DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION

  1. PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy of NCE Agricultural Education program is tied with the national philosophy on Agriculture for self-reliance based on the provision of teachers endowed with a balanced approach between principles and practice of Agriculture for academic and vocational ends.

  1. OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the program shall be:

  • To prepare graduates with the right attitude to, and knowledge/professional competence in vocational agriculture:
  • To produce teachers who will be capable of motivating  students to acquire interest in and aptitude for agriculture:
  • To develop in the student-teachers the appropriate communicative  skills for effective transmission of agricultural information and skills to the students in the context of their environment:
  • To equip the student-teachers with adequate knowledge and ability to establish and manage a model school farm effectively:
  • To provide a sound background to enhance further academic and professional progression of the student-teachers.

 

  1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students seeking for admission into NCE Agricultural Education program should possess any of the following qualifications:

  • Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSC) or G.C.E “O” Level/NECO with credits in 4 subjects including English Language and Mathematics, at not more than two sittings.
  • A Grade II Teachers” certificate (TC 11) with Credit or Merit in four subjects. Credit/Merit in Agricultural Science, and General Science or Integrated Science are required.
  • For Candidates transiting from college organized Pre-NCE program, a cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 is required for absorption into direct   NCE Agricultural Education program.
  • Associate ship Certificate in Education awarded by an approved institution in Nigeria or abroad, is also acceptable as qualification

ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • In addition to the General Admission Requirements, candidates seeking admission into NCE (Agricultural Education) program with SSC/NECO result must have Credits in Biology or Agricultural Science and a pass in Chemistry. Candidates with  TC   II   certificates  must  have  Credit  or  Merit   passes  in  General Science/Integrated Science and Agricultural Science.
  • All candidates wishing to be considered for admission must enroll for and write the selection examination organized by an accredited body such as JAMB.
  • In addition to the entire conditions stipulated above, candidate seeking admission into agricultural science must attend and pass selection interview.

Courses offered in the Department

NCE I First Semester

Code

Title

Credit

Status

VTE 110

Introduction   to   Vocational   and

 Technical Education

1

C

AGE 111

Introduction to Agriculture

1

C

AGE 112

Agricultural Biology

2

C

AGE 1 13

Agricultural Mathematics

1

C

AGE 1 14

Agricultural Physics

1

C

AGE 115

Introduction to Agro-Climatology

1

C

AGE 116

Agricultural Chemistry

2

C

AGE 117

Practical Agriculture I

2

C

AGE 118

Introduction to Crop production

1

C

AGE 119

Introduction to Rural Sociology and Extension

1

C

 

TOTAL

13

 

NCE I Second Semester

AGE 121

Arable Crop Production

2

C

AGE 122

Introduction to Animal Science

1

C

AGE 123

Youth Organization in Agriculture      

2

C

AGE 124  

Principles of Agricultural Economics

2

C

AGE 125

Agricultural Methodology

2

C

AGE 126

Introductory Soil Science

2

C

AGE 127

Agric Finance

1

C

 

TOTAL

12

 

NCE II First Semester

AGE 211

Tree Crop Production

2

C

AGE212

Poultry Production

2

C

AGE 213

Introductory to Genetics

2

C

AGE 214

Principles of Agricultural Economics

2

C

AGE 215

Farm Power and Machinery

2

C

AGE 216

Curriculum Development in Agriculture

1

C

AGE 217

Fish Production

2

C

AGE218

Animal Nutrition

1

C

AGE219

Entrepreneurship in Agric Education

1

C

 

TOTAL

15

C

NCE II Second Semester

Code

Title

Credit

Status

VTE 220

Entrepreneurship in Vocational and Technical Education

2-0-0

C

AGE 221

Research Method in Agricultural Education

1

C

AGE 222

Soil Fertility

1

C

AGE 223

Principles of Crop Protection

1

C

AGE 224

Crop Improvement

1

C

AGE 225

Livestock    Production   (Ruminants

 /Non Ruminants)

2

C

AGE 226

Principles of Farm Management

1

C

AGE 227

Practical Agriculture IV/Field Trip

1

C

AGE 228

Land survey and farm state planning

1

C

AGE 229

SIWES

2

C

 

