FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE TECHNOLOGY

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PROGRAMME PHILOSOPHY The philosophy that guides this programme is the production of skilled manpower that is adequately trained and equipped with comprehensive knowledge required to be self-reliant in fish production. Such students are to be trained in an atmosphere with the widest possible human and material resources, through the adoption of effective techniques of instruction and exposure to the actual practice of fisheries management and aquaculture production. Consequently, there are opportunities for formal training at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels for the acquisition of basic and higher degrees, respectively. These training programmes are mounted through classroom instructions, laboratory practicals, field demonstration and Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES). The programme prepares the graduates to be self-reliant in Fish production and can be employed in any fisheries establishment, banks and other related field.

Programme Objective

The major objectives of the programme are to:

  • provide advanced education and training in the science and technology of fisheries, resources, aquaculture, environmental impact assessment, biodiversity management to cater for the Higher Management Requirements of the nation.
  • provide functional education for Postgraduate students at Masters and Postgraduate diploma levels who will eventually become job makers and trainers of the captains of Industries and distinguished academics.
  • provide opportunity for problem solving research studies focused on fish production and utilization and provision of the necessary raw materials for the national agricultural Industries in this sub sector.
  • offer to the public the results of research break-through and foster the practical application of these results.
  • provide advanced studies and higher training in environmental impact assessment, environmental control and management, management of national biodiversity, and industrial bionutrients production, for sustainable agriculture and poverty alleviation especially in rural areas.