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.
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.
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.