No admission For Students without Farming Interests-FG

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh has stated that Federal Government has henceforth banned the admission of students who do not have farming interests into its Universities of Agriculture.

The Minister stated this at a stakeholders meeting with registrars and pro-chancellors of the universities in Abuja on Tuesday.
He said the move was made to reposition the institutions with a view to involving youths in agriculture, training them to proffer solutions to the multi-faceted problems in the sector.
“There is no place where the competence and capacity to drive agriculture resides outside the Universities of agriculture. We need to achieve a hunger-free Nigeria.
“Henceforth, students who are not interested in becoming farmers should be made to seek admission elsewhere.

“We are determined to offer you the necessary support for your transformation, for research, for a healthier realm of discovery and self-actualisation,” the Minister stated.