB Governing Council Holds 65th Statutory Meeting

Chairman, Governing Council,
Chief Lawrence Osayemi

The 65th Statutory Meeting of the Governing Council of the University will hold between Monday, December 13 and Friday, December 17, 2010.

During the week-long session, the University’s pioneer Vice-Chancellor, Professor ‘Nimbe Adedipe will hand-over the ’Nimbe Adedipe Personal Library to the University. The event will hold on Thursday, December 16, 2010 while a Public Lecture, to be delivered by Professor Adedipe will hold same day at the Julius Okojie Lecture Theatre Complex.

Meanwhile on Saturday, December 11, 2010, Council Members will grace the wedding ceremony of the son of their colleague, Mr. Olu Lajuwomi, in Lagos.