TOTAL

12

C

NCE III FIRST SEMESTER

Code

Title

Credit

Status

EDU 323

PROJECT

2

 C

EDU 311

TEACHING PRACTICE

6

C

 NCE III  SECOND SEMESTER

Code

Title

Credit

Status

AGE 320                  

Seminar in Agricultural Education

1

C

AGE 321                  

Environmental Education in Agriculture

1

C

AGE 322                  

Animal Health

1

C

AGE 323                  

Food products Technology

2

C

AGE 324                  

Basic Agricultural Water Engineering

2

C

AGE 325                  

Horticulture

1

C

AGE 326                  

Agricultural Development and Policy

1

C

AGE 327A-C                  

Bee keeping/Snail/Cane Rat Farming

2

C

AGE 328                  

Animal Breeding

1

C

AGE 329                  

Agric Marketing and cooperatives

1

C

TOTAL

 

12

 

Course Description

 

** Agricultural students are also required to offer additional courses in Education and General studies.                                                                                                    

VTE 110 INTRO.TO VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION        IC

Definition. Scope,  Philosophy  and  Objectives of Vocational  and  Technical Education.  Development of vocational and technical education in Nigeria.

The role of vocational and technical education in national development.

Characteristics of Vocational and Technical Education.

Funding of vocational and technical education in Nigeria.   Place of vocational and Technical education in the UBE Scheme.

Vocational Associations, Organizations and organs.

Problems and Prospects of Vocational and Technical Education in Nigeria.

AGE111  INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURE     2C

 

Meaning and scope of Agriculture, importance of Agriculture in the Nigerian economy. General concepts and terms used in soils; crop production, extension. economics, methodology etc. Brief history of Agricultural Development in Nigeria and the World. Types of farming. World-farming systems. Systems of Land ownership. Agriculture and the natural environment with emphasis on such phenomena as desert encroachment, soil erosion, etc. Problems of Agricultural development in Nigeria. Role of Government in agricultural development in Nigeria. Agriculture as industry utilizing science and technology. Some basic farm tools and their uses. Principles and practice of nomadic agriculture-characteristics of migrant fishermen and nomads. Forms of Agriculture Crop farming, Horticulture, livestock farming, Apiculture, Bee keeping, Fishing and Snail keeping. Employment in agriculture. Description of Forest and Forest uses.

 

 

AGE 112 AGRICULTURAL BIOLOGY   1C

Definition of Agricultural Biology.

Basic relationships between plants and Animals

Cell Structure and functions.

Cell division (mitosis & meiosis) as basis for continuity of life

Classification of plants and animals.

Identification of plant and animal species of Agricultural       importance.

Osmosis, diffusion and plasmolysis.

Transportation and translocation in plants.

Photosynthesis: definition, factors influencing, agricultural

importance and

strategies for enhancing photosynthesis.

Fruits and seed dispersal.

Germinating process and conditions.

Photoperiodism and its impact on growth and development of plants.

Environment and food chains: population and ecosystem in relation to growth and development of crops.

Aquarium – definition, principles and importance.

AGE 113 AGRICULTURAL MATHEMATICS         1C

Units of measurements, calculation of areas and volumes. Arithmetic and geometric progressions. Simple simultaneous and quadratic equations. Elementary trigonometry and co-ordinate geometry. Graphs and their mathematical applications in agriculture e.g. plant population and yield studies.

AGE 114 AGRICULTURAL PHYSICS         1C

Properties of matter. A broad and elementary treatment of motion and force. Friction, machines, levers, adhesion, cohesion, viscosity, surface tension, elasticity. Energy and conservation laws. General principles of heat, light, electricity and magnetism.

AGE 115     INTRODUCTION TO AGRO-CLIMATOLOGY        1C                      

Meaning and scope of agro-climatology . General principles of agro-climatology and equipment used in study. Climatic factors (temperature, precipitation, relative humidity, wind, solar radiations, cloud cover, etc.) and how they affect agriculture production. Ecological zones of Nigeria and their effect on ecological distribution of crops, livestock and soil formation. Principles underlining weather forecasting.

AGE 116     AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY        2C

The nature of matter – elements, mixtures and compounds

Basic treatment of atomic, molecular and ionic theories 

Conditions affecting chemical change such as 

equilibrium, catalysis, enzyme action, water an dits uses, air and its uses etc.

General properties of elements in relation to the periodic table

Types of chemical bonds, octet rules.  

Characteristics and significant reactions of metal and non-metals. Acid bases and salts Introduction to the rules of IUPAC nomenclature of organic compounds.

 

 

AGE 117 PRACTICAL AGRICULTURE (I)         2C

Maintenance of individual/group farm plots.

