National Diploma (ND)

National Diploma (ND)

                                                                 ND Animal Health and Production

Goal of the Programme

The National Diploma programme in Animal Health and Production Technology is designed to produce technicians who will be able to apply generalized scientific knowledge and skills in animal management and increased production.

Objectives of the Programme

On completion of this programme in Animal Health and Production Technology, the diplomats should be able to:

(i) Operate medium scale animal farms and carry out associated production processes
(ii) Identify signs of disease processes in animals and necessary first aid processes
(iii) Carry out routine preventive measures and animal products’ inspection; and follow up prescribed veterinary medical treatment
(iv) Assist veterinary surgeons in veterinary clinics, laboratories and farms
(v) Carry out primary processing and preservation of animal products
(vi) Serve as extension workers capable of imparting to farmers the modern techniques of increased animal production.

Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications may be considered for admission into the National Diploma by direct entry:

i) S.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.

ii) Five (5) passes at credit level in relevant subjects as stated above obtained at the final examination of an NBTE recognized preliminary ND 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.

iii) In addition to the above, the candidate should have gotten an acceptable score of 180 in UTME/JAMB Examination

                                                                  ND Agricultural Technology

Goal of the Programme

The National Diploma in Agricultural Technology is designed to produce agricultural technicians who are self – reliant, skilled and capable of adopting modern techniques in Agricultural Production.

Objectives of the Programme

A product of ND in Agriculture should be able to:
i- Establish agricultural farm enterprises in crop, animal and fish production
ii- Employ modern techniques in apiary, floriculture and micro-livestock (e.g. Rabbits,
cane rat and snailery), quails and pigeons production
iii- Employ modern techniques in the production of animal feeds
iv- Assist in processing, storage and marketing of agricultural produce
v- Assist in pest and disease control
vi- Carry out Agricultural Extension services
vii- Carry out field survey involving land measurements and field layout

Entry Requirements

The general entry requirements for the ND Agricultural Technology programme are:

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

(ii) Candidates who have successfully completed the Board’s recognized pre-National diploma (Science Technology) course may be admitted into the Programme. Such students must have passed Biology/Agricultural science, Chemistry, Mathematics, English language and any one of the following subjects: Economics, Technical Drawing, Physics and Geography at WASC, SSSC, GCE ‘O’ Level or NECO and NABTEB before undertaking the course.

iii) In addition to the above, the candidate should have gotten an acceptable score of 180 in UTME/JAMB Examination.

                                                                    ND Computer Science

Goal of the Programme

The National Diploma programme is designed to produce computer personnel capable of applying the use of computer in most areas of data analysis.

Objectives of the Programme

Diplomates of this programme should be able to:-
Solve simple hardware problems
Use various programming languages:
• Visual Basic
• OO Fortan
• OO Cobol, and
• Java
Know the Operation of Computer systems
Use Computer packages
Maintain hardware

Entry Requirements

The general entry requirements for the ND Computer Science programme are:

(i) Five credits level passes in S.S.C.E. or its equivalent (Grade II TC, NTC/NBC, WASC, GCE, NECO, NABTEB, etc.) in not more than two sittings. The subjects must include MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS, and any three of the following: Geography, Chemistry, Economics, Further Mathematics, Typewriting and English language.

(ii) Candidates who have successfully completed the Board’s recognized pre-National diploma (Science Technology) course may be admitted into the Programme. Such students must have passed Mathematics and Physics. Credit passes in English Language and Physics are compulsory.

(iii) In addition to the above, the candidate should have gotten an acceptable score of 180 in UTME/JAMB Examination.

(iv) A pass in Computer Foundation Examination (CFE) of Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN).

                                                                    ND Fisheries Technology 

Goal of the Programme

The National Diploma programme in Fisheries Technology is designed to produce technicians  who will be able to apply modern technology to rear fish and other aquatic animals at commercial levels; participate in freshwater and marine fishing; process, store and market fish on large scale for human consumption and other purposes.

Objectives of the Programme

i. Assist in determining suitable environment, planning, layout, construction and development of fishpond/farms
ii. Carry out all aquacultural practices
iii. Employ modern techniques in stocking, feed preparation, nutrition and preservation, nutrition and associated management practices in a fishing enterprise
iv. Assist in the construction and operation of simple fish processing and preservation equipment
v. Construct fishing gears
vi. Operate and maintain different types of simple fishing gears and crafts (nets,
traps, lines out board engines etc)
vii. Assist in fisheries extension and cooperation
viii. Acquire computer skills and entrepreneurial knowledge, enough to engage or set up a meaningful fishery-related business

Entry Requirements

Applicants with one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission into the National Diploma programme in Fisheries Technology by direct entry;-

i) S.S.C.E. or its equivalent (Grade II TC, NTC/NBC, WASC, GCE, NECO, NABTEB, etc.) with credit passes in five subjects relevant to the programme at not more than two sittings. The subjects must include the following: Chemistry,
Biology or Agricultural Science and any three of the following subjects: Geography, Mathematics, Economics, Physics and Statistics. Also a pass in English language and Mathematics / Statistics is mandatory for all applicants.

ii) Five credit passes in relevant subjects obtained at the final examination of an NBTE recognized preliminary ND programme offered by a College of Agriculture or similar post secondary technical institution. Such students must
have passes in Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Mathematics and English Language at WASC, SSCE, or GCE ‘O’ level before undertaking the course.

iii) In addition to the above, the candidate should have gotten an acceptable score of 180 in UTME/JAMB Examination.

