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The purpose of this paper is to discuss the role of agricultural tertiary education institutions in view of the increasing demand for quality tertiary education, escalated numbers of applicants, dwindling resources, and escalating cost of educational materials. This paper is theoretical based and draws lessons from a four-sector of the provision of education at secondary/high school, teacher training education, technical and vocational training (TVET), and tertiary education in Swaziland. Desk research and interviews of selected university administrators in Swaziland were employed to gather more data. Ten aspects were identified and formed the basis for discussions. Findings from the desk research along with the interviews of selected administrators, revealed that universities as centres of higher learning should be given highest support by placing them on the policy agenda, given enough resources to engage in full operation, conduct outreach programmes, constantly review their curricula in order to be more responsive to national needs, and prepare strategic plans to guide the operation of the University. It is recommended that all universities as centres of higher learning should conduct the three traditional functions: teaching, research and outreach and work closely with private sector/industry in order to nurture a healthy relationship.