MUT Department Of Agriculture

MUT Department Of Agriculture




Biomedical Sciences

Community Extension

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Information, Communications & Technology

Nature Conservation

Part of the launch will be a press conference at the University where the leadership of the Departments of Agriculture and Community Extension and Agriculture will address the media on the two programmes, and the importance of planting the relevant and suitable plants. This will be followed by a visit to Swelihle High School, in Umlazi Township’s Section C, and eKhanana Old Age Home in the same section. Swelihle High School has been identified as a place where most of the agricultural activities will take place as it has large enough land, and it is also central. The Head of the Department of Community Extension, Eric Mthembu, will address teachers, principals and learners on the importance of Agriculture as subject to study at all levels, and as a source of food for both consumption and commercial purposes. Umlazi Township has 18% of schools that offer Agriculture as a subject.

Some of the off-spins of the launch will be that the schools can put themselves in a position to produce enough agricultural produce to feed their learners.


Rationale for the Qualification

The qualifying learner will have exposure and orientation to different agricultural production units and will be competent to manage a production unit under supervision of an agricultural technologist and apply their basic knowledge skills and attitudes towards agricultural production.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this qualification is to supply the agricultural industry with competent agricultural technicians that can manage agricultural production units effectively, under supervision of an agricultural practitioner, as part of a production team.