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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Background 

The Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development offers advanced study and professional training leading to the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Master of Agriculture (M.Agric) and Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in several areas of specialization in Agricultural Extension, Subject Matter Extension and Agricultural Communication. The courses are designed to increase student’s knowledge of fundamental aspects of their programmes in order to develop an aptitude for designing, executing and interpreting research projects relevant to the need of the industry. Research facilities are available in the Department and members of staff and students are conducting active research activities. Opportunities for collaborative research with other Universities, at home and abroad or with research institutes are encouraged.

The graduate programmes emphasize course work as well as guided research with provision for seminar presentation to the University community on research achievements, which will eventually be presented in the form of thesis/dissertation. Each student’s research programme is designed in consultation with a supervisor or a team of supervisory academic members of staff. Students are encouraged generally to specialize in a particular area of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, but depending on professional objectives, may find it desirable to pursue a programme of studies, which combines subject material from different areas of specialization, or interdisciplinary research programme (Subject Matter Extension).

Students wishing to enrol, especially for programmes leading to the degree of Master of Agriculture (M.Agric.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), in the Department should have flare for detail, mental alertness and critical analysis of information, ability to inquire, think and communicate logically, desire to explore the unknown patiently and persistently, and reporting absolutely honest judgment of thought and observations.

All matters relating to postgraduate admission into the Department, courses required to be taken, appointment or change of supervisor(s), acceptance/rejection/modification of research topics, presentation of research seminars and generation of research data within the Department or outside, considered by a Postgraduate Committee in the Department. Recommendations are made to the College Postgraduate Board or the University Postgraduate School for further action. These measures are put in place, especially on reliability and honesty with regard to data collection and presentation in order to protect the interests of students and staff, and the University.

The Departmental Postgraduate Committee is chaired by the Head of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Department, who not only maintains keen interest in the progress of all students, but also ensures that there is evidence of originality or scholarship in the students’ work.

3.3.2      Objectives of Postgraduate Programmes

The objectives of the postgraduate programmes in the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development are:

To produce graduates with advanced knowledge and skills in agricultural extension who will take up challenges in the areas of research, training and developmental needs in the agricultural sector, academic institutions, and research institutes.

To develop high-level manpower for the increasing scope of activities in the agricultural education and production of the nations economy;

To expose professionals in related disciplines to knowledge, skills, and practices of modern agricultural extension and rural development;

To equip students with research skills through the conduct of supervised research, seminar presentation, project and thesis preparation.

 

                Rationale for the Reviewed Postgraduate Programmes

 

The aim of reviewing the existing postgraduate programmes of the Department is to build modern day agricultural extension practitioners that will impact more positively in agricultural development in Nigeria. To this end, the Department aims at building more specialized and well-experienced graduates that will become practitioners in agricultural extension/development organizations, private agricultural establishments, international organizations, research and academic institutions, managers in agricultural organization and agricultural consultancy.

 

The Department therefore wishes to achieve these objectives in reviewing the postgraduate programme:

Repackaging the Department to focus more on innovation studies, communication technologies and modernized extension services. Agricultural development depends largely on innovation system and is a major source of improved productivity, competitiveness, and economic growth throughout advanced and emerging economies. Agricultural Innovation plays an important role in creating jobs, generating income, alleviating poverty, and driving social development.

Give specific attention to understanding the conditions under which communication processes can be effective and how agricultural extension can utilize communication strategies and technologies in promoting agricultural innovations for development.

Focusing on agriculture and rural development policies, issues and strategies towards sustainable development that guarantees rural economic development and livelihoods development of rural farming population.

Offering cutting-edge insights and skills on socio-economic and institutional aspects of rural development.

Training students on how agriculture can contribute to poverty alleviation and rural development in Nigeria and other developing countries. The need is for our graduates to become rural development experts equipped with knowledge in theory and methods for development studies, political economy and political sociology, agrarian structures, rural based social movements among others.

Offering our graduates unique opportunities in understanding the dynamic interactions between agriculture on one hand and rural livelihoods, rural policy and rural politics on the other hand to strengthen students’ analytical skills and to transfer key professional skills of relevance to work on rural development and agriculture.

 

                Postgraduate Areas of Specialization

One Year Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) (Weekends): The Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development programme is designed to upgrade the skill and knowledge of rural development practitioners in the public service, private agencies, and NGOs in the area of rural extension, social work, and administration of rural and community development programmes. It will also prepare individuals with minimum deficiencies for direct admission into the master’s programme to overcome such deficiencies and subsequently qualify for admission to FUNAAB master’s degree programme.

The Department runs PGD programmes in:

Postgraduate Diploma Programme in Agricultural Extension and Innovation Studies

Postgraduate Diploma Programme in Agriculture and Rural Development

Postgraduate Diploma Programme in Rural Sociology and Community Development

Postgraduate Diploma in Gender Development Studies

 

Two years Master of Agriculture (M.Agric.) Degree (Full Time and Part Time)

The M. Agric. programmes are designed to upgrade the scholarship and skill of Agricultural Extension practitioners as well as furnish both private and public sectors with the much-needed competent agricultural extension manpower. The available options are:

Agricultural Extension and Innovation Studies;

Agricultural Communication and Information Management

Agricultural Extension System Management

Subject Matter Extension with specialisation in Home Science, Nutrition, Fisheries, Forestry, Crop Science and Animal Science

Agriculture and Rural Development

Two years Professional Master (MSc) in Gender Development Studies (Weekends)

The Professional Masters Degree is developed for practitioners in the field Community work and gender studies with the aim of improving their practical skills and theoretical knowledge in these fields. It aims at helping them understand better emerging issues in their field and how they can apply theoretical knowledge to understanding and solving practical real life problems. The programme will be part-time and run on weekends. It is designed for people with relevant working experience in the agriculture and rural development sector, women affairs, development agencies, Non-governmental organizations, banking, among many others.

