There is established for the profession of Animal Science an Institute known as the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS) by the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, (Act No 26 of 2007). The functions of the Institute include:-

  • Prescribe and regulate the standards of academic qualification and practical skills to be attained by persons seeking to become Animal Scientists.
  • Regulate the practice of the profession for Animal Scientist.
  • Ensure that Animal Science Practitioners in Nigeria uphold the ethics of the profession and guarantee the production of high quality animal protein.
  • Advance the education science technology and art of Animal Science and Livestock production.
  • Educate the public on Animal Science activities.

In view of these realities the department offers courses which have been designed to develop scientists with a broad knowledge of animal production processes and industries, a new orientation towards self-employment and private enterprise, creativity and inventiveness.

The overall objective of the programme is to train students to acquire skill and competence for services as animal scientists and fishers specialists. Graduates of this programme will serve as a major source of manpower for the following establishments.

  • The livestock industry.
  • Government ministries and parastatls.
  • International organizations which emphasize Animal/Fisheries production.
  • Agriculture Departments of Commercial Banks.
  • Universities and other Educational and Research Establishment and above all, graduates of the department of Animal/Fishers Science Management are better equipped to established their own business.
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Ag. Head of Animal Science and Fisheries Department
DVM(Nig), Animal Health and production
About Head of Department
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION WASC, Obollo High School (St. Patrick’s College), Obollo-Eke, Udenu L.G.A (1983). D.V.M – (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1990) M.Sc. (Animal Production & Management) Enugu State University of Science & Technology, (1998) MEMBERSHIP OF SCIENTIFIC & PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION M-VCN, Veterinary Council of Nigeria (1990) MNVMA, Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (1990) MNSAP, Nigerian Society for Animal Production (1994) M-IGA, International Goat Association (2000) M-CVSN, College of Veterinary Surgeons Nigeria (2003) ACADEMIC HONOURS & DISTINCTIONS Federal Government of Nigeria Post-graduate Scholarship Award (1991) Winner, 2011/2012 Departmental Best Lecturer Award (2013) Winner, 2012/2013 Departmental Best Lecturer Award (2014) Winner, 2012/2013 Faculty Best Lecturer Award (2014) TEACHING/INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE: - Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources Bening-City, Bendel State (1991) - Production Manager, Livestock Dept., Dulugha Enterprises Ltd. Adani, Uzo-Uwani L.G.A., Enugu State (May, 1992-Jan., 1993) - Assistant Lecturer, Dept. of Animal Science, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Nov., 1992-Sept., 1993). - Lecturer II, Dept. of Animal Science, ESUT (Oct., 1993-1998) - Lecturer I, Department of Animal Science, ESUT (Oct., 1998-2001) - Senior Lecturer, Department of Animal Science, ESUT (Oct., 2001-Date) ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE & SERVICES TO COMMITTEES Vet. Officer, ESUT (1993 – Date) Member, Faculty Examination Committee (1997 – 1998) Secretary, Teaching and Research Farm Committee of ESUT (1998) Member, Faculty Welfare Committee (1998 – 2000) Member, Board of ESUT Consultancy Services (2002 – Date) Member, ESUT Welfare/Provident Fund Committee (2002 – Date) IT Co-ordinator, Faculty of Agriculture, ESUT (2002 – Date) Faculty Representative in Senate (2002 – 2004) Head, Department of Animal Science (2004 – 2008) Sabbatical Leave (2008 – 2009) Member 2010 Post UTME Screening test Committee of ESUT (2010 - Date) Faculty Representative in Senate (2010 – Date) Member,Postgraduate handbook harmonization committee(2010) Faculty Representative in Senate (2010-Date) Member,Central Science Laboratory committee(2011-Date) Faculty Representative on Research Planning and Grant committee (2012-2016)
staff name qualification postion contact specialization
B.I. Odo DVM(Nig), Animal Health and production senior lecturer 08036100835 Animal Health and production
M.O Akpa B.Sc(Ibadan), M.Sc.(Nig) senior lecturer 08033389077 Animal Nutrition
S.O Alaku B.Sc,Ph.D(Ibadan),Enviromental physiology,Animal Production Professor 08035484693, Enviromental physiology
B.N Marire Dvm(Ibadan),M.Sc Therio(ABU),FNCVS. Animal Health and production Professor 08033305360 Animal Health and production
I.J Chidobem B.Sc(Nig), M.Sc. Ph.D (Jos),Applied hydrobiology and coherics. Professor 0803744543 Applied hydrobiology and coherics
Ezike C. B.SC(ABU),M.SC(Jos),Hydrobiology and Fisheries Lecturer 11 +234-0806-023-0717 E-mail: Hydrobiology and Fisheries
Igugo Raymond Uredime M.SC (Animal Production & Management)B.Agric N.C.E(Agric Education), M.Sc (animal science) Ass. lecturer +2348064080127, Animal production and management
Nebo Stella Ogbonne 08039661153, mail:
Chijioke Eunice Nwabuno 08063412035, mail|
Mrs. Imoh Calister chinyere 07082924554,
Uwadiegwu N.Chinwe ...