Numerous entrepreneurial opportunities thus exist in the agriculture sector for graduates from the programme. There are several government support projects for such industries that could be accessed. The programme also exposes students to operations management, which makes it possible for them to pursue careers in industries beyond the agricultural sector. Opportunities include the following:
Business start-up in agro-processing
Employment with food processing companies such as Nestle, Unilever, Blue Skies etc
Food and nutrition experts at hospitals
Employment by NGOs engaged in food processing interventions
University Lecturers and Researchers in postharvest technologies
Exporter of processed foods
i. Candidates for the programme must have passes in the following core subjects:
English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
ii. In addition to the above, candidates must have passes not below Grade C in elective
subjects under options 1 or 2 below:
OPTION 1: General Agriculture, Chemistry, Physics/Elective Mathematics
OPTION 2: Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Elective Mathematics.
iii. Candidates who fail to meet above minimum requirements but who register and pass
the Remedial Agriculture Programme organised by the University.
iv. HND holders of Agricultural Engineering (Post-Harvest Technology option) with a Second
Class Upper Division or higher from a Polytechnic, or Diploma holders from a recognized
University will be considered for admission and placed at Level 200 after successfully
passing an interview.