 

Three years (or more) Master of Agriculture/Doctor of Philosophy Degree with options in all areas listed above under (b) (Full Time and Part Time).

Two years (or more) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree with options in all areas listed above under (b) (Full Time and Part Time).

 

The Table below shows the summary of the areas of specialization and the degree options in the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development:

 

Units

Degree Options

Degree to be awarded

Agricultural Extension and Innovation Studies (AEIS)

 

 

Agricultural Extension and Innovation Studies

PGD, M.Agric and PhD

Agricultural Communication and Information Management

M.Agric and PhD

Agricultural Extension System Management

M.Agri and PhD

Subject Matter Extension with specialisation in Home Science, Nutrition, Fisheries, Forestry, Crop Science and Animal Science

M.Agric and PhD

Agriculture and Rural Development Studies (ARDS)

 

 

Agriculture and Rural Development

PGD, M.Agric and PhD

Gender Development Studies

PGD and Professional MSc.

 

Rural Sociology and Community Development

PGD

 

                Admission Requirements and Programme Duration

(a)          Postgraduate Diploma Programme (Weekends):

Candidates seeking admission for Postgraduate Diploma in the Department must have any of the following qualifications from recognized institutions:

Credit Pass in English, Chemistry and Mathematics, Biology and or Agriculture, Physics/Geography/Economics and any other science-based subject at the O’Level examination;

Higher National Diploma in Agriculture or related disciplines with minimum of Upper Credit;

Minimum of 3rd Class Degree at Bachelor’s Level in Agriculture or related disciplines

Bachelor Degree holder with Social Science background and with minimum of Second Class Lower Division. This is with a view to providing basic background knowledge in agricultural extension and general agriculture to these applicants that do not have any agricultural background.

 

The duration for the Postgraduate Diploma Programme shall be:

Minimum of two semesters for the full-time programme and a maximum of four semesters.

Minimum of four semester for the part-time programme and a maximum of six semesters

 

Graduation Requirement for PGD

A candidate for PGD must have passed a minimum of 26 units of courses for students with agricultural background and 32 units for students with no agricultural background. The distribution of these course units is as follows:

Core Courses                                                                                     -              26

Electives                                                                                              -              6

Total                                                                                                      -              32

 

Degree Classification at PGD

Percentage score

CGPA

Class of Degree

70 and Above

4.50 – 5.00

DISTINCTION

60 – 69

3.45 – 4.49

CREDIT

50 – 59

3.00 – 3.44

PASS

Below 50

BELOW 3.00

FAIL

 

 

(b) M.Agric. Programme (Full Time and Part Time)

Candidates seeking admission for the Master of Agriculture Degree Programme in the Department must have:

Credit Pass in English, Chemistry and Mathematics, Biology and or Agriculture, Physics/Geography/Economics and any other science-based subject at the O’Level examination;

Bachelor Degree in Agriculture or related disciplines with minimum of 3.00 CGPA. 

PGD graduates in Agricultural Extension with 60% Cumulative Points

 

The duration of the M.Agric Programme shall be:

A minimum of four semesters for a full-time programme and maximum of six semesters for a part-time programme. The first two semesters are for full time course work while the last two semesters are for the research project.

 

Graduation Requirement for M.Agric Programme

A candidate must fulfill the following conditions to be awarded the M.Agric. Programme:

The candidate must pass a minimum of 36 credit units made up of the following:

Compulsory courses                                       -              18units

Electives                                                              -              12

Seminar                                                               -              2

Project                                                                                 -              6

Total                                                                      -              38

 

 

(c)           M.Sc. (Professional Weekends)

Entry Qualification: Candidates seeking admission for the Master of Science (Professional Weekends) must have:

Credit Pass in English and Mathematics, Biology and or Agriculture and any other science-based subject at the O’Level examination

Bachelor Degree in relevant disciplines in Science and Social sciences with minimum of Second Class Lower Division 

 

Duration of Professional Masters Programme: The Professional Masters degrees will be for duration of two academic sessions (four semesters) and a maximum of six semesters. The first three semesters will be for course work while the last semester is designed for project work.

 

Graduation Requirement: A candidate must fulfill the following conditions to be awarded the Professional Masters Degree:

The candidate must pass a minimum of 36 credit units made up of the following:

Compulsory courses                                       -              18units

Electives                                                              -              12

Special Topic/Seminar                                    -              2

Project                                                                                 -              6

Total                                                                      -              38

 

(d)          M.Agric./PhD Programme

Candidates with relevant Masters from Universities apart from FUNAAB will be offered M.Agric/PhD Programme. M.Agric/PhD students will be expected to offer minimum of 12 units of courses in the first year after which they convert to PhD. The candidates are expected to score a minimum of 50% Cumulative weighted average to proceed to PhD

               

(e)          PhD Programme

Candidates seeking admission for the Doctor of Philosophy in the Department must have the following qualifications and fulfill the following conditions:

Credit Pass in English, Chemistry and Mathematics, Biology and or Agriculture, Physics/Geography/Economics and any other science-based subject at the O’Level examination;

Academic Masters Degree in Agriculture or related disciplines with minimum of 60percent Cumulative Average from the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

Candidates with Masters degree in Social Sciences that do not have Agriculture background at the Bachelor Degree Level would be admitted to the PGD Class, after which they can move to the M.Agric/PhD Class after satisfying all regulations and conditions for the award of PGD.

