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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION AND EXTENSION program

University of Nairobi

Bachelors Degree Program 4 Years

Course Details

Course Overview

The aim of the programme in Agricultural Education and Extension is to produce highly trained technical manpower with practical knowledge and skills in agriculture, biology and education necessary for effective performance in productivity, commercialization and competitiveness in agriculture production and rural development. The skills and knowledge acquired will enable trainees communicate effectively; demonstrate creativity and initiative to various individuals and groups in the field of agriculture and education.

Minimum Entry Requirements

 

Course Objectives

The overall objective of this programme is to provide learners with training and skills that will enhance agricultural productivity promote investment and encourage participation in agricultural enterprises. The programme will contribute to national development by preparing and guiding students to acquire knowledge in methodology of teaching Agriculture and Biology, management of Schools, Agricultural Institutions and Training Centers that enhance service in Agriculture and community outreach.

Course Program

Year I


Semester I


Communication Skills


Fundamentals of Development


Chemistry for Agricultural Sciences


Mathematics


Philosophy and practice of Extension Education


Botany


HIV/AIDS


Animal Physiology


Semester II


Introduction to Computers


Microeconomics


Microbiology


Principles of Soil Science


Plant Physiology


Physics


Zoology


Psychology of Human Development


Principles of Genetics


Year II


Semester I


Educational Measurement and Evaluation


Psychology of Learning and Teaching


Principles of crop Production


Pastures and Fodder Crops


Extension Teaching Approaches and Methods


Statistics


Principles of Plant Pathology and Disease Control


Power Systems and Machinery for Agriculture


Semester II


Plant Taxonomy and Economic Botany


Parasitology


Macroeconomics


Principles of plant breeding


Curriculum Development


Agricultural Entomology


Subject Methods: Agriculture


YEAR III


Semester I


Farm/Firm Accounts and Planning


Agricultural Marketing and Livestock Economics


Sociology of Education


Subject Methods: Biology


Rural Sociology and Community Development


Livestock Production Systems


Education Administration


Field Crops


Semester II


8 weeks agricultural extension practice


1 semester teaching practice


YEAR IV


Semester I


Extension planning programming and Evaluation


Soil and Water Shed Management


Educational Planning


Floriculture and Landscape Horticulture


Environmental Education


Guidance and Counselling


Introduction to Special Education


Semester II


Technical Report Writing and Research Methods


Programme Evaluation in Education, Extension and Rural sociology


Philosophy of Teaching


Food Economics and policy


Special Projects; Extension and Rural Sociology


Farm Management


Animal Health Management


 

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