ABOUT MICHAEL OKPARA FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) is one of the three specialized Universities of Agriculture established by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, originally the Federal University of Agriculture, is a federal university in Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria established as a specialized University by a Federal Government of Nigeria Decree No 48 of November 1992. It began formal activities in May 1993 with the appointment of the first Council and Vice-Chancellor Professor Placid C. Njoku on 27 May 1993, while other key officials of the University were appointed later. The mission of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike is dedicated to the training of its students to become professionally competent and confident graduates with exquisite dexterity. Consequently, the curricular involve intensive teaching and extensive practical training in agriculture. The research objectives are also made to be relevant to the needs of farmers and local agriculture while the extension objectives are to ensure prompt delivery of well-tested and technically optimized protocols to sensitized and confident farmers; the training of confident and competent educated farmers capable of working on their own instead of the current dependence on government employment; the development of environment and people-sensitive technology and the immediate enhancement of well-being of the farmers constitute the focal points of the University. The vision of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike sees itself as a vehicle for the attainment of the primary goals of the National Agricultural Policy of “self-sufficiency in food and fibre” production. The University aims to provide knowledge through which food and security will be assured. Hence the motto: “Knowledge, Food and Security”. The University therefore has the vision to serve Nigeria and humanity through processes that will lead to the alleviation of hunger.
MICHAEL OKPARA FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE LOCATION
Umudike LGA, Umudike, Abia State
Box Umuahia Abia State