 

The duration for the PhD programme shall be a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of eight semesters for the full time course

 

                Postgraduate Courses Listing

Postgraduate Diploma Programme

PGD Programme in Agricultural Extension and Innovation Studies

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ARD 701

Comparative Extension Systems

PGDICEXT

3

ARD 703

Principles and Practices of Agricultural Extension

PGDIPPAE

2

ARD 705

Statistics and Research Methods

PGDASTRM

3

ARD 707

Computer Application in Agriculture

PGDCOMAP

3

ARD 709

Technology Transfer and Innovation Development Process

PGDITTID

2

ARD 797

Seminar I

SEMINARI

1

Elective

ARD 711*

Crop Production Principles and Practices

PGDICPPP

2

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ARD 702

Agricultural Communication Principles and Methods      

PGDIACPM

3

ARD 704

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in Agricultural Extension

PDGIPMEA

2

ARD 708

Development Communication

PGDADVCM

2

ARD 798

Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

ARD 799

Projects

PROJECT

4

Electives

ARD 706*

Principles of Farm Management

 

2

ARD 710*

Animal Production Principles and Practices

PGDAAPPP

2

*Compulsory elective for candidates with no background in agriculture


 

Postgraduate Diploma Programme in Agriculture and Rural Development

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ARD 705

Statistics and Research Methods

PGDASTRM

3

ARD 707

Computer Application in Agriculture

PGDCOMAP

3

ARD 721

Comparative Rural Social System

PGDACRSS

3

ARD 723

Agriculture and Farming systems

PGDAAGFS

3

ARD 797

Seminar I

SEMINARI

1

Electives

ARD 712*

Animal Production Principles and Practices

PGDAAPPP

2

ARD 725*

Principles of Crop Production

 

2

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ARD 708

Rural Development, Theory and Practice

PGDARDTP

3

ARD 710

Development Communication

PGDADVCM

3

ARD 722

Understanding Rural Livelihoods

PGDAUNRL

3

ARD 726

Communicating Change

PGDACMCH

3

ARD 798

Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

ARD 799

Projects

PROJECT

4

Electives

ARD 706

Principles of Farm Management

PGDAPFMG

2

ARD 712

Animal Production Principles and Practices

PGDAAPPP

2

ARD 724

Agriculture in Transition III

PGDAAGTR

2

*Compulsory elective for candidates with no background in agriculture

 

 


Postgraduate Diploma Programme in Rural Sociology and Community Development

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ARD 705

Statistics and Research Methods

PGDASTRM

3

ARD 707

Computer Application in Agriculture

PGDCOMAP

3

ARD 731

Understanding Sociological Perspectives

PGDRUNSP

3

ARD 735

Community Organizations and Group Dynamics

PGDRCOGD

3

ARD 797

Seminar I

SEMINARI

1

Electives

ARD 725*

Principles of Crop Production

 

3

ARD 733

Community Development Processes

PGDRCMDP

3

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ARD 708

Rural Development, Theory and Practice

PGDARDTP

3

ARD 710

Development Communication

PGDADVCM

3

ARD 732

Social Change and Social Processes

PGDRSCSP

3

ARD 734

Culture, Socialization and Identity

PGDRCSOI

3

ARD 798

Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

ARD 799

Projects

PROJECT

4

Electives

ARD 706*

Principles of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management

PGDAPFMG

2

ARD 712

Animal Production Principles and Practices

PGDAAPPP

2

*Compulsory elective for candidates with no agriculture background

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Gender Studies

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ARD 705

Gender Studies Research Methodology

 

3

ARD 707

Computer Application in Agriculture

PGDCOMAP

3

ARD 741

Understanding Gender Studies

PGDGUNGS

3

ARD 745

Gender in Development

PGDGGDEV

3

ARD 797

Seminar I

SEMINARI

1

Electives

ARD 743

Gender, Culture and society

PGDGGCUS

3

ARD 747

Women Empowerment Initiatives in Nigeria

PGDGWEIN

3

 

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ARD 708

Development Communication

 

3

ARD 742

Gender Mainstreaming Approaches

PGDGGEMA

3

ARD 744

Theories in Gender Studies

PGDGTHGS

3

ARD 748

Practical application of Gender studies

PGDGPAGS

3

ARD 798

Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

ARD 799

Projects

PROJECTS

4

Elective

ARD 746

Sex and Gender

PGDGSEGE

2

 

B.            M.Agric. Programme

M. Agric. Agricultural Extension and Innovation Studies

First Semester

Course  Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ARD 801

Principles and Philosophy of Agric Extension

PRPHAEXT

3

ARD 803

Measurement and Scaling in Extension

MESRSCEX

2

ARD 835

Social Statistics

SOCLSTAT

2

ARD 827

Communication and Teaching Methods in Extension

COMTEMEX

3

ARD 811

Research Methods for Social Science

 

3

CSC 801

Use of Computers in Extension Communication

 

3

Electives

ARD 825

Building Innovative Capacity of Local People

BUINCALP

2

ARD 809

Project Analysis and Management in Extension

PRAMGTEX

2

 

