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DEPARTMENT OF HOME AND RURAL ECONOMICS,

FEDERAL COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, IBADAN, NIGERIA.

HOME & RURAL ECONOMICS BRIEF HISTORY.


HOME & RURAL ECONOMICS BRIEF HISTORY


National Board of Technical Education (N.B.T.E) accredited the Home and Rural Economics department in the year 2012. Academic programme started in the year 2013 with 22 pioneer students.

OBJECTIVES AND GOAL OF THE PROGRAMME

The programme is designed to produce personnel, who will be able to organizeand exploit rural resources for the improvement of the industrial potentials and welfare of the family and the rural community.

OBJECTIVES

On completion of this programme, the diplomats should be able to:

1. Know modern and decent housekeeping including aesthetics and environmental sanitation.

2. Know techniques of improved food production, storage, processing and packaging for the home and immediate market.

3. Understand and acquire lucrative skills for service to the community and for self employment and sustenance

4. Organize rural youth into co-operatives for small scale industrial and other rural activities to enable them acquire self-supporting skills.

5. Organize and educate rural populace on methods of producing various balanced foods for the home and local restaurants using locally available raw materials.

6. Counsel rural women on marriage, family planning and other social problems.

7. Organize and educate rural women on modern and healthy childcare and upbringing methods.

ENTRY / ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The entry qualification into the National Diploma programme in Home and Rural Economics is five credit passes in the West African School Certificate (WASC/GCE) or Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE),or National Examination Council Certificate (NECO) or equivalent in not more than two sittings, and a pass in the JAMB-UNIFIED TERTIARY MATRICULATION EXAMINATION (UTME).The five credit level passes must include:English language, Mathematics, Home Economics or Nutrition or Agricultural Science or Biology. One Science subject, one other subjectfrom:Geography, Economics, Social Science, Religious Knowledge, and any Nigerian Language.

However, admission into the part-time programme of the department, which is a three years programme of six (6) semesters, is through the College Registry Unit.

DURATION AND CURRICULUM STRUCTURE

It should be emphasized that the National Diploma (ND) programme is terminal and candidates graduating from this programme should be able to perform without resort to make-up in knowledge at that level. The diploma programme is therefore designed to run for four semesters, each of 17 weeks, which will involve 15 weeks of classroom lectures, practical/laboratory works and 2 weeks for examination periods and registration. In the behavioural approach of course unit system, a candidate must take at least 15 credits units per semester while the maximum varies between 18 and 20 units.

The curriculum of National Diploma consists of components of General Studies, Foundational courses, Professional courses, and Supervised Industrial Work Experience (SIWES). This shall take place at the end of the second semester of the first year for three to four months.

MRS. T. OLUBODE

Head of Department