Head of Department
Mr. Praneel Kumar
Agriculture is the Science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products. Agricultural Education is the teaching of Agriculture, natural resources and land use management and is undertaken to prepare students for employment in Agricultural sector.
The adoption of Agricultural Science in school curriculum helps in social and economical development of our nation. Agricultural Education represents a food, fiber and natural resource system that employs people and provides for the well-being of our state and nation.
The learning of Agricultural Science at Tavua College has given students an opportunity to develop and appreciate for an interest in field of Agriculture and to establish a basic foundation for students who wish to study Agriculture at Tertiary levels. Considering the need for exposure, department displays were organized during the TEST week to enhance learning and promotion of Agriculture as a subject. The practical sessions urge students to augment their own capabilities by emphasizing on activity based farming.
The department comprises of 3 teachers who have worked hard throughout the year and were able to successfully deliver the prescribed curriculum at various levels and prepare students for external examinations. Evidence of learning was most apparent when teachers set high expectations for their students and when the students were stimulated and challenged to engage with the learning process.
At this juncture, I thank my department teachers for their commitment, and co-operation towards teaching of Agricultural Science.