Departments

Departmental Philosophies and Objectives.

Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management

In line with the general philosophies of the Faculty for the Bachelor of Agriculture programme the Department will:

  1. Expose the students to the principles of Micro and Macro Economics;
  2. Impart the theory and practice of the management of resources and the economics of resource use;
  3. Expose students to the influence of government policies, programmes and projects as well as the international economies on the management of agricultural enterprises for increased profitability.
Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

In line with the general philosophies of the Faculty for the Bachelor of Agriculture Programme, the Department will:

  1. impart on  students basic principles and practice of social organization and group behaviour;
  2. Actualize on students the theory and practice of planning, organizing, managing and evaluation of agricultural projects and rural development;
  3. Expose students to the theories and practice of Community Mobilization, Agricultural Extension communication methods, research methodology, participatory research and
  4. Offer professional advice to governments, private organizations, individuals and farms

Department of Animal Production

In line with the general philosophies of the Faculty for the Bachelor of Agriculture Programme, the Department will:

  1. Impart on students knowledge of basic principles of Animal Nutrition, Breeding, Health, Animal Products and Procession;
  2. Expose students to practical animal keeping and
  3. Look into cheaper and alternative means for animal production with a view to increasing availability of cheap sources of animal protein.
Department of Agronomy

In order to make effective contributions to the achievement of the Faculty philosophies and objectives, the Department will undertake practical training in Crop Breeding: Land Evaluation and Management for optimal Crop Production.

The specific objectives are:

  1. to impart on students the basic principles of crop production and crop breeding;
  2. to organize farm trials of variety of crops for methods and result-oriented demonstration purposes;
  3. to organise farm practical whereby students will manage farm production on their own fields;
  4. to actualize the practice of land evaluation and management; and
  5. To provide professional advice to farmers.

Department of Crop Protection

In order to make effective contributions to the achievement of the Faculty philosophies and objectives, the Department will:

  1. Undertake practical training in various aspects of Crop Protection techniques;
  2. Impart on students the basic principles of Crop Protection through practical demonstration on the field;
  3. Provide professional advice to farmers;
Department of Forest Resources Management

The philosophy of the department is to produce graduates with sound theoretical and practical knowledge in productive and sustainable forestry, forestry products and wildlife resources.

The main objectives of the department include, but not limited to:

i.     Produce graduates with massive entrepreneurship and self-employment capabilities;
ii.    Impart graduates with skills in all areas of forestry and wildlife;
iii.   Produce graduates relevant to industry and society and who can impart positively on National and
       International forestry and wildlife goals.