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The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture,
usually abbreviated as either B.Sc.(Agr.)
or B.S.A. or B.Sc.(Ag.) or B.Sc. (Hons.) Ag.
is the first undergraduate degree
awarded by university faculty of
agriculture and agricultural colleges.
The program is 4 years of study above
Grade 12 High School graduation.
Academic Programme
UTME (100 Level)
These are the same for students seeking admission to 100 level in
other Departments in the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. That
is, candidates seeking admission into the Department must pass at
least 5 or 6 subjects at one or two sittings respectively at credit
level in the following subjects: English Language, Biology/
Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Mathematics and any one or two
of Geography, Physics and Economics.
Candidates with OND (Upper Credit) or NCE in Wildlife
Management, Forestry Management, Agricultural Science, Animal
Health, Hotel and Catering Management, Hospitality Management,
Tourism Management, Ecotourism Management and Transport
Management with the required ‘O’ level subjects will be
considered for admission to 100 level.
DIRECT ENTRY (200 Level)
Candidates with the following qualifications are eligible for
admission to 200-level:
1. Candidates that have satisfied the above minimum O’level
conditions (5 or 6 credit passes in WASCE/GCE/NECO) for
admission to degree options in the Department, and in addition
have passed at the General Certificate of Education Advanced
Level or its equivalence in Chemistry and in at least one science or
social science subject from the following: Biology, Botany,
Zoology, Mathematics (Pure and Applied), Agricultural Science,
Physics, Geology, Economics and Geography.
2. Candidates that have satisfied the above minimum O’level
conditions for admission to degree options in the Department and
in addition have obtained the National Diploma (ND) in relevant
fields (as listed above) with a minimum of upper credit (60-69%).
The ND must be obtained from Schools and Colleges accredited
by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and
recognized by the University.
3. Candidates that have satisfied the above minimum O’level
conditions for admission to degree options in the Department and
in addition have obtained the National Certificate of Education
(NCE) with a minimum of credit grade (60-69%) from a Nigerian
College of Education recognized by the University, and with
relevant subject combinations from among: Agricultural Science,
Biology, Botany, Zoology and Chemistry.
4. Candidates that have obtained the minimum O’level credit
passes as set out above and in addition have obtained the Higher
National Diploma (HND) with a minimum of upper credit (60-69%)
in relevant fields (as listed above) and from Schools or Colleges
accredited by the NBTE and recognized by the University. The
candidate so admitted with HND certificate will be exempted from
the 12-month practical programme observed at 400 level.
However, the candidate shall benefit from the exemption only if
he/she is admitted into the programme that relates to the area of
his or her HND specialization.
5. A candidate is accepted on Transfer into the Department
only at 200level if he has satisfied the UME entry requirement
into the Department and has not been withdrawn from the
Course Duration
1. The course duration for students in the Department is 5
years (UME mode of entry), 4 years (Direct mode of entry with ND/
NCE) or 3 years (Direct Mode of entry with HND).
2. All students, except those admitted by direct entry with
HND, must undergo the practical year of 12 months duration.
Practical Year Training Programme (PYTP)
This is the compulsory one year of practical activities undertaken
by all 400 level students of the department, in-line with the
Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry’s curriculum. This is to enable
the students to apply adequately their theoretical knowledge to
practical situations.
The objectives of the programme include:
v Knowledge through practice
v Greater confidence through participation and learning, and
v Increased impact and production through application of
relevant and affordable technology.
The students spend one year industrial training in National Parks,
Zoological garden, CERCOPAN, Federal College of Wildlife
Management, Hotels and Hospitality Industries and Airports.
A student is eligible to an honours degree after having undergone
a minimum of 3, 4 or 5 years. The practical year of 12 months
duration is compulsory for students admitted by UME and direct
into 200level with ND or NCE certificate. A student is still eligible
to an honours degree after 2 extra semesters and to a Pass
degree beyond 2 extra semesters but not more than 6 extra
A UME student must have passed a minimum of 150 units
including all compulsory courses. A Direct Entry (ND/NCE) or
Transfer student must have passed at least 120 units including GES
101, GES 103, GES 106 and AGE 110 from the compulsory courses at
100 level and all compulsory courses at other levels. A Direct
Entry (HND) student must have passed at least 90 units including
GES 101, GES 103, GES 106, GES 107, GES 201, GES 301 and AGE 110
from the compulsory course at 100 level and all compulsory
courses at 200, 300 and 500 levels.
