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Brief history of the college

Niger State College of Agriculture, Mokwa was established in June 1979 as an arm of the Niger State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources. However, in May, 1984, an Edict establishing the College was enacted by the Niger State Government (Edict No. 1 of 1985) which made the College autonomous with the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resource as the supervisory Ministry. The primary objective of the College include among others provision of basic training and development of middle level manpower in Agricultural Extension Field Experimentation, Agricultural Mechanization, Rural Sociology, Agricultural Economics, Home Economics, Animal Health and Production Technology and other agro-allied related courses. These courses are designed to equip trainees with adequate technical knowledge, practical and theoretical skills andattitudes for efficient extension work in agriculture and become self-reliant. To this end, the Edict has empowered the College to provide sources of instruction and training, both full and part-time in all fields of Agriculture and related science subjects leading to the award of Diploma and certificates. Presently, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) Kaduna regulates academic programmes and accredits courses of the College. In the light of above, Higher National Diploma Programmes in Agricultural Extension and Management (AEM) and Pest Management Technology (PMT) were introduced in 1995 and 1999 academic sessions respectively. Similarly in the year 2003 Sandwich/Parttime/Short-term programmes were introduced in various courses of the College to take care of the mature students that may not be opportuned to come in for normal/regular programmed due to their tight schedule at their working places.

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PHILOSOPHY OF THE COLLEGE
The philosophy of the college is built around the Philosophy of Agricultural Extension which states thus: 'If it is possible for a people to transfer from generation to generation the aspects of their culture through socialization, as complex as culture is, then it is possible to transfer new Agricultural Technology to Farmers through well-trained Extension Staff no matter how complex'. At the end of their training even if they are not employed as Extension Staff, they are expected to settle as trained Farmers, others who did not attend formal training can emulate them.

Vision
Building a world class Agricultural College that provide Agrarian Society.

 

Mission
To provide basic studies, training and development of techniques for Agricultural Extension, field experimentation, Agricultural mechanization. Rural sociology, Agricultural Economics, Home Economics, Animal Health and Husbandry and other applied Agricultural subject. To provide sources pf instruction ,both full and part time in all field of learning, leading to Diploma and certificates levels and other instructions in science and other related subjects, To provide special training course to meet the d emend and requirement of Niger state and the manpower needs of the country in general To provide face laities for conferences, seminars, study groups and other related activities. (e) TO arrange in-service vacation course for serving members of the state civil services or members of the public as the case may be, To provide such other facilities or arrange such other activities

Academic Departments

AEM

Agricultural Extension and Management (AEM)

An agricultural extension service offers technical advice on agriculture to farmers, and also supplies them with the necessary inputs and services to support their agricultural production. It provides information to farmers and passes to the farmers new ideas developed by agricultural research stations

AGT

Agricultural Technology (AGT)

Agricultural technology, also known as “agritech,” encompasses a broad range of disciplines and devices that improve agricultural output. That includes vehicles, robotics, computers, satellites, drones, mobile devices, and software.

AHPT

Animal Health and Production Technology (AHPT)

Agricultural technology, also known as “agritech,” encompasses a broad range of disciplines and devices that improve agricultural output. That includes vehicles, robotics, computers, satellites, drones, mobile devices, and software.

CPT

Crop Production Technology (CPT)

Crop Production technology is the application of organized and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems. Technological interventions like Dwarfing gene, Hybrid Technology, Biotechnology, Seed Technologies and Agronomic Technologies will increase the crop production.

HRE

Home and Rural Economics (HRE)

Organize and educate rural women on techniques of improved food production, food processing, producing various balance food for the home and local restaurants

PMT

Pest Management Technology (PMT)

Pest management is a system of integrated preventive and corrective measures to reduce or prevent pests from causing significant harm to humans or the economic interests.


Non-Academic Units

REGISTRY

Registry

The Registry is in charge of the college's records and communications. It is the College's secretariat and gateway to the school. It is headed by the Registrar. Other sub-units under the registry include:

  • Academic Unit
  • Establishment

Head of Academic Departments

AEM HOD

Mr. Ibrahim Jibrin Suleja

HOD, AEM
AGT HOD

Dr. Peter Yisa Zhitsu

HOD, AGT
AHPT HOD

Dr. Muhammad Mahmud Abdullahi

HOD, AHPT
HRE HOD

Mrs Deborah Gana

HOD, HRE
PMT HOD

Dr. Saidu Adamu Paiko

HOD, PMT
GNS HOD

Dr. J.B. Azaki

HOD, GNS
librarian

Mr. Mohammed Yabagi

Ag. Librarian
HOD, PRE-ND

Mall. Ahmad Abubakar Soje

HOD, Pre-ND

Head of Units (Non-Academic)

REGISTRY HOD

Mall. Usman Yusuf Doma

Registrar
BURSARY HOD

Mr. Abubakar Alfa Annas

Ag. Bursar

The Management Team

PROVOST

Dr. Muhammad Liman Rabba

Ag. Provost
REGISTRAR

Mall. Usman Yusuf Doma

Registrar
LIBRARIAN

Mr. Mohammed Yabagi

Librarian
BURSAR

Mr. Abubakar Alfa Annas

Ag. Bursar

The Governing Council

Governor
His Excellency

UMARU MOHAMMED BAGO

Executive Governor, Niger State, Nigeria
Governor
His Excellency

COMRADE YAKUBU GARBA

Depty Governor, Niger State, Nigeria
Governor
His Excellency

Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Mamagi

Commissioner, Niger State Ministry of Tertiary Education