About Us

Federal College of Agriculture, Ibadan (formerly called School of Agriculture) was established in 1921. It is the first Agricultural institution in Nigeria and even in West Africa. The history of this great citadel of learning is intricately woven with the history of moor Plantation and Agricultural Development in Nigeria.

Moor Plantation is one of the oldest Agricultural Stations in Nigeria. It was established in 1899 as a model farm with the objectives of propagating rubber trees and general agricultural improvement. The station became an experimental station in 1905, largely for research activities on cotton to feed the textile industries, through an association of member farmers, directed by the British High Commissioner, Sir Ralph Moor who was immortalized in the name Moor Plantation.

It is not an over statement that Moor Plantation was the origin of formal agricultural training in Nigeria. In 1910, Moor Plantation became the headquarters of the Department of Agriculture and later became a place for the establishment of botanical laboratory in 1915. Following the demand for training of members of staff and the potential farmers, the School of Agriculture, now Federal College of Agriculture, was established in 1921 by Mr. O. T. Faulkner, the then Director of Agriculture in Nigeria. The mandate was to train Agriculture Assistants in Nigeria and West Africa at large.

The School took her ground in Bora, where the College farm is presently located, after which she was relocated to the present site, following the regionalization in 1954. The first entrance examination into the school took place in July 1921 for the Junior course and in November of the same year, for the senior course. It is interesting to note that the classes began in a converted store of corrugated iron sheets. As earlier mentioned, the School remained in the premises called Rural Education Centre in Bora until the new building was erected in 1926.

The maturity of students admitted in the early years of the College explains their ability to withstand the rigors of the training of that period. Apart from the duration of the courses which lasted between sixteen months and four years for the training of Agricultural Assistants, they still had to perform duties assigned to them as Agricultural Assistants. The intensity of practical work was such that work commenced from 5.00 am and went on till about 6.00 pm, with breaks in between. The status of students of the School, as well as their reputation was rated very high all over West Africa.


To make FCA the first among equals in Nigeria’s Agricultural Education industry at the tertiary level

To contribute towards achieving the goals of Nigeria in agriculture through qualitative education and production of middle level manpower

To produce diplomates at both the National and Higher National Diploma levels with high academic standard and sound practical skills to meet the demands of the agricultural sector of the economy. Our diplomates are trained to be self-sufficient and also to provide middle level manpower needs of farmers, agro-allied industries, agricultural institutions and government agencies. They are trained to be extension agents in Federal and States’ Ministries of Agriculture and related sectors.

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Admission Notice!


Candidates who sat for the 2022 UTME and scored 120 and above are eligible to apply. Such candidates are required to ensure that they do a change of institution to the Federal College of Agriculture Ibadan as the first choice. They should also ensure that they upload their O’Level result on JAMB CAPS at the JAMB office or any JAMB accredited CBT centre. Candidates awaiting results are also eligible to apply. They are to ensure that they upload their O’Level results as soon as their results are released.

Visit https://jamb.gov.ng/ibass for O’Level and UTME requirements.

Available courses are:
• Agricultural and Bio-Environmental Engineering Technology
• Agricultural Technology
• Home and Rural Economics
• Horticultural Technology
• Cooperative and Economic Management

National Diploma part-time candidates are required to visit the nearest JAMB office and apply for a part-time program. After successful application, they are to proceed to APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS below.

• Agricultural and Bio-Environmental Engineering Technology (Farm Power/ Post Harvest Technology options)
• Agricultural Extension and Management
• Animal Production Technology
• Crop Production Technology
• Horticultural Technology
• Agribusiness and Management
• Pest Management Technology

1. Prospective candidates are to visit https://applicant.fcaib.edu.ng/register and enter their valid email and phone number in the spaces provided.
2. A verification link will then be sent to the email entered. Go to your email and look for an email verification link from FCA IBADAN.
3. Click the link to make a payment of N2,500.00 for a confirmation code that will be sent to the email after successful payment.
4. The email and confirmation code will be used to login into the application portal.

To make the application payment and complete your application, login again with your email and confirmation code and read the FCAIB Application Process on the Dashboard.
Payment Schedule
Below is a well-detailed table showing our various programs and their respective payment schedules. Kindly go through them to review your choice before making a decision.
FCA IBADAN Application Process
The following process highlights a step-by-step process for a successful application to our school.
>>> Select Program of Study
Kindly select a program of your choice and proceed to make your application fee payment.

>>> Application Fee Payment

After selecting the program of your choice, click on the proceed to payment button. A payment summary page will display and a little form beside it. Kindly enter your Surname, First Name, and Other Name as they appear on your WAEC/NECO/NABTEB certificate or as they appear on your JAMB slip. Confirm that your personal details and program information are correct. Then click Generate RRR to obtain 12-digit RRR and take to any bank to pay or click Pay with REMITA to pay online using any online payment methods.

>>> Application Form
After successful payment, you can simply go back to your application portal and click on “application form” on your menu to complete your application.
Application Form Hints.
1. Fill in all the required fields.
2. Carefully enter your personal information as required.
3. Make sure the personal and educational information provided is accurate.
4. Upload all the required documents.
5. Make sure all uploaded documents and your passport (maximum of 50kb on white background) are well arranged.
6. Cross check the entire form before clicking on the “Submit Form” button.
7. Once your application is submitted, you can always check your login to check on your admission status. If you are going to write a test or attend an admission interview, you will be notified.