Continuous assessment shall form not more than 30% of the
assessment of a student’s performance in a course. At least 75%
attendance at lectures and practicals shall qualify a student to sit
the examination in a course. The Cumulative Grade Point Average
(CGPA) system shall be adopted to evaluate students’
performance from semester to semester and from one level to the
A grade point (GP) system of seven (7) shall be adopted as
Grade Points (GP) Percentage Score
The class of the Degree of a student who has satisfactorily
completed his course of studies shall be determined as follows:
Cumulative Grade Point Average Class of the Degree
6.0 and above
1.6 – 2.5
1.0 – 1.5
First Class
Second Class Upper
Second Class Lower
Third Class
In order to obtain the CGPA of a candidate, the appropriate index
(Grade Point) assigned to each range of percentage score is
multiplied by the course units and the product shall be added up
to give the total weighted grade point (WCP). The WGP is divided
by the total number of units taken (passed or failed). The CGPA
shall be expressed to one decimal place.
Regulation on Warning, Withdrawal, Transfer to another
Programme, Suspension of Studies
A. Warning
A student shall be given a written warning if the CGPA drops
below 1.0 but has passed a minimum of 20 units in 100 level, 45
units (cumulative) in 200 level and 70 units (cumulative) in 300
level or as may be prescribed from time to time by Senate.
B. Withdrawal
i. A student will be required to withdraw from the
Department of Wildlife and Ecotourism Management if:
a) In the 100 level, (s)he is credited with less than 20 units;
b) In the 200 level, (s)he is credited with less than 45
c) In the 300 level, (s)he is credited with less than 70
ii) A student will be required to withdraw from the
Department of Wildlife and Ecotourism Management and the
University if (s)he has earned two warnings consecutively .
C. Transfer to another Programme
i. A student that has spent the maximum number of
academic sessions on a given programme shall not be eligible for
admission or transfer to another programme in the University.
ii) A student that has not spent the maximum number of
years on a given programme shall be eligible to change his or her
course not more than two times during the course of his/her stay
in the University. Students are accepted on transfer only to 200
level in the Department. Such a student will be considered as a
fresh entrant and shall be eligible to remain in the University for
the remaining part of the maximum duration of study, which is 7
academic sessions (4 normal + 3 extra sessions).
iii) A student accepted on transfer to the Department for any
reason, having been accepted as fresh entrant to 200level shall
be credited with all the units of the compulsory courses as
recommended for direct entry students in the Department. For the
avoidance of doubt, any of the recommended compulsory courses
(AGE 110, GES 101. GES 103, GES 106 and GES 107 and GES 201) and
other course recommended for the programme from 200 level
that had been taken by a transfer student which is relevant for
computational purposes in programme in the Department, shall be
taken into consideration in the computation of the CGPA.
iv) The Department does not release students on transfer to
other Faculties. However, students may be allowed to transfer
from one programme to another within the Faculty provided they
receive the consent of the Heads of department and the Dean.
D. Suspension of Studies
i. Except on health grounds, an undergraduate student may
not suspend his or her studies for more than two academic
sessions during the course of his or her degree programme.
ii. Except on health and financial grounds, application for
suspension of study can only be made at the beginning of the
academic session.
iii. In the case of students officially suspended by the
University, the period of their suspension will not count i.e. will
not be considered as part of the time spent on their programme.
1. A programme of study shall be provided leading to a
Bachelor’s degree to be denoted by the letters B. Wildlife and
Ecotourism Management (or such other abbreviations as Senate
may from time to time approve) which may be awarded honours
or as pass degree in the Department of Wildlife and Ecotourism
2. Instruction shall be by courses. Students will be
required to take an approved combination of such courses as the
Faculty board may, from time to time, recommend and approved
by the Senate. In addition, however, courses can be audited.
Audited courses are courses meant for enrichment which may be
taken with the permission of the department offering the courses
but for which no credit is earned.
3. Courses shall be evaluated in terms of course units. A
course unit is defined as one lecture or tutorial contact hour per
week or three course of laboratory or practical class per week
throughout a semester or an equivalent amount of other assigned
study or practical experience or any combination of these.
4. There shall be five levels of course numbered 101 – 199
for 100 level courses, 201 – 299 for 200 level courses, 301 – 399
for 300 level courses, 401 – 499 for 400 level courses, 501 –
599 for 500 level courses. Course numbers shall be prefixed by
a three character code signifying the subject area.
5. For the purpose of operating the course system in the
Department of Wildlife and Ecotourism Management the following
terminology shall apply:
a. Compulsory: A course specified by a department which
a student must take and pass at 40%
b. Required: A course specified by a department which a
student must take but not necessarily pass. Where there is a
group of such courses, the Department may specify the minimum
number of units to be passed, to make the minimum number of
units required to graduate.
c. Elective: A course specified by a department which is
optional, but a student can take such in order to make up the
required additional units for the award of the degree.
d. Prerequisite: A course which must be taken and passed
prior to taking another specified course.
e. Concurrent: A course which a student must take during
the same semester as another specified course.
6. Appropriate pre-requisites and/or concurrent requirements
may be prescribed for courses. A pre-requisite requirement is
fulfilled by completing and passing the pre-requisites, except that
a student who fails a course but obtains at least a specified
minimum mark in it shall be deemed to pass the course for pre-
requisite purposes but will be credited only with the grade point
assigned to his mark. Pre-requisite courses may also be waived
for suitably qualified candidates by the Faculty Board of
Agriculture and Forestry on the recommendation of the
appropriate department. A concurrent requirement will be
satisfied if the student has either taken the course on a previous
occasion in this University or has registered for the course during
the same semester.
