ABOUT KWADASO AGRIC COLLEGE
The vision of KAC is to provide a dynamic, flexible and demand-driven training programme for all levels of agricultural staff inGhanaand beyond.
BRIEF HISTORY OF KWADASO AGRIC COLLEGE
The Kwadaso Agricultural College was establish in 1922 at Kumasi with structures provided by the Cadbury and Fry which was the major buyer of cocoa in the then Gold Coast. The College was established to train initially young school leavers in cocoa production. As a result of the need to increase food production for both soldiers and the civil public due to the 2nd World War the institution was expanded in 1946 to admit secondary school leavers to train in General Agriculture. The learners were employed as frontline staff or Agricultural Assistants of the then Department of Agriculture. In 1948 the Department of Agriculture acquired the land of the Central Agric Station from the Asantehene for Agricultural Research and Training. Structures were constructed for Soil and Crop Research as well as for training.
The College was therefore moved from what is now known as Cadbury Hall (the regional offices of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture) to its present site in 1952 and became the Kwadaso Agricultural Training Center. The College continued to train GCE/SSCE holders for a certificate in General Agriculture and all learners were employed by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture until 1996 when the programme was reviewed to train the learners for the agricultural sector. The curriculum was subsequently reviewed to include subjects such as Non-Traditional Crops and automatic employment of learners by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture stopped.
In September 1999 a Diploma in Agricultural Extension Programme affiliated to the University of Cape-Coast was added to the certificate in General Agriculture as a result of a collaborative effort of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) the Winrock International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in the USA and theUniversity of Cape Coast. The Diploma in Agricultural Extension programme is meant for upgrading staff of MoFA as well as other private candidates both locals and foreign. In 2007 Kwadaso and Ohawu Agricultural Colleges started Diploma in General Agriculture in an attempt to phase out the certificate programme.
The certificate programme was completely phase out and successfully replaced with the Diploma in General Agriculture programme in June, 2009.This brings to focus twoprogrammescurrently running concurrently; Diploma in Agric Extension and Diploma in General Agriculture.
HOUSES OF RESIDENCE AT KWADASO AGRIC COLLEGE
There are nine houses of residence for students. Each house has a staff member as housemaster/housemistress who acts as counselor for students for the students as well as the overseer or warden for the house. All housemasters/housemistress come under the General Housemaster/housemistress who is responsible for the general welfare of all students whilst on campus. The General Housemasters/housemistresses are appointed by the Principal of the College. The Committee of Housemasters meets together with the General Housemaster to discuss issues affecting students.
LIST OF HALLS AT KWADASO AGRIC COLLEGE
Rose Mensah Hall
Each house of residence shall have its own executives headed by the House Captain who is an elected officer and represents the house on the Students Representative Council (SRC). The house may elect an assistant for the House Captain. The management of the house is under the house Executive Committee with the supervision and advice of the Housemaster/mistress.
DEPARTMENTS AT KWADASO AGRIC COLLEGE
DEPARTMENT OF AGRIC ENGINEERING AND MECHANIZATIONS
Provision of irrigation facilities for the schoolgarden.
Designing and fabrication of solar cabinet dryer.
Designing and construction of solar tunnel dryer.
Fabrication of 150 setter kerosene incubator.
Construction of improved stove for rural dwellers.
DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE
Renovation of the poultry house.
Expansion and modernization of the poultry farm.
DEPARTMENT OF CROP SCIENCE
To increase production through improve irrigation as a solution to erratic rainfall which have made cropping activities in the country very difficult.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND ECONOMICS
The department is seeking funding for the construction of specialized laboratory and research into multi-media material development, programming, digital logic, networking and pick-up vehicles for extension outreach programmes.
DEPARTMENT OF HOME SCIENCE
The department will improve upon the nutritional needs of individual households and equip students with the knowledge and skill that will subsequently impart this knowledge to rural poor to improve their nutritional and living conditions.
DEPARTMENT OF NON-TRADITIONAL AGRICULTURE
Improve grasscutter production.
Promotion of grasscutter and fisheries production
In-service training to private enterprises
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