About us

The Agricultural Extensions and Management Department is an academic department within the School of Management Sciences at Federal Polytechnic Ayede. Led by the pioneer Acting Head of Department, Mr. Adisa A. Abdullahi, the department is committed to excellence in agricultural education and research.

As of now, the department comprises thirteen (13) full-time lecturers and two (3) non-teaching staff members. Upholding firm discipline and integrity, the department instills in its students a professional code of conduct, expecting them to dress corporately and comport themselves professionally both inside and outside the classroom, while adhering to the rules and regulations of the polytechnic.

Program: National Diploma (ND) in Agricultural Extensions and Management


The National Diploma in Agricultural Extensions and Management program is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the agricultural sector. Upon completion of the program, graduates should be able to:

  • Conduct agricultural extension services to disseminate knowledge and best practices to farmers and rural communities.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of sustainable agricultural practices.
  • Facilitate the establishment and management of agricultural enterprises.
  • Contribute to agricultural policy formulation and implementation.
  • Provide expertise in crop and livestock management, including pest and disease control.
  • Engage in community outreach and advocacy for agricultural development and sustainability.
  • Utilize modern technologies and tools for data collection, analysis, and decision-making in agricultural management.

Entry Requirements

The general entry requirements for the ND in Agricultural Extensions and Management program are:

  • Five credit-level passes in WAEC, NECO, or NABTEB in not more than two sittings.
  • Subjects must include Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, and any three of the following: Geography, Mathematics, Economics, Technical Drawing, Physics, and English language. At least a pass in English language and Mathematics is compulsory.
  • Candidates who have successfully completed the Board’s recognized pre-National diploma (Science Technology) course may be admitted into the program, provided they meet the stipulated criteria.

Program Structure

The National Diploma in Agricultural Extensions and Management is a two-year program, comprising four semesters of comprehensive learning experiences. Each semester includes classroom instruction, laboratory work, field studies, and workshops. Additionally, students participate in a three-month Supervised Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) at the end of each year, providing practical exposure and hands-on training in agricultural management.

Our Mission

The Agricultural Extensions and Management Department at Federal Polytechnic Ayede is committed to preparing students for successful careers in agriculture by providing them with the necessary knowledge, skills, and practical experience. Our mission is to promote innovation, sustainability, and excellence in agricultural practices through education, research, and community engagement.

Academic Activities

We offer a comprehensive range of academic activities to meet the diverse needs of the agricultural industry. Our curriculum covers various topics, including crop science, soil science, animal science, agricultural engineering, and agribusiness management.

Students in our programs benefit from a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical experience. They have access to state-of-the-art laboratories, experimental farms, and modern agricultural equipment to enhance their learning. Additionally, they participate in fieldwork, internships, and industry visits to gain real-world exposure and develop valuable skills.

Thank you,
Warm Regards,
Mr. Adisa A. Abdullahi
Acting Head of Department, Agricultural Extensions and Management Department