Identification of simple farm tools, their uses, care and maintenance. Keeping of simple records and diaries. Land preparation in nursery practices. Care of plants before and after transplanting e.g. watering, weeding, mulching, etc.

AGE 118 INTRODUCTION TO CROP PRODUCTION            1C

Meaning of crops and aims of crop production. Measures of quantity and quality of crop produce and products. Genetic and environmental factors affecting crop production (including seed quality, seed rate, plant population, soil quality, climatic and agronomic factors, weeds, pests and diseases). Cropping seasons as they affect production. Agronomic classification of crops and uses. Methods of crop propagation. Meaning and types of pasture. Importance and methods of pasture managements

INTRO. TO RURAL SOCIOLOGY AND AGRIC EXTENSION   1C

Definition of rural sociology. Sociology as a social, social organizations and social institutions, social action processes and their nature, Characteristic of rural organization, Values and norms Rural-urban differentials Definition and objectives of agricultural extension Duties and qualities of extension work Communication and diffusion processes in agricultures Extension administration in Nigeria Principles and philosophy of agricultural extension in Nigeria Problem of agricultural extension in Functions of agricultural extension Adoption process of a new technology in agriculture.

YEAR ONE – SECOND SEMESTER

AGE 121   ARABLE CROP PRODUCTION            2C

Meaning of arable crops.   Botany, culture, harvesting, processing, preservation, storage,  marketing and  utilization  of major  annual  crops  belonging to the following :-

Cereals (maize, rice, wheat, sorghum, millet)

Tubers (yams, cassava, coco-yam and potatoes)

Fibers (Kenaf, jute, etc.)

Legumes (cowpea, groundnut, soybeans, pigeon pea and lima      bean, etc.

AGE 122 INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL SCIENCE     1C

Meaning and scope of animal science. Classification of livestock within the animal kingdom. Types and classification of domestic animals. Anatomy and physiology of selected farm animals. Livestock policy in the National Development Plans. Contributions of farm animals to peasant farming. Prospects and problems of livestock- production in Nigeria.

AGE 123 YOUTH ORGANIZATION IN AGRICULTURE      2C

Definition and objectives of youth organization in agriculture. Guidelines for establishing, managing and sustaining agricultural youth organization and clubs in schools. Structure of youth organization in schools. Activities of in-school youth organization in agriculture. Types of leadership in agricultural youth organization. Conduct of meetings in an in-school youth organization. Simulation of youth activities in schools/practical experiences should be offered in public speaking, group dynamics, organizational skills, time management, social/community involvement, leadership styles and decision making). Parliamentary procedure and committee management. Ways of motivating youths interest in Agricture.

Activities should include professional meetings, service to social/civic groups, school projects requiring responsible planning, organization and management.

AGE 124 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS     1C      

Meaning and concepts of economics. Principles of supply and demand of goods and services. Elasticity of demand and supply. Production theory and curves. Concepts of macro-economics (GDP and GNP etc.) Distribution of income, wages, profits, rents and interest. Definition of Economic Empowerment, way of Economic Empowerment, (rearing of live stock, cultivate crop sailer of farm produce a skill acquisition, definition of stock exchange, important of stock exchange, example of Nigeria export produce (cocoa, palm produce, hide skill cassava crop, groundnut, pepper etc.

AGE 125 AGRICULTURAL METHODOLOGY             2C              

Effective teaching defined. Characteristics and qualities of a good agricultural science teacher. Teaching methods in agriculture. Classroom, field/practical and laboratory management. Avoidance and treatment of accident on the field and the laboratory. Special problems of agriculture in schools. Experience in scheme and plans of work. Lesson plan and micro-teaching. Lesson presentation skills. Forms of closure in agricultural lessons. Forms of communications and barriers to effective communication in the classroom. Development and usage of instructional materials and media in agriculture.

Strategies for handling multi-grade classes in agriculture. Application of ICT in the teaching of agriculture

AGE 126 INTRODUCTION TO SOIL SCIENCE              2C

Definition of soil. Land and its uses. Soil components-mineral, air, organic matter and water. Types of rocks and minerals. Rock formation and weathering of rocks. Factors influencing soil formation, classification of soil. Properties of soil (texture, structure, aeration, temperature, H etc.). Soil profile. Principal soil groups of the world; soil orders, families etc. in Nigeria. Laboratory practical in determining soil composition, porosity, capillarity, organic matter, Cat ion Exchange Capacity etc must be carried out.

