The aim of the training programme is to supply the country with adequately trained technicians in agriculture and livestock who will work in the villages and other agricultural production sectors as experts or participate in agricultural production through self employment.
The NTA level 6 curriculum comprises of 12 modules that are spread over two semesters in one academic year. A module has to be covered in one semester of fifteen (15) weeks. Therefore the whole programme has a total of thirty (30) weeks of study for full-time attendance mode.
The modules in the programme are classified in the following subsections
This refres to those modules that provide a range of skills, knowledge and principles appropriate for a graduate in the field of General Agriculture at technician level. Cross-cutting competencies like ICT and Entrepreneurship are also covered.
Modules associated with the core studies provide the development of the main theme of the programme. They broadly represent the main areas of activity in the respective disciplines, and the in-depth treatment of them will enable graduate to rapidly become an effective basic level crop production Technician.
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The Basic Technician Certificate targets Form Four Leavers with at least four (4) pass in science subjects including biology.
Applicants with less qualification but have undergone prior training in agriculture or livestock in recognised vocational training centres may be considered for admission after passing the qualifying test.