The Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE), recently received a team from the National Universities Commission (NUC), to accredit the various programmes being run by the Centre. The Director of CEADESE, Professor Okanlawon Onagbesan, emphasised that this was the first time that the NUC would be conducting accreditation in science courses for postgraduate studies in FUNAAB.
Professor Onagbesan said that the visit had signaled the permission by NUC for the University to award higher degrees in Food Processing and Value Addition, Agricultural Economics and Environmental Policy, Environmental Systems and Agriculture, Crop and Pasture Production and Sustainable Environment, Agricultural Mechanisation and Sustainable Environment, as well as Livestock Science and Sustainable Environment; all at Master’s (M.Ag.Se) and PhD (PhD Ag.Se) levels.
The Director added that the postgraduate students, spreading across the various programmes, were happy and elated to know of the full accreditation status of the Centre. Professor Onagbesan added that one unique thing about the programme was that students would graduate in good time, which is two years for Master’s and three years for PhD, while adding that the programme would soon be integrated into the University system, as plans were ongoing to ensure that the CEADESE became a Centre of envy and achieving its aim in the area of agricultural education and research.