The department was formally accredited and took off in 2012.
The programme is designed to provide technically competent manpower to meet the national requirements in the areas of Animal Production
A product of HND in Animal Production should be able to:
i. Plan, establish and manage livestock farms and carry out associated production processes including diary production, egg production, hatchery processes;
ii. Identify early signs of animal diseases processes, apply necessary first aid measures and follow up prescribed veterinary instructions;
iii. Process, package and market animal products and by-products;
iv. Produce feeds for all types of livestock;
v. Serve as an extension worker, able to impart to Livestock farmers the modern techniques
vi. Carry out routine maintenance of farm structure.
The requirement for admission into the programme as approved by the NBTE is as follows:
Five (5) O’level subjects at credit level which must include English, Mathematics or Physics, Chemistry and any two of the following: Biology or Agricultural Science and Economics.
National Diploma in Animal Health and Production and General Agriculture with minimum of Lower Credit
Mr. Joseph Oluwafemi Odejide is the current Head of Department. He has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Master’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Ibadan.