FISHERY

Welcome Message

For students who have flair for natural science and the desire to contribute towards ensuring the sustainability of Aquatic Environment and in wealth creation through efficient management of aquatic resources, Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture is the right place. In Umudike, the teaching is approached with the understanding of its multi-disciplinary status and students are educated to have broadened mindset to accommodate knowledge from other fields of learning (such as Health Sciences, Engineering, Management Sciences, Physical and Chemical Sciences as well as Arts courses); which contributes in packaging training in Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management.

The Academic Staff of the Department are committed professionals who are always interested in ensuring the students’ understanding of the taught courses. The non-academic staff in the department are approachable and always available to assist the students. Our fish farm where students are exposed to practical art of commercial fish farming stand tall as uncommon facility in other department of Fisheries and Aquaculture of many universities. Modern laboratory/laboratory equipment are available for teaching and research purposes. Our students are guided by qualified and well experienced laboratory staff that are always available for the students.

We equip our students with great skill and knowledge that qualifies them to work in several areas of employment opportunities: such as Fisheries and Aquaculture companies, Public health, Nutrition and Feed Manufacturing Companies, Safety and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) outfits, Oil and Gas companies, Agricultural Biotechnology, various Federal, State and Local Government Area institutions/organizations as well as in self employment.

Postgraduate studies are offered in the department at different levels (PGD/MSc/Ph.D). The programmes are fashioned to equip graduates with rare finesse and knowledge to address peculiar problems beyond the strength of first degree.

In this booklet, we aim to communicate what fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike offers as a guide in students’ voyage for academic laurel in Ivory tower.

Dr. A. Uka Ag. Head of Department Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management. College of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. P.M.B 7267, Umuahia.

Philosophy and objective of the Department

Production of graduates that are adequately equipped with the comprehensive theoretical knowledge and practical skill required for engaging in productive and economic production of fish and management of aquatic ecosystem. The objectives of the department are:

  • To produce graduates towards self employment
  • To produce graduates with sufficient technical productive and entrepreneurship skills in every aspect of fishery, Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources management.
  • To produce graduates that are relevant to themselves, Academic, the industry and society and who can contribute effectively to national development goals in Agriculture.

Admission Requirement

Undergraduate Programmes

The minimum age of admission is 16 years.

UME and Post UME Screening:

Students are admitted into the University degree programmes through a competitive entrance examination (University Matriculation Examination-UME-) organized by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) provided that they possess a minimum of 5 credit passes at the SSCE or equivalent obtained at not more than 2 sittings in relevant subjects and which will include: Chemistry Mathematics or Physics Biology or Agricultural Science (a) Direct Entry Admission is based on a combination of ‘O’ Level results with the following qualifications: (i) OND/ND (Distinction) (ii) HND (Credit) (iii) NCE (Double Major) at Credit Level (iv) OND/ND (Credit) (v) NCE (Double Major/Merit Level) Candidates with qualifications as in (i), (ii) and (iii) may be admitted into the 200 level while those as in (iv) or (v) may be admitted into the 100 level. Diploma, HND (Higher National diploma) and equivalents in addition to ‘O’ level passes in addition to O level credit passes are normally admitted into the 200 level of the programme while holders of HND certificates may be admitted into the 300 level except for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programme For UME admissions, the B. Agriculture programme, for example, requires five credit passes in SSCE/WASC/GCE ‘O’ Level which must include Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science, Mathematics/Physics and English Language. The exact requirements of different programmes, which may be modified from time to time by the university Senate could be obtained from the University Registry as well as JAMB’s information publications for potential students.

Direct Entry Candidates:

The degree duration shown for most programmes are for UME candidates. Candidates with ND and HND or their equivalents spend fewer years in their programmes (as stated above), e.g. four or three years, respectively, in the B. Agric. compared to five years for UME candidates.

Admission by Transfer

The University may admit on transfer, a student undergoing undergraduate degree programme in another recognized University provided such a student meets the minimum admission requirements of this University and is seeking transfer to a programme similar to the one he is transferring from. Application for transfer shall be made on the approved application obtainable from the Academic Affairs Unit or the Registrar’s Office on payment of the stipulated application fee approved by Senate.

Undergraduate Courses

100 Level Course Title, 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Units

PHY 111

GSS 111

GSS 112

GSS 113

GSS 114

GSS 115

CHM 111

CHM 112

BIO 111

MTH 111

AEC 111

UGC

General Physics I

Use of English

Nigerian History

Health and Physical Education

Elementary French I

Basic German I

Physical Chemistry

Organic Chemistry I

General Biology(Theory and Practical)

Mathematics I

Basic Principles of Economics

Farm Practice

2

2

2

1

1

1

1

2

4

2

2

1

 

21

2nd Semester 100 Level

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Units

GSS 121

GSS 124

GSS 125

GSS 126

CHM 122

CHM 123

CHM 124

BIO 121

 

PHY 121

MTH 121

UGC 121

Use of English II

Elementary French II

Basic German II

Social Science

Organic Chemistry II

Inorganic Chemistry II

Practical Chemistry

General Biology II (Theory and Practicals)

General Physics II

Mathematics II

Farm Practice

2

1

1

2

2

2

1

4

 

2

2

1

20

200 Level Course Title, 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Units

GSS 217

SSA 211

CPP 211

APN 211

SSA 212

AEC 211

FFA 211

UGC 211

CAE 211

FSS 211

GSS 212

FRW 211

 

