Ololade Enikuomehin, acting vice-chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, said on Monday that the institution produced 203 first class graduates in the 2016/2017 academic session.
The university also said it produced 2,878 second-class upper division graduates.
Enikuomehin made this known while addressing reporters ahead of the convocation ceremony which is slated for October 25.
He said the institution remains committed to teaching, research, and producing competent graduates while lamenting that there aren’t enough teachers to adequately train the rising students’ population.
Speaking on the issue of inadequate food supply in the country, 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.
“But to take it beyond that level is not our responsibility. It is the responsibility of the government, the responsibility of the private sector. I think that is where there is a missing link in this country.
“What we need is an effective government policy that harnesses research with the extension with adequate policy framework and funding.”
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