Admission Requirement

Entry Requirements

The Department has two modes of entry.  They are:

  1. U.T.M.E entry; and
  2. Direct Entry.
  3. Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)

Candidates seeking admission through the U.T.M.E are required to have five credit level passes in the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (S.S.C.E); West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE); National Board for Technical Education and Business (NABTEB) or its equivalent. These should include English Language, Biology/or Agricultural Science, Chemistry, either Mathematics or Physics and one social science subject (Economics or Geography) in not more than two sittings.

  1. Direct Entry

To qualify for Direct Entry, candidate must have met the UTME requirements in the relevant subjects plus passes in two subjects at ‘A’ level in Chemistry and any of the following subjects: Biology, Botany, Zoology, Agricultural Science, Economics, Physics, Geography, Geology or Mathematics. The Department also accepts OND, NCE, HND in Agricultural Science/Animal Health and related fields with a minimum of Lower Credit (Merit) in addition to the UTME entry requirements.

Job Opportunities

Job opportunities for graduates of agricultural extension exist in both the public and private sector such as State and Federal Ministries of Agriculture, Agricultural and Commercial Banks, private agricultural companies, research institutes such as National Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR), Commercial Agricultural Development Programme (CADP), International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA),  Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI)  etc, Faculties of Agriculture, Schools of Agriculture, River Basin Development Authority, Agricultural Development Projects and International Organisations. In addition, graduates of Agricultural Extension, Innovation and Communication may become self-employed as farmers, consultants, agro-input dealers, etc. or work with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO).

Stress Areas

Stress Areas Codes
Foundational Courses 0
Agricultural Administration 1
Agricultural Development Communication 2
Extension Education 3
Planning and Evaluation of Extension      Programmes 4
Rural Sociology 5
Gender Extension Programme 6
Environmental Extension

Statistics and Research  Methods/ Seminar



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