Degree Type:Bachelor of Science
Department:Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension
Modes of Study:Regular
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.
As part of the programme, students are also trained in agricultural processing, packaging, marketing, economics, accounting, among others. The expectation is that they would pass on such knowledge to the farmer as Extension Officers after graduation. This makes the Agricultural Extension Officer one of the most well rounded agricultural sector practitioners. As a result, they have become some of the most sought after professionals required to run rural based and agricultural focused NGOs, manage agricultural sector MDAs, as well as run private commercial farms. They are also seen as the best-equipped professionals in demand to teach at agricultural training institutions.
CMS 107: Communicative Skills I
Engaging in academic work at the university is challenging. This course is aimed at equipping fresh students to make the transition from pre-university level to the university level. It assists them in engaging and succeeding in complex academic tasks in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It also provides an introduction to university studies by equipping students with skills that will help them to engage in academic discourse with confidence and fluency.
ILT 101: Information Literacy
The rationale of the course is to equip students with skills that will enable them access and retrieve information in the traditional, hybrid and digital libraries. Students will be able to use ICT efficiently and effectively when they have basic knowledge of computers. The course content include: Types of libraries, library resources and their uses, the role the library plays in the academic community, introduction to computers, the internet.
CMS 108: Communicative Skills II
This is a follow-up course on the first semester one. It takes students through writing correct sentences, devoid of ambiguity, through the paragraph and its appropriate development to the fully-developed essay. The course also emphasizes the importance and the processes of editing written work.