Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) takes a monumental step by introducing an admission process for the BSc Agricultural Extension Degree Programme tailored explicitly for mid-career extension workers. The application window for the 2023/2024 academic session is now open, inviting all interested and eligible candidates to apply for this unique opportunity.
|🎓 ABU BSc Program||Admission for BSc Agricultural Extension Degree Programme, 2023/2024.|
|👥 Target Candidates||Program designed for mid-career agricultural extension workers.|
|⌛ Programme Duration||3-year programme with On-Campus training and Off-Campus SEPs.|
|💼 Work Experience||Candidates must be serving extension workers with two years post-HND experience.|
|🏫 Education Requirements||Must possess a merit pass at HND in Agriculture or related field.|
|📚 O’ Level Passes||‘O’ level passes required in English, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology/Geography.|
|💻 Application Method||Applications obtainable online on ABU Website.|
|💰 Application Fee||A non-refundable application fee of N5,000 to ABU Microfinance Bank.|
ABU’s Pioneering BSc Agricultural Extension Programme
ABU’s innovative BSc Agricultural Extension Programme aims to provide a blend of theory and practical knowledge to mid-career professionals in the field of agricultural extension. This structured degree programme offers the perfect platform for candidates to refine their existing skills and expertise.
Programme Details: A Customised Learning Pathway
The programme has been crafted specifically for serving mid-career agricultural extension workers, offering a balanced mix of on-campus training and off-campus Supervised Enterprise Projects (SEPs). The curriculum is designed to be completed within a three-year period, allowing students to balance their professional commitments alongside their academic endeavours.
Eligibility Criteria: Specifics for Potential Applicants
The potential candidates must be serving extension workers with at least two years of post-Higher National Diploma (HND) field experience. Furthermore, it is mandatory that candidates are recommended for this training by their respective organisations.
In terms of academic qualifications, applicants must possess a minimum credit/merit pass at HND level in Agriculture or a related field from a recognised institution. Additionally, candidates must have four ‘O’ level passes at credit level, inclusive of English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, and either Biology or Geography.
How to Apply: Making Your Move
Application forms are conveniently available online at the ABU website (http://forms.abu.edu.ng). Candidates can access the forms upon the payment of a non-refundable application fee of Five Thousand Naira (N5,000) only. The fee should be made to the ABU Microfinance Bank.
The launch of this unique degree programme marks ABU’s continuing commitment to advancing educational opportunities within Nigeria. By offering a specialised degree programme for mid-career agricultural extension workers, ABU showcases its dedication to delivering sector-specific, context-relevant education that responds to the evolving needs of Nigeria’s agricultural sector. This initiative sets a new benchmark for other universities to follow, ultimately contributing to the development and growth of agricultural education and extension services across Nigeria.