Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Land Resources and Environment Major)

    Overview

    The programme objective is to produce competent graduates in agricultural sciences and environmental management with adequate knowledge and skills to effectively exploit agricultural research and development opportunities. This objective will be achieved through the majors mentioned below.

    Land Resources  and Environment Major

    The objective of this major is to produce graduates with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage land resources. On completion, the Land Resource Management Major graduates will have the competence to:     

    1. Promote sustainable land and water management for increased agricultural production and environmental protection
    2. Contribute to the prevention and alleviation of  land degradation
    3. Provide leadership in the implementation of the national policies relating to natural resource management

     

    Open, distance and e-learning

    The course structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture offered by open, distance and e-learning mode (ODeL) remain the same as under the full-time format. However, the model of delivery will involve:

    1. Use of various media and largely home-based
    2. Other modes of delivery:
    3.      Written self-instructional study modules at the registration time including study books, relevant literature, interactive devices and self-tests

           Mediated technical learning materials; audio cassettes, e-learning materials and video clips

           Limited face-to-face sessions to provide an overview of the course at commencement of semester, mid-semester and revision period before examinations.

      Provision of learner support services

           Support study centres at the University of Nairobi   

           Access to information through computers at the University of Nairobi

           Use of libraries at the University of Nairobi and related research institutions.

      Orientation (immediately after registration):

      Orientation on ODeL delivery

      Study, reading and computer skills

      Time management and techniques in handling assignments

      Mentorship, guidance and counselling

      The emphasis in ODeL is the use of satellite centres that serve as a link between the university and the students in the following: registration, collecting reading materials, collecting results and programmes, examination information, posting timetable and holding meetings.

    3.1 The common regulations for the Bachelor of Science degrees in the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nairobi, shall apply. In addition, the applicants with the following minimum qualifications shall be admissible:

    Holders of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a mean grade of C+ or equivalent with passes at C plain or above in Biology or Biological Sciences and any one of the following subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Agriculture  or Geography

    1. Holders of KCSE mean Grade of C- or equivalent plus a Certificate and Diploma in a relevant field from an institution recognized by the Senate.
    2. Holders of ‘O’ level Division II or equivalent with subjects indicated in 3.1.1 above; plus a Diploma in a relevant field from an institution recognized by the Senate
    3. Holders of ‘A’ level with two Principal Passes or equivalent in Biology and any one of the following subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Geography or Mathematics
    4. Holders of KCSE mean Grade of C plain or equivalent plus a Diploma in Biological Sciences or related sciences from an institution recognized by the senate
    5.  Holders of a higher national Diploma in Biological Sciences or related sciences from an institution recognized by the Senate.
    6. Holders of a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences or related sciences from an institution recognized by the senate
    7. Equivalent qualifications to the above from institutions recognized by the Senate

     

     

    Leadership in the implementation of the national policies relating to natural resource management

     

    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURE - A22      
    Bachelor Of Science-Agriculture year 1 - 16units      
       Semester 1   Semester 2   Yearly Total  
    TUITION                    162,000.00                  162,000.00                       324,000.00
    ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                        7,000.00                                    -                             7,000.00
    CAUTION - (ONCE)                        5,000.00                                    -                             5,000.00
    EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)@1000                        8,000.00                       8,000.00                         16,000.00
    REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                        2,250.00                       2,250.00                           4,500.00
    STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                        1,000.00                                    -                             1,000.00
    ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                        1,000.00                                    -                             1,000.00
    MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                        6,500.00                                    -                             6,500.00
    ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                        2,000.00                                    -                             2,000.00
    LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                        4,000.00                                    -                             4,000.00
    Total-Bsc-Agriculture-Year1                    198,750.00                  172,250.00                       371,000.00
           
    Bachelor Of Science-Agriculture year 2 - 16units      
       Semester 1   Semester 2   Yearly Total  
    TUITION                    162,000.00                  162,000.00                       324,000.00
    ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                        7,000.00                                    -                             7,000.00
    EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                        8,000.00                       8,000.00                         16,000.00
    REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                        2,250.00                       2,250.00                           4,500.00
    STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                        1,000.00                                    -                             1,000.00
    ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                        1,000.00                                    -                             1,000.00
    MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                        6,500.00                                    -                             6,500.00
    ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                        2,000.00                                    -                             2,000.00
    LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                        4,000.00                                    -                             4,000.00
    Total-Bsc-Agriculture-Year2                    193,750.00                  172,250.00                       366,000.00
           