Second Semester

Course  Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ARD 826

Linking Science and Farmers’ Innovative Capacity

LNKSFINC

3

ARD 810

Seminar in Extension

SMNAREXT

3

ARD 820

Understanding Local Culture and Systems in Rural Nigeria

UNLCSYRN

2

ARD 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

Electives

ARD 802

Extension Organization and Administration

EXTORGAD

2

ARD 804

Agricultural Extension Programme Planning and Evaluation

PROGPLAN

2

ARD 806

Comparative Extension System

COMPEXTS

2

ARD 816

Psychology for Extension Personnel

PSYCEXTP

2

 


M. Agric. Agricultural Communication and Information Management

First Semester

Course  Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ARD 801

Principles and Philosophy of Agric Extension

PRPHAEXT

3

ARD 803

Measurement and Scaling in Extension

MESRSCEX

3

ARD 835

Social Statistics

SOCLSTAT

3

ARD 811

Research Methods for Social Science

 

3

ARD 815

Mass Communication Theories and Models

MCOMTHMO

3

ARD 817

Public Relations Principles and Practices

PUREPRPR

3

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Extension Communication

 

3

Elective

ARD 819

Communicating Change

COMMCHNG

3

 

Second Semester

Course  Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ARD 810

Seminar in Extension

SMNAREXT

3

ARD 812

Broadcast Media Production

BROADCAST

3

ARD 828

Agricultural Knowledge and Information System

AGKNINSY

3

ARD 830

Diffusion of Innovation

DIFNINOV

3

ARD 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

Electives

ARD 806

Comparative Extension System

COMPEXTS

3

ARD 826

Linking Science and Farmers’ Innovative Capacity

LNKSFINC

3

ARD 820

Understanding Local Culture and Systems in Rural Nigeria

UNLCSYRN

2

Students in this option are expected to offer minimum of 36 units.

M. Agric. Agricultural Extension System Management

First Semester

Course  Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ARD 801

Principles and Philosophy of Agric Extension

PRPHAEXT

3

ARD 803

Measurement and Scaling in Extension

MESRSCEX

3

ARD 835

Social Statistics

SOCLSTAT

3

ARD 811

Research methods for social science

 

3

ARD 823

Organizational Behaviours and Theories

ORGBETHE

3

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Extension Communication

 

3

Electives

ARD 809

Project Analysis and Management in Extension

PRAMGTEX

3

ARD 813

Strategy for Organizational Management

STRTORGM

3

ARD 821

Human Resources Management in Agric. Organizations

HRMGAORG

3


Second Semester

Course  Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ARD 802

Extension Organization and Administration

EXTORGAD

2

ARD 804

Programme Planning and Evaluation

PROGPLAN

3

ARD 810

Seminar in Extension

SMNAREXT

3

ARD 816

Psychology for Extension Personnel

PSYCEXTP

3

ARD 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

Elective

ARD 806

Comparative Extension System

COMPEXTS

3

Students in this option are expected to offer minimum of 36 units of courses and the dissertation.

 

M. Agric. Agriculture and Rural Development (Academic)

 

First Semester

Course  Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ARD 803

Measurement and Scaling

MESRSCEX

3

ARD 835

Social Statistics

SOCLSTAT

3

ARD 831

Understanding Rural Development: Theories and Practices

UNRDTHPR

3

ARD 833

Sociological Perspectives on Rural Development and Transformation

SOPERDVT

3

ARD 837

Research Design, Techniques and Analysis

 

3

ARD 839

Theory and Practice of Development

THPRADEV

3

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Extension Communication

 

3

Electives

ARD 841

Rural Livelihoods and Agrarian Economy

RULIAGEC

3

ARD 843

Environmental Issues in Rural Development

ENISRUDV

3

 

Second Semester

Course  Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ARD 840

Community Governance and Organizations

COMGVORG

3

ARD 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

Electives

ARD 834

Cooperation and Co-operatives in Local Development

COCOLODV

3

ARD 836

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

SUAGFOSY

3

ARD 838

Environmental Friendly Agriculture

ENVFRAGR

3

ARD 842

Gender Perspectives in Development

GNPEDEVT

3

Students in this option are expected to offer minimum of 36 units of courses and the dissertation.

 

M. Sc (Professional) Gender Development Studies

First Semester

Course  Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ARD 842

Gender Perspectives in Development

GNPEDEVT

2

ARD 833

Introduction to Gender Studies

INTRGNST

2

ARD 835

Social Statistics for Non-Major

SOCLSTAT

2

 

Research Design, Techniques and Analysis

 

2

CSC 801

Computer Application in Gender Studies

 

2

 

Second Semester

Course  Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

ARD 822

Feminist and Gender Theory

FEMGETHE

2

ARD 824

Sociology of Gender

SOCYGEND

2

ARD 897

Research Seminar in Rural Sociology I

SEMINARI

2

Elective Courses

ARD 832

Approaches in Gender Mainstreaming

APPGMAIN

2

ARD 850

Global Trends in Gender Studies

GLTRGNST

2

 

Third Semester

Course  Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

ARD 855

Gender Sensitive Indicators and Criteria

GESEINCR

2

ARD 857

Case Study Module and Management

Leadership

Gender in Organizational Management

Gender, Sex and race

Gender Discrimination and Inequality

Gender Equity

Millennium Development Goals and Gender Issues

Any other relevant issue in Gender Studies.

