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DVC Development Office

(DVCD Office)

Brief History

The Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development) was established in September 2007 as an innovation to University Management and a way of actualizing the numerous programmes of the University as well mandated to oversee Development-related matters. Prior to this, there existed one office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor.


The office, among other duties, assists the Vice-Chancellor as follows:

    1. Exchange and linkage programmes both local and international
    2. Fundraising e.g. aids, endowments, grants and aggressive revenue generation drives
    3. Liaising with external agencies and Non-Government Organizations
    4. Developing innovative programmes and ventures
    5. Exploring Industrial relations for University’s development
    6. Serves as the Chairman of the Academic Staff Development Committee;
    7. Handling need-driven research
    8. Working with the ALUMNI Association for the purpose of realizing the goals of the University.
    9. Coordinating and integrating the operations of:
      • Agricultural Media Resources and Extension Centre (AMREC),
      • Centre for Entrepreneurship Studies (CENTS),
      • Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources and Agricultural Resources (IFSERAR),
      • ALUMNI Affairs and International Projects,
      • Directorate of Research, Innovation and Partnership (DRIP);
      • Directorate of FUNAAB Universal Conservices Limited (FUCONS)
      • Directorate of University Farms (DUFARMS)
      • Community Based Farming Scheme (COBFAS)
      • FUNAAB Enterprises
      • FUNAAB Radio
      • International Centre for Professional Development (ICPD)
    10. Chairing of Ad-hoc development review as delegated by the Vice-Chancellor, and
    11. Performing other functions and duties as may be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor


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