The Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB) in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, has produced 203 First Class graduates.
It also produced 2,878 Second-Class Upper Division graduates among its 2013 and 2016 students.
The university produced 1,442 PhD, Masters and Post-graduate Diploma students within the period.
FUNAAB’s Acting Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ololade Enikuomehin addressed reporters yesterday ahead of the 23rd, 24th and 25th combined convocation ceremonies.
Ololade, who said FUNAAB remained committed to its mandate of teaching, research and extension in producing competent graduates, regretted that students’ population is overwhelming available hands required to train them.
The acting vice chancellor noted that the admission quota approved by National Universities Commission (NUC) of 3,500 should also be matched by provision of academic workers.
He urged the Federal Government and the appropriate ministry to give FUNAAB approval to recruit teachers for effective training.
On why there is inadequate food supply, despite the nation’s several agricultural institutions, Ololade said government policies, which are not properly situated on agriculture, should be blamed for the development.
He said: “The point to be made clear is this: the burden on the university is to do research and come out with outcomes. The extension to this is that we will publicise what we have done.