Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

October 2007


The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, which began in 1993, is located at Umudike, Ikwuano Local Government Area, Abia State, Nigeria. In addition to many undergraduate programmes, the university set up a postgraduate school in January 1997. In addition to the traditional tripartite mission of universities – teaching, research, and community service, the University of Agriculture Umudike has adopted “training” as a fourth mission, to ensure that its products can go from “Lab to Land.” The University commits it self to the production of educated farmers, the conduct of multi-disciplinary and relevant organized research, and the systematic propagation of new and improved agricultural protocols. This article analyzes the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) faced by the university library, and makes recommendations to the library administration and the university.