Higher National Diploma (HND)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

                                                            HND Animal Production Technology

Goal of the Programme

To produce technically competent manpower to meet the national requirements in Animal Production.

Objective of the Programme

A product of HND in Animal Production Technology should be able to:

(i) Plan, establish and manage livestock farms of his/her own and for others and carry out associated processes including dairy production, egg production, hatchery processes, etc

(ii) Identify early signs of animal disease processes, apply necessary first aid measures and follow up prescribed veterinary instructions

(iii) Process, package and market animal products and by-products

(iv) Produce feeds for all types of livestock

(v) Serve as an extension worker, able to impart to livestock farmers the modern techniques of animal production aimed at increasing their production levels and standard of living

(vii) Carry out routine maintenance of farm structures and equipment

(viii) Manage the influence of the environment e.g. temperature, relative humidity, etc on the livestock and the effect of the livestock on the environment e.g. manure disposal, abattoir waste, etc

Entry Requirements

The general entry requirements for the HND programme include:

(A) All the requirements for admission into the ND programme in Agricultural Technology/Animal Health and Production Technology, i.e. a pass at credit level in any of the five subjects listed below in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or equivalent at not more than two sittings:

i) English Language
ii) Mathematics
iii) Biology/Agricultural Science
iv) Chemistry
v) Geography
vi) Physics
vii) Economics/Commerce
viii) Food and Nutrition

A candidate must also have a minimum of pass grade in English Language, Mathematics and Chemistry or pass at credit level in any of the subjects listed above from the National Business and Technical Education Examinations in not more than two sittings.

(B) A minimum of lower credit pass (CGPA 2.50 and above) in the ND examination in Agricultural Technology, and

(C) A minimum of one year cognate work experience

(D) In exceptional cases, ND diplomates with a pass (CGPA of 2.00 – 2.49) in the ND examination that have two or more years of cognate work experience in the specific field may be considered for admission into the HND programme

                                                   HND AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND MANAGEMENT

Entry Requirement

Applicants with the following qualifications may be considered for admission into the Higher National Diploma programme in Agricultural Extension and Management by direct entry

(A) All the requirements for admission into the ND in any Agricultural Programmes:

S.C.E. or its equivalent (Grade II TC, NTC/NBC, WASC, GCE, NECO, NABTEB, etc.) with five (5) credit level passes in not more than two (2) sittings. The subjects must include Biology/Agricultural Science and any three of the following: Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, Economics, Commerce, Statistics, Physics, English language. At least a pass in English Language, Chemistry and Mathematics/Statistics is compulsory.

Candidates who have successfully completed the NBTE recognized Pre-National Diploma (Science and Technology) programme offered by a College of Agriculture or similar post-secondary technical institution provided the students admitted into the Pre-ND programme have a pass in English Language and in other subjects.

In addition to the above, the candidates should have gotten an acceptable score in the UTME/JAMB Examination.

(B) A minimum of lower credit pass (CGPA 2.50 and above) in the ND examination in any of the Agricultural Programmes, and

(C) A minimum of one year cognate work experience

(D) In exceptional cases, ND diplomates with a pass (CGPA of 2.00 – 2.49) in the ND

Examination that have two or more years of cognate work experience in the specific field may be considered for admission into the HND programme

                                                                HND CROP PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY

Entry Requirement

Applicants with the following qualifications may be considered for admission into the Higher National Diploma programme in Crop Production Technology by direct entry:

(A) All the requirements for admission into the ND programmes in Agricultural Technology:

S.C.E. or its equivalent (Grade II TC, NTC/NBC, WASC, GCE, NECO, NABTEB, etc.) with five (5) credit level passes in not more than two (2) sittings. The subjects must include Biology/Agricultural Science and any three of the following: Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, Economics, Commerce, Statistics, Physics, English language. At least a pass in English Language, Chemistry and Mathematics/Statistics is compulsory.

Candidates who have successfully completed the NBTE recognized Pre-National Diploma (Science and Technology) programme offered by a College of Agriculture or similar post-secondary technical institution provided the students admitted into the Pre-ND programme have a pass in English Language and in other subjects.

In addition to the above, the candidates should have gotten an acceptable score in the UTME/JAMB Examination.

(B) A minimum of lower credit pass (CGPA 2.50 and above) in the ND examination in Agricultural Technology

(C) A minimum of one year cognate work experience

(D) In exceptional cases, ND diplomates with a pass (CGPA of 2.00 – 2.49) in the ND examination that have two or more years of cognate work experience in the specific field may be considered for admission into the HND programme.

                                                     HND HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE TECHNOLOGY

Entry Requirement

Applicants with the following qualifications may be considered for admission into the Higher National Diploma Programme in Horticulture and Landscape Technology by direct entry:

(A) All the requirements for admission into the ND programmes in Agricultural Technology/ Forestry Technology:

S.C.E. or its equivalent (Grade II TC, NTC/NBC, WASC, GCE, NECO, NABTEB, etc.) with five (5) credit level passes in not more than two (2) sittings. The subjects must include Biology/Agricultural Science and any three of the following: Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, Economics, Commerce, Statistics, Physics, English language. At least a pass in English Language, Chemistry and Mathematics/Statistics is compulsory.

Candidates who have successfully completed the NBTE recognized Pre-National Diploma (Science and Technology) programme offered by a College of Agriculture or similar post-secondary technical institution provided the students admitted into the Pre-ND programme have a pass in English Language and in other subjects.

In addition to the above, the candidates should have gotten an acceptable score in the UTME/JAMB Examination.

(B) A minimum of lower credit pass (CGPA 2.50 and above) in the ND examination in Agricultural Technology/Forestry Technology

(C) A minimum of one year cognate work experience

(D) In exceptional cases, ND diplomates with a pass (CGPA of 2.00 – 2.49) in the ND examination that have two or more years of cognate work experience in the specific field may be considered for admission into the HND programme

                                                                           HND Forestry Technology

Goal of the Programme

The two year Higher National Diploma programme in Forestry Technology is designed to produce higher forestry technicians who will be able to establish, and manage forestry plantations and will also be able to utilize forestry resources.

Objectives of the Programme

A successful diplomate of Forestry Technology at Higher National Diploma level should be able to:

i) Carry out land and soil surveys to determine site suitability for reforestation and afforestation programmes
ii) Prepare contour map of an area
iii) Collect agro-climatic data and process to make deductions for effective decisionmaking
iv) Establish and maintain shelter belts and sand dunes
v) Establish plantations for pulp, fuel wood, and water-shed management
vi) Promote agro-forestry activities by visible and scientific efforts
vii) Encourage silvi-pastoral efforts so as to increase lands for development in Savanna and Arid Zones
viii) Encourage landscaping by groups and individuals
ix) Set up and maintain good nurseries for the production of forest, ornamental and fruit seedlings
x) Carry out extension work
xi) Utilize Forest Resources

Entry Requirements

Applicants with the following qualifications may be considered for admission into the Higher National Diploma programme in Forestry Technology by direct entry:

(i) The minimum entry requirement for the ND programme in Forestry Technology or Agricultural Technology
(ii) The National Diploma with a minimum of lower credit pass in Forestry Technology or Agricultural Technology
(iii) A minimum of one year post – National Diploma cognate work experience
(iv) In exceptional cases, ND diplomates with a pass (CGPA of 2.00 – 2.49) in the ND examination that have two or more years of cognate work experience in the specific field may be considered for admission into the HND programme.