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KITA College

KITA - The institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kumasi is at the forefront of Professional, Tertiary, Technical and Vocational Agricultural education and training since 1984, offering a wide range of full time and part time courses for prospective and practicing farmers and agriculturalist. The (University) College of Tropical Agriculture was registered in May 2010 to take over the tertiary educational programs of the Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture. The Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture has been operating a professional farmers’ college since 1984. It is the premiere private agricultural college that has been offering technical vocational courses and other tertiary courses in general agriculture under the supervision of the National Accreditation Board (NAB), National Board for Professional and Technicians Examination (NABPTEX) and the National Council for Tertiary Education (NTCE), The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), the Ministry of Education (MOE), and the Ministry of Manpower Youth and Employment (MMYE). Graduates of the Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA) are noted as ambassadors of professional farming, agribusiness entrepreneurs, sustainable agriculture, eco-village, and permaculture design, and they have won many best farmer awards throughout Ghana and beyond. They are also known to transform farming and agriculture in Ghana. The Institute also won the MOFA’s Best Institution Award for 2010. The College of Tropical Agriculture seeks to build upon the over 30 years experience of professional agricultural education and skill training that KITA has accumulated by improving quality assurance in research and in academia. Please navigate through the pages and if you need any extra information or assistance contact us and for further information director@kitaghana.org or Telephone 0244108268 /  0244796059 Thank you , Management COURSES OFFERED BY THE COLLEGE INCLUDE: 1. HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN GENERAL TROPICAL AGRICULTURE, (DIPTA) – 3 YEARS Entry Requirements: SSCE, WASSCE with 6 passes including English, Maths and Science, GCE ‘O’ level, Cert. A teachers, NVTI NCC, City and Guilds advanced, and MOFA Certificate in Agric. Graduates Participate in National Service Scheme, Graduates are also able to enter the UNIVERSITIES in the second or third year based on their class. 2. CERTIFICATE IN GENERAL AGRICULTURE: 2 YEARS 3. NATIONAL VOCATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE (NVTI) – Grade ONE and NCC = 2 years 4. Ghana Education Service - City & guilds Advanced = 2 Years Entry requirements for certificate courses: NVTI Grade TWO and ONE, Farm institute Grade A, NACVET, WA/SSCE with 4 PASSES including English, Maths and Science, GCE ‘O’ Level 4 passes. (Proceed to the Diploma with NCC and proceed to University) 5. SHORT CERTIFICATE COURSES in Poultry, Farm Management, Snail, Rabbitry, Grasscutter, Piggery, Horticulture and Landscape design, vegetables, Beekeeping, Turkey, Organic farming, Permaculture, Agribusiness, Entrepreneurship, Project proposal writing and Computer science. Civil Servants who want to start their own agribusinesses can partake in any of the above courses and gain the technical skill, the business development skill and professional support to begin their own enterprises. KITA technical staff will be able to provide follow up consultancy after training to help participants set up their farms. 6. DISTANCE LEARNING AND CORRESPONDENCE COURSES for working Professionals, Public/Civil servants, TEACHERS, Police & Prison Officers, MOFA extension workers, etc in each of the Diploma, NVTI & Certificate and short courses.
  1. Seminars and workshops in new technologies for farmers, youth and women and community groups
LIMITED SCHOLARSHIPS AND RESIDENTIAL (HOSTEL & BOARDING) FACILITIES AVAILABLE CAREER PROGRESSION: Our programs have been running for 25 years and it is designed for people who want to take up careers in agriculture as Farm Owners/Managers, NGO/Bank Project officers, Veterinary officers, Extension workers, Agricultural consultants and Researchers and Agric Entrepreneurs. Diploma graduates partake in the NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME, working mostly with MOFA, GES - teaching, NGOs, and other international Organizations. Most of our graduates from both Diploma and Certificate courses have WON BEST FARMER AWARDS, others have RECEIVED SCHOLARSHIPS TO CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION both in Ghana and abroad. Others have received grants to start their own farms, NGOs. We are pleased to bring our students in contact with EXPERIENCED TRAINERS drawn from the Universities, research Institutes, colleges, NGO,s Banks etc, who are recognized in their own fields of expertise and are able to deliver training of the highest caliber. Admissions are open for enrollment in February for Senior High School graduates who want to take up agriculture as a career. See our admissions brochure download, complete and submit to us for immediate attention. To download admission forms please click here: Trainees enjoying lectures As a modest institution located in its new site, about 8 kilometres east of Kumasi and 3 kilometres (on map) from U.S.T., training is done in collaboration with a lot of institutions including Ghana Organic Agricultural Network (GOAN), the Research Institutions (CRI, SRI, ARI, FRI), it has the recognition of the Ministries of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), Education (MOE) and the Manpower Development and Employment (MMDE). KITA has trained students from all over the world. Training in KITA takes the following forms: (Please follow the quick links above to find the course that suites you)

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