Leventis Foundation Agricultural Schools Training Programme in Modern Agriculture

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Leventis Foundation Agricultural Schools – In support of the Government Policy and efforts on Agricultural Development and poverty alleviation, the Leventis Foundation (Nigeria) Ltd/Gte, a non-profit making charitable organization has since 1987 been running agricultural training for youths in Nigeria. The Foundation currently has six Agricultural Training Schools. The schools located in Osun, Kaduna, Kano, Gombe and Ondo states and FCT are co-financed by the respective state governments with Leventis Foundation. All the schools offer training to young people (farmers) desirous of making a good career in farming. The comprehensive one-year training exposes the participants to most areas of agriculture and farm business. The objective of the training which is FREE OF ALL COSTS is to create in Nigeria, a new generation of committed young practical farmers who will act as catalysts for agricultural development in their communities.

Admission is open to both Male and Female candidates. Tuition, boarding (including feeding) and transport facilities will be provided free of charge for successful candidates throughout the duration of the course.

Admission Requirements
Applicants should fulfill the following conditions among others:

  • Be between 20 and 35 years of age
  • Have a desire to make a career in agriculture
  • Must have completed Secondary Education
  • Be able to speak, write and read English
  • Have access to a minimum of one hectare of farmland
  • Be physically fit and willing to work hard
  • Must be prepared to return to farm upon completion of training

Application Closing Date
27th November, 2014

Method of Application
Application in applicant’s own handwriting including concrete information in respect of each of the above requirements together with;

  • A letter signed by the Chairman or Secretary of the candidate’s Local Government of origin,
  • Two (2) recent passport size photographs,
  • Three (3) references and photocopies of academic qualification(s) or relevant documents

All applications should be forwarded to any of the addresses below but preferably to the school of choice:

1.) The Principal
Leventis Foundation/Osun State
Agricultural Training School
Imo, P.M.B. 5074, Ilesa,
Osun State.

2.) The Principal
Leventis Foundation/Kaduna State
Agricultural Training School,
Dogon Dawa, Birini Gwari LG,
P.M.B 1047, Zaria,
Kaduna State.

3.) The Principal
Leventis Foundation/Kano State
Agricultural Training School
Panda, Albasu Local Government,
P.M.B. 3555, Kano,
Kano State.

4.) The Principal
Leventis Foundation/Gombe State
Agricultural Training School,
Tumu, Akko Local Government,
Gombe State.

5) The Principal
Leventis Foundation/
Federal Capital Territory
Agricultural Training School
Yaba, Abaji Area Council
P.M.B. 001, Abaji,
Federal Capital Territory.

6.) The Principal
Leventis Foundation/Ondo state
Agricultural Training School
Ondo State.

7.) The General Manager
Technical & Training
Leventis Foundation Nigeria Ltd/Gte
2, Leventis Close,
P.O. Box 1990,
Central Business District,
Garki, Abuja.


  • Entrance examination comes up on Saturday 29th November, 2014in the respective schools.
  • In addition to the regular one-year training, all Leventis Foundation (Nig) schools offer a variety of vocational short courses in several aspects of farming e.g. Poultry Production, Vegetable Production, Bee-Keeping and Honey Production, Mushroom Production etc.


Picture credit : by commongoodcityfarm.org

Originally published here






  1. I’m Patrick Obande Benson, sat for your entrance exam on 7/11/20015 @ GSS Kakuri, Kaduna. I just want to know the coordinator/supervisor contact as in to ask when is our result coming out for the training programme. My contact is 07035322565 Thanks

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