The National Innovation Diploma in Agriculture is designed to produce a self – reliant, skilled and productive agriculturist.
Establish agricultural enterprises in fish, crop and animal production and support services
Create enterprise opportunities in apiary, sericulture floriculture and micro-livestock e.g. Rabbits, cane rat snailery, quails and pigeons.
Carry out enterprise ventures in the production of animal feeds.
Create enterprises in processing, storage and marketing of Agricultural produce.
Create enterprises in pest and disease control.
(a) Five credits level passes in WAEC or NECO and NABTEB 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.
(b) 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 NEW and NABTEB before undertaking the course.
(c) Post NVEC Final (articulation from VEIs). This candidate must also possess the five credit level passes in the relevant
(d) Subjects as itemized in (a) above.
STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMME
The National Innovation diploma in Agriculture is a two year programme i.e. four semesters.
Three months supervised industrial work experience (SIWES) shall be carried out at the end of each year of the programme.
Each semester shall be of 17 weeks duration made up as follows:
15 Contact weeks of teaching, i.e. recitation, practical exercises, quiz, tests, etc and 2 weeks for examination and registration.
The National Innovation Diploma Examination must be externally moderated. In grading the students, theory shall constitute 30% while Practical is 70%.