Welcome to Agricultural and Home Economics Education

Dr. Okoli T. O

Dean,
Agricultural and Home Economics Education

This is a school where excellence reigns, teachers teach and students learn. Food production is the other of the day for nation's development.


About

The School of Agriculture and Home Economics Education (SAHE) came into existence in 1991. The school took off a year later than School of Business Education, School of Education and the School of Industrial Technical Education. Since its inception, the school has continued to grow in both students and staff population. Correspondingly, there has been increase in the number of tools, equipment and infrastructural facilities in the school. The school was the first to be relocated to the present permanent site of the college in the year 2001. As the name implies, the school is made up of two departments, namely, the Department of Agricultural Education and the Department of Home Economics Education. Since inception, the school has successfully undergone five accreditations.The Department of Agricultural Education has the following facilities in place.

  1. A farm complex integrating fishery, poultry, goatry, grass cutter and crop farms.
  2. A meteorological unit
  3. A mini green house
  4. A citrus orchard
  5. Students’ demonstration farm
  6. Crop and soil and Animal Science Laboratories
The Department has also made some remarkable breakthrough in various areas among which include:
  1. Producing the overall best student in the college (Mr. Onuorah Tochukwu) in the year 2011/2012 whose track record is yet to be equaled.
  2. A breakthrough in research through successful crossing of exotic broilers with local breeds to come up with the celebrated “Umunze White” in 2013. This was published in the College News.
  3. Won the third price for the college in the National Education Innovations Exhibition at Abuja in 2014 after exhibiting and successfully defending “the induced spawning process in catfish using pituitary hormone from male frog”.
A breakdown of Heads of Department from inception till date includes:
S/N    Name                                    Duration
  1. Dr. Orikpe, E.A.                           1992 – 1995
  2. Nzeribe, T.A.K.                            1995 – 1996
  3. Dr. Okoli, T.O.                             1996 – 1998
  4. Ndelekwute, S.C.                         1998 – 1999
  5. Nzeribe, T.A.K.                            1999 – 2004
  6. Dr Okoli, T.O.                              2004 – 2006
  7. Dr Uneze, C.U.                            2006 – 2008
  8. Dr Amadi U.P.N.                          2008 – 2009
  9. Njoku, C.O.                                2009 – 2010
  10. Chukwudum, E.O.                       2010 – 2011
  11. Nzeribe, T.A.K.                           2011 – 2013
  12. Dr. Uneze, C.U.                          2013 – 2015
  13. Dr. Akamobi, I                           2015 – date
The current academic staff strength of the Department stands at seventeen (17) in the following categories:Chief lecturers                         5Principal lecturers                     3Senior lecturers                        2Lecturer I                                 2Lecturer II                                2Lecturer III                               1Assistant lecturer                       2 The department equally has eight (8) non-teaching staff in its fold. The under listed staff of the department apart from serving as Heads of Department had in one time or the other served as Deans of the school. They include: Dr. Orikpe, E.A.; Nzeribe, T.A.K. and Dr Okoli, T.O.The department of Home Economics Education comprised of various areas of Home Economics – such as Clothing and Textile, Food and Nutrition, etc. Presently the department runs the NCE programme and vocational training centre. The Department of Home Economics Education has the following facilities in place:
  1. A model home residence
  2. A model child development centre
  3. A well equipped food and nutrition laboratory
  4. A well equipped clothing and textile laboratory
  5. A well equipped vocational training centre
 A breakdown of heads of department from inception till date includes:
  1. Madichie, W.N. -1992 – 1995
  2. Okafor, L.I.-1995 – 1998
  3. Madichie, W.N. -1998 – 2001
  4. Okafor, L.I.-2001 – 2002
  5. Enemuo, E.O.-2002 – 2005
  6. Nnubia, E.U.-2005 – 2006
  7. Enemuo, E.O.-2006 – 2008
  8. Madichie, W.N. -2008 – 2011
  9. Nnubia, E.U.-2011 – 2012
  10. Enemuo, E.O.-2012 – 2014
  11. Ezenwa, C.P.-2014 – Date
The overall functions of the School of Agriculture and Home Economics Education is co-ordinated by the dean. Since its inception, the school has benefited from good leadership qualities of the following officers as deans in one time or the other.
  1. Anozie, M.O.-1991 – 1995
  2. Madichie, W.N.-1995 – 1996
  3. Dr Amadi, U.P.N.-1996 – 1998
  4. Dr Orikpe, E.A.-1998 – 1999
  5. Dr Okoli, T.O.-1999 – 2000
  6. Madichie, W.N.-2001 – 2003
  7. Dr. Orikpe, E.A.-2004 – 2010
  8. Dr Amadi, U.P.N.-2010 – 2012
  9. Nnubia, E.U.-2013
  10. Nzeribe, T.A.K.-2013 – 2015
  11. Dr Okoli, T.O.-2015 – Date

Vision

To equip graduates with productive skills in Agriculture and Home Economics for self reliance

Mission

To equip students with appropriate skills, technology and pedagogies in Agriculture and Home Economics. To mobilize the students to become entrepreneurs who will help in poverty reduction in their immediate environment and the nation at large.