                                                                        ND Forestry Technology

Goal of the Programme

The National Diploma programme in Forestry Technology is designed to produce technicians capable of assisting in the establishment and management of Forest Plantations and in managing forest resources.

Objectives of the Programme

A successful diplomates in forestry technology should be able to:-

i) Survey, plot and demarcate an area for forestry projects.
ii) Establish nursery for both forestry and horticultural seedling production.
iii) Identify useful trees, shrubs and herbs of economic importance in forestry.
iv) Measure and calculate volume of wood on a given site.
v) Assist in afforestation projects.
vi) Assist in establishment of forest plantations: carry out various forest operations such. as planting, weeding, pruning, thinning, fire – tracing, etc at the appropriate time.
viii) Identify disease symptoms in the nurseries and in plantations.
ix) Operate and maintain various forestry tools and equipment.
x) Harvest forest resources.
xi) Produce simple furniture items.
xii) Prepare simple annual work calendar.
xiii) Participate in community forestry extension programmes.

Entry Requirements

The general entry requirements for the ND Forestry Technology programme are:

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

ii)  Candidates who have successfully completed the Board’s recognized pre-National diploma (Science Technology) course may be admitted into the Programme. Such students must have passed Biology/Agricultural science, Chemistry, Mathematics and English Language at WASC, SSSC, GCE ‘O’ Level or NECO and NABTEB before undertaking the course.

iii) In addition to the above, the candidate should have gotten an acceptable score of 180 in UTME/JAMB Examination.

                                                                 ND Home and Rural Economics

Goal of the Programme

This programme is designed to produce personnel, who will be able to organize and exploit with available resources for the improvement of industrial potentials and welfare of the family and the community.

Objectives of the Programme

On completion of this programme, the diplomates should be able to:
i- Know modern and decent housekeeping including aesthetics and environmental sanitation
ii- Know techniques of improved food production, storage, processing and packaging for the home and immediate market
iii- Understand and acquire lucrative skills for service to the community and for self-employment and sustenance
iv- Organize rural youths into co-operatives for small-scale industrial and other rural activates to enable them acquire self-supporting skills
v- Organize and educate rural populace on methods of producing various balanced foods for the home and local restaurants using locally available raw materials
vi- Counsel urban rural women on marriage, family planning and other social problems
vii- Organize and educate rural women and on modern and healthy child care and up-bringing methods

Entry Qualifications

i) The entry qualification into the National Diploma Programme in Home Economics Technology is five credit level passes at the S.S.C.E. or its equivalent (Grade II TC, NTC/NBC, WASC, GCE, NECO, NABTEB, etc.) in not more than two sittings. The five credit level passes must include: Home Economics or Food and Nutrition or Agricultural Science, one science subject and one other subject from: Geography, Economics /Commerce, Religious knowledge and a Nigerian Language.

ii) In addition to the above, the candidate should have gotten an acceptable score of 180 in UTME/JAMB Examination.

                                                                            ND Horticultural Technology

The general entry requirements for the ND Horticultural Technology programme are:

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

ii) 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.

iii) In addition to the above, the candidate should have gotten an acceptable score of 180 in UTME/JAMB Examination.

                                                                                    ND Statistics 

Entry Requirement 

The general entry requirements for the ND Statistics programme are:

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

ii) 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.

iii) In addition to the above, the candidate should have gotten an acceptable score of 180 in UTME/JAMB Examination.

                                                         ND Wildlife and Eco-Tourism Management

Goal of the Programme

This programme is designed to produce technical personnel for tourism, leisure and other economic purposes.

Objectives of the Programme

On completion of this programme the diplomates should be able to:-
i- Carry out snailry and apicultural practices
ii- Identify and determine wildlife and eco-tourism sites
iii- Employ modern technologies in the domestication of wildlife
iv- Assist in the wildlife extension and eco-tourism awareness
v- Carry out domestication and multiplication of flora and fauna resources
vi- Conserve and utilize wildlife resources
vii- Carry out basic plan, design and construction of wildlife sanctuaries and trophies
viii- Organize recreational activities such as guided tours, spot fishing and other forms of group engagements within the conservation areas

Entry Requirements

i) The minimum entry requirement into the National Diploma in Wildlife and Eco-tourism management is five credit level passes in the S.S.C.E. or its equivalent (Grade II TC, NTC/NBC, WASC, GCE, NECO, NABTEB, etc.) in not more than two sittings. The subjects must include English language and Biology and any other two subjects from Physics, Economics, French, Geography, Chemistry Commerce, Agricultural Science and at least passes in Mathematics and Geography.

ii) Successful completion of NBTE accredited Pre-National Diploma (Science and Technology) course. Such student must have passed English language, Biology and any two of Economics, Religions knowledge, Agric. Science, Physics, Geography, Commerce and Mathematics or their equivalent in not more than two sittings.

iii) In addition to the above, the candidate should have gotten an acceptable score of 180 in UTME/JAMB Examination.