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MPhil Agricultural Extension

Duration: 4 Semester

 

Objectives: The overall goal of the programme is to produce post graduates with a good grounding in the theory and practice of Agricultural Extension and who are able to respond to the current and emerging challenges in extension.

The programme has the following as objectives:

  • Develop manpower capable of identifying problems besetting the agricultural sector
  • Train people who are competent to respond to the emerging challenges in the extension component of agriculture
  • Equip the students with the requisite skills and competencies required to challenge the existing status quo

Structure and content

Semester –by semester course schedule and credit value of each course

Year 1 First Semester

Code Title Credit hours
AEX 501 Development Sociology 3
AEX 502 Communication and Extension Methodology 3
AEX 503 Management of Extension Organisations 3
AEX 504 Research Methodology I 3
AEX 505 Planning Extension Programmes 3
Total 15

Second Semester

Code Title Credit
AEX 506 Monitoring and Evaluation of Agricultural Programmes 3
AEX 507 Research Methodology II 3
AEX 508 Development of Extension Materials 3
CSC 501 Computing for Research 3
Total 12

 

A student pursuing the programme conducts one-year research on problems/issues in agricultural extension or related fields after passing all the prescribed courses. This is done in the second half of the programme. This represents the thesis part of the M. Phil. Programme.

 

Regulations governing assessment of students

Students are assessed purely on their academic and research performances. This is carried out by giving assignments, term papers, quizzes and examinations for the teaching course, and seminar presentation and viva voce (Oral Examination) on their thesis. Students for graduation must have a passed all the required courses with a pass mark of 60% or grade C, and obtained a Cumulative Grade Point Average ( CGPA) of at least 2.50 before proceeding to the research level.

Each student is assigned a team of supervisors made up of Principal Coordinator who must be at least of Senior Lecturer status and up to two (2) or more supervisors, at least one (1) from the Department. The student must submit a research thesis consisting of candidate’s own account of research. The students’ theses must be of such quality as to be suitable for publication, so as make significant contributions to knowledge in the field of agricultural extension. Thesis research works are evidence of originality of scholarly activities by students.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates from the programme can be gainfully employed as lecturers in Agricultural Extension and Related areas in higher educational institutions. They can also function successfully as policy advisors and consultants on private basis or employed in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in Agriculture.

 

Recognition and accreditation

National Accreditation Board, Ghana

 

Tuition Language

English