Prospective Students for Undergraduate Programmes
2.1 Entry Requirements: Faculty of Agriculture
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[Faculty of Agriculture Regulation: FOA 1.02]
Undergraduate Sub-Degree Specialized Diploma Programmes
In order to be considered for the Diploma in Range Management, Animal Husbandry and Health, Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture, prospective candidates must normally possess at least one of the following categories of qualification.
i). COSC with Credit in Mathematics and pass in English Language, and at least one Science subject (Biology, Physics, Combined Science, Chemistry, Agricultural Science and Additional Combined Science).
ii) Certificate in Agriculture or Agriculture related certificate programmes with a minimum of credit from an institution recognized by NUL.
iii) Second Division of Secondary Teachers Certificate with Agriculture as a major subject.
Undergraduate Degree Programmes
B.Sc. (Agric.) Degree Programmes (General and with Options) and B.Sc. (Home Economics)
i) In order to qualify for admission into the first year programme in Agriculture and Home economics, Applicants must have obtained a Pass with Credit in mathematics in the COSC examination or its recognized equivalent as well as a pass with Credit in an approved Science subject (approved Science subjects include physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physical science and the combination of combined Science and additional combined Science).
ii) Students with a COSC grade of D or 7 or equivalent in English Language will be considered for admission.
iii) When ranking applicants for admissibility into the Faculty of Agriculture, the Admissions Committee shall consider only the grades in Mathematics, an approved science subject and the better of
a) Agricultural Science
b) Home Economics
d) English Language
e) Any additional approved Science subject.
iv) In order to be considered for admission/promotion into second year of the B.Sc. (Agric. general and degree programme with options) and B.Sc. (Home Economics) programme, prospective candidates must normally possess at least one of the following categories of qualifications:
a) Pass (50%) in Biology or Chemistry and at least 40% in the remaining Science courses, plus an overall weighted average of at least 50% (D) in this examination. Students are also required to have passed (50%) in Agriculture core courses offered in that year.
b) Pass (50%) in Biology or Chemistry and at least 40% in the remaining Science courses, plus an overall weighted average of at least 50% (D) in the Common 1st year B.Sc. Science programme.
c) Credit Pass in Diploma in General Agriculture, Agricultural Education, Home Economics and other agriculture related diplomas obtained from an institution recognized by NUL.
d) Any other qualification that may be approved by the Senate of the National University of Lesotho from time to time.
e) At the discretion of the Faculty of Agriculture, all students joining the B.Sc. programmes in the 2nd year shall be exempted from taking AGR111-3 (Introduction to Agriculture) but must take and pass AGR122-3 (Microbiology, Pathology and Parasitology) or AEC111-3 (Introduction to Rural Sociology), before they proceed to the final year of study.
v) Irrespective of the category of qualification possessed, all candidates must meet the English Language Requirement of the National University of Lesotho.