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Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia state,Nigeria

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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 Vice Chancellor is Prof. Ikenna Onyido



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.



The university competes in the Nigerian University Football League. It also competes in the Nigeria National University games in football (soccer), basketball and tennis.


The basketball team is called the Dykers by the university community.




Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 1992.The University is located in the Southeastern part of Nigeria.







The vision of the University is 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 Nigerian Agricultural Policy of self-sufficiency in food and fibre production.


To provide high quality, practical training to students to become professionally competent and confident persons capable of self-employment to develop environment-friendly and people-sensitive technologies and to enhance the well-being of the people through extension and other interventions.

Colleges and Schools

  • College of Agribusiness and Financial Management
  • College of Agricultural Economics, Rural Sociology and Extension
  • College of Animal Science and Animal Production
  • College of Crop and Soil Sciences
  • College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
  • College of Applied Food Science and Tourism
  • College of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Postgraduate School
  • School of General Studies

Students and staff: Currently, MOUAU has 11,232 students, 525 of whom are postgraduates, pursuing different degrees and diplomas on full and part-time basis. Total staff strength is 1,342. MOUAU is a gender sensitive institution with a passion for community development.

Corporate social responsibility: Through the MOUAU Extension Centre, the University runs youth development programmes that train youths in different technical skills including crop and animal production, resources management and information communication technology.

The University runs free courses for adults in a host community aimed at literacy acquisition at home, business and environmental management.


The Post-graduate Students of MOUA, Lecture room


Address Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State. PMB 7267, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria.


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