Horticulture is the science and art of the development, sustainable production, marketing and use of high-value, intensively cultivated food and ornamental plants.
Horticultural crops are diverse, including:
- Annual and perennial species,
- Fruits and vegetables,
- Decorative indoor plants and
- Landscape plants.
Horticulture also contributes to quality of life, and the beauty, sustainability and rehabilitation of our environment and the human condition.
Plants, crops and green spaces sustain and enrich our lives by providing nutritious food, enhancing the beauty of our homes and communities and reducing our carbon footprint.
Admission Requirements for Horticultural Technology
Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and any two subjects from:
- Biology/Agricultural Science
- Technical Drawing
- Basic Electronics/Basic Electricity
- Auto Mechanics
- Metal Work
- Woodwork (for Civil Engineering Tech.)
- Further Mathematics
- English Language
For Marine Engineering and Industrial Safety & Environmental Engineering a pass in Biology is required. At least a credit pass in English Language is required.
English Language, Mathematics and any two of
- Physics or
- Technical Drawing.
Nigerian Polytechnics Offering Horticultural Technology
Below are List of Polytechnics Offering Horticultural Technology in Nigeria
Binyaminu Usman Polytechnic
Binyaminu Usman Polytechnic, Hadejia, Jigawa State is a State Polytechnic Established in 2016.
Enugu State Polytechnic
Enugu State Polytechnic, Iwollo is a State Polytechnic Established in 2017.
Federal Polytechnic Ede
Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State is a Federal Polytechnic Established in 1992.
Federal Polytechnic Mubi
Federal Polytechnic Mubi, PMB 35 Mubi, Adamawa State is a Federal Polytechnic Established in 1979.
Lagos State Polytechnic
Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, P.M.B. 21606, Ikeja, Lagos, Lagos State is a State Polytechnic Established in 1977.
Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Shaki, Oyo State is a State Polytechnic Established in 2013.
Rufus Giwa Polytechnic
Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, P.M.B. 1019 Owo Ondo State is a State Polytechnic Established in 1979.