0 Directory of Colleges of Agriculture in Nigeria

Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012


In addition to several Federal-owned, State-owned and Privately-held universities; Nigeria also has more than 60 Colleges of Education; and a host of tertiary technical and vocational institutions and colleges.

Technical education is offered in institutions that are higher education in level, but non-university in status. Polytechnics, monotechnics (single-discipline training), technical colleges and colleges of education, of agriculture and of health technology all provide higher technical education and training. Monotechnic colleges provide instruction in a single technical subject; and thus are very specialised institutions.

With the exception of colleges of education, which itself is overseen by the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE); the rest of the technical higher institutions are overseen by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).

Brief history
The Federal Government had established the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) by Act 9 of January 1977; in response to the acute shortage of technical manpower which was a major constraint towards the execution of the then Third National Development Plan on education in 1975-80.

The NBTE was then saddled with overseeing the training of, and accreditation of academic programmes in all Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) institutions. These institutions were to train middle-level technical manpower, and provide practical training.

There are currently, as at November 2012, 110 approved tertiary technical institutions and 159 technical colleges under the purview of the Board including 74 Polytechnic and 27 Monotechnic Colleges, 36 Colleges of Agriculture, 50 Colleges of Health Technology, 16 Other Specialised Institutions, 71 IEIs and VEIs and 132 Technical Colleges.

Entry Qualifications
Entry into non-university higher education institutions is based on performance in both the WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO O’level subjects (with a minimum of 4 credits at not more than two sittings) and in the Monotechnics, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education (MPCE) Examination conducted by JAMB.

Qualifications
Colleges of Agriculture award the Ordinary National Diploma (OND) on the successful completion of a two-year programme. The Higher National Diploma (HND) can be taken as a two-year programme following the completion of the Ordinary Higher Diploma and one year of relevant work experience.

The Professional Diploma is open to holders of the HND and takes at least eighteen months post-HND to complete. The Professional Diploma allows for progression to Masters level nationally. Colleges, universities, specialised training institutes and professional bodies offer various certificates and diplomas that may be obtained after one, two or three years. Many of the colleges equally offer remedial and pre-OND courses, with many others now also awarding degrees (Bachelor of Technology).

General Information
The schools' academic year runs from October to September. English Language, the official lingua fraca in Nigeria, which is also the language of instruction at all levels of education from kindergarten to phD level, is the medium of instruction.

Directory Listing of Colleges of Agriculture in Nigeria:

[A]. FEDERAL COLLEGES OF AGRICULTURE
  1. College of Agriculture (DAC),
    Kabba, Kogi State.

  2. Federal College of Agriculture
    Akure, Ondo State.

  3. Federal College of Agriculture,
    Dadinkowa, Gombe State.

  4. Federal College of Agriculture,
    Ibadan, Oyo State.

  5. Federal College of Agriculture
    Ishiagu, Ebonyi State.

  6. Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology,
    Ibadan, Oyo State.

  7. Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology,
    Vom, Plateau State.

  8. Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology,
    Lagos.

  9. Federal College of Freshwater Fisheries Technology,
    Baga, Borno State.

  10. Federal College of Freshwater Fisheries Technology,
    New Bussa, Niger State.

  11. Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation,
    Afaka, Kaduna State.

  12. Federal College of Land Resources Technology,
    Kuru, Jos, Plateau State.

  13. Federal College of Land Resources Technology,
    Owerri Imo State.

  14. Federal College of Wildlife Management,
    New Bussa, Niger State.

  15. Federal College of Forestry,
    Ibadan, Oyo State.

  16. Federal College of Forestry,
    Jos, Plateau State.

  17. Samaru College of Agriculture (DAC),
    Zaria Kaduna State.

STATE COLLEGES OF AGRICULTURE
  1. Adamawa State College of Agriculture,
    Mubi.

  2. Akperan Orshi College of Agriculture,
    Yandev Gboko.

  3. Akwa Ibom State College of Agriculture,
    Obio-Akpa.

  4. Anambra State College of Agriculture,
    Igbariam.

  5. Audu Bako School of Agriculture,
    Danbatta, Kano State.

  6. College of Agriculture,
    Jalingo, Taraba State.

  7. College of Agriculture,
    Lafia, Nassarawa State.

  8. College of Agriculture,
    Zuru, Kebbi State.

  9. Edo State College of Agriculture,
    Iguariakhi.

  10. Jigawa State College of Agriculture,
    Hadejia.

  11. Mohamet Lawan College of Agriculture
    Maiduguri, Borno State.

  12. Niger State College of Agriculture,
    Mokwa.

  13. Oyo State College of Agriculture,
    Oyo.

  14. Plateau State College of Agriculture,
    Garkawa.

  15. Regional Agricultural Training School,
    Maiduguri, Borno State.

  16. Rivers State Institute of Agricultural Research and Training,
    Onne.

  17. School of Agriculture,
    Ikorodu, Lagos State.

  18. Yobe State College of Agriculture,
    Gujba.

  19. Zamfara State College of Agriculture,
    Bakura.
DISCLAIMER: The above list was correct as at the time of publishing (November, 2012). Study & Scholarships is NOT responsible for any incompleteness as new schools may be created from time to time.
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SOURCE: NBTE: List of Institutions with contact addresses under the purview of NBTE - 2012; UTME Brochure 2012-2013. At all times, see NBTE website for most current list.

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