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SAED’S APPRECIATION CEREMONY FOR PROF. WACEKE WANJOHI (FORMER DEAN'SAED)
SAED’S members of staff presents a gift to SAED’s former Dean Prof. Waceke Wanjohi and her family during an Appreciation Ceremony on 4th October, 2019 in her honor for having served the School as the Dean for eight years (2011-2018)
SAED’S APPRECIATION CEREMONY FOR PROF. WACEKE WANJOHI (FORMER DEAN'SAED)
SAED’s members of staff, former Dean, SAED Prof. Waceke Wanjohi, her family members and friends in a group photo during an appreciation Ceremony on 4th October 2019 held in her honor, having served the School of Agriculture as the Dean for eight years (2011-2018)
DONKEY PROJECT INAUGAURATION CEREMONY AT KITUI CAMPUS ON 26TH SEPTEMBER, 2019.
The Vice Chancellor, Kenyatta University, Prof. Paul Wainaina (center), H.E the Deputy Governor, Kitui County Dr. Gideon Wanthe Nzau (right) and Donkey Project Principal Investigator Dr. Purity Nguhiu goes through Brook East Africa Banner during the project’s inauguration Ceremony at Kitui Campus on 26th September,2019. The Donkey Project is being implemented by Kenyatta University’s SAED in partnership with Brook East Africa.
SAED’S INAUAGURAL DISTINGUISHED AND EXPERT SEMINAR SERIES (DESS)
Permanent Secretary, State Department of Crop Development and Agricultural Research , Prof. Hamadi Boga addressing SAED staff and Postgraduate students during the inaugural Distinguished and Expert Seminar Series (DESS) on 23rd September, 2019 at BSSC. The seminar theme was on “Strategic Agricultural for Kenya’s Development Agenda”.

Animal Sciences


About

About

The department of Animal Sciences was established in the year 2016 in the School of agriculture and Enterprise Development (SAED) and is currently two degree offering programmes: Bachelor of Animal Health and Production, and Master of Science in Animal Nutrition and Management. The main objectives of the department are to train and equip students with knowledge and skills to contribute to increased animal production in Kenya to meet the demands of the rapidly increased human population.

Teaching Resources

  • Well-equipped laboratories
  • The Science section in the KU Postmodern Library has been equipped books on Animal Health and Production and also has numerous online information resources
  • Easily accessible internet facilities are available for training and research
  • Teaching Farm located on a 80 acre piece of land with facilities for holding various animal species including a dairy unit, Piggery, poultry Unit and a fish farm
  • The Department facilities have been inspected on two occasions by the Kenya Veterinary Board (KVB) which is regulatory body for animal health training and practice in Kenya, and approved for animal Health and Production training

Staff and staff development
The department has a team of experienced full time staff ranging from Associate Professors to Lecturers, with competencies in training and research in the following broad areas:

  • Animal Health
  • Animal Production
  • Staff from other specialised university departments provide support in teaching units in Agribusiness, Rural Sociology and Development, Agricultural extension, among others

Research

Research

The Department has on-going research on:

  • Poultry nutrition
  • Indigenous chicken production and marketing
  • Effect of aflatoxicosis in poultry
  • Dairy goat production

Linkages

Linkages

 

INSTITUTION

TYPE OF LINKAGE

ICIPE

Postgraduate training on development of poultry feeds and nutrition

KARLO

Training programmes on poultry feed and nutