FUTA Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

This article is designed to help students who wish to study Agricultural Extension and Rural Development under the Faculty of Agriculture in Federal University of Technology Akure as it is very important for all candidates who wish to apply for any of the courses offered in FUTA to  carefully confirm and see if the course they Selected is offered in the institution before registering for JAMB.

The Federal University of Technology Akure (informally FUT Akure or simply FUTA) was founded in 1981under a drive by the government of Nigeria to create universities that specialised in producing graduates with practical as well as theoretical knowledge of technologies. It is located in Akure, the capital city of Ondo State.

Other universities of technology established around the same time were the Federal University of Technology Owerri, the Federal University of Technology, Abeokuta (FUTAB), which later metamorphosed to the present University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), the Federal University of Technology Minna, the Federal University of Technology Yola, and the Federal University of Technology Bauchi (now Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University).

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The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Agricultural Extension and Rural Development;

You require;Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology/Agricultural Science plus one of Physics Geography and Economics.



(i) UNN accepts five (5) ‘O ’level credit passes in subjects which must include English Language, Biology/or Agricultural Science, Chemistry and either Mathematics or Physics

(ii) FUNAAB requires

a. credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology.

b. at least ‘O’ level pass in Physics.

c. candidates with ‘O’ level pass in Biology must possess ‘O’ level credit pass in Agricultural Science. Does not accept Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.

(iii) UI – require;

a) ‘O’ level credit in Agricultural Science and a pass in Biology.

b) requires five (5) credit passes including English Language, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Mathematics and any one of Geography, Physics or Economics

(iv) OAU does not accept Economics and Geography.

(v) LANDMARK requires Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology/Agricultural Science and one of Physics , Economics. or any social science subject

(v) MOUAU requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings to include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science and any other Science subjects. Also credit in Agricultural Science must be backed up with ‘O’ level pass in Biology

(vi) MOUAU accept ‘O’ level pass in Physics

(vii) RSUST requires Five (5) WASC/GCE/NECO/SSCE ‘O’ Level Credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and any other two subjects from Physics, Economics, Biology or Agricultural Science


In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Agricultural Extension and Rural Development under the Faculty of Agriculture in the above Universities include;

Chemistry, Biology /Agriculture and Physics or Mathematics.



(i) LANDMARK – LANDMARK requires English, Chemistry and any two of Biology, Agricultural science, Mathematics, Physics, Economics

(ii) RSUST requires English Language, Chemistry, Biology/ Agricultural Science and any one of Physics/Mathematics.


These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, if you don’t intend to use UTME.

You require;Two (2) ‘A’ level passes or equivalents in Chemistry and Biology/Agricultural Science/Botany/Zoology/ Economics/Mathematics/ Physics/Geography/Geology.



(i)  FUNAAB accept ND/HND for Direct Entry to 200/300 levels respectively.

(ii) UI accept ND or HND in the related fields. Agricultural candidates must apply to read Agriculture Until 500 level when options will be available

(iii) FUNAAB accepts

(a) Two (2) ‘ A’ level credit passes in Chemistry and one of Zoology/Botany/Agricultural Science/Biology, Mathematics or Physics.

(b) ND/HND upper credit in Agriculture from a recognised institution in any one (1) of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, Fisheries, Forestry and Wildlife Management, Agricultural Technology plus the UTME requirements.

(c) NCE credit in Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics plus the UTME requirements.

(iv) OAU accepts

(a) Two (2) `A’ level passes in Chemistry and one (1) of Zoology/ Botany/ Agricultural Science/ Biology, Mathematics, Physics, or Economics.

(b) HND/ND in Agriculture obtained at upper credit level from a recognized Institution

(v) LAUTECH accepts ND with upper credit/HND/NCE at credit Level in relevant subjects plus the UTME requirements

(vi) RSUST accepts; Admission into Year II.HND (Lower Credit) in relevant discipline. HND not relevant to the Programme. OND, UD (Upper Credit) in Agriculture Courses. In addition to the above, such candidates must also satisfy the UME requirements. Admission into Year III.HND (Upper Credit) in Agriculture Courses. B.Sc degree in allied discipline such as Agriculture.

(vi) LANDMARK accepts Two (2) A level passes or equivalents in Chemistry and Biology/Agricultural Science/Botany/Zoology/Economics/Mathemati cs/Physics/Geography/Geology.

JAMB Score

All candidates interested in getting admitted into FUTA for the 2019/2020 session, should know that to be eligible for the screening, you must have score a minimum of  180 and above in your JAMB result.

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