Adamawa State University, Nigeria

Adamawa State University, Mubi was established in January 2002 by the Adamawa State Government. The University is located in Mubi town, in the Northern Senatorial District of Adamawa State, Nigeria. Adamawa State University, Mubi is the first State Government owned University in the North East sub-region of Nigeria. The overall goal of the university is towards industrial production, thereby creating employment opportunities in a technology driven sector for alleviation of poverty.

 

 

Adamawa State University joined the SAFE initiative starting October 2011 on cost sharing model. Following the meeting between SAFE and the State Governors of Northern Nigeria to explore ways of partnering, Adamawa State and SAFE have signed an MOU in this respect. Adamawa and SAFE agreed to share the cost of implementing the new B.Sc. program at Adamawa State University (Adamawa State: 55% and SAFE: 45%).

 

A committee was set up to manage the activities of the program with representatives from the Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Agriculture at state level, the Faculty of Agriculture at the university, and the SAFE program.

 

Purpose of the SAFE program at Adamawa State University is to contribute towards the agricultural development efforts of Nigeria through the production of qualified human resource in the field of agricultural extension advisory services to serve the needs of smallholder farm families.

 

The SAFE program at Adamawa is offering B.Sc. in Agricultural Extension and Innovations.  The curriculum was validated at the stakeholder workshop and subsequently approved by the university senate. The curriculum is value chain oriented, with options for specialization. They are structured as follows:

- Three semesters for general courses;

- Two semesters for specialization; and

- One semester for Supervised Enterprise Projects (SEPs).

 

 

The first batch of mid-career students at Adamawa were admitted in 2011/2012 academic year with 24 candidates (including 5 females). Since then, a total of 79 students (67 males and 12 females) have enrolled at Adamawa University.

 

The SAFE program at Adamawa is expected to improve the intake of mid-career extension professionals in Adamawa, Gombe, Bornou and Jigawa States in the North Eastern part of Nigeria. 

 

Statistics of mid-career students at Adamawa State University, as of July 2017, is tabulated below:

 

Intake
Year
Male
Female
Total
Remarks
1
2011/2012
19
5
24
Graduated in 2015
2
2012/2013
24
5
29
Graduated in 2016
3
2013/2014
24
2
26
4
2015/2016
18
2
20
 
Total
85
14
99

 





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Vision 2020

Effective extension delivery systems in Sub-Saharan Africa that are based on farmer needs and demands along the entire agricultural value chain, with a special focus on smallholder farmers, most of whom are women.

 

SAFE Mission

Strengthening agricultural education institutions in sub-Saharan Africa to provide demand driven, value chain oriented, training for mid-career agricultural advisory workers.

 

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Publications

  • Feeding The Future: Special SAFE Anniversary Edition - 2013Download
  • Progrees Report of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education: 2011-2012 Download
  • Proceedings of the 2006 SAFE Regional Networking Workshop - Tanzania Download
  • Proccedings of the 2008 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Nigeria Download
  • Proccedings of the 2009 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Ethiopia Download
  • Proccedings of the 2010 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Ghana Download
  • Proccedings of the 2011 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Malawi Download
  • Proccedings of the 2012 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Benin
    [French] Download
  • Proccedings of the 2012 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Benin
    [English] Download
  • Proccedings of the 2013 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Tanzania Download
  • Proccedings of the 2014 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Mali Download
  • Proccedings of the 2015 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Uganda Download
  • A Case Study on Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Programs in Ghana - 2007Download
  • Impact Assessment of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Program in Ghana - 2007 Download
  • A Case Study on Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Programs in Ghana - 2008 Download
  • Impact Assessment of the B.Sc. Program for Mid Career Extension Professionals at Haramaya University, Ethiopia- 2010Download
  • Assessment of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education's Training Program at Alemaya University, Ethiopia - 2005Download
  • Assessment of the SAFE Program in Mali with Special Focus on SEPs - PhD Dissertation - 2010Download
  • Évaluation du programme de Maîtrise en Vulgarisation Agricole - IPR/IFRA [Mali] - 2010 Download