CASESTUD

2

Elective Courses

ARD 851

Gender Norms and Stereotypes

GENNSTET

2

ARD 853

Gender, Culture and Society

GENCUSOC

2

ARD 858

Gender Policy in Nigeria

GENPONIG

2

ARD 857: Students to select one of the practical issues in rural community development and present paper on a case study related to the issue selected

 

 


Fourth Semester

Course  Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ARD 898

Research Seminar in Rural Sociology II

SEMINAII

2

ARD 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

Elective courses

ARD 852

International Protocols on Gender Mainstreaming and Women’s right

IPRGMNWR

2

ARD 854

Development Communication

DEVTCOMM

2

ARD 856

Gender Challenges in Nigeria

GENCHNIG

2

Students expected to offer at least 12 units of electives

 

PhD Programme 

 

Agricultural Extension and Innovation Studies

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

ARD 915

Advanced Research Methods and Design

PHDIRMTD

3

Electives for Agricultural Extension and Innovation Studies Options

ARD 901

Agric. Ext. Theories, Models and Readings

PHDIATMR

3

ARD 909

Advanced Extension and Community Development

PHDIAECD

3

ARD 910

Advanced Rural sociology

PHDIADRS

3

Electives for Agricultural Communication and Information Management

ARD 904

Agricultural Journalism

PHDIAGJO

3

ARD 905

Advanced Mass Communication Models

PHDIAMCM

3

ARD 906

Communication Law      

PHDICOLW

3

ARD 907

Topical Issues in Mass Communication Research

PHDITMCR

3

ARD 912

Gender and Communication

PHDIGNCM

3

Electives for Agricultural Extension System Management

ARD 903

Advanced Extension Administration

PHDIAEXA

3

ARD 911

Theory and Research in Persuasion

PHDITHRP

3

ARD 913

Theory and Research in Organizational Behaviour

PHDITROB

3

Electives for all Options

ARD 902

Advanced Social Statistics

PHDIADSS

3

ARD 908

Advanced Social Theories and Social Development

PHDIASSD

3

ARD 914

Agricultural Knowledge Systems

PHDIAKSY

3

ARD 999

Thesis

RETHESIS

6

Students are expected to offer 9 units of courses. The courses should be relevant to their degree option

Please note that:

Candidates for PhD are expected to offer minimum of 9 units in the first year of their course work

In the second year, students are to register for 16 units comprising of:

Predata Seminar                              -              3

Postdata Seminar                            -              3

Dissertation                        -                              10

 

 Agriculture and Rural Development Unit

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ARD 910

Advanced Rural sociology

PHDIADRS

3

ARD 915*

Research Methods and Design

PHDIRMTD

3

ARD 917

Advanced Theories of Development

PHDAATDV

3

ARD 918

Rural Project Management

PHDARPMG

3

ARD 919

Public Policies and Rural Development in Africa

PHDAPPRD

3

ARD 921

Comparative Rural Social Systems

PHDACRSS

3

ARD 923

Community organization, planning and administration

PHDICOPA

3

ARD 924

Human development concepts

PHDIHDVC

3

ARD 925

Theoretical perspective and emerging issues in Gender and development

PHDITPGD

3

ARD 999

Thesis

RETHESIS

6

*Compulsory Course

Students are expected to offer 18 units of courses and thesis. The courses should be relevant to their degree option

 

                Course Synopsis

M.Agric Agricultural Extension and Innovation Studies

 

ARD 801 – PRINCIPLES AND PHILOSOPHY OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION

The philosophy of agricultural extension; the principles governing extension practices; processes in agricultural extension (communication process, adoption/diffusion process, teaching-learning process); concepts of adult and community education; strategies fro community, rural ad agricultural development; training and visit extension system and its derivatives.

 

 

ARD 802 - EXTENSION ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION

Meaning of organization and administration. Theories of management. Processes of management such as planning and decision-making, motivating and rewarding employee performance, organizing, coordination, control, staffing policy, and personnel management. Managing change and innovation.

 

ARD 803 - MEASUREMENT AND SCALING TECHNIQUES

Meaning and scales of measurement; factors influencing the choice of appropriate parametric tests; principles of test construction-statistical concepts, item analysis; types and measurements of reliability and validity; techniques for attitude scale construction, methods of paired comparison, equal-appearing intervals, successive intervals, summated ratings and scalogram analysis.

 

ARD 804 - PROGRAMME PLANNING, MONITORING, AND EVALUATION

Principles and concepts of programme planning and evaluation as applied to agricultural extension; basic steps in programme development; determination of needs; clarification of problems; setting objectives; development of a plan; obtaining staff and clientele commitment to action; programme implementation and appraisal. Meaning of monitoring, types, and criteria for monitoring. Meaning of evaluation, criteria, and types of evaluation. Involvement of stakeholders in evaluation.

 

ARD 825 - BUILDING INNOVATIVE CAPACITY OF LOCAL PEOPLE

Concepts and approaches of community innovation, local stakeholders in community innovation, barriers to community innovation; the change agent-roles, factors affecting success, methods in building community innovation, case studies in community innovation

 

ARD 806 - COMPARATIVE EXTENSION SYSTEM

Extension education strategies and organizations (advisory outfits, universities, private companies and NGOs) in selected countries (Francophone West African countries, Tanzania, Japan, USA, Britain etc); comparison of those systems with that of Nigeria.

