B.Tech Animal Production and Health

    B.Tech Animal Production and Health

    Full Accreditation
    Department: Animal Production and Health
    • Duration: 5 years


    The philosophy of the Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa is to produce practical-oriented graduates who are ready for self-employment at graduation.  In line with this philosophy, the Department considers it appropriate to train graduates who have a broad-based knowledge of the various aspects of agriculture, and with emphasis in animal production.

    The intention is that these graduates should be so practically trained as well as theoretically knowledgeable as to encourage them to set up themselves in agricultural production as means of reducing graduate unemployment and increasing agricultural productivity. The Department further holds that a deeper knowledge of animal health problems than is normally imparted to undergraduates of Animal Science will better prepare a graduate of Animal Production and Health for the challenges of intensive livestock production that he/she would encounter on the field.


    The objectives of the programme are to:

    1. train undergraduates broadly in the field of agricultural production with emphasis on animal production;
    2. emphasize the role of animal diseases in animal production through general disease diagnosis and elaboration of preventive measures;
    3. train undergraduates in basic research techniques; and
    4. prepare undergraduates for self-employment in general agriculture, especially in animal production.


    a. UTME Admission

    Admission into the first year (100 level) of the programme is through the UTME. Candidates must have credits at WASSCE or NECO or GCE O/L or equivalent examinations at a minimum of two sittings in the following subjects: English language, mathematics, chemistry, biology or agricultural science and one of Geography, Physics and Economics. Candidates must have at least a pass in physics.

    UTME Subjects: English language, mathematics or physics, chemistry, biology or agricultural science.

    b. Direct entry

    Candidates may be admitted into the second year (200 level) of the programme through direct entry if:

    1. They have the national diploma with a minimum of lower credit from recognized polytechnics or colleges of technology or the Nigerian certificate in education (NCE) or equivalent in relevant agriculture- based disciplines such as agricultural education and crop production technology; or
    2. They possess at least two GCE advanced level/JUPEB passes in biology and any of the following subjects: chemistry, physics and mathematics.

    Direct entry candidates must also meet the requirement for UTME admission in ‘a’ above.


    The duration of the programme is five academic sessions for students admitted through the UTME and four academic sessions for Direct Entry students. If a student fails to graduate in five academic sessions, he or she will not be allowed to exceed a total of 14 Semesters.

    To be eligible for the award of B.Agric.Tech. (Animal Production and Health), a student must have:

    a. passed all core (compulsory) courses as well as all University and School required courses and electives recommended for specialization;

    b. accumulated a minimum of 188 units for UTME, 150 units for Direct Entry,  and obtained a CGPA of not less than 1.50 for 2017/18 session only and not less than 1.0 for subsequent sessions;

    c. successfully completed all field practicals, industrial attachment, training seminars and projects;

    d. All Direct Entry students( A/L and JUPEB) are expected to register and pass the following General studies courses: GST 101, 102, 111, 112 and 113; and

    e. Passed minimum of 7 units of elective courses


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    About OAUSTECH

    Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa was established by the Ondo State government in 2008. It was initially named as Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH).

    It is a technology-based institution, which aims at providing the needed manpower training for industrial and technological development of Ondo State and Nigeria as a whole.

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    • Admissions Office, 
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      Km. 6, Okitipupa-Igbokoda Road,
      P.M.B. 353, Okitipupa,
      Ondo State, Nigeria
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