7. (a) All course taught during each semester shall be
examined at the end of that semester, and candidates will be
credited with the number of course units assigned to the course
which they have passed. In addition, the total number of units
taken along with the grades obtained in each course shall also be
recorded for the purpose of computing the Cumulative Grade Point
Average (C.G.P.A).
8. The weighted grade points of all courses taken shall be
used for the determination of the class of degree.
9. Students shall normally be required to register for a
prescribed number of units in each academic year, which shall not
be less than 15 units and not more than 48 units or as Senate
may from time to time approve. Any number of units in excess of
48 for one session must be approved by the Faculty Board on the
recommendation of the Board of Studies.
10. The minimum number of course units a student must pass
for the award of a degree shall be 150 if the entry point is 100-
level (UME), 120 if the entry point is 200-level (direct with ND/
NCE and Transfer) or 90 if the entry point is 200 level with HND
in relevant fields of Agriculture and Forestry.
11. The degree shall be awarded with honours, provided a
student obtains a Cumulative Grade Point Average that is not less
than 1.6 and satisfied other minimum course requirement.
12. For the award of a pass degree, a student must obtain
minimum number of units specified in 10 above and also pass the
compulsory courses specified by the Department.
13. The normal number of semesters for an Honours degree
shall be six (direct with HND), eight (direct with ND/NCE and
Transfer) or ten (UTME).
14. A student who has taken more than two semesters but
not more than six semesters in excess of the approved minimum
period of study to complete a degree programme shall not
normally be eligible for an honours classification. Such a student
can only get a pass degree. Thus, the maximum number of
semesters for an honours degree shall be eight (direct with HND),
ten (direct with ND/NCE and Transfer) or twelve (UME) in the
Department of Wildlife and Ecotourism Management.
15. Pass Degree: The maximum number of semesters for a
pass degree shall be twelve (direct with HND), fourteen (direct
with ND/NCE and Transfer) or sixteen (UME).
16. Registration
Students are expected to complete their registration within the
period prescribed by the Department. A student must submit his/
her course registration form to be accorded a bonafide status for
the academic year, otherwise the result will not be processed.
After registration, students may add or delete courses provided
this is done within six weeks of the commencement of lectures.
17. The list of successful candidates for the degree course
shall be published with the following classifications:
First Class Honours, Second Class Honours (Upper and Lower
Division), Third Class Honours and Pass, with the names arranged
alphabetically in each class of degree.
18. General Studies Programmes
All students shall register for and pass fourteen units of General
Studies Programme Courses as recommended for the Department.
These are:
- 100 level: GES 101 (The Use of English) and GES 107
(Reproductive Health, s*xually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and
Human Immunodeficiency Virus HIV)
- 200 level: GES 103 (Government, Society and Economy
and GES 201 (The Use of English 2)
- 300 level: GES 106 (Philosophy and Logic) and GES 301
(Introduction to Entrepreneurship Skills)
19. Project
A requirement for graduation shall be submission of an
undergraduate project based on supervised research. This
requirement exposes a student to problem-solving techniques,
experimental design, data collection and collation, result
presentation and provides him/her with an ability to organize ideas
from literature and research findings, thus preparing the student
for the work ahead and for further training at the Postgraduate
20. Student Allocation to Staff Advisors
Admitted students will be allocated to specific academic staff
advisors, not necessarily for the purpose of specialization at the
stage, but for close monitoring, guidance/counseling and other
academic services that requires close contact of students with
academic staff in the faculty. This aims at rectifying the problems
that is associated with neglect and anonymity that students had
suffered in the past. As a result of the anonymity, students were
pre-disposed to all kinds of malpractices, including the forging of
signatures on course registration forms and examination forms,
forging of fee payment receipts and impersonation in examinations,
as well as having little opportunity to identify and correct earlier
deficiencies in their academic performance.
General Entry Requirements
4.1.1 General University Requirements
- Score is out of maximum 12 points for the following: M.Sc.,
M.Phil/Ph.D and Ph.D.
1. Class of Degree:
a) 1 st Class – 7
b) 2nd Class Upper – 5
c) 2nd Class Lower – 3
d) 3rd Class Lower – 1 Point
e) Pass – 0
2. Discipline:
a) Same - 3
b) Others in Agriculture - 2 Points
c) Other related areas - 1 Point
d) Unrelated - 0 Point
3. Institution
a) University of Ibadan - 1 Point
b) Other Universities - 0 Point
4. Transcripts Certificate
a) Available - 1 Point
b) Not Available - 0 Point
5. References: At least two favourable - 1 Point
6. Scholarship: With evidence - 1 Point
7. Abstract of project only for Ph.D - 1 Point
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