 

ARD 835 - SOCIAL STATISTICS

Meaning of statistics; descriptive and inferential statistics; definition of common terms (data, variable, hypotheses, parameter etc); types of scales (nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio scales); measures of central tendency and dispersion; and hypotheses testing. Statistical tools such as Fishers exact test, Chi-square, Runs test, Wilcoxon test, Kendall tau and measure of concordance (W), Kolmogorov and Smirnov test, Friedman test, Test of means (student-t), ANOVA, Spearman rho, Product moment correlation, Regression analysis, Path analysis and Factor analysis and uses.

 

ARD 826 - LINKING SCIENCE AND FARMERS’ INNOVATIVE CAPACITY

Research-extension-farmer linkage system, participatory innovation development, understanding farmers’ needs; compatibility of science with farmers’ needs, improving linkages, problems involved in science-farmer linkage, best practices of science-farmer linkage.

 

ARD 809 - PROJECT ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT IN EXTENSION

Rural economics: meaning and scope; organizing rural production; projects and project identification; programme development and appraisal; cost/benefit analysis; effectiveness and output measurement in extension an marketing; growth models and rural development, mainstreaming traditional innovation and knowledge

 

ARD 810 - SEMINAR IN EXTENSION

Changing issues in Extension Science; the logic of extension, diffusion research; essentials of active utilizer systems; agricultural information systems; agricultural information system targeting; A student will select/or be given a topic of current interest and prepare a report based on review of literature. The report will be presented in class.

 

ARD 816 - PSYCHOLOGY FOR EXTENSION PERSONNEL

Concepts of human development; intelligence; individual differences; teaching, learning, motivation, mood, and emotion in relation to agricultural extension management. Perception and attitudes/formation. Stress, coping and wellbeing, social influence on behaviour, and social interactions.

 

ARD 811 - RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE

Characteristics of scientific method, selection and formulation of a research problem and hypothesis; exploratory and descriptive research studies (the survey, questionnaire and interview, observational studies, critical incident technique, action research etc); developmental and growth studies; experimental designs for testing causal hypotheses (one group pretest-posttest design, randomized control design etc); methods of data collection, sampling techniques; tabulation; analysis and interpretation of data; concept of evaluation and procedures for evaluating extension projects; preparing research reports.

 

 

ARD 812 - BROADCAST MEDIA PRODUCTION

Writing for the ear and eye – news, talks, features, magazines, documentaries, announcements and their applications in agricultural extension services; writing for the ear and eye – panel discussions and interviews and their applications in agricultural extension services; writing for the ear and eye – drama, comedy, commentaries and their applications in agricultural extension services; excursion to selected media houses.

 

ARD 815 - MASS COMMUNICATION THEORIES AND MODELS

Models in communication research; information theories; the measurement of readability, perception, persuasion and attitude change; propaganda, groups and communication; mass media in modern society, effects of mass communication

 

ARD 828 - AGRICULTURAL KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION SYSTEM

Concepts of agricultural development system, functional roles of research, extension, farmer, agro-inputs and market sub-systems, concepts and mechanisms of linkages in agricultural development system, research-extension-farmer interphase in technology generation, dissemination and utilization, management of agricultural subsystem interphase, concept of agricultural information system, concept of agricultural knowledge system, networking in knowledge system, knowledge and information system thinking.

 

ARD 817 - PUBLIC RELATIONS PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES

Concepts and approaches in public relations, theories in public relations, understanding public views and opinion, social ethics for public relations, public relations practice in Nigeria, case studies

 

ARD 830 – DIFFUSION OF INNOVATION

Elements of diffusion, history of diffusion research, contribution and criticism of diffusion research, the generation of innovation, innovation decision process, attributes of innovations and their rate of adoption, innovativeness and adopters categories, diffusion networks, consequences of innovation, innovation in organization

 

ARD 813 - STRATEGY FOR ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT

The evolution and review of management theories; theoretical and practical elements of strategic management; overview of present situation; strategic planning for the future; adapting to change; game theory, competitive strategy; the business plan; total quality management; the decision making process; management and leadership skills; fundamentals of control; control techniques and methods; creativity and management; case studies in strategic management.

 

ARD 821 - HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN AGRIC. ORGANIZATIONS

Concepts of human resource management, human resource systems, and models of human resource management. Staffing process. Employee performance and appraisal. Managing diversity in modern organizations (such as work-life balance, sexual harassment). Training and development. Leadership and types.

 

ARD 823 - ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOURS AND THEORIES

Theories in organizational behaviors; Characteristics of people in work environment, work motivation, behavior (in-role performance) and attitudes (such as organizational commitment, job satisfaction, organizational citizenship behaviors, and engagement). Psychological contract, Power, politics, and justice in organizations, Conflict in organizations, Organizational culture and processes, Work stress and management, mood, and emotions. Emotional intelligence. Employee traits (such Big-five, Core-self evaluation, Type A behavioral pattern, etc.). Organizational development, change and transformation, Work groups/processes and Leadership styles.

 

PhD Agricultural Extension and Innovation Studies

 

ARD 901 - AGRIC. EXT. THEORIES, MODELS AND READINGS

Theories in agricultural extension, different extension models and systems, conceptual readings in agricultural extension; adoption and technology transfer

 

ARD 902 - ADVANCED SOCIAL STATISTICS

Simple statistical model, going beyond the data, testing research questions, SPSS environment, exploring data with graphs, correlation, regression, comparing means, factor analysis, categorical data and multilevels linear models

 

ARD 903 - ADVANCED EXTENSION ADMINISTRATION

Analysis of organization of modern bureaucracy and public services, theoretical concepts and empirical research relating to administrative behaviour, a complex organization with particular reference to extension services, problems of organizing, staffing and control, managing development research projects

 

 

 

ARD 904 - AGRICULTURAL JOURNALISM

Theory and practice of scientific research writing and production of scientific journals, preparation, writing, editing and production of educational publication, techniques of exhibition and advertising in agriculture.

