Programme

Agricultural Extension (B.Sc.)

Programme Rationale

This is  a two-year Post Diploma B.Sc. degree programme in Agricultural Extension designed to serve the needs of mid-career staff of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, other ministries, Research institutions, Produce Buying Agencies, Religious organizations, NGOs, COCOBOD and development agencies, who have already established themselves through a proven period of field experience. Uniqueness about the two-year Post Diploma B.Sc. Agricultural Extension programme is that the employer helps select the mid-career candidate, assures that the student's salary will continue while studies are under way, and guarantees a job upon graduation.

Programme Goals/Objectives

Goal
The main goal of the B.Sc (Agricultural Extension) Programme is to produce mid-career agricultural extension graduates with desirable leadership, analytical and facilitation skills to meet the current and emerging challenges in agricultural extension and development.
 
Objectives
The specific objectives of the programme are to:

  • provide students with knowledge in the subject matter of agriculture that respond to current challenges in the field. 
  • provide students with knowledge and skills in agricultural value chains development, mapping and analysis to enable them satisfy the training needs of market oriented agricultural entrepreneurs.
  • equip students with up-to-date technical and public relations skills to enable them meet the challenges of the complex issues and market oriented trends in agriculture and community development.

 

Admission Requirements: 

To qualify for admission, an applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:
• Be nominated by their employer organisation;
• Possess a Diploma in Agriculture or a related field from a recognized institution;
• Have a minimum of three years post-diploma field experience in extension services;
• Either possesses five General Certificate of Examination (G.C.E) Ordinary level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics and at least two science subjects.
OR
Passes in Core English Language, Core Mathematics and Core Integrated Science at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) or the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE). In addition, candidates must have grades not lower than “D” in SSCE or C6 in WASSCE in any TWO of the following three (3) elective subjects: General Agriculture or Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.

Career applicants with Diploma in Agriculture who do not have the requisite G.C.E. “O” Level, SSSCE or WASSCE passes in English, Mathematics, and Sciences will be required to go through a remedial programme offered by the School of Agriculture and pass before they are considered for admission.