About us

The Agricultural Technology Department is an academic department within the School of Agricultural Technology 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 Technology


The National Diploma in Agricultural Technology program is designed to produce agricultural technicians who are self-reliant, skilled, and capable of adopting modern techniques in agricultural production. Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Establish agricultural farm enterprises in crop, animal, and fish production.
  • Employ modern techniques in apiary, floriculture, micro-livestock (e.g., rabbits, cane rat, and snailery), quails, and pigeons production.
  • Employ modern techniques in the production of animal feeds.
  • Assist in processing, storage, and marketing of agricultural produce.
  • Assist in pest and disease control.
  • Carry out Agricultural Extension services.
  • Carry out field survey involving land measurements and field layout.

Entry Requirements

The general entry requirements for the ND in Agricultural Technology 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 Technology is a two-year program, comprising four semesters of classroom, laboratory, field, and workshop activities. Each semester consists of 17 weeks duration, with 15 contact weeks of teaching and 2 weeks for examination and registration. Additionally, a three-month Supervised Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) is carried out at the end of each year of the program.

Our Mission

The Agricultural Technology 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 Technology Department