 

ARD 905 - ADVANCED MASS COMMUNICATION MODELS

Communicating process and environment, skills of communication, use of selected audio-visual aids

 

ARD 906 - COMMUNICATION LAW

Scope and forms of legal constraints for effective dissemination of information and publication in agricultural extension and community development

 

ARD 907 - TOPICAL ISSUES IN MASS COMMUNICATION RESEARCH

Topical analysis, readability and the application to agricultural publication. New world information and communication order and the community, grass mobilization and information utilization

 

ARD 908 - ADVANCED SOCIAL THEORIES AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Views on issues of development, cultures, North-South dialogue, rural involvement in peasants in development, presentation of paper on developmental issues, roles of multinational organizations in development. The concept of development in historical perspectives, history of sociology of development, anthropological tradition, traditional sociology of modernization and practical implications

 

ARD 910 - ADVANCED INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

 

ARD 911 - RESEARCH IN PERSUASION AND ATTITUDE FORMATION

Persuasion and attitude formation, nature of attitude, persuader characteristics, communication characteristics; methods and approaches to persuasion, changing attitude by changing behaviour: cognitive dissonance and self-perception theories.

 

ARD 912 - GENDER AND COMMUNICATION

 

ARD 913 - THEORY AND RESEARCH IN ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION

 

ARD 914 - AGRICULTURAL KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Concepts of agricultural development system, functional roles of research, extension, farmer, agro-inputs and market sub-systems, concepts and mechanisms of linkages in agricultural development system, research-extension-farmer interphase in technology generation, dissemination and utilization, management of agricultural subsystem interphase, concept of agricultural information system, concept of agricultural knowledge system, networking in knowledge system, knowledge and information system thinking.

 

ARD 915 - RESEARCH METHODS AND DESIGN

Research contexts and basic concepts, aspects of research work, research types, analyzing and interpreting data

 

 

 M.Agric. Agriculture and Rural Development Studies

 

ARD 831 - UNDERSTANDING RURAL DEVELOPMENT: THEORIES AND PRACTICES

Issues in rural development, theoretical views on development, concept of rurality, types of rural communities, rural transformation,

 

ARD 833 - SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSFORMATION

General sociology theory; analysis of rural social systems; relation of the individual to his social environment; group dynamics; leadership patterns; social change and community organization; special topics in rural sociology.

 

ARD 822 - COOPERATION AND CO-OPERATIVES IN LOCAL DEVELOPMENT

Concept and theories of cooperation, factors affecting cooperation, rural cooperation and social development, Types of cooperatives organizations, theories of collective action, roles in social development.

 

ARD 824- SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SYSTEMS

Concept of sustainability, sustainable development, comparative agriculture and food systems, foods systems and sustainability, problems with food systems-problems of hunger, poverty and poor nutrition, problems of food system in Africa-Nigeria as a case study.

 

ARD 837 - RESEARCH DESIGN, TECHNIQUES AND ANALYSIS

Characteristics of scientific method, selection and formulation of a research problem and hypothesis; exploratory and descriptive research studies (the survey, questionnaire and interview, observational studies, critical incident technique, action research etc); developmental and growth studies; experimental designs for testing causal hypotheses (one group pretest-posttest design, randomized control design etc); methods of data collection, sampling techniques; tabulation; analysis and interpretation of data; concept of evaluation and procedures for evaluating extension projects; preparing research reports.

 

ARD 839 - THEORY AND PRACTICE OF DEVELOPMENT

Theoretical heritage and controversial issues in development research, conceptions and dimensions of development, major theoretical current development theories, theories of growth and modernization, mode of production and social classes, focus on agricultural development, development with limited natural resources, the state and the development process, decentralization and local level politics, development and security, people-managed development.

 

ARD 841 - RURAL LIVELIHOODS AND AGRARIAN ECONOMY

What is livelihood? Types and forms, Theoretical concepts, practical approaches and frameworks, livelihoods capital assets, rural livelihoods, livelihoods diversification, measuring livelihoods diversity, livelihoods security.

 

ARD 840 - COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE AND ORGANIZATIONS

Concept of community organization, Types of community organizations, leadership principles, understanding local leadership, local government system in Nigeria, traditional leadership in Nigeria, community organizations and social action

 

ARD 842 - GENDER PERSPECTIVES IN DEVELOPMENT

Definition of key terms, understanding gender; gender issues in development, the role of women and rights of women; men versus women equality; equality or equity.

 

ARD 843 - ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Introduction to natural resources management; social dimensions in natural resources management; natural resource policies; capital investment analysis; natural resources management models; cost-benefit analysis; economics of multiple-use management of natural resources; contemporary issues in natural resource management.

 

ARD 850 - GLOBAL TRENDS IN GENDER STUDIES

Historical trend in gender development, Gender development frameworks, practice of gender equality in different parts of the world. Implications of gender equality, problems of gender.

