ABU Zaria HND, ND & Pre-ND Admission Form 2019/2020

This is to inform the general public that application forms for admissions into Higher National Diploma (HND), National Diploma (ND), Pre-National Diploma (Pre-ND) and Certificate programmes offered by the Division of Agricultural Colleges (DAC), Ahmadu Bello University, ABU Zaria, for the academic session of 2019/2020 are now on sale. The programmes offered in the three Colleges under DAC are as follows:
A. SAMARU COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, ZARIA


  1. Higher National Diploma (HND) – 2 years
    a) Agricultural Extension and Management
    b) Pest Management Technology
    c) Agricultural and Bio-Environmental Engineering Technology (Farm Power
    and Machinery option)
    d) Agricultural and Bio-Environmental Engineering Technology (Soil and
    Water option)
    e) Home and Rural Economics
    f) Pasture and Range Management Technology
  2. National Diploma (ND) – 2 years
    a) Agricultural Technology
    b) Agricultural and Bio-Environmental Engineering Technology
    c) Home and Rural Economics
  3. Pre-National Diploma (Pre-ND) – 1 year
    a) Agricultural Technology
    b) Agricultural and Bio-Environmental Engineering Technology
    c) Home and Rural Economics
  4. Certificate in Fisheries Production Technology – 1 year
    B. COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND ANIMAL SCIENCE, MANDO- KADUNA
  5. Higher National Diploma (HND) – 2 years
    a) Animal Health Technology
    b) Animal Production Technology
    c) Pasture and Range Management Technology
  6. National Diploma (ND) – 2 years
    a) Fisheries Technology
    b) Animal Health and Production Technology
  7. Pre-National Diploma (Pre-ND) – 1 year
    a) Fisheries Technology
    b) Animal Health and Production Technology

C. KABBA COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, KOGI

  1. Higher National Diploma (HND) – 2 years
    a) Agricultural Extension and Management
    b) Crop Production Technology
    c) Horticulture and Landscape Technology
  2. National Diploma (ND) – 2 years
    a) Agricultural Technology
    b) Horticultural Technology
  3. Pre-National Diploma (Pre-ND) – 1 years
    a) Agricultural Technology
    b) Horticultural Technology
  4. Certificates – 1 year
    a) Certificate in Poultry Production
    b) Certificate in Horticulture and Landscape Technology
    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
  5. HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA:
    All candidates wishing to apply into any of the Higher National Diploma programmes should have
    National Diploma with at least Lower Credit 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 five subjects including: Mathematics, English Language,
    Chemistry/Physics and Agricultural Science/Biology at WAEC (GCE), NECO and NABTEB. The
    five credit passes are pre-requisites for the admission into the National Diploma programmes.
    Other specific requirements for the individual courses are as follows:
    a. Agricultural Extension and Management: Candidates must have National Diploma in
    Agricultural Technology, Agricultural Engineering Technology, Animal Health and
    Production Technology and NCE (DM). b. Agricultural and Bio-Environmental Engineering Technology (Farm Power and
    Machinery): Candidates must have National Diploma in Agricultural Engineering
    Technology or relevant programmes.
    c. Agricultural and Bio-Environmental Engineering Technology (Soil and Water). As in
    (1b) above.
    d. Pest Management Technology: Candidates must have National Diploma in Agricultural
    Technology, Agricultural and Bio-Environmental Engineering Technology and Science
    Laboratory Technology.
    e. Animal Health Technology: Candidates must have National Diploma in Animal Health
    and Production Technology.
    f. Animal Production Technology: Candidates must have National Diploma in Animal
    Health and Production Technology or Agricultural Technology. g. Crop Production Technology: Candidates must have National Diploma in Agricultural
    Technology (General Agriculture)

h. Horticulture and Landscape Technology: Candidates must have National Diploma in
Agricultural Technology, Horticulture and Landscape Technology or Forestry Technology
i. Home and rural Economics: Candidates must have National Diploma in Home and Rural Economics, Food and Nutrition, Hotel Management Technology, Catering, Food and Dietetics or NCE in Home Economics (DM).
j. Pasture and Range Management: Candidates must have National Diploma in
Agricultural Technology, Animal Health and Production Technology, Forestry Technology or Wildlife Management.


