The University Of Agriculture, Makurdi

Brief history

Establishment: University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State of Nigeria (UAM) is one of the two premier Universities of Agriculture, established in 1988. It succeeded the Makurdi Campus of the University of Jos (Established in 1984), which in turn had succeeded the former University of Technology, Makurdi (established in 1980). The University was set up to pioneer new institutional approaches to the generation and dissemination of new agricultural technologies.


University of Agriculture, Makurdi is located in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State of Nigeria. The ecology of Benue State supports extensive arable cropping and livestock production as well as fruit, palm, grains, legumes, root and tuber production. Benue State falls within the coordinates 7.47′ and 10.00′ East, 6.25′ and 8.8′ North.

Sited on the bank of River Benue, and located about 300km South of the Federal Capital, Abuja and 800km North of the commercial city of Lagos; University of Agriculture, Makurdi occupies an arable land area of 8,048 hectares thus making it the largest holder of agricultural land mass amongst institutions of its kind.

Colleges and Courses

Below are colleges; click or tap on them to view the courses listed under them:


  1. Crop Production
  2. Crop Protection
  3. Plant Breeding and Seed Science
  4. Soil Science


  1. Electrical Electronics Engineering
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Civil Engineering
  4. Agricultural and Environmental Engineering


  1. Biological Science
  2. Chemistry
  3. Physics
  4. Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science

Food Technology

  1. Food Science and Technology
  2. Home Science and Management

Agricultural and Science Education

  1. Agricultural Education
  2. Science Education
  3. Education Foundations and General Studies

Veterinary Medicine

  1. Veterinary Medicine

Forestry and Fisheries

  1. Fisheries
  2. Forest Production and Products
  3. Social and Environmental Forestry
  4. Wild Life and Range Management

Agricultural Economics, Extension Management & Technology

  1. Agricultural Economics
  2. Agricultural Extension and Communication
  3. Agricultural Management

Management Sciences

  1. Management Sciences

Animal Science

  1. Animal Breeding and Genetics
  2. Animal Production
  3. Animal Nutrition