Department of Home Economics & Food Science

About Department of Home Economics & Food Science

University of Ilorin being a conventional University has a Faculty of Agriculture. The fact that the National Universities Commission’s Benchmarks and Minimum Academic Standards for Agricultural Sciences specifies that certain courses in Home Economics be offered to meet the requirements for the award of a B. Agric Degree, University of Ilorin in its Academic Brief for 2000/2001 – 2009/2010 as approved by the University Senate and endorsed to National Universities Commission by the University Council recommended the establishment of Department of Home Economics and Food Science & Technology to offer a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Home Economics and Food Science in Faculty of Agriculture. A Department was recommended to house B.Sc. Home Economics and B.Sc. Food Science & Technology because similar courses will be offered at 100 and 200 Levels by candidates for B. Agric, B.Sc. Home Economics and B.Sc. Food Science & Technology and more importantly, to save cost and for optimum utilization of facilities and manpower. The programme was also established based on the need of the immediate environment of the University of Ilorin with very few Universities in the catchment’s area offering degree in Home Economics. Furthermore, in the light of current world, educating the individual for family living and the community in general to build a strong and self-reliance society is currently very high in the public's perception. This program is designed to strengthen and enriched family life, influence public policy and educate families to put research based knowledge to work in Home Management, Food and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles, Child Development, Interior Decoration, Hospitality, and Consumer Education.

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