It is indeed my great pleasure to welcome you to The Department of Agricultural Sciencne Education (Food Basket Department) Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Oto/Ijanikin, Lagos State.
The Department have capable, efficient and dedicated members of academic and non teaching staff who are ready and willing to assist the department in achieving her mission and vision statement. It is the mission of the department to educate students and provide opportunities to acquire knowledge and productive skills for fighting hunger (self-sufficiency in food production), moulding students’ character and generating decent employment. While the vision of the department, is to raise future farmers that are highly devoted and skilled in modern Agricultural Technology who will produce cheap agricultural produce/products all the year round. Our core values are passion for knowledge, truth and service, right attitudes and orientation to entrepreneurship, research and development.
Agricultural Science Education, a double major course was introduce into Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED) in the year 1980 at the Surulere Campus. Mr. George Mike Nwabuisi, an Agronomist and Mrs. S.M Falodun a general agriculturist were the two pioneer members of staff who assisted in the development of the programme.
The first set of NCE students, 102, were admitted in September 1981, and commenced lectures in Oto/Ijanikin campus when the college shifted its base to its present and permanent location in 1982. This was a in response to the problem of grossly inadequate land space in relation to the demands for the development of modern infrastructural facilities and increasing population of students at its Surulere campus.
The institution of Education, University of Lagos, after a visitation evaluation of the curriculum of the department, accredited the programme in 1981. The first set of NCE Graduates of the department successfully completed their studies and graduated during the 1983/1984 academic session.
The number of teaching staff rose to four and the number of students to 313 by the year 1983.
Initially, the department was under the School of Natural and Applied Science (SNAS). In 1988/89 academic session department was moved to School of Vocational and Technical Education.
A general purpose laboratory was established for students laboratory test and practical in 1982. The laboratory was however not adequately equipped during the time of its establishment. The department in 1983, also acquired 5 hectare of land outside the campus for farm practical.
The department in 1989 witnessed infrastructural development in the following areas:
- The establishment of brooder, battery cage unit, and two rearing houses for poultry.
- The establishment of sheep and goat units and
- The establishment of a rabbitry
Since then, series of rapid developmental projects have been executed in all areas of agricultural. In 1992, a piggery unit was established. A tractor and its implements were also acquired in 2012. In 2007/2018 academic session a green house for researches was established.
The past heads of the department include Mr. George Mike Nwabuisi (1987-1991), Mrs. O.T. Aderibigbe (1991), Mr. Diamond Ohifeme Imoukhuede (1994-1996), Mr. Adeyemi Adekoya, (1996-1999), now Ph.D holder, Mr. Olalekan .Wasiu Bashorun (1999-2004), Mr. Adetola Wakili Ajetunmobi (2004-2008), Mr. Anthony Babatunde Hontonyon (2008-2013), Dr. Luqman Adedeji Hussain (2013-2015), and Mrs. Titilope Ajoke Edun (2015- Dec., 2017).
Dr. Luqman Adedeji Hussain was re-appointed as Head of Department in December 2017 to steer the department for the next two years.
Currently, 2017/2018 academic session, The Staff Strength is 12 Academic Staff and 7 Non-Teaching Staff while students’ population is 75.
To educate students and provide opportunities to acquire knowledge and productive skills for fighting hunger (self-sufficiency in food production), moulding students’ character and generating decent employment.
To raise future farmers that are highly devoted and skilled in modern Agricultural Technology who will produce cheap agricultural produce/products all the year round.
Passion for knowledge, truth and service, right attitudes and orientation to entrepreneurship, research and development.
Scope and Responsibilities
- Teaching Agricultural courses to students
- Community Development Services: Acting as Agricultural Extension agents to farmers/laymen/experts in the field of Agriculture.
Units in the Department
- Agricultural Education/Methodology
- Animal Science
- Soil Science
- Crop Science
- Agricultural Engineering
- Agricultural Extension and Economics
The Philosophy of N.C.E Agricultural Education
The programme is tied with the national philosophy on Agriculture for self reliance based on the provision of teachers endowed with a balanced approach between principle of Agriculture for academic and vocational ends. The objectives of the programme shall be:
- To prepare graduates with the right attitude to, and knowledge/professional competence in vocational agriculture.
- To produce teachers who will be capable of motivating students to acquire interest in and aptitude for Agriculture.