 

ARD 851 – GENDER NORMS AND STEREOTYPES

 

ARD 852 - INTERNATIONAL PROTOCOLS ON GENDER MAINSTREAMING AND WOMEN’S RIGHT

Different international agreements and protocols on gender such as Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women, Beijing Declaration; regional conventions and declarations, among others

 

ARD 853 – GENDER, CULTURE AND SOCIETY

 

ARD 854 – DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION

 

ARD 855 - GENDER SENSITIVE INDICATORS AND CRITERIA

What are gender sensitive indicators, sources of gender sensitive indicators, What are Indicators? Quantitative Indicators, Qualitative Indicators, Difference between Quantitative and Qualitative Indicators, How to Design; Indicators, Types of Indicators and Attributions, Criteria for Selecting Indicators, Creating Gender Indicators

 

PhD. Agriculture and Rural Development

 

ARD 910 – ADVANCED RURAL SOCIOLOGY

General sociology theory; analysis of rural social systems; relation of the individual to his social environment; group dynamics; leadership patterns; social change and community organization; special topics in rural sociology.

 

ARD 915 - RESEARCH METHODS AND DESIGN

Research contexts and basic concepts, aspects of research work, research types, analyzing and interpreting data

 

ARD 917 - ADVANCED THEORIES OF DEVELOPMENT

The concept of development; history and sociology of development; the anthropological tradition; traditional sociology of modernization; the students are expected to discuss issues of development, cultures, North-South dialogue; South-South initiatives; Multinationals and Aid Agencies; the politics of aids; involvement of rural people in development; the roles of NGOs in development.

 

ARD 918 - RURAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Project management systems, project development and appraisal

 

ARD 919 - PUBLIC POLICIES AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

Government policies in Nigeria on rural development since independence

 

ARD 921 - COMPARATIVE RURAL SOCIAL SYSTEMS

Comparing rural social systems in different parts of the country and some parts of Africa. Understanding culture and local systems in Nigeria. Influence of culture in local development.

 

ARD 923 - COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION, PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION

 

ARD 924 - HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CONCEPTS

Human development: meaning and approaches; indicators of human development, human development reports, status of Nigeria in human development, improving Nigeria  human development status

 

ARD 925 - THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVE AND EMERGING ISSUES IN GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT

 


                Staff List

Agricultural Extension and Innovation Studies

Name

Rank

 

Area of Specialization

Dr. E. Fabusoro

Reader and Ag. HOD

B.Agric, M.Agric, PhD (Abeokuta)

Rural Development and Livelihoods Studies

Prof. A. M. Omotayo

Professor

B.Sc, M.Sc (Virginia State), PhD (Zaria)

Extension Systems  and Rural Sociology

Prof.  E. O. Fakoya

Professor

B.Sc. (Nigeria), M.Sc, PhD (Ibadan)

Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology

Dr. Comfort I. Sodiya

Reader

B.Agric (Ago-Iwoye)

M.Sc. (Ibadan)

PhD (Abeokuta)

Agricultural Extension and Gender Issues

Dr.  J. M. Awotunde

Snr. Lecturer

M.Sc. PhD. (CLSU, Phillipines)

Rural Sociology

Dr. Olubunmi R. Ashimolowo

Snr. Lecturer

B.Tech (Akure), M.Sc., PhD (Ibadan)

Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology

Dr. Petra B. AbdulSalam-Saghir

Snr. Lecturer

B.A (Ed Economics), M.Sc. (Zaria), PhD (Abeokuta)

Gender Studies and Rural Development

Dr. A. K. Aromolaran

Asst. Lecturer

B.Agric, M.Agric, PhD (Abeokuta)

Agric. Extension, Rural Development and Livelihoods Studies

Mrs. O. A. Adeyeye

Extension Fellow II

B.Agric (Ago-Iwoye), M.Agric. (Abeokuta)

Agric. Extension and Rural Development.

 

Agricultural Extension and Innovation Studies

 

Name

Rank

 

Area of Specialization

Dr. E. Fabusoro

Reader and Ag. HOD

B.Agric, M.Agric, PhD (Abeokuta)

Rural Development and Livelihoods Studies

Prof. S. O. Apantaku

Professor

B.Sc. (Nigeria), M.Sc, PhD (Canbondale)

Community Development and Agricultural Extension Education

Prof. O. J. Ladebo

Professor

B.Sc, M.Sc., PhD (Ibadan)

Agricultural Extension Management and Administration

Prof. K. Adebayo

Professor

B.Agric, M.Agric, PhD (Abeokuta)

Rural Development Communication

Dr. T. O. A. Banmeke

Reader

B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD (Ibadan)

Agricultural Communication and Information Management

Dr. Comfort O. Adamu

Snr. Lecturer

B.Sc. (Ife), PGDE (Zaria), M.Sc. PhD (Ibadan)

Agric. Education and Rural Development.

Dr. O. A.

Lawal-Adebowale

Snr. Lecturer

B.Agric, M.Agric, PhD (Abeokuta)

Agro-innovation Communication, Knowledge Management and Extension Issues

Dr. Olusola O. Arowolo

Snr. Lecturer

B.Sc., M.Ed., PhD (Ibadan)

Agric. Youth Empowerment and Education

Dr. C. I. Alarima

Lecturer II

NCE (Okene), B.Agric, M.Agric (Abeokuta), PhD  (Tottori)

Subject Matter Extension (Soil Management) and Innovation Studies

Dr. O. Oyekunle

Extension Fellow I

HND (Ife), PGD (Ibadan), B.Agric (Ago-Iwoye), M.Agric., PhD (Abeokuta)

Agricultural Extension Communication and Media Use

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