The postgraduate diploma programme is designed to upgrade the theoretical and practical knowledge of animal science graduates with third class honours degree to enable them enroll for the master’s degree programme in the areas of animal breeding and genetics, nutrition and biochemistry, production, reproductive physiology and feed formulation and feedmill management. This will help them to be better equipped and balanced to take up the challenge of ensuring adequate animal protein supply and food security for the teaming Nigerian population. Postgraduate diploma candidates will run the programme by coursework and project.
The broad objective of the programme is to prepare third class Graduates of Animal Science and equip them with the requisite knowledge to be able to undertake higher academic pursuits in Animal Science. Graduates will also be trained to sharpen their skills and competencies in practical aspects of animal husbandry and production.