- To develop in the student-teachers the appropriate communicative skills for effective transmission of agricultural information and skills to the students in the context of their environment.
- To equip the student – teachers with adequate knowledge and ability to establish and manage a model school farm effectively.
- To provide a sound background to enhance further academic and professional progression of the student-teachers.
Indoor laboratory, outdoor laboratories – fish ponds, poultry pen, piggery, sheep & goat pen, grasscutter pen and rabbitry/snailery, vegetable, fruit orchard/arable crops farm and field stands of economic trees – rubber, cocoa, coconut, pawpaw etc.
Every lecturer has a comfortable furnished office to himself/herself. Most lecturers are housed in the department. There is an executive officer and a clerk attached to the department.
Since the inception of the department more than a thousands of students have graduated. Many of whom are occupying high position in their place of work and they are also in different field of walks of life. Some are residing in overseers while others in Nigeria. Confidently, I can refers to Professor Olujide Gbenga (1981/1984 set) in the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, University of Ibadan. Dr. Akintunde Akinnusi (1996/1999 set) who is currently Assistant Chief Education and Quality Assurance Officer, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Ministry of Education. Also Alhaji Abdul Muiz Aroyewun, Chairman/CEO Ma’ami Allied Agric. Business and Services just to mention few of our past students in the department.
Members Of Staff
|1||Dr. Hussain L. A.||PhD. Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, M.Sc., B.Sc (Hons). Agricultural Extension Services, PGDE.||Chief Lecturer (HOD)|
|2||Dr. Adekoya A.||PhD, Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, M. Sc., Agricultural Extension Services, B.Sc (Hons). soil Science, PGDE.||Chief Lecturer|
|Mr. Imoukhuede D. O.||M.Sc., Fisheries., B.Sc(Hons) Agricultural Biochemistry & Nutrition., , PGDE.||Chief Lecturer|
|4||Dr. Isiaka B. T.||PhD., M.Sc., Agricultural Communication, M.Ed. Guidance & Counseling, B.Sc (Hons) Vocational Agric. Education., N.C.E Chemistry/Biology||Chief Lecturer|
|5||Mr. Ajetunmobi A. W.||M.Sc., B.Sc (Hons). Animal Science, PGDE.||Principal Lecturer|
|6||Mr. Adekunle O. A.||M.Ed., B.Ed (Hons), NCE. Agricultural Education,||Principal Lecturer|
|7||Mr. Olasoju S. A.||M.Sc., B.Eng.(Hons)., Agricultural Engineering, PGDE.||Principal Lecturer|
|8||Mrs. Edun T. A.||M.Sc., B.Sc (Hons). Agricultural Economics, PGDE.||Senior Lecturer|
|9||Dr. Amosu A. O.||PhD. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, M.Sc. Environmental Resources Management, M.Sc., B.Sc (Hons) Fisheries, PGDE.||Senior Lecturer|
|10||Dr. (Mrs.) Majolagbe H. O.||PhD. M. Sc., Agricultural Biochemistry & Nutrition., B. Agric. (Hons), Animal Science, PGDE.||Senior Lecturer|
|11||Mr. Dalmeida .L||M.Sc. B.Sc (Hons)., Fisheries||Senior Lecturer|
|12||Mr. Akinbami O. I.||M.Agric.(Animal Production and Health), B.Sc..(Hons.) Agricultural Science (Poultry)||Lecturer III|
|NON ACADEMIC STAFFS|
|1||Mr. Joseph O. O.||M.Sc, Fisheries B.Sc, (Hons) Ed Agricultural Education, OND Fisheries||Chief Agric Superintendent|
|2||Mr. Arubiewe L. O.||WASC/GCE||Chief Laboratory Assistant|
|3||Mr. Omonijo C. T.||N.C.E/SSCE B.Sc, (Hons) Ed Agricultural Education||Chief Experimental Officer|
|4||Mr. Hunsa K.||TCII, Modern III, Trade Test III, II, I||Chief Driver|
|5||Mr. Nathaniel O.||Diploma Certificate in Livestock||Farm Assistant|
|6||Mr. Hunsa G. T.||SSCE/GCE. Trade Test||Senior Agricultural Field Overseer|
|7||Mr. Adebayo S. F.||WASC O/L B. Sc M.Sc||Chief Experimental Officer|