Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Extension Education

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Description of the Programme:

The aim of the programme is to produce trained manpower with practical knowledge and skills in Agriculture, Biology and education necessary for effective performance of responsibilities in the agricultural and community development sector. The skills and knowledge acquired will enable trainees communicate effectively; Demonstrate creativity and initiative in the field of agriculture and education. The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences collaborates with the School of Education and Social Sciences and the School of Biological and Physical Sciences at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology to identify the relevant course units in biology and education in line with the Teachers Service Commission and Ministry of Education requirements. The graduate of the programme is an all round individual with a blend of courses in agricultural sciences, education, business, agricultural and extension education, biology, and community development. It is envisaged that graduates of this degree programme will be employed either in the agricultural sector or as teachers in secondary and mid-level institutions. 

Admission Requirements:

a) Candidates must satisfy the minimum university requirements of mean grade of C+ (Plus) and a minimum of C+ (Plus) in Biology and Mathematics; C(Plain) in any two of the following- Physics, Chemistry, Agriculture and Geography. OR

b) KACE with two principal passes one of which must be Biology and one subsidiary pass. OR

c)  C-(Minus) with a Credit Diploma. OR

d) Diploma from any other accredited Institution

Programme Learning Objectives (PLOs):

The overall objective of this programme is to prepare students to acquire intellectual, social and practical skills required in agriculture and education to provide leadership for positive change in community development.

The course will specifically prepare students to:

a) Acquire knowledge that will build competence in agricultural extension and education.

b) Use skills and knowledge acquired to efficiently deliver agricultural extension services.

c) Impart knowledge and skills in teaching agriculture and biology in secondary schools and mid-level institutions. 

Duration of the Program:

a) The degree shall normally take four academic years of 8 semesters.

b) Courses shall be offered in units. A course unit is defined as that part of a subject described by a coherent syllabus and taught normally over a period of a semester. I

Courses Distribution:


It is envisaged that graduates of this degree programme will be employed either in the agricultural sector or as teachers in secondary and mid-level institutions. . Graduates can work as agricultural extension officers, agricultural educators, farm advisors, or agricultural program managers.

Programe Fees:

Kshs: 126,000 per year