Mokwa,Niger State,Nigeria.

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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