Introduction

The West African region is attributable to adverse climate conditions like low rainfall, frequent droughts, deforestation and environmental degradation due to population growth and civil strife. Livestock sector is one of the potential areas to accelerate agricultural growth. A systematic approach and methodology to climate change effects in the region is to promote training in sustainable livestock production through demand driven and globally competitive research and development. The curricula are designed for teaching and to promote collaborative and sustainable research with relevance to the region, livestock industry, relevant organizations and agencies. The proposed option has a total of 44 unit courses including 10 units of Centre courses, 16 units of compulsory option courses and 4 units of elective option courses. Research projects, Seminars, Dissertation and internship reports carry 4, 2 and 2 units respectively.

 

Philosophy

The primary philosophy of this programme is to pursue the training of skilled manpower for sustainable animal production, focusing on the appropriate research technology, resource, climate and environmentally friendly production of foods of animal origin. The Livestock Science options will provide knowledge and skills necessary to alleviate identified challenges to livestock productivity, research and development under sustainable environments.

 

Objectives

The options have the following training objectives:

  • To promote professional development of graduates in Agriculture, by providing students with understanding and hands-on experience of different discipline within the realms of animal production.
  • To develop animal breeds that are adaptable to our various biotic and abiotic stresses of the environment.
  • To train students who will focus on research and development in animal production.
  • To train students to meet the industrial need and achieve enhanced entrepreneurial skills and appropriate technologies for improved animal production, processing, storage, preservation and distribution in animal production.
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Degrees to be awarded

A. M.AgSE Livestock and Sustainable Environment (Options: Animal Nutrition, Animal Breeding and Biotechnology, Animal Physiology, Livestock Production Systems, Ruminant Production)

B. PhD.AgSE (Options: Animal Nutrition, Animal Breeding and Biotechnology, Animal Physiology, Livestock Production Systems, Ruminant Production)

List of Programme-Specific Courses and Units for M.AgSE

Course Code Course Title Units

First Semester Courses

APL 801 Biostatistics 3
APL 803 Poultry Farming Systems and Sustainable Environment 2
APL 805 Environmental Physiology of Farm Animals 2
APL 807* Quantitative Genetics 2
APL 809* Sheep and Goat Production Enterprises 2
APL 811* Animal Behaviour and Welfare dynamics in a changing climate 2
  TOTAL UNITS FOR FIRST SEMESTER 13
     

Second Semester Courses

APL 802 Tropical Livestock Feed Resource and Commercial
Feed Milling
3
APL 804 Ruminant Livestock Production Systems and
Environmental Sustainability
2
APL 806 Animal Biotechnology 2
APL 808* Poultry Nutrition and Organic Animal Agriculture 2
APL 810* Sustainable Integrated Livestock Farming Systems 2
  TOTAL UNITS FOR SECOND SEMESTER 11
     
APL 893 Internship I 2
APL 894 Internship I 2
APL 895 Seminar I 1
APL 896 Seminar II 1
APL 899 Dissertations 6
  Total Units for Internship, Seminar & Dissertation 12

*Electives (minimum of 2 courses of 2 units each to be selected)

 

Summary of Requirement for M.AgSE

Centre core courses units 10
Programme specific courses units 24
Internship reports units 4
Seminars units 2
Dissertations units 6
TOTAL UNITS 46

 


List of Programme-Specific Courses and Units for PhD.AgSE

Course Code Course Title Units

First Semester Courses

APL 993 Internship I 2
APL 995 Seminar I 1
APL 999 Thesis 10
  TOTAL UNITS FOR FIRST SEMESTER 13
     

Second Semester Courses

APL 994 Internship II 2
APL 996 Seminar II 1
APL 998 Seminar III 1
APL 899 Thesis 10
  TOTAL UNITS FOR SECOND SEMESTER 11
     

 

 

Summary of Requirement for PhD.AgSE

Centre core courses units 10
Internship reports units 4
Seminars units 3
Thesis 20
TOTAL UNITS 37

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