AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION (M. Sc)

Admission Requirements

Candidate seeking admission to the Master of Agricultural Extension Degree Programme must have any of the following qualifications from recognized institutions:

  1. Matriculation requirement of individual university including Mathematics and English language;
  2. Higher National Diploma in Agriculture with a postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Extension or Rural Sociology with a least credit level;
  3. Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture with a minimum of second class lower from a recognized University, or a third class degree with PGD with at least credit level.

Duration of the professional Master of Agricultural Economics Degree Programme

  1. The Full-time Master of Agricultural Extension Degree Programme shall run for a minimum duration of three (3) semesters and maximum of six (6) semesters.
  2. The part-time professional Master of Agricultural Extension Degree Programme Shall run for a minimum duration of six (6) semesters and maximum of eight (8) semesters.

. Course Synopses for the Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Extension

AES 812      Rural Development, Theory and Practice 2 Credit Units

Theory and practice of sociological study of the role of rural and agricultural development of developing countries. Strategies and models of rural development; economic and political integration of rural areas. Examination of institutional and infrastructural development.

AES 814      Comparative Extension Systems 2 Credit Units

The history, organization and administration of Agricultural Extension in Nigeria. Analysis of cooperative extension services in the country. Characteristics of different approaches.

 AEX 815      Agricultural Extension Programme Planning and Evaluation 2 Credit Units

Conceptual framework for planning socio-economic and educational programmes; programme planning models. Planned and unplanned changes; top-down versus grassroot planning; administration procedure for extension programme planning. Case studies and discussions.

AES  814     Agrarian Systems and Social Movement 2 Credit Units

Comparative examination of the nature and structure of different agrarian systems in terms of land tenure patterns, social structure, production, organization and population composition.

AES 821      Leadership for Social Change 2 Credit Units

Effective leadership roles and relationships in small groups and community settings, analysis of process the leadership development with specific reference to principles applicable to discovering and educating potential leaders for social change and evaluation of leadership development programmes.

AEX 822      Technological Changes in Rural Societies 2 Credit Units

Theories and process of diffusion of innovation; the concept of appropriate technology; its development and pre-conditions.

AEX824  Communication and Teaching Methods in Extension 2 Credit Units

Theories of communication and their application to extension teaching, principles and processes of communication. Comparative analysis of various extension teaching methods and their relevance to extension administration, researchers and field agents.

AEX 821      Administration and Supervision in Extension 2 Credit Units

Basic concepts in administration and supervision in extension and their application to extension programmes. Administration process, structure and characteristics of bureaucracy and applications for programmes of change; staff development, recruitment, selection, placement and management of personnel. Coordination of subject matter and other resources to solve agricultural development problems.

AES 811      Intermediate Sociological Theories 2 Credit Units

The nature of scientific revolutions. The meaning of sociological theory. Groups and human societies.