Department of Animal Science

Dr. Ntinya Cleopas Johnson

The Current Head of Department

Animal Science

The department of Animal Science offers both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes. Its Undergraduate Programme leads to the award of Bachelor of Agriculture (B. Agric.) Degree in Animal Science whereas the Postgraduate Programme leads to the awards of Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in different areas of specialization, including:

Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry, Animal Production and Management, Animal Physiology and Reproduction and Animal breeding and Genetics. The department also offers Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Animal Science.

These programmes are designed to fundamentally provide practical-scientific knowledge to deepen the students’ grasp of Animal Production. Hence, the programmes are practically planned to provide students with the necessary techniques and tools of research and thus develop in them the spirit of enquiry and generally prepare them to become solvers of the problems militating against optimal Animal Production.

Staff list in the Department


The duties and responsibilities of the unit are tied to why we award degrees to our graduands which are learning and character-building. Therefore, the primary duties and responsibilities of the unit are training of our graduands in deep, sound knowledge and skills in animal production geared towards making them solvers of the problem militating against increased animal production in the wider world. In doing this, the unit strictly follows the prescribed rules, regulations and procedures outlined by the University Management in achieving them. 

Furthermore, the unit is also responsible in instilling in our graduands discipline as to enable them to become models to others to emulate in terms of positive character developments, thereby making them good leaders for tomorrow. Some of the areas these character-moulding principles are imparted in graduands include but limited to:

  • Punctuality – coming early to class for lectures as to replicate it outside school environment.
  • Sincerity – that is, telling the truth at all times.
  • Avoid cheating – incuding during examinations.
  • Being respectful – to others
  • Being conscious – of things and comments they make, ensuring that you do not by your comments or acts destroy others. They may become your helpers tomorrow.

Therefore, in the overall, the unit ensures that we award our degrees due to learning and character.


Dean Faculty Of Agriculture

Head Of Department Of Animal Science

Secretary Departmental Board / Academic Staff

Technologist / Professors

Administrative Officer Readers



Senior Lecturer 

Lecturer I

Lecturer II

Assistant Lecturers 

Graduate Assistants


The primary philosophy of the department is to produce and equip our graduands with the required knowledge and skills in Animal Production by providing them with relevant education in Animal Agriculture as applied to all stages and phases of production and distribution of both macro- and micro-livestock and their products. Additionally, our philosophy is driven-based on the vision of promoting intensive theoretical and practical (on farm and laboratory) training in sustainable livestock production. This is achievable through the mission of promoting innovative and industry driven, collaborative and sustainable research in the basic aspects of Animal Science using the approved curriculum with strong emphasis on professional standards. The ultimate goal being to produce skilled professional manpower well-equipped with comprehensive knowledge to produce the different livestock species relevant to the national and global animal production industry.


Animal Science Department programmes are primarily designed with the goal of producing graduates who possess sufficient knowledge and competence to effectively and efficiently perform the following:

  • Own and operate profitable ventures in animal production and its related fields
  • Function as high level technical staff in various facets of the Animal Industry.
  • Extend the technologies involved in optimal animal production to rural communities.
  • Develop innovative practices in Animal Agriculture through sound understanding of the principles and practices of animal husbandry.
  • Continue to learn and acquire additional skills as new technologies emerge
  • Undergo advance studies in Animal Science
  • Register and practice as professional with the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science.