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We (nbj4u.blogspot.com) are inform to the Nigeria citizens that application form into HND (Higher National Diploma) and Pre-ND (Pre-National Diploma) are now on sale by Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, into Division of Agricultural Colleges (DAC). The courses which are offered in three (3) Colleges under DAC are as follows:

SAMARU COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, ZARIA
  1. HigherNational Diploma(HND) 2years
    • Agricultural Extension and Management
    • Pest Management Technology
    • Agncultural Engineering Technology (Farm Power & Machinery)
    • Agricultural Engineering Technology (Soil and Water)
  2. Pre-National Diploma (Pre-ND) (Science & Technology) - 1 year
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND ANIMAL SCIENCE, MANDO- KADUNA
  1. Higher National Diploma (HND) - 2years
    • Animal Health
    • Animal Production Technology
  2. Pre-National Diploma (Pre.ND) (Science & Technology) 1 year
KABBA COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, KABBA
  1. Higher National Diploma (HND) 2 years
    • Crop Production Technology
    • Horticulture and Landscape Technology
    • Agricultural Extension and Management
  2. Pre-National Diploma (Pre-ND) (Science & Technology) - 1 year
  3. Cert. in Horticulture and Landscape Tech. and Poultry Prod. - 1 year
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry Requirements for Higher National Diploma
All candidates wishing to apply for any of the Higher National Diploma courses should have National Diploma with at least Lower Credit/Merit pass in any relevant accredited Agricultural programmes plus a minimum of one (1) year working experience after graduation. Candidates must also have credit passes in the relevant four subjects including: Mathematics, English Language, Chemistry/Physics and Agricultural Science/Biology at WAEC (GCE); NECO and NABTEB. The four credit passes are pre-requisites for the admission into the National Diploma programmes.

Other specific requirements for the individual courses are as follows:
  • Agricultural Extension and Management: Candidates must have National Diploma in Agricultural Technology, Agricultural Engineering Technology, Animal Health and Production Technology, Home and Rural Economics or relevant NCE qualifications.
  • Agricultural Engineering Technology (Farm Power and Machinery): Candidates must have National Diploma in Agricultural Engineering Technology
  • Agricultural Engineering Technology (SoiIdwter), as in (1b) above.
  • Pest Management Technology: Candidates must have National Diploma in Agricultural Technology or Agricultural Engineering Technology
  • Animal Health Technology: Candidates must have National Diploma in Animal Health and Production Technology, or Agricultural Technology i.e. (General Agriculture)
  • Animal Production Technology: As in No (1e)
  • Crop Production Technology: Candidates must have National Diploma in Agricultural Technology (General Agriculture)
  • Horticulture and Landscape Technology: As in No. (1g) above.
NB: Candidates with a PASS at National Diploma will not be considered for admission into Higher National Diploma programmes of DAC except with at least 4 years of cognate experience after graduation. However, graduates of the Division of Agricultural Colleges with a pass grade need minimum of 2 years cognate experience after graduation before he or she will be considered f admission into Higher National Diploma programmes of the DAC.

Entry Requirements for Pre-National Diploma (Science and Technology)
Candidates wishing to apply for Pre-ND must have at least passes in four relevant subjects an O’Level in WASC/GCE/NECO. The successful candidates would further be required to register and pass the prescribed Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) before they will qualify for admission into any National Diploma (ND) programmes of DAC.

The application will close on 30th August, 2013.

HOW TO APPLY?
Application forms are obtainable on payment of two thousand two hundred Naira (N2,200.00) only from Unity Bank Plc, (former Bank of the North), Main Street Branch, Zaria, Kaduna State.

Arrangement can also be made with DAC Headquarters for bulk purchase by any ADP Headquarters. Also visit ABU Website at www.abu.edu.ng for more information on the DAC Diploma Programmes. All completed application forms should be returned not later than 30th August, 2013 to:

The Secretary,
Division of Agricultural Colleges
Ahmadu Bello University
P.M.B 1082, Zaria.
Kaduna State

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