What is Agricultural Education and Extension?
This program fosters the physical and intellectual development of highly trained agriculturalist equipped with knowledge and skills necessary for innovative ideas and practical approaches geared towards solving complex problems and making use of opportunities in both the agricultural and education sector that will be able to improve agriculture and agricultural products add value and link agricultural information and research development to industrialization.
Why Study Agricultural Education and Extension?
Agriculture is the main economic activity in Kenya and is often faced with the major challenge of the required information that links all sectors of agricultural production. The program thus incorporates basic Education, Agriculture and Extension courses to make the program graduates, agents of change in agricultural information and technologies. The B. Sc Agricultural Education and Extension will enable students to adequately specialize and use the acquired knowledge to augment the national effort of achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Vision 2030 on food security and manpower development. The education sector has expanded in the recent past creating a shortage of teachers in agriculture and. This program will also play a key role in training graduates to address this situation.
Agricultural Education and Extension graduates are employed by agricultural firms, extension services, research and training institutions as well as self-employment.
Why Agricultural Education and Extension at Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST)?
MUST provides a serene learning environment in the agriculture rich area of Meru, modern learning facilities, and a dedicated faculty.
A candidate wishing to be admitted to the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and Extension must meet the minimum entry requirements of the university.
Candidates must also satisfy the school regulations and departmental requirements for the program they wish to be admitted to in any department.
A candidate wishing to be admitted to Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and Extension must, in addition to the above, meet the following;
- Obtain a minimum mean grade of C+ (Plus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
- A minimum grade of C+ (Plus) in Agriculture and Biology/Biological Sciences. In addition, they should have a C (plain) in each of the following subjects; Chemistry, Mathematics/Physics/Geography OR C (plain) in each of the following subjects: Physical Sciences, Mathematics/Geography and C (plain) in English/Kiswahili, or 3rd Group II subject, or a Group III subject, or any Group IV or any Group V.
- Candidates who are admitted under government sponsorship will have their admission cut-off points fixed by the admitting body for each admission year.
- Have a Diploma in Agriculture, Diploma in Agricultural Education and Extension or equivalent in related disciplines from institutions recognized by MUST having attained a mean grade of C (Plain) and C+ (Plus) in both Agriculture and Biology in KCSE.
- Candidates admitted under (d) above with credit and above may be admitted into the second year of study, while those with a pass will be admitted in the first year of study.
Regulations on Credit Transfer
A student registered in a similar or related program which is accredited by CUE shall be granted credit transfer in courses covering similar course content as those offered in this program except as provided in (b). To be eligible for credit transfer the student must have attained a minimum grade B in the course under consideration.
This rule shall not apply to the following units:
- Research methodologies
- Research projects
- Teaching practice
- University courses
|KSCE Subject Groupings|
|Group I (compulsory)||Group II (Science Subjects)||Group III (Humanity Subjects)||Group IV (Technical Subjects)||Group V (humanity/Art Subjects)|
|History and government
Christian Religious Education
Islamic Religious Education
Hindu Religious Education
Art and design
Drawing and design
Kenya Sign Language
|*Mathematics A is for students who intend to pursue Science programs that require strong mathematical skills
#Mathematics B is for students who intend to pursue Arts, Humanities and Social science programs that do not require core mathematical skills
What Will I Study?
|BBE 3100||Introduction to Economics|
|AAA 3100||Introduction to Agriculture & Food Security|
|AAP 3102||Introduction to animal Production|
|UCU 3101||Development Studies and Social Ethics|
|SBA 3350||General Microbiology|
|EFN 3100||History of Education|
|UCU 3102||Communication Skills|
|SZA 3103||Invertebrate and Vertebrate Zoology|
|SBA 3250||Plant Physiology and Biochemistry|
|AAA 3151||Environmental Science & Agrometeorology|
|SBA 3150||Plant Morphology and Anatomy|
|SBA 3300||Plant Taxonomy|
|SCS 3150||Organic Chemistry|
|ECT 3301||Competence Based Learning|
|EPS 3150||Introduction to Psychology|
|AAB 3225||Agribusiness Accounting and Finance|
|AAA 3200||Principles of Crop Production|
|SZA 3200||Cell Biology|
|AAP 3207||Animal Physiology and Anatomy|
|EMT 3206||Technical Drawing and Survey|
|EPS 3200||Educational Psychology|
|AAA 3201||Soil Formation and Classification|
|CIT 3117||Introduction to Computer and Application|
|AAA 3251||Soil Chemistry and Biology|
|EPS 3201||Human growth and development|
|AAA 3252||Pasture and Fodder Crops|
|EMP 3250||Curriculum Design and Development|
|SBT 3250||Genetic and Cytogenetic|
|ECT 3250||General Instructional Methods|
|EFN 3250||Sociology of Education|
|AAA 3255||Field Attachment|
|AAB 3325||Agribusiness Management|
|AAH 3300||Horticultural Crop Production|
|EPS 3300||Educational Tests and Evaluation|
|EFN 3300||Philosophy of Education|
|AAA 3300||Plant Nutrition, Soil Fertility & Fertilizers|
|AAA 3202||Annual and Perennial Crops|
|ECT 3207||Agricultural Structures|
|AAA 3303||Research Methods|
|SZL 3353||Agricultural Entomology|
|AAP 3358||Animal Breeding and Nutrition|
|AAP 3359||Animal Diseases and Parasites|
|AAA 3351||Plant Breeding|
|AAE 3350||Research Proposal and Seminars|
|EMT 3358||Agricultural Mechanization|
|ECT 3351||Biology Subject Methods|
|ECT 3354||Agriculture Subject Methods|
|ECT 3355||Teaching Practice|
|AAB 3425||Agricultural Laws, Standards and Certifications|
|EFN 3400||Comparative Education & Contemporary Issues|
|AAP 3407||Apiculture and Aquaculture|
|AAE 3400||Rural Sociology and Development|
|AAP 3408||Ruminant Livestock Production|
|AAE 3401||Research Project I|
|AAB 3426||Agricultural Marketing|
|AAP 3409||Non-Ruminant Livestock Production|
|AAA 3402||Crop Protection|
|EMP 3450||Educational Administration & leadership|
|AAA 3351||Soil and Water Conservation|
|BBS 3451||Entrepreneurship Skills|
|EMP 3451||Educational Planning|
|AAE 3451||Extension Programme Planning & Implementation|
|AAE 3452||Agricultural Extension|
|AAE 3453||Research Project II|