Kwadaso Agricultural College 

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Kwadaso Agricultural College 
Kwadaso Agricultural College 

As it stands now, the keystone of the Ghana’s economy is Agriculture. Notwithstanding, there is the need to improve and maintain the production of food in order to sustain the increasing population and more importantly, curb the alarming food insecurity. To achieve this, Kwadaso Agric College and other related Agric colleges were established to produce well trained Agric experts or extension officers.

These Agric experts or extension officers, are in turn going to provide farmers with the requisite knowledge about farming and its related activities in order to equip these farmers with the best farming practices.

Today, we are going to share with you all the details about the Kwadaso Agricultural College (including their history, programmes and admission requirements).

BRIEF HISTORY ABOUT KWADASO AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE

The institution was set up in 1922 at Kumasi with the main aim of providing education on cocoa production to school leavers/dropouts by then. In the then Gold Coast, the main buyers of cocoa were Fry and Cadbury. These two chocolate companies by then, provided the structures or the facilities used in setting up the institution.

However, there was an increase demand for food and that compel the college to be expanded in order to accommodate and train secondary school leavers in General Agriculture. The learners in turn were employed as Agricultural Assistants in the then Department Of Agriculture. In 1948, the land of the Central Agric Station was given to the Department of Agriculture by the then Asantehene for Agricultural Research and Training purposes. Afterwards, facilities were then put in place for Soil and Crop Research for training.

In 1952, the College was however, moved from the then Cadbury Hall (which was the regional offices of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture) to its current site and was named the Kwadaso Agricultural Training Center. Before 1996, the College kept on training GCE/SSCE holders for a certificate in General Agriculture of which these learners were been employed by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Fast-forward, the programme was reexamined to rather train the students for the agricultural sector. The revision of the curriculum led to the cancellation of the automatic employment of learners by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

LIST OF HALLS OF RESIDENCE AT KWADASO AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE
  • Sam Hall
  • Nicholas Hall
  • Rose Mensah Hall
  • Modern Hall
  • Hunter Hall
  • Smith Hall
DEPARTMENTS AT KWADASO AGRIC COLLEGE
  • Crop science department
  • Animal science department
  • Agricultural engineering department
  • Department of home science
  • Agricultural economics, agribusiness and extension department
  • Non-traditional agriculture department
PROGRAMMES AND REQUIREMENTS
1. Regular Programmes
  • Diploma in General Agriculture

Requirement: Applicants must be SSSCE/ WASSCE students and moreover, must have at least an aggregate of 24 or better in the core subjects (Mathematics, English and Integrated Science) and any other (3) three Elective subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, General Agriculture, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Horticulture and etc). Again, applicants must have credit in the above mentioned core subjects. Moreover, a minimum grade of C6 in any three (3) of the Elective subjects.

  • Diploma in Agricultural Extension

Requirement: For holders of Certificate in General Agriculture who have a minimum of two(2) years working experience.

2. SANDWICH/WEEKEND PROGRAMMES
  • Diploma in General Agriculture

Requirement: For holders of Certificate in General Agriculture who have a minimum of two(2) years working experience.

  • Certificate in General Agriculture
SHORT COURSES; DURATION [1-16 weeks]

These are courses designed for students, farmers or individuals who want to advance their knowledge on the courses below. Depending on the structure of a particular course, it can take between 1-16 weeks to complete it.

  • Mushroom production
  • Snail and fish farming Pig and vegetable production
  • Poultry production
  • Animal health
  • Pesticide management
  • Bee keeping
  • Rabbit production among others.
CONTACT INFORMATION( KWADASO AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE)

Email: [email protected]

Phone numbers: 03220-50134 and 024 073 1262.

 

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