“The Federal University Oye Ekiti aspires to become an Institution of first choice, recognized for providing critical opportunities for students’ success and among others; acknowledged as a primary and engaged regional and global resource center for entrepreneurial education and best practices in mining and farming technology”.
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Our General Philosophy, Objective & Mandate
Agricultural Economics and Extension is an integral part of agricultural disciplines. Students take basic courses in agriculture and other sciences. The Department seeks to provide broad fundamental education as well as impact entrepreneurial professional skills in agriculture. From the outset, the programme commences with a thread of the relevant branches of the natural and management sciences which form the basis of a co-ordinated sequence of applied courses offered in the penultimate and final years. Essential features of the programme are opportunities provided for students to gain a broad training in the basic agricultural sciences, first three years and practical training during the fourth year of the programme. In the fifth or final year, the student is given intensive courses in the Agricultural Economics and Extension disciplines.
The Extension philosophy starts with the concept of extension as an educational activity. This concept deals primarily with the purposes and ways of working with rural people. The objective of the Agricultural Economics and Extension Department is to conduct research and to provide a comprehensive and adequate programme of higher education for leaders in the field of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development. The requirements for the degree thus include the completion of the general studies programme of the University, required ancillary courses, necessary electives and the completion of specialised courses in Agricultural Economics and Extension.
At the commencement of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti in year 2011, the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension was established Department alongside other Departments in the Faculty of Agriculture. It was established to help play an important role in accelerating food security via transforming agricultural production activities in the University community, Ekiti State and Nigeria as a whole. The Department started with two academic staff; Prof. A.M. Omotayo and Dr. M. Mkpado, and two non-academic staff; a Higher Executive Officer; Mrs O.T. Adesuyi and a technologist; Mr. P.S. Agunbiade. Thereafter others staff joined during the 2012/2013 academic session. These were three academic staff: Dr. M. O. Oladapo, Dr. S.B. Fakayode, Dr. M. O. Abiola, one technologist; Mr. Ilo Shaeed and one Higher Executive Officer; Mrs C.B. Ogbiye . During the 2013/2014 session, more academics joined the Department in the name of Prof R.A. Omolehin, Dr T.G. Apata, Dr S.I. Ogunjimi, late Dr (Mrs) C. Obiora, Mrs C. Egbunuonu, Mr S. Anugwo, Ms C. Ifejerika, Mr O.J Aladejebi, Miss. O. O Falowo and Mr A. P. Ajakpovi. During the 2014/15 session, Dr (Mrs) U.N. Uzokwe joined the Department as a Sabbatical staff.
Prof. Omotayo became the second Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture in 2012 up till March 2013, while Dr M. Mkpado was appointed as the Coordinator in 2011 up till January 2014. Prof R.A. Omolehin took over as the head of department in February 2014 but was later appointed as the University Director of Innovation in July same year. Dr S. B. Fakayode was therefore appointed the Acting Head of department in September 2014- March 2017 .Prof O.B.Adeniji became the Head of Department from March 2017 to date.
During the 2011/2012 academic session, eleven (11) students enrolled at the department, for the 2012/2013 session fourteen (14) students enrolled, for the 2013/2014 session, seventeen (17) students enrolled, while for the 2014/15 session, nineteen (19) enrolled, making a total sixty-one (61) students.
Since its inception, the Department staff have commenced teaching and research activities. Staff have been actively engaged in handling different courses and researches within and outside the University. In her own little way, the department has become a big plus to the University as one of its members Prof. A. M. Omotayo won the African Brazil Innovation Market Place Award for the Faculty of Agriculture.