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University of Nairobi

Diploma Program 2 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

Minimum Entry Requirements

Minimum qualifications for entry to the University of Nairobi

1. Holders of a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) aggregate of C and a grade of at least C- in Chemistry, Biology and any other one science subject or Physical Science and Biology.

2. Holders of Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE) Division II with at least a credit in Chemistry, Biology and any other one science subject or Physical Science and Biology.

3. Holders of an A level certificate with a minimum of one principal pass and at least a subsidiary pass in Biology and Chemistry.

4. Holders of a certificate in animal health/agriculture from institutions  recognized by the university senate with at least an aggregate of C- at KCSE or Division III at KCE.

5. Holders of a diploma in Biomedical discipline recognized by senate.

Course Program

Semester I

Veterinary anatomy


Animal physiology and behaviour

Biostatistics & introduction to Computers

Semester II


General pathology

Clinical pathology



 General microbiology


Semester III

Veterinary epidemiology

Crop production

Basic animal nutrition and feeding

 Principles of animal production

 Animal Genetics & Practice of Animal breeding

 Pasture and fodder production

Production of ruminant animals

Semester IV

Production of non-ruminant animals

Animal Health I

 Animal Health II

 Agricultural Structures and Equipments

 Rural sociology and development

 Livestock policy and law

 Veterinary Public health Semester V

Animal health III

 Rangeland management

 Field attachment

Semester VI

Environmental Science

 Agricultural economics

 Agricultural extension

Animal health IV

 Project 1

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