UNIPORT IARD Short Courses, Professional, Dip. & Cert Form

UNIPORT IARD Short Courses, Professional, Dip. & Cert Form

The University of Port Harcourt's Institute of Agricultural Research and Development (IARD) invites applications for the 2021/2022 academic session. Offering a variety of training options such as short courses, professional diplomas, and certificate programmes, it provides diverse opportunities to enhance your agricultural skills. Candidates with relevant experience are encouraged to apply by 31st October 2023.

The University of Port Harcourt’s Institute of Agricultural Research and Development (IARD) opens its doors for 2021/2022 admission into a diverse range of training options. These include short courses, professional diploma, and certificate programmes aimed to equip individuals with agricultural and developmental skills.

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Short CoursesAgripreneurship and Agribusiness Management
Agritrade and Farm Produce Marketing
Social Capital and Networking for Agricultural Development
Feed Formulation and Composition
Profitable Poultry Production and
Smallholder Goat Farming for Urban Markets
Fish Handling and Processing Technology
Principles of Pond Fertilization and Maintenance
Small and Medium Size Fish Farming for Livelihood
Farm Tractor Operation and Maintenance
Improved Weed Management for Sustainable Crop Production
Integrated Crop Pest and Diseases Management
Bee Keeping and Apiary Management
Planning a Small-scale Plant Nursery
Snail Farming for Export
Post-Harvest Technology and Food Storage
Processing and Packaging Farm Produce
Strategies for Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emission with Changing Climate

Professional Diploma

These are targeted agricultural training suitable for candidates with relevant or related practical experience and wishing to become more efficient in their current or future jobs.Agricultural Communication Skills, Conflict Management and Resolution
Co-Operative Management
Agricultural Laws and Policies for Agribusiness
Farm Animal Husbandry
Principles of Animal Health, Diseases and Hygiene
Mini-Livestock production for Landless Farmers
Fish handling and Processing Technology
Principles of Pond fertilization and maintenance
Small and Medium Size Fish Farming for Livelihood
Farm Mechanization and Agricultural Safety
Principles and Practices of Farm Irrigation
Mushroom Production and Management
Agricultural Farm Produce management
Forestry and Environmental Management
Plantation Establishment Practice and Landscaping
Urban Tree Management practice and Landscaping
Organic Farming for Sustainable Agriculture
Responsive Agriculture and Climate Change

Certificate ProgrammesAgricultural Economics and Food Marketing
Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology
Animal Production and Management
Fish Farming and Fisheries Technology
Food and Cash Crop Production
Soil Resources Management
Forest Resources Management
Ecotourism and Wildlife Management
Food Processing and Post-Harvest Technology
UNIPORT IARD Programmes Admission Requirements

Short Courses: Candidates must Possess relevant or related practical experience

Professional Diploma Programmes:Possess relevant or related practical experience
Possession of a Higher National Diploma (HND) or First Degree in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is added advantage.

Certificate Courses:Possess relevant or related practical experience
Possess the requisite O’level credits passes in three subjects, which must include:English Language (compulsory)
Chemistry (compulsory)
Biology or Agricultural Science (and not both)
Mathematics or Physics (and not both) and
Any other subject (Economics, Geography, Further Mathematics, or Commerce)
UNIPORT IARD Programmes Duration

Short Courses: Shall last between 10 to 21 days

Professional Diploma Programmes: Shall last 12 Calendar months

Certificate Courses: Shall last 12 Calendar months
How to Apply for UNIPORT IARD Programmes Admission Form

A non-refundable application fee of fifteen thousand naira (N15,000.00) in certified bank draft in favour of IARD (UNIPORT) and made payable to College of Continuing Education (CCE), UNIPORT. Applicants should visit www.uniport.edu.ng or our Blogspot http://iard-uniport.blogspot.com, download and print the application form. Completed application forms should be submitted to the Director, Institute of Agricultural Research and Development (IARD), Choba campus, UNIPORT.

Shortlisted and admitted candidates will be invited to complete the necessary registration processes and commence training.

For further information, please call: Phone No. 08065238655 or 08037322498 (between 9:00am and 3:00pm on week days only) or contact us on e-mail: [email protected].

The sale of admission forms will close on Tuesday, 31st October, 2023. Make sure to complete your application before this deadline to secure your place in these beneficial programmes.

Note:Only candidates with three (3) Ordinary Level credits passes in the WASC/SSCE/GCE/NABTEB/NECO at not more than two (2) sittings are acceptable for registration.
TC II is not acceptable.
The set of names stated by candidates in their Application Forms must be consistent with the names on their credentials. Inconsistency in names may lead to disqualification.
Candidates with O/Level Examination Results from 2009 backwards must present their Original Certificates and not Statement of Results or Result Slips.

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