AGE 127    AGRICULTURAL FINANCE        1C                   

Meaning and scope of agricultural Finance. Agricultural cost. Sources of farm financing . Agricultural credit and implications. The effect of taxes and subsidy on agricultural finance. Capital formation and agricultural finance institution

YEAR TWO-FIRST SEMESTER

AGE 211  CROP PRODUCTION                  2C

Meaning and  importance of tree crop production.

Botany culture, harvesting, processing and storage, marketing and utilization of major  tropic a; tree crops such as: Cocoa, oil palm, cashew, coffee, kola. shea-butter rubber, mango, citrus, coconut, gum Arabic, neem tree and date palm,  Problems and prospects of tree crop production in Nigeria. Definition of crop,

AGE 212 POULTRY PRODUCTION           2C

Poultry production (meaning, scope, and purpose), Systems of poultry keeping 

Brooding   and   rearing   of  chicks,   management   of  broilers   and   growers, management of layers and breeders.  Handling, care, grading and candling. Incubators and incubation process. Feeds and feeding. Hatcher, management. Record keeping in poultry.

AGE 213 INTRODUCTORY GENETICS       2C                       

Genetics (meaning, scope and application)

Genetic principles

Early conceptions about heredity (Pre-Mendelian genetic theories)

Mendelian Genetics

Chromosomes

Sex Inheritance

Genetic variability and heritability

Basic definition   of population genetics. Basic concepts in genetic engineering,

mutation and eugenics.

AGE: 214   PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS     2C    

Meaning   and   scope   of agricultural   economics.   Demand   and   Supply   for agricultural goods and services. Production functions and the law of diminishing returns in agricultural production e.g. eggs, yams and vegetables, etc. Cost analysis and their implications in agricultural production.

AGE 215        FARM POWER AND MACHINERY        2C        

Meaning and definition of farm power. Types and sources of farm power. Unit of measurements of force, work, energy and power. Measurement of engine power on the farm and their uses. Brief description of an internal combustion engine. Objectives of agricultural engineering. Scope of agricultural engineering. Improvement of farm mechanization. Maintenance of farm tools. Implements and machineries. Brief description and functions of tillage, cultivating, planting, fertilizing, processing and storage equipment. The tractor services and maintenance. Description and uses of PTO (Power-take-off-shaft). Uses and maintenance of the following farm implements

– mould board and disc plough, harrows, ridgers inter-row cultivators, seeders, artificial fertilizer spreaders, broadcasters and spot placers. The action of each implement when in use in the field (operation) e.g. correct setting of implement.

AGE 216 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN AGRICULTURE 1C

Definition of curriculum . Types of curriculum. Curriculum process and evaluation in agricultural education. Drills in curriculum design in agriculture. Critique of the curriculum for primary and secondary school agriculture.

AGE 217          FISH PRODUCTION         2C               

Meaning of fish and fishery. Types of fish/breeds. Importance of fish, and fish products in National economy. Methods of fish farming – open water e.g River and lakes, high sea fishing and fish ponds, fish ponds construction, stocking, management, fish breeding, harvesting, preservation and marketing of fishes. Fishing equipment, functions and maintenance, fish feeds and feeding (materials required for fish feeds).

AGE 218 ANIMAL NUTRITION          1C                    

Meaning and scope of animal nutrition; water, carbohydrates, proteins, fats and oils – their functions within the animal body. Study of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, hormones, and coenzymes. The use of antibiotics, synthentic hormones and food additives. Feedstuff-their analysis and nutritive contents. Nutritional requirement of farm animals and their measurements. Types of ration and ration formulation.

AGE 219:  ENTREPRENEURSHIP       1C       

Concepts and principles of entrepreneurship

  • Economic Empowerment through Agriculture
  • Identify business opportunity in agriculture.
  • Feasibility study -concepts, principles and features – executive summary, business   idea,   location  marketing  plan,   staffing,   legal   responsibilities, financial planning – costing, sales and cash flow.
  • Starting up capital – types and sources, cost quantification- input / output analysis.
  • Record keeping
  • Sourcing information foragro business
  • Practical entrepreneurial skill acquisition in agro business in agro business
  • Writing of feasibility study
  • Implementation of agro business ideas – areas of interest include crop production horticulture, livestock production, snail raring, cane rat farming, bee keeping, fish farming etc.
  • A written report of the various activities is needed at the end of the course

NB

Emphasis in this course on acquisition of practical skills. Students should be graded hundred percent on the basis of their performance in running agro business.