    Bachelor Of Science-Agriculture year 3 - 16units      
       Semester 1   Semester 2   Yearly Total  
    TUITION                    162,000.00                  162,000.00                       324,000.00
    ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                        7,000.00                                    -                             7,000.00
    EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                        8,000.00                       8,000.00                         16,000.00
    REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                        2,250.00                       2,250.00                           4,500.00
    STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                        1,000.00                                    -                             1,000.00
    ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                        1,000.00                                    -                             1,000.00
    MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                        6,500.00                                    -                             6,500.00
    ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                        2,000.00                                    -                             2,000.00
    LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                        4,000.00                                    -                             4,000.00
    Total-Bsc-Agriculture-Year3                    193,750.00                  172,250.00                       366,000.00
           
    Bachelor Of Science-Agriculture year 4 - 13units      
       Semester 1   Semester 2   Yearly Total  
    TUITION                    162,000.00                  162,000.00                       324,000.00
    ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                        7,000.00                                    -                             7,000.00
    EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                        6,500.00                       6,500.00                         13,000.00
    REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                        2,250.00                       2,250.00                           4,500.00
    STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                        1,000.00                                    -                             1,000.00
    ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                        1,000.00                                    -                             1,000.00
    MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                        6,500.00                                    -                             6,500.00
    ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                        2,000.00                                    -                             2,000.00
    LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                        4,000.00                                    -                             4,000.00
    Total-Bsc-Agriculture-Year4                    192,250.00                  170,750.00                       363,000.00
           
    Grand totals          1,466,000.00
    Mode of Delivery

    3.0 Full time modules

    3.1 A candidate shall take a minimum of four academic years and a maximum of 8 academic years to complete the course.

    3.2 Each academic year shall consist of two semesters except during the third year of study which will have a third semester.

    3.3 Each semester shall consist of 15 teaching weeks inclusive of teaching and examinations, while the third semester shall be eight weeks.

    3.4 A candidate for B.Sc. Agriculture shall participate and complete course work and practical assignments that may be applicable to the programme. Admission to the examination at the end of the semester shall be based on satisfactory completion of such requirements.

    3.5 Each candidate shall be required to undertake field practice (attachment) after completion of the second semester of the third year of study. During the field attachment, students are expected to embark on a research project, which they have to complete and present at a seminar during the fourth year of study.

    3.6 In the third and fourth years of study, each student will be required to take courses in any of the following five majors: Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, Crop Protection, Crop Science or Land Resource Management

    3.7 Majors shall be taken after completion of the second year level courses.

    4.0 Open, distance and e-learning. The course structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture offered by open, distance and e-learning mode (ODeL) remain the same as under the full time format. However, the model of delivery will involve:

    4.1 Use of various media and largely home based

    4.2 Other modes of delivery: a. Written self instructional study modules at the registration time including study books, relevant literature, interactive devices and self tests b. Mediated technical learning materials; audio cassettes, e-learning materials and video clips c. Limited face-to-face sessions to provide overview of the course at commencement of semester, mid semester and revision period before examinations.

    4.2.1 Provision of learner support services a. Support study centers at the University of Nairobi b. Access to information through computers at the University of Nairobi c. Use of libraries at the University of Nairobi and related research institutions.

    4.2.2 Orientation (immediately after registration): (i) Orientation in ODeL delivery (ii) Study, reading and computer skills (iii) Time management and techniques in handling assignments (iv) Mentorship, guidance and counseling

    4.2.3 Emphasis in ODeL is use of satellite centres that serve as a link between the university and the students in the following: registration, collecting reading materials, collecting results and programmes, examination information, posting timetable and holding meetings.

    Contacts of support persons

    Prof Richard Onwonga

    richard.onwonga@uonbi.ac.ke