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Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and Extension


Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and Extension is a 4 years Bachelors Degree examined by Commision for University Education.

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About Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and Extension

Agricultural education encompasses the study of applied sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry, physics), agriculture, natural resources, land management, and business management principles in readiness for employment in the agricultural sector.

This Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and Extension degree program focuses on the needs of individuals and groups and in developing individually satisfying and socially responsible knowledge, skills, and occupational values. Such a focus recognizes the value of experiences as the context in which knowledge and skills are learned.

Agricultural education goes beyond knowledge and skills development in that students are able to develop an understanding of:

  • the significance of agriculture in society, through the application of scientific and business principles and problem-solving strategies; and
  • the interdependency and relationships between the agricultural industry and other significant businesses are interwoven with the entire economic and social structure of the community, state, nation, and world.

The BSc in Agricultural Education and Extension program prepares graduates for education and leadership positions in agriculture including teaching in schools and colleges. Graduates from this program have the relevant leadership skills necessary to transform agricultural education and extension in Kenya and globally. 

The need for agricultural education and none vocational; agricultural for farming and for non-farm occupations requiring knowledge and skill in agriculture is increasing and becoming more apparent. When farming was the occupation of the majority population, much basic agricultural knowledge was commonplace or easily obtained. The agricultural knowledge and abilities necessary for the practical affairs of the living, for effective citizenship, and for a vocational interest are no longer commonplace or easily obtained.

Entry requirements for Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and Extension

  • KCSE minimum grade of C+ (plus) with C+ or above in the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture or Geography, Mathematics or Physics or Physical Sciences as specified by Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services (KUCCPS).
  • Grade C in KCSE or its equivalent and a Diploma with a minimum of credit in Agricultural education or related agricultural course, Environmental Science, Applied Biology, Agribusiness or any other related discipline from a recognized Institution.
  • Mean grade of C- at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions.

Institutions offering Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and Extension


University of Nairobi

Public University Starehe

The University of Nairobi is a world-class university committed to scholarly excellence. University of Nairobi mission is to provide quality university education and training and to embody the...

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Kenyatta University

Public University Ruiru

When you come to Kenyatta University,you discover that you have arrived at a special place.The University’s Main Campus is set on over 1,000 acres with a pleasant and...

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Laikipia University

Public University Laikipia West

Laikipia University Main Campus is located 50 km from Nakuru town and 11 km from Nyahururu Town, along the Nakuru - Nyahururu Highway. It is situated in a...

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Maseno University

Public University Kisumu West

Maseno University founded in 1991, is the only university on the globe that lies along the Equator (00). It is one of the seven public universities in Kenya....

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Chuka University

Public University Chuka Igambangombe

Chuka University, the largest and most diverse university in Eastern Kenya, provides high-quality and affordable university programs which are attractable worldwide and has the needed infrastructure to facilitate...

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Muranga University of Technology

Public University Likoni

Muranga University College (MRUC) was established in September 2011 via Muranga University College order legal notice No. 129 of September 2011 as a constituent College of Jomo Kenyatta...

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Pwani University

Public University Kilifi South

Pwani University is a public university in the Kilifi County in Kenya, located 60 km north of Mombasa in the resort town of Kilifi, within the larger Kilifi...

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South Eastern Kenya University

Public University Kitui West

SOUTH EASTERN KENYA UNIVERSITY is a fully-fledged Public University that was awarded Charter on 1st March 2013 by His Excellency Hon. Mwai Kibaki, the former President of the...

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Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

Public University Lurambi

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST), formerly Western University College of Science and Technology, is a public university located in Kakamega town, Kenya.MMUST holds the view...

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University of Embu

Public University Runyenjes

The University of Embu is a truly inspiring place to be where you will be part of a community of enthusiastic, industrious, highly qualified and experienced staff and...

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Tom Mboya University College

Public University Mbita

Tom Mboya University College (TMUC) was gazetted on April 16th, 2016 as a Constituent College of Maseno University (MSU). Tom Mboya University College is named after the legendary...

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Tharaka University College

Public University Tharaka

Tharaka University College, a Constituent College of Chuka University, is an institution of higher learning located in Tharaka South Sub-County, in Tharaka Nithi County, Near Gatunga Town. Tharaka...

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Objectives of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and Extension

The aim of the BSc program 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 to communicate effectively; demonstrate creativity and initiative to various individuals and groups in the field of agriculture and education.

One of the major purposes of agricultural education is to apply the knowledge and skills learned in several different disciplines to agricultural education.

The primary aim of this program is to prepare graduates with appropriate technical and professional competencies in agriculture, biology, and extension Education. 

The course will specifically prepare students to:

  • Acquire knowledge that will build competence in agricultural extension and education.
  • Use skills and knowledge acquired to efficiently deliver agricultural extension services.
  • Impart knowledge and skills in teaching agriculture and biology in secondary schools and mid-level institutions.
  • Plan and teach agriculture and biology in secondary schools, teacher training colleges, and agricultural institutions;
  • Develop, implement and evaluate agricultural Education programs;
  • Plan, implement and evaluate agricultural extension and rural development programs;
  • Manage Educational and agricultural organizations;
  • Design and conduct research in agricultural Education and agricultural extension;
  • Develop and conduct training in agricultural extension and;
  • Pursue further Education in agriculture, agricultural Education or extension.

The graduates acquire the requisite skills to teach agriculture and other biological courses in schools, teacher training colleges, and agricultural institutions. They also acquire the necessary capacity to design and conduct research in agricultural education and extension. In addition, the graduates have the knowledge and skills necessary for effective information and service delivery in the agricultural sector.

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and Extension - Programme

Year 1

  • History and Development of East African Agriculture
  • Physiology and Anatomy of Farm Animals
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Cellular Basis of Life
  • Introduction to Genetics
  • Lab. Methods and Techniques in Zoology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Fundamentals of Agricultural Education and Extension
  • Agricultural Zoology
  • Fundamentals for Chemistry
  • History of Education
  • Communication Skills
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Survey of Plant Kingdom
  • Plant Morphology and Anatomy

Year 2

  • Principles of Soil Science
  • Principles of Animal Breeding
  • Statistics for Agriculture
  • Principles of Crop Production
  • Curriculum Development
  • Instruction methods
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Agricultural Field Engineering
  • Animal Nutrition and Feeds
  • Agricultural Production Economics
  • Sociology of Education
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Plant Ecology
  • Vertebrate Zoology
  • Rural Sociology

Year 3

  • Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
  • Annual Crops Production
  • Agricultural Entomology
  • Educational Technology
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Human Biology
  • Ruminant Animal Production
  • Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Taxonomy of Higher Plants
  • Research Methods
  • Principles and Methods of Agricultural Extension
  • Crop Diseases and Management
  • Methods of Teaching Biology
  • Methods of Teaching Agriculture
  • Teaching Practicum (TWO UNITS)

Year 4

  • Extension Program Planning, Implementationand Evaluation
  • Comparative Education
  • Educational Administration
  • Educational Testing & Measurement
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Vegetable and Fruits production
  • Perennial Crops
  • Organic Farming and Agroforestry
  • Non-ruminant Animal Production
  • Agricultural Policy and Law
  • Economics of Education & Educational Planning
  • Animal Health and Diseases
  • Farm Business Management
  • Field Attachment

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