YEAR TWO – SECOND SEMESTER

VTE 220 ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICALEDUCATION        (1 CREDIT)

Concept of entrepreneurship. Types of Entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurial theory-venture growth, opportunity recognition and exploitation. Types of Risks and their management. Conditions for establishing a business. Forms of business ownership. Business and Technology – issues and problems. Financing business new and old, including innovative techniques. Business finance and funding institutions site selection and  location of a  business.  Business environment. Management and administration of small and medium businesses. The future of business and succession issues-case study.    Pilot study and feasibility report.

Elements of marketing and Market segmentation. Product development: Business and social responsibility- Government regulations/taxation. Auditing. Consumer behavior  Share-holders etc. Management functions.-Human resource and communications. Record keeping/book-keeping.

AGE 221 CSEARCH MFTHODS IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION   1C

Definition of Research methodology. Types of Agricultural research. types of research design. Population, sample and sample procedures hypothesis and Statistical Inferences. Data collection instrumentation. Collation,  analysis and presentation of results. Research problems. Sources of data. Research format. Writing research proposals and thesis in agricultural Education.

AGE 222 SOIL FERTILITY 

Meaning of soil fertility. Chemical, physical and biological dynamics of soil minerals  Fertilizer types, rates, methods and times of application. Blending of fertilizer. General principles of soil  management. Erosion and desertification problem and control. Methods of determining soil water levels. Soil nutrient losses  and   control.   Soil   nitrogen,   phosphorous   and   potassium   soil   microorganism. Soil – nitrogen balance, cation exchange capacity. Soil, p, liming and it importance-, earth warms and soil fertilities.

AGE 223 PRINCIPLES OF CROP PROTECTION      

Meaning aims,  and scope of crop protection.  Classification, identification, and important of plant pathogens. Disease development and effect on crop. types and major classes of pests. identification of insect, pests and their damage to crops. Principles pests and disease control. Weeds classification, identification aim principles of central. Rodents and birds that are enemies of farmers.

AGE 224 CROP IMPROVEMENT

Definition and objective .^f ca-p improvement. Application of Mendelian genetics to crop improvement. Genetic variability  among crops. Centers of origin of major work! crops. Plant breeding methods for self am.! cross-pollinated crops. Hybrids and synthetic development, (“lasses, multiplication and distribution improved seeds.

AGE 225 LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION (RCIVHNANTS / NON RUMINANTS)

Types and breeds of cattle, sheep, and goals and their distribution in Nigeria. Major exotic breeds of ruminants in Nigeria. S\.stems of livestock rearing, breeding and feeding (ruminant management practices). Diseases parasites and their control. Problems of low production in Nigerian breeds of livestock. Potentials for increased meat and milk production. Housing and equipment. Keeping livestock records. Meaning and Importance of non-ruminant in livestock production breeds and classification of’ non-ruminants according to uses. performance efficiency of different breeds. Reproductive behaviour and breeding methods, feeds and feeding systems. Management of young growing animals, adults and breeding animals. Housing and construction of pen. Diseases, pest. parasites, of non-ruminants and their control

AGE 226 PRINCIPLES OF FARM MANAGEMENT           1C

Definition and scope of farm management. Role of the management functions i agricultural production. Farm inputs (land, labor, capital and entrepreneurship relationship and management, farm records and control. Farm planning methods Cost benefit analysis. Farm profits and financial statements, risks an« uncertainties in agricultural production.

AGE 227 PRACTICAL AGRICULTURE II/FIELD TRIP       1C

Intensive involvement in school farm. Crop management practices, (seed bet preparation, planting, thinning, fertilizer application, staking, harvesting processing and storage, deworming, castration, dipping, etc.). Students to ha\ individual farm plots to be graded. Students to keep farm dairy. Field trip t agricultural based establishments. Organizing and participation in agricultures shows and exhibitions

AGE 228 LAND SURVEY AND FARM STEAD PLANNING 1C

Meaning of land survey, farm survey and farm stead planning. Farm surveying: and units – of measurement and techniques. Tools and equipment used in land  surveying. Simple chain survey, traverse survey and leveling. Problems of land surveying and how to overcome them. Users of surveys in agriculture. Farr layout. Housing and environmental control (factors to consider when planning farm layout). Important features of farm structures. Methods of environmental control in livestock housing.

