ABOUT MICHAEL OKPARA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE
The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, originally the Federal University of Agriculture, is a federal university in Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria  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 student population of 82.
The nickname “Umudykes” or U’dykers refers to students, alumni, and sports teams of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture.
The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture was established to be the foremost institution for producing highly-rated graduates in Agriculture, Science and technology and to be a vehicle for the attainment of the primary goals of the National Agricultural Policy of self sufficiency in food and fibre production. The University aims to provide knowledge through which food and security will be assured, in line with the University’s motto: Knowledge, Food and Security”.
The institution is located in the Agricultural Training and Research city of Umudike, about 10 kilometers from Umuahia (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 States. Being close to Umuahia, the University is linked through a major North-South Express Road to most part of the country. It commenced its activities on the premises of the former Federal College of Agriculture, Umudike.
The Kwa Ibo River, which rises near Umuahia, flows through the campus grounds.
It offers more than 100 programs, and grants more than 40 undergraduate degrees. Post Graduate degrees are offered (M.Sc. and MBA ) and doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in over 15 departments, in 11 schools and colleges. The university issues the following degrees:
Bachelor of Agriculture (B.Agric)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Science (M.Sc)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
These degrees are offered across ten Colleges and a graduate school within the University.
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State.
PMB 7267, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria.
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