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;
- K.C.S.E minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) with 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 OR; Have a Diploma in Agricultural Education and Extension or the equivalent having obtained a minimum of C (plain) at K.C.S.E and C (plain) in Agriculture and Biology/Biological Sciences and related disciplines from KNEC or its equivalent.
Duration: 8 semesters
Mode of Study: Full-time/Weekend
Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru)
Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 45,000
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?
|Introduction to Economics
|Introduction to Agriculture & Food Security
|Introduction to animal Production
|Development Studies and Social Ethics
|History of Education
|Invertebrate and Vertebrate Zoology
|Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
|Environmental Science & Agrometeorology
|Plant Morphology and Anatomy
|Competence Based Learning
|Introduction to Psychology
|Agribusiness Accounting and Finance
|Principles of Crop Production
|Animal Physiology and Anatomy
|Technical Drawing and Survey
|Soil Formation and Classification
|Introduction to Computer and Application
|Soil Chemistry and Biology
|Human growth and development
|Pasture and Fodder Crops
|Curriculum Design and Development
|Genetic and Cytogenetic
|General Instructional Methods
|Sociology of Education
|Horticultural Crop Production
|Educational Tests and Evaluation
|Philosophy of Education
|Plant Nutrition, Soil Fertility & Fertilizers
|Annual and Perennial Crops
|Animal Breeding and Nutrition
|Animal Diseases and Parasites
|Research Proposal and Seminars
|Biology Subject Methods
|Agriculture Subject Methods
|Agricultural Laws, Standards and Certifications
|Comparative Education & Contemporary Issues
|Apiculture and Aquaculture
|Rural Sociology and Development
|Ruminant Livestock Production
|Research Project I
|Non-Ruminant Livestock Production
|Educational Administration & leadership
|Soil and Water Conservation
|Extension Programme Planning & Implementation
|Research Project II