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The Vice Chancellor

VC-FUAZ, Prof. M.I. Ahmed







This is to notify you that the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has approved the allocation and Utilisation of the Year 2022 Conference/workshop Intervention funds to the University. Premised on the above, interested, and eligible staff are hereby invited to forward request to attend relevant academic and professional Conferences/workshops in line with the following extant guidelines:

A. The Conference

1. For any conference to be qualified for the participation of any Nigerian Teaching Staff under the TETFund conference attendance intervention;

i. It must be an Academic conference organized by Academic institutions, learned society, and/or recognized and reputable professional bodies. Predatory conferences being organized by third party Predatory Conference Organizers (PCOS) must not be recommended to the Fund;

ii. The registration fee for the conference must not exceed N100,000.00 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) for conferences in Nigeria, and $500 (Five hundred US dollars) for conferences abroad;

iii. The duration of the conference must not exceed five (5) days.

2. Non-Teaching Staff can equally attend Workshops/Conferences for a period not exceeding 5 days.

3. Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of beneficiary Institutions could attend group conferences or workshops as the case may be subject to the following:

i. Only a maximum of 7 (Seven) Teaching Staff of a department could attend a group conference (and not workshop) within a given intervention year.

ii. Non-Teaching Staff could attend group workshops organized by recognized Public Institutions.

B. Eligibility

To be eligible for sponsorship under the TETFund conference attendance intervention, a person;

i. Must be a Nigerian full-time Staff of a beneficiary Institution;

ii. Must apply to attend and participate in an Academic conference organized by Academic Institutions, learned society (regional, national or international one), and/or recognized professional bodies;

iii. Must have a paper accepted for presentation at the conference to be attended;

iv. Staff previously sponsored by the Fund to attend and present paper at any conference must present evidence of attendance and presentation (certificate of attendance, conference proceedings etc) before qualifying to be sponsored to attend another conference with TETFund support;

v. Any Staff that was previously sponsored by the Fund to attend and present a paper at an international conference must present evidence of publishing at least one (1) article in any first quartile journal or two (2) articles in any second quartile journals before qualifying to be sponsored to attend another international conference;

vi. Staff of beneficiary Institutions can only be sponsored to attend and present paper at an international conference once every two (2) years;

vii. Principal Officers of beneficiary Institutions can be recommended to attend local or international conference once in three (3) years. All subsisting requirements under these guidelines apply;

vill. Submission for Conference attendance should indicate the present status and salary scale of attendees.

In view of the foregoing, staff are hereby requested to forward their submissions/requests to the Registrar for conference attendance within two (2) weeks from the date of this circular for onward submission to TETFund. All applications are to be submitted to Usman Mohammed, contact phone number: 08032949575 than 1st November, 2022.

Applicants should download the Nomination Form on FUAZ website:

Staff are also advised to select conference/workshop that will take place not earlier

Thank you.


Abdulaziz Yusuf Bazata




P.M.B 28, Zuru, Kebbi State, Nigeria




Federal University of Agriculture Zuru (FUAZ) wishes to announce the commencement of its 2021/2022 admission exercise. The programmes approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC) for admission in the 2021/2022 session are enlisted below:


Available Programmes:

B.Sc. Biology, B.Sc. Chemistry, B.Sc. Computer Science, B.Sc. Mathematics, B.Sc. Physics, B. Agric. Crop Science, B. Agric. Animal Science, B. Agric. Economics/Ext. Services, B. Fisheries and Aquaculture, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM).


Admission Procedure:

Interested candidates who must have sat for 2021 UTME with a minimum score of 140 and having fulfilled a minimum of Five (5) credit pass in relevant O’ level subject combination as specified (see JAMB Brochure) are to apply for any of the enlisted programmes by following the steps below:

·      Approach any nearest JAMB office to effect a change of University/Course as appropriate.

·      Upload O’level results to the JAMB’s Central Admission Processing System (CAPS).

·      Register for FUAZ Post-UTME Admission Screening using the link, read admission instructions and subsequently proceed with registration after payment of N2,000:00 non-refundable screening fee.

·      Kindly note that FUAZ is not considering Direct Entry (DE) admissions for the 2021/2022 sessionThe closing date for application is Thursday 31st of March, 2022.


Abdulaziz Yusuf Bazata




As part of efforts to speed up it mechanization programme in the agriculture sector, the federal government has revealed it would receive the first batch of tractors out of the 10,000 tractors expected from Brazil under the Green Imperative Project.

The federal government signed a $1.2 billion Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Development Bank of Brazil for agriculture mechanisation in Nigeria.

The government intends to improve agriculture mechanization and set up modern agro centers across the country with the credit facility.

Addressing journalists in his office on Friday during the Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the 2021 World Food Day with the Theme: Our Actions are our Future. Better production, Better nutrition, a Better environment and a Better life, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, said the Green Imperative programme which is expected to address the long standing agricultural mechanization problem is underway.

According to him, the programme would ensure adequate supply of tractors and other implements to farmers on a public-private partnership arrangement. The model adopted is sustainable and would ameliorate the low production challenge due to lack of sufficient machinery.

Abubakar also said the Federal Government has lifted a total of 4,205,576 Million Nigerians out of poverty in the last two years.

He said that it was achieved through the Ministry’s strategic policies and programmes and by extension the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-2020 of the President Muhammadu Buhari led Government, which sees agriculture as the alternative to oil for meaningful economic diversification. Dr. Mahmood Abubakar stated that ‘’the ERGP envisage that investment in agriculture can guarantee food security, have the potential to be a major contributor to job creation and will save foreign exchange required for food imports.

The Minister stated that “our various empowerment initiatives along production, processing and marketing of agricultural commodities we have lifted a total of 4,205,576 Nigerians out of poverty in the last two years. This is going to continue as part of Mr. President's promise to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within the next 10 years.”.

In his remarks, FAO Country Representative in Nigeria, Mr. Fred Kafeero, said that “everyone of us has a role to play in ending hunger by changing the way we produce, adding value to our food products, making food choices that improve our health; and by reducing wastage and loss of our food.”

The Vice-Chancellor of the newly established Federal University of Agriculture Zuru, Professor Musa Isiyaku Ahmed, has said the university will start academic activities in September as planned.

Briefing journalists during a visit to the Commissioner of Higher Education in Birnin Kebbi, he added that all the necessary academic arrangements had been concluded to ensure a smooth start.

He added that when the university takes off fully, it would boost agricultural activities in the state, generate more revenue and boost employment opportunities.

“We have developed the academic brief for the university. We have also developed curricula for the 23 programmes that are supposed to be at take-off stage,” he added.

He pointed out that the university would run seven colleges, including Science, Agronomy, Animal Science, Food Technology, Home Economics, Fisheries, Forestry and Wild Lives, Veterinary Medicine and Economics and Extension, with about 28 departments.

“The university has also developed its website to serve as a window to the outside world, and that is why we intend to commence our academic activities by September 2020,” he said.

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