Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education Course at Botswana College of Engineering and Technology (BCET)

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education Course at Botswana College of Engineering and Technology (BCET)

What is Agricultural Education?

Agricultural education is the teaching of agriculture, natural resources, and land management. At higher levels, agricultural education is primarily undertaken to prepare students for employment in the agricultural sector.

Objectives of the Programme

  • To produce competent agricultural education teachers for senior secondary schools.
  • To co-operate with other Departments in the Faculty of Agriculture and outside the faculty in training and producing high quality Agriculture teachers.
  • To combine theory and practice in all agricultural and education courses.

Employment Opportunities

The introduction of the BSc in Agricultural Education programme was based on the need for trained teachers in Agricultural Science in Secondary Schools. Agricultural Education graduates may also serve as Education Officers and subject matter specialists in the Ministry of Education. They may also be employed in colleges of education, private and parastatal sectors, and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s).

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the agricultural projects in Botswana?

These projects include small stock, piggery, poultry production, dairy production, apiculture/bee production, horticulture, and aquaculture/fish production. Beef is by far Botswana’s primary agricultural product for export. The cattle population is currently estimated at 2.1 million.

Which institutions offer training in agriculture in Botswana?

  • Botho University.
  • Gaborone University College of Law & Professional Studies (GUC)
  • Limkokwing University of Creative Technology – Botswana, Gaborone.
  • University of Botswana.
  • Botswana International University of Science and technology.
  • Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Botswana Accountancy College.

What are the objectives of agricultural education Programme?

To develop an understanding of, and appreciation for, career opportunities in agriculture and the preparation needed to enter and progress in agricultural occupations. To develop the ability to secure satisfactory placement and advance in an agricultural occupation through a program of continuing education.

What is the agriculture of Botswana?

Agricultural potential is limited due to the Kalahari Desert that occupies a large area of the country. As a result, about 85 percent of Botswana’s agricultural output is derived from livestock production, mainly cattle.

What is the mission of agriculture in Botswana?

Mission Statement

To realise the vision and achieve strategic results, MoA commits itself to the following Mission Statement: “To facilitate the development of a sustainable and diversified agricultural sector for enhanced income generation, and food and nutrition security”.