2019/2020 Academic Year

Bunso Cocoa College, Accredited by National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations (NABPTEX) is offering a Two (2) year Diploma programme.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for admission to the Diploma programme at the Bunso Cocoa College from January 2019.

1.0 Faculty of Agriculture and Rural Development

Diploma in Cocoa and Coffee Agronomy and Extension

2.0 Minimum Entry Requirement

Students with basic senior high school education, GCE O' level or its equivalent, mature and foreign students are eligible.
Candidates must have:
2.1 Credits in THREE [3] SSSCE/WASSCE Core subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science/Social Studies. In addition,

  1. Science Students: Credits in THREE [3] SSSCE/WASSCE Elective subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Elective Mathematics.
  2. Agricultural Science Students: Credits in THREE [3] SSSCE/WASSCE Elective subjects: Chemistry, General Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Crop, Elective Mathematics and Physics.
  3. Arts Students: Credits in THREE [3] SSSCE/WASSCE Elective subjects: Economics, Geography, Government and Elective Mathematics.
  4. MoFA Certificate in Agriculture
2.2 Candidates with GCE O' level or its equivalent must have THREE (3) credits in English, Mathematics and General Science. In addition,
  1. Science Students: Credits in TWO [2] GCE O level Elective subjects: Chemistry, Biology and Physics and passes in THREE [3] GCE A level elective subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Mathematics.
  2. Agricultural Science Students: Credits in TWO [2] GCE O level Elective subjects: Agricultural Science, Physics and Chemistry.
  3. Arts Students: Credits in TWO [2] GCE O level subjects: Economics, Geography, Government, and Business Management.
2.3 Matured Candidates: Candidates who are 25 years and above and possess the minimum qualifications in either 2.1 or 2.2. This requires passing an Entrance Exam and ana interview.

3.0 HOW TO APPLY

  1. Purchase an Application Form from the Bunso Cocoa College Main Office, Cocoa Health and Extension Division (CHED) Head Office, and all CHED Regional Offices in the Eastern, Western North & South, Central, Volta, Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions.

DEADLINE

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2018

5.0 Cost of Application Forms
Ghanaian Applicants - GHC 100
Foreign Applicants - GHC 200


Completed Application Forms should be sent to the following Address:
The admissions Officer
Bunso Cocoa College
P.O.Box 2, Bunso-Eastern Region Ghana

For further Enquiries, please contact us on:
Telephone: 055 813 0863 / 027 344 8529
Email: admissions@bcc.cocobod.gh

DIPLOMA COURSE IN COCOA AND COFFEE AGRONOMY AND EXTENSION - REQUIREMENTS AND CURRICULUM

1.0 Name of Institutiion
Bunso Cocoa College

2.0 Name of Faculty
Faculty of Agriculture and Rural Development

3.0 Name of Department
Department of Agronomy and Extension

S/NO PROGRAMME CONTACT HOURS
1 Diploma in Cocoa and Coffee Agronomy To be determined by NABPTEX
2 Diploma in Integrated Pest Management To be determined by NABPTEX
3 Diploma in Extension and Rural Development To be determined by NABPTEX

5.0 Type of Affiliation
Programme affiliation

6.0 Background

6.1 Vision
Bunso Cocoa College (B.C.C.) aims to use the Diploma in Cocoa and Coffee Agronomy and Extension programme to establish itself as a centre of excellence in the creation of practical knowledge in Ghana and other Cocoa growing countries.

6.2 Mission
To produce academically knowledgeable, practically, skilful, professionally competent and confident graduates with deeper understanding of effective agronomic principles in cocoa and coffee cultivation.

6.3 Aims and Objectives
The curriculum shall be designed to enable students upon the completion of the programme:

  1. Acquire adequate technical knowledge and skills in Cocoa and Coffee Agronomy
  2. Go into private Cocoa and Coffee production to create employment in the Cocoa industry
  3. Train and educate other farmers in Cocoa and Coffee agronomy
  4. Realise their aspirations in the Cocoa sector

7.0 Employment Prospects
Graduates of the programme will be opened to opportunities in the following institution:

  1. Ghana Cocoa Board
  2. Ministry of Food and Agriculture and allied Ministries
  3. Agricultural Research Institutes in Ghana and other countries
  4. Non-Governmental Organisations involved in Cocoa and Coffee projects
  5. Standard Boards
  6. Agricultural Colleges and Institutes
  7. Farmer Based Organizations (FBOs)
  8. Management of large scale Cocoa and Coffee farms/Plantations
  9. Licensed Buying Companies
  10. Partners in the Cocoa Value Chain

  11. Additionally they could be self-employed in Cocoa and Coffee agro based enterprises.