Philosophy and Logic

Climatology and Biochemistry

Crop Anatomy, Taxonomy and Physiology

Introduction to Agric Biochemistry

Principles of Soil Science

Introduction to Agricultural Economics

Agro-forestry System

Farm Practice

General Agriculture

Introduction to Agric Ecology

Peace and Conflict Resolution

Principles of Forest Resources Management and Ecology

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

1

2

1

2

2

Total

22

 

 2nd  Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Units

APH 221

CPP 221

FST 225

MTH 227

APN 221

HEC 221

FFA 223

UGC 221

CAS 221

GSS 221

FSS 221

Anatomy and Physiology of farm Animals

Principles of Crop Production

Introduction to Fisheries and Wildlife

Introduction to Computers

Introduction to Animal Feed and Resources

Introduction to Home Economics

Introduction to Forest Food Resources

Farm Practice

Principles of Animal Production

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies

Introduction to Fisheries and Wildlife

2

2

2

3

2

2

2

1

2

2

2

 

Total

22

 

  300 LEVEL COURSE TITLE

 1ST Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Units

FSS 311

FSS 312

FSS 313

FSS 314

FSS 315

 

STA 316

FFA 311

TEM 311

CCS 311

UGC311

 

 Fish Biology and Ichthyology

Limnology

Fish Ecology

Aquaculture and Hatchery Management

Aquatic Flora and fauna (Hydrobiology)

Statistics and Data Analysis

Apiculture

Environmental Resuscitation and Landscaping

Introduction to Agric Biotechnology

Farm Practice I

 

Total

 

3

3

2

3

2

3

1

2

1

1

20

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 300 LEVEL COURSE TITLE

2nd  Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Units

FSS 321

FSS 322

FSS 323

FSS 324

FSS 325

FSS 326

FSS 327

FSS 328

FSS 329

APN 323

UGC 321

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Fish Nutrition

Fish Gear Technology

Fish Parasites and Diseases

Elementary Seamanship and Navigation

Fish Pond Construction and Management

Oceanography

Fish Adaptation and Physiology

Integrated Fish Farming

Aquatic pollution and Toxicology

Agric. Biochemistry and Methods

Farm Practice II

 

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

1

 

 

Total

21

1st Semester  400 LEVEL (PRACTICAL YEAR)

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Units

FSS 401

FSS 402

 

FSS 403

FSS 404

FSS 405

FSS 406

FSS 407

FSS 408

FSS 409

FSS 410

FSS 411

 

FSS 412

 

 

Pond Construction and Management

Fish Hatchery Management, Fry and Fingerlings Production

Fish Production, Mgt and Accounting  Practice

Processing, Preservation and Marketing

Gear Use Design, Production and Maintenance

Fish Nutrition and Fish Feed Technology

Fisheries Aqua-Culture Engineering

Aquatic Environment Survey

Principles of Fish Resources Assessment

Oceanography Techniques

Applied Chemical Techniques in Aquatic Environment

Technical Report Writing

 

 

3

 

3

3

3

3

3

2

2

2

3

 

2

3

 

 

 

Total

32

           1st Semester500 LEVEL COURSE TITLE

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Units

FSS 500

FSS 511

FSS 512

FSS 513

FSS 514

FSS 515

FSS 516

AEX 512

AEX 513

APN 513

 

 

 

Project

Fisheries Management and Population Dynamics

Marine and Shell Fish Production Dynamics

Ornamental Fisheries and Aquaria Design

Silviculture for Water Conservation and Fish Production

Fish Breeding and Genetics

Applied Fish Biometrics

Extension Organization, Management and Supervision

Admin. Programme Planning and Evaluation

Feeds and Feeding Stuff

 

Total

2

3

2

2

1  

2

2

2

2

2

 

20

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

2nd Semester500 LEVEL COURSES TITLE

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Units

FSS 500

FSS 501

FSS 521

FSS 522

FSS 523

FSS 524

FSS 525

FSS 526

 

Project

Seminar

Fish Processing and Storage Technology

Fishery Economics

Fish Farming Engineering

Water Quality Management and Pollution Control

Management of Fish and Fishery Business

Fisheries Policy and Legislation

4

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Total                                                                                                                                                                        

18

 

List of Staffs in Fishery

2. Fishery
NAME DEGREES AND AWARDING UNIVERSITIES DESIGNATION AREA OF SPECIALIZATION
Pof. A.A. Nlewadim MSc. (Jos), Ph.D (MOUAU) Professor Fish Genetics
Dr. C.O. Ofor BSc. (Ilorin), Ph.D (MOUAU) Senior Lecturer Aquaculture Production
Dr. A. Uka MSc. (RSUST), Ph.D (Port Harcourt) Senior Lecturer Fish Breeding and Genetics
Dr. U.D. Enyidi MSc. (UNN), Ph.D (Finland) Lecturer I Fish Nutrition
Mr. P. Onuoha BSc., MSc. Lecturer II Fish Nutrition
Mr. O.A Udensi BSc., MSc. Lecturer II Aquatics
Mr. J. Ikwuemesi BSc., MSc. Lecturer II Fisheries Management
Mrs. Egesi BSc., MSc. Lecturer II Fish Nutrition
Mr. O. Fatai BSc. (FUAA) Asst. Lecturer Aquaculture Production Management
Mr. S.N Odo BSc. Asst. Lecturer Fishery Genetics
Mr. I.E. Awom BSc. (UNICAL), MSc. (MOUAU) Asst. Lecturer Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Management
Mr. O.N. Ugbor B. Agric. (EBSU), MSc. (UNN) Asst. Lecturer Fisheries and Hydrobiology
Mrs. I.P Ikechuwu BSc. (MOUAU) Graduate Asst. Fisheries and Hydrobiology