BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION AND EXTENSION
Agriculture contributes about 26% directly and 27% indirectly to Kenya_s GDP and provides income to over 70% of Kenyans. Modern agriculture is complex and only individuals who have gone through an extended period of preparation in agriculture can effectively participate and contribute in it. The data justifies investment in school and tertiary level Education in agriculture. The philosophical basis of the degree programme in agricultural Education and extension is the need to produce a critical mass of producers and manpower needed for research, extension and management in agriculture. The Bachelor of Science degree programme prepares the manpower essential for school agriculture, agricultural extension and rural development. The graduates are also sufficiently qualified to assume responsibilities in the private sector and set up their own businesses. Programme Objectives The primary aim of this programme is to prepare graduates with appropriate technical and professional competencies in agriculture, biology and extension Education. The specific objectives are to enable graduates: i) Plan and teach agriculture and biology in secondary schools, teacher training colleges, and agricultural institutions; ii) Develop, implement and evaluate agricultural Education programmes; iii) Plan, implement and evaluate agricultural extension and rural development programmes; Manage Educational and agricultural organizations; iv) Design and conduct research in agricultural Education and agricultural extension; v) Develop and conduct training in agricultural extension and; vi) Pursue further Education in agriculture, agricultural Education or extension.