AGE 229 SIWES   – (16 WEEKS) 2 C

 

NCE III First Semester

EDU 311 Teaching Practice 6 units

NCE III Second Semester

AGE 320        SEMINARS IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION      1C       

There should be weekly seminars in agricultural Education under the guidance c a qualified academic staff. In the seminars, students should demonstrate the use of assorted means of presenting data. They should also demonstrate seminar ethics and presentation skills. Seminar assessment should take into account:

  • Relevance of the topic
  • Clarity of expression
  • Focus on the subject matter
  • Quality of recommendations
  • Referencing style
  • Any other relevant yardstick

 

AGE 321 ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN AGRICULTURE      1C

Meaning of environmental education in relation to Agricultural production

Definition of forest and wildlife management. Economic importance of forest and wildlife. Nigerian vegetation and forest zones. Basic principles of agro-forestry. Identification, establishment and maintenance of major economic forest trees. By-products of forest and forest trees. Concepts of wildlife conservation. Reasons for studying wildlife management. Techniques for wild life conservation.

The concept of ecosystem, anatomical, physiological and genetic factors influencing animal adaptation. Environmental factors and animal population dynamics. Courses and effects of environmental degradation in farms. Planting and maintenance of ornamental plants in schools. The state and the resources of the environment. Environment laws, agencies and programmes in Nigeria.

AGE 322 ANIMAL HEALTH       1C                                                                        

Definition of animal health and diseases. Principles of health and disease management. Different types of diseases (infectious, non-infectious, parasitic, metabolic, genetic behavioural, thermal, etc.). Causes of disease e.g. living organisms, fungi, bacteria, protozoan, viruses. Immunity and immune systems. Types of immunity. Principles of disease prevention. Methods of disease control – segregation, quarantine, disinfection and vaccination. Some diseases of livestock e.g. ones caused by bacteria, viruses, protozoa and fungi, etc. (at least one for each type of livestock and poultry). Definition of farm animal parasites, methods of control and effect of parasite on farm animal.

AGE 323 FOOD PRODUCTS TECHNOLOGY         2C

 of animal and crop products technology. Importance of animal and crop products technology. Definition of storage. General guiding principles in storage. Types of storage. Merits and demerits. Methods of improvement of storage. Storage losses and factors. Slaughtering techniques, dressing and dressing percentages. Meat types. Methods of preservation of meat, poultry, eggs, milk and milk products e.g. smoking, salting, freezing, drying, etc. Methods of preservation of tubers, grains, fruits, vegetables etc.

 

AGE 324  BASIC AGRICULTURAL WATER ENGINEERING   1C

Meaning and importance of water engineering in agriculture. Sources of water. Soil and water conservation. Prevention of soil erosion. Irrigation systems, installation and maintenance of irrigation. Classification of soil water table. Field investigation for drainage. Water drainage and control. Types and advantages of drainage systems. Problems associated with irrigation and drainage. Local hervestation of water for family, local and community uses.

AGE 325          HORTICULTURE            2C                   

Definition, classification, principles and practice of horticulture. Characteristics of horticultural crops. Cultivation, harvesting, sorting, grading, storage, processing, utilization and marketing of some horticultural crops. Vegetables-Types of vegetable, growing, classification and cultivation. Leaf (Amaranths, lettuce, cabbage etc). Fruit (Tomatoes, peppers, okra etc).Roots(carrot, beets, onions, ginger etc). Fruit trees (pawpaw, pineapple, mango, citrus, guava, pear etc).Ornatnental gardening. Processing of ornamental and principles of decoration.

Landscaping – Home, school and public landscaping. Principles of land sca designs, structural and plant materials. Nursery – seed trays, pre-nursery, Sc treatment, transplanting, double digging, and composting. Maintenance of seedlings. Identification of wreath decoration plants. Studer are required to prepare and maintain vegetable beds, seed trays and ornamem cuttings. .

AGE 326 AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT & POLICY     1C

Meaning of development and growth. Characteristics of Nigerian agriculture Theories of agricultural development. Rural development policies, strategies are models. Community development policies, strategies and models.

Trends the development of agriculture in Nigeria.

AGE 327   BEE KEEPING/FARMING               1C

Bee as a social insect. Usefulness of bees. Biology of honey bee. Life cycle c bees. Feeding and swarm control methods Queen/Stock raising. The hht essential equipment for honey collection. Honey production and harvesting. Be pests and diseases. Bee keeping in schools. Hive products and uses

OR

AGE 327B SNAIL FARMING                       1C

Snail farming in Nigeria. Snail as mini-livestock. Classification of snails Anatomy and physiology of snails. Establishing a snail farm. Management o snails (housing, feeding, breeding, disease and pest control). Harvesting processing preservation and marketing of snails.

OR

AGE 327 C CANE RAT FARMING 1C

Objectives of cane rat farming. Principles of site selection, feeding, housing, hygiene and disease management, marketing and processing.

AGE 328 ANIMAL BREEDING                 1C

Definition, aims and objectives of animal breeding. Selection and mating systems. Parameters for selection. Types of mating. Breeding systems (inbreeding, crossbreeding, etc.). Breed significance and up-grading. Artificial insemination and its importance. Castration and caponisation. The basic definition of population genetics. Breeding for special characteristics.

AGE 329 AGRICULTURAL MARKETING AND CO-OPERATIVES   1C

Definition of marketing. Kinds of markets and market situations.

Marketing institutions Market structure, conduct and performance .Price determination and factors affecting prices of agricultural commodities. Agriculture in Stock Exchange-Price control. The  roles  of commodity associations  and  marketing  outlets.   Export promotion in Agriculture.

Characteristics of agricultural production in relation to marketing, problems of agricultural marketing. Definition  of co-operatives, types and principles of co-operatives. Co-operatives laws, Formation of co-operatives and roles of co-operatives in marketing agricultural products.

Members of  staff in the Department

S/No

Name

Qualifications

Rank

1. 

Dr. Salihu Dandare D/Daji

OND, M Sc, PhD

C/Lecturer

2. 

Dr. Kasimu Ibrahim

B Sc, M Sc, PhD, PGDE

C/Lecturer

3. 

Salihu Umar Ibrahim

NCE, B Sc, M Sc

C/Lecturer

4. 

Idoko Emmanual C.

B Sc Ed, M Ed

C/Lecturer

5. 

Musa Aliyu

NCE, B Sc, M SC

C//Lecturer

6. 

Shehu Malami Daniya

B Sc, PDE

S/Lecturer

7. 

Dr. Balarabe Yusuf I.

B Sc, M Sc, PhD, PDE

P/ Lecturer

8. 

Dangaladima Wadata

B Sc, M Sc, GDE

P/Lecturer

9. 

Aliyu Lawal S.

NCE, B. Agric. M Sc,

C/Lecturer

10. 

Hassana Yahaya Isa

NCE, B Sc, M Sc

Lecturer I

11. 

Lamido Mamman

B.Agric, PDE

Lecturer I

12. 

Moses M. Ellah

B, Agric., M Sc, GDE

S/Lecturer

13. 

Adamu Umar

NCE, B. Agric, M Sc

Lecturer I

14. 

Muh’d Dahiru Sada

B. Agric.M Sc, PDE

S/Lecturer

15. 

Muh’d Bello Gwadabawa

OND, M Sc, DAEE

Lecturer II

16. 

Kabiru Tanko

B. Agric, PDE

Lecturer II

17. 

Rashida Malami

B Sc Ed, PDE

Lecturer II

18. 

Ibrahim A. Yabo

B. Agric, PDE

Lecturer II

19. 

Abdullah Ismaila

B. Agric, PDE

Lecturer II

20. 

Ibrahim Aminu A.

B. Agric, PDE

Lecturer II

21. 

Ahmad Rufai Y.

B. Agric, M Sc, GDE

Lecturer I

 

22. 

Zainab Ibrahim G.

B. Agric, M Sc, PDE

S/Lecturer

 

23. 

Dr. Bello Musa Bodinga

B. Agric, M Sc, PhD, PDE

S/Lecturer

 

24. 

Murtala Bawa

B. Agric, M Sc

Lecturer  I

 

25. 

Nuruddeen A. Achida

B Sc Ed

Lecturer I

 

26. 

Isah Mukhtar

B. Agric, PDE

A/Lecturer

 

27. 

Ibrahim Sulaiman

B. Agric

A/Lecturer

 

28. 

Usman A. Yarima

B. Agric, M Sc

Lecturer II

 

29. 

Zayyanu Umar

B Sc

A/Lecturer

 

30. 

Muh’d Aminu Abubakar

B Sc, MBA

Lecturer II