About University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State



Mision
The University of Agriculture, Abeokuta shall evolve as a foremost institution in the triad of teaching, research and extension by attracting, managing and retaining appropriate human and material resources for the pursuit of the desired creative, imaginative and innovative change for sustainable agriculture and rural development in Nigeria.
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.
At the initial stage, five Colleges were introduced in the University in October 1988 as follows:
1.      College of Agricultural Management, Rural Development and Studies (COLAMRUCS)
The College of Agricultural Management and Rural Development was created in 2009 out of the then College of Agricultural Management, Rural Development and Consumer Studies.
2.      College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM)
The College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM) was created in 1988 out of the then School of Technology of the old College of Science and Technology, Abeokuta.
3.      College of Environmental Resources Management (COLERM)
Presently, the Departments in the College which offer five years Bachelor degree programmes are:

(i)   Department of  Aquaculture and Fisheries Management
(ii)  Department of Environmental Management and Toxicology
(iii) Department  of Forestry and Wildlife Management
(iv) Department of Water Resources Management and Agrometeorology

4.      College of Natural Sciences (COLNAS)
5.      College of Plant Science and Crop Production (COLPLANT)
The College of Plant Science and Crop Production was created in 1989 as a logical development from the erstwhile College of Agricultural Production and Technology which was split into two Colleges concerned with Plant and Animal Sciences.
Currently, the College comprises (5) five Academic departments as follows:
1. Department of Crop Protection,
2. Department of Horticulture,
3. Department of Plant Breeding and Seed Technology
4. Department of Plant Physiology and Crop Production, and
5. Department of Soil Science and Land Management.


The University has collaborative partnerships with a number of institutions and establishments. These include: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)National Cereals Research Institute (NCRI), National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS), Farm Management Association of Nigeria (FAMAN), National Seed Services (NSS), Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Ministries of Agriculture and Water Resources of both Ogun and Lagos states, National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA), and etc.


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.
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.