www.mouau.edu.ng | Michael Okpara University of Agriculture : MOUAU

The Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike (MOUAU) is a well-known popular federal government University in Nigeria. The main role of this school is to conduct the post UTME screening exercise for all interested candidates who want to make the school their choice institution. On this page, you will see everything you need to know about MOUAU; about, history, mandate/act, objectives/roles, current leadership, departments, and units, achievements, challenges, and contact details. Here, you will also see all related news and the latest updates about MOUAU. Information Guides Nigeria

Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike (MOUAU)

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The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, originally the Federal University of Agriculture, is a federal university in Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria was 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 first set of students were admitted into the institution during the 1993/94 academic year with a population of 82.

The nickname “Umudikes” or “U’dikers” refers to students, alumni, and sports teams of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture. Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike

Brief History of MOUAU

The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, formerly Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike, was established as a specialized University by the Federal Government of Nigeria via Decree No 48 of 2nd November 1992.  It began formal activities on May 1993 with the appointment of the first Council and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Placid C. Njoku on 27th May 1993, while other key officials of the University were appointed later.  Prof. Francis Ogbonnaya Otunta, a distinguished Professor of Mathematics is the 5th and present Vice-Chancellor of the University. He assumed office on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

The Institution is located in the well-known Agricultural Training and Research town of Umudike, about 9 kilometres from Umuahia town, the capital of Abia State. The major link road to the University is the Umuahia – Ikot Ekpene Federal Road, a direct route to the State capitals of Abia, Akwa – Ibom, and Cross River. Being close to Umuahia, the University is linked through a major North-South Express Road to most parts of the country. It commenced its activities at the premises of the former Federal College of Agriculture, Umudike (At present the  Federal College of Agriculture has been moved to  Ishiagu, Ebonyi state).

The first set of students were admitted into the institution during the 1993/94 academic year with a student population of 82.  It is the intention of the University to gradually increase the number of students matching her intake with her available resources. UNIPORT Direct Entry Admission Form 2022/2023 is Out

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MOUAU Mandate/Act

The mandate of the Michael University of Agriculture, Umudike is seen in the philosophy of the school which has been provided below. UNIPORT Post-UTME Form 2021/2022 is Out: Cut-off-Marks, Requirements


The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike conceives food as one of the indicators of state power and national security. The University is anchored on the philosophy that national development could be enhanced by properly integrated and coordinated agricultural education.  Thus, the University strives to contribute to Nigeria’s greatness through self-sufficiency in food and fibre production as disseminated through teaching, research, training and extension. As one of the three Universities established by the Federal Universities of Agriculture Decree, No 48 of 2nd November 1992. Npower recruitment

Objectives/Roles OF MOUAU

The objectives of the Michael University of Agriculture, Umudike are as follows:

  1. To encourage the advancement of learning and to hold out to all persons without  distinction of race, creed, sex, or political  conviction, the opportunity of acquiring higher education in Agriculture;
  2. To develop and offer academic and professional programmes leading to the award of diplomas, first degrees, postgraduate research, and higher degrees which emphasize planning, technical, maintenance, developmental and adaptive skills in Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering and Engineering Technology and allied professional disciplines with the aim of producing socially  mature persons with capacity to improve on those disciplines and develop  new ones, but also to contribute to the scientific transformation of  agriculture in  Nigeria;
  3. To act as agents and catalysts, through postgraduate training, research, and innovation  for the effective and economic utilization, exploitation and conservation of Nigeria’s natural, agricultural, economic and human  resources;
  4. To offer to the general population as a form of public service, the results of training and research in   agriculture and allied disciplines and to foster the practical application of those results;
  5. To establish an appropriate relationship with other national institutions  involved in training, research and development of agriculture;
  6. To identify the agricultural problems and needs of Nigeria and to find solutions to them within the context of overall national development;
  7. To provide and promote sound basic scientific training as a foundation for the development of agriculture and allied disciplines, taking into account indigenous culture, the need to enhance national unity, the need to vastly increase the adequate preparation of graduates for self-employment in agriculture and allied professions;
  8. To promote and emphasize teaching, research, and extension of agricultural knowledge including agriculture extension services and outreach programmes, in-service training, continuing education, and on-farm adaptive  research;
  9. To offer an academic programme in relation to the training of manpower for agriculture in Nigeria;
  10. To organize research relevant to training in agriculture with emphasis on  small scale farming;

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List of MOUAU Departments and Units and their Duties/Functions

The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike has its own colleges and departments. Below are the colleges and departments listed.

  • Animal Science and Animal production
  • Education
  • Agricultural Economics, Rural Sociology, and Extension
  • Applied Food Science and Tourism
  • Crop and Soil Science
  • Engineering and Engineering Technology
  • Management Science
  • Natural Sciences
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Management
  • Physical and Applied Science
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  • Animal Breeding and Physiology
  • Animal Nutrition and Forage Science
  • Animal Production and Livestock Management
  • Adult and Continuing Education
  • Agricultural/Home Science Education
  • Educational Management
  • Industrial Technology Education
  • Library and Information Science
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Science Education
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Home Science/Hospitality Management and Tourism
  • Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Agronomy
  • Plant Health Management
  • Soil Science and Meteorology
  • Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Human Resource Management
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Plant Science and Biotechnology
  • Zoology and Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Management and Toxicology
  • Fisheries and Resources Management
  • Forestry and Environmental Management
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Theriogenology
  • Veterinary Anatomy
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Microbiology
  • Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Veterinary Surgery and Radiology
  • Veterinary Biochemistry and Animal production
  • Veterinary physiology and pharmacology
  • Veterinary parasitology and entomology
  • Veterinary pathology WAEC result

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Notable Achievements of MOUAU

Here are the major achievements of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

Discipline among students has recorded a measure of improvement within the period under review. Students have maintained a high level of discipline and obeyed the rules and regulations governing student life on campus. Incidents of violence, intimidation of students, bullying, and other vices have been on a steady decline in their occurrence. JAMB form

Challenges Facing MOUAU

Here is a list of challenges facing MOUAU below:

  1. Lack of linkage between Agricultural Education, Research, and Production.
  2. Lack of appropriate and more modern agricultural technologies.
  3. Inadequate preparation of undergraduates for self-employment.
  4. The loose linkage between the existing Faculties of Agriculture and  Agricultural Research Institutes/Colleges of Agriculture.
  5. Uncoordinated system of agricultural human resource development.
  6. Low-level extension services from the universities to farmers.
  7. Unsustainable agricultural practices result in erosion and loss of rare gene pools. JAMB Result

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MOUAU Contact Details

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State.
Contact Email: registrar@mouau.edu.ng, officeoftheregistrar@mouau.edu.ng, pro@mouau.edu.ng

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