Why Rebrand Agricultural Engineering? Reason for the poor success in agricultural interventions and policies in Nigeria

Prior to the display of the agrarian interest of the current government in 2015, a lecturer from agricultural engineering department, Federal University of Technology, Owerri(FUTO), told me that only about 8-11 persons willingly apply for admission into agricultural engineering yearly. The rest of the 100-120 students in the programme are push overs who didn’t land their dream course from Joint Admission and Matriculation Board(JAMB). To think that was how I found myself an agricultural engineer today! That is not all of it though; a good percentage of the willing applicants resorted to agricultural engineering only after several trials to get their dream course proved futile. Of course, the story is similar in all departments of agricultural science in Nigeria. But that is not even the end of the ugly story.

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