FEDERAL COLLEGE OF ANIMAL HEALTH AND PRODUCTION, MOOR PLANTATION, P.M.B. 5029, IBADAN
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE: The School of Animal Health (as it was then referred to) was founded on the 1st of April, 1964 (by the now defunct Western Region and USAID) to meet the need of training Livestock Assistants to cope with the ever-increasing demand for assistance in the practice of the veterinary profession.
The Diploma Course was started in 1964 as a result of the urgent need to upgrade the training of the Assistants to be more equipped for the challenges on the field.
The School became an integral part of the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (I.A.R.&T) of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife by the Western State Edict of 1970.
In 1985, the Federal Government promulgated a decree No. 16 which empowered the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to moderate and accredit the programmes of the College with the aim of producing Technicians and Technologists at the National and Higher National Diploma levels respectively.
As a result of modifications in the syllabi, the certificates offered until 1989 were Ordinary and Higher Diploma in Animal Health and Husbandry. The National Science and Technical Amendment Decree No. 46 of 30th December, 1990 finally gave legal backing to the Research Institutes to conduct training for the Technicians and Technologists for the award of National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) Certificates.
In January 1991, after series of meetings with the NBTE Kaduna, a decision was conveyed to the School by the Honourable Minister of Science and Technology that the school should start to bear Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Moor Plantation, Ibadan.
To be a world-class training institution in the area of science and modern agricultural development technology in a changing environment.
To contribute to the development of Nigeria through training of qualitative manpower by adequate exposure to sound theoretical background, practical, farm and field demonstrations as well as knowledge capacity development for staff.
To contribute to the development of Nigeria through training of human resources in the area of science and agriculture.
To produce graduates at National and Higher National Diploma levels that is morally sound, professionally skillful and enterprising for sustainable agriculture, science and rural development in Nigeria.
1. To produce well trained and morally sound graduates to become self employed in the area of science and agriculture.
2. To establish linkages and collaboration with order policy makers, research institutes and training institutions.
3. Establish and manage modern standard livestock farms, veterinary clinics and diagnostic laboratories.
4. To produce technicians capable of carrying out routine preventive measures and advisory services in livestock, fishery and crop production.
5. To promote capacity building through outreach programmes, vocational training, continuous education among others in the area of science and agriculture.
6. To promote youth development and empowerment opportunities through entrepreneurial and home economics activities.
PROGRAMMES RUN BY THE COLLEGE
a. NATIONAL DIPLOMA
- National Diploma in Animal Health and Production Technology
2. National Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology
3. National Diploma in Fisheries Technology
4. National Diploma in Computer Science
5. National Diploma in Statistics
6. National Diploma in Veterinary Laboratory Technology
b. HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA
- Higher National Diploma in Animal Health Technology
2. Higher National Diploma in Animal Production Technology
3. Higher National Diploma in Agricultural Extension and Management
4. Higher National Diploma in Fisheries Technology
5. Higher National Diploma in Agribusiness
6. Higher National Diploma in Pasture and Range Management
7. Higher National Diploma in Statistics
8. Higher National Diploma in Computer Science
c. School of Part Time Studies. All courses are available.
d. Vocational Training and Empowerment of Farmers, Unemployed Youths, Retirees and Women Groups among others in poultry, small ruminants and fish production and their value chains to generate employment, create wealth and reduce poverty.
Agribusiness and Marketing: The College Spear-headed the development of Agribusiness Management curriculum at Higher National diploma level. The National Board for Technical Education visited the College for resource inspection for the eventual take-off of the course, first of its kind in the country.
The College had established nine (9) adopted villages and six (6) secondary schools for the purpose of training, linkage and improved technology transfer. The adopted villages and schools initially under AROC are now currently funded by WAAPP. They include:
- Adopted villages
- Bako, Ido and Moyanran LGA, Oyo State.
- Lagelu and Oluyole village
- Foresight and Araromi village
- Keji villlage
- Feranjeun village
- Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, Odo-Ona, Ibadan
- Oluyole Extension Community Grammar School, Oluyole, Ibadan
- Wesley College, Elekuro, Ibadan.
- Alayande School of Science Oke-Bola, Ibadan
- Urban day School Ring Road, Ibadan.
- All Saint College, Ibadan
- United Missions Comprehensive College, Ibadan
ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
- Develop the knowledge, skill and attitudes in young graduates to become job creators/employers of labour rather than job seekers.
- Students are trained in vocations such as: Tie and dye, honey, fish and soap/paint production. Others include fashion designing, hair dressing/barbing, pastries/confectioneries, poultry, ruminant and mini-livestock production.
- Bakatari Entrepreneurship Centre, Ido LGA, Oyo State.
- Okaka Entrepreneurship Centre, Shaki, Oyo State.
The strength of the College include among others:
1. Visionary and committed management
2. Dedicated and committed staff.
3. Harmonious and cordial relationship among staff.
4. Qualified and well trained professionals (academic and non-academics).
5. Relative peace among the student populace.
6. Availability of facilities for teaching and research
7. The College has wide collaborations with institutions in and outside Nigeria
8. Location of Institution serves as absolute advantage for the south and entire country at large.
The College is trying as much as possible to maintain harmonious industrial relation with the staff. There has been peaceful co-existence among the College Unions.
The rating of our diplomats is very encouraging as they form buck of personnel on big agriculture corporations, staken, local government and non-governmental organization especially during SIWES, Industrial Training and Post-graduation.