UNIPORT IARD Short Courses, Professional, Diploma Certificate Form 2020/2021

University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) has Commenced the application forms for IARD Short Courses, Professional, Diploma & Certificate Programmes Admission Form for the 2020/2021 session.

University of Port Harcourt UNIPORT

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) Institute of Agricultural Research and Development (IARD) Short Courses, Professional, Diploma & Certificate Programmes for the 2020/2021 academic session.


Short Courses

  1. Agripreneurship and Agribusiness Management
  2. Agritrade and Farm Produce Marketing
  3. Social Capital and Networking for Agricultural Development
  4. Feed Formulation and Composition
  5. Profitable Poultry Production and
  6. Smallholder Goat Farming for Urban Markets
  7. Fish Handling and Processing Technology
  8. Principles of Pond Fertilization and Maintenance
  9. Small and Medium Size Fish Farming for Livelihood
  10. Farm Tractor Operation and Maintenance
  11. Improved Weed Management for Sustainable Crop Production
  12. Integrated Crop Pest and Diseases Management
  13. Bee Keeping and Apiary Management
  14. Planning a Small-scale Plant Nursery
  15. Snail Farming for Export
  16. Post-Harvest Technology and Food Storage
  17. Processing and Packaging Farm Produce
  18. 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.

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  1. Agricultural Communication Skills, Conflict Management and Resolution
  2. Co-Operative Management
  3. Agricultural Laws and Policies for Agribusiness
  4. Farm Animal Husbandry
  5. Principles of Animal Health, Diseases and Hygiene
  6. Mini-Livestock production for Landless Farmers
  7. Fish handling and Processing Technology
  8. Principles of Pond fertilization and maintenance
  9. Small and Medium Size Fish Farming for Livelihood
  10. Farm Mechanization and Agricultural Safety
  11. Principles and Practices of Farm Irrigation
  12. Mushroom Production and Management
  13. Agricultural Farm Produce management
  14. Forestry and Environmental Management
  15. Plantation Establishment Practice and Landscaping
  16. Urban Tree Management practice and Landscaping
  17. Organic Farming for Sustainable Agriculture
  18. Responsive Agriculture and Climate Change

Certificate Programmes

  1. Agricultural Economics and Food Marketing
  2. Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology
  3. Animal Production and Management
  4. Fish Farming and Fisheries Technology
  5. Food and Cash Crop Production
  6. Soil Resources Management
  7. Forest Resources Management
  8. Ecotourism and Wildlife Management
  9. Food Processing and Post-Harvest Technology

UNIPORT IARD Programmes Admision 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)
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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. 08037075812 (between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm on weekdays only) or contact us on e-mail: iard@uniport.edu.ng.

CLOSING DATE: The sale of Forms will close on Tuesday, 31st August 2021.


  • 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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