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 3 years of cognate
experience after graduation. However, graduates of the Division of Agricultural
Colleges with a pass grade need a minimum of 2 years cognate experience after graduation before he or she will be considered for admission into Higher National Diploma programmes of the DAC.

NATIONAL DIPLOMA:
Entry requirements into the National Diploma Programmes must be through JAMB, the cut-off point into the programmes is normally determined at every year’s JAMB policy meeting.
Candidates must have Credit Passes in English Language and Mathematics as stipulated by the National Policy on Education. Other relevant credits subjects at WAEC ordinary level, NECO,
NABTEB, or Teachers Grade II at not more than two sittings or a combination of any of the two
e.g. WAEC plus NECO. The 5 subjects for various courses are not strictly the same and vary as
follows:
a. Agricultural Technology
Credits level passes in 5 subjects that must include English Language, Mathematics,
Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry and any other from the following: Geography,
Economics and Physics.
b. Agricultural and Bio-environmental Engineering Technology Programme
Credits level passes in 5 subjects that must include English Language and Mathematics,
Physics, Biology / Agricultural Science and any other one from Chemistry / Geography/Economics/Further Mathematics. c. Home and Rural Economics Programme
Credit level passes in 5 subjects that must include English Language, Mathematics,
Biology/Agricultural Science/Food & Nutrition/Home Management and any other from the
following: Geography, Economics, Religious Knowledge, Nigerian Languages.
d. Animal Health and Production Technology
Credit level passes in 5 subjects that must include English Language and Mathematics,
Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry and any other from the following: Geography,
Economics and Physics.

Fisheries Technology
Credit level passes in 5 subjects that must include English Language, Mathematics,
Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry and any other from the following: Geography,
Economics and Physics.
f. Horticulture and Landscape Technology
Credit level passes in 5 subjects that must include English Language, Mathematics,
Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry; and any other from the following: Geography, Economics and Physics.

  1. PRE-NATIONAL DIPLOMA/REMEDIAL (SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
    Candidates wishing to apply for Pre-ND must have at least passes in four relevant subjects at
    ‘O’ Level in WASC/GCE/NECO or NABTEB. The Pre-ND programme is only to prepare the
    candidate to pass UTME examination and ‘O’ level certificate.
  2. CERTIFICATE COURSES
    Candidates wishing to apply for Certificate Programme must have a minimum of two non-credit
    passes in any of the science subjects at WAEC, NECO, NABTEB or both.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

i. NATIONAL DIPLOMA
Application forms for National Diploma (ND) are obtainable on payment of two thousand Naira (N2,000.00) only.
ii. HND, PRE-ND & CERTIFICATE
Application forms for HND, PRE-ND & Certificate are obtainable on payment of two thousand five hundred Naira (N2,500.00) only.


APPLICATION PROCESS FOR ADMISSION INTO DAC COLLEGES


i. Click on the Division’s website “http://dac.abu.edu.ng”.
ii. Click on the link “2018/2019 application form are currently on sale click on purchase”. iii. Select “click here to apply”.
iv. Enter the relevant information and click “Create Account”.
v. Click at “Generate RRR” to obtain your RRR Transaction ID.
vi. Then, you have the option to either click on “Pay via Remita” using your ATM card or print “Transaction Slip” and make your payment at any commercial bank that is online.

CLOSING DATE


The closing date for the sales of application forms is 15th January, 2020. Further information can be obtained from the DAC website or at the various Colleges.

We are always ready to address your comments or complaints:
  • dac@abu.edu.ng
  • +234 (0) 8105458888
  • +234 (0) 8110166667


Signed:
Secretary, DAC


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