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DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL STUDIES

Federal College of Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria.

HISTORY,DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL STUDIES.


History of the Department


The history of Federal College of Agriculture Ibadan could be traced back to the establishment of School for the Training of Agricultural Assistants, Moor plantation in 1921. This later metamorphosed to the School of Agriculture, Ibadan.

Since its inception (till date) the College has recorded an admirable history of sound academic and practical training in the field of Agriculture. With the enactment of Decree No 16 by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 1985 mandating the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to moderate and accredit programmes of the Colleges of Agriculture and Related Institutions in the Country, the NBTE then instructed the inclusion of General Studies courses in curricular of National Diploma (ND) and the Higher National Diploma (HND) to improve the students’ oral and written communication skills, their understanding of their cultural and social environments, make useful contributions as worthy citizens of the country and relate their skills to the society and the economy.

The department of the General Studies of the College had its accreditation in May, 2012 during the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) accreditation visit to the College. However, the department was officially created in September, 2014 during the tenure of Engr. Dr. Thomas Adelanke Adegbulugbe as the then acting provost of the College while the pionner Head of Department is Dr. (Mrs) Elizabeth Oluwakemi Augustus (2014-2015).

The current Head of the Department is Dr. (Mrs) Victoria E. Okpeze (2015-Till Date).

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT

1. Our aim is to expose students in the college, irrespective of their discipline to a variety of subjects that would ensure proper and effective application of their professional knowledge to the social, cultural and natural development of their environments and the world at large.

2. Specifically, the General Studies Department aims at training students to develop adequate competence in the use of English as effective means of communication and efficient tool to enhance their learning skills.

3. The department is concerned with imparting in our students a sense of creativity and self reliance and foster their interest in self-worth and development of their society by means of functional and broad-based education.

4. It is also the responsibility of the department to effectively teach General Studies courses as mandated by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) with the sole aim of broadening the students’ horizons.

5. General Studies Department is involved in multi-literacy programmes tailored to the needs of students’ populace and support high quality learning.

6. The department trains students to cultivate and develop positive attitude and values for health promotion and healthy living.

7. The vision of General Studies Department is to complement the overall mission of the college through General education to produce distinguished and well-behaved Agricultural Diplomates who are committed to the ideal of excellence in the practice of their noble profession.

Dr. Mrs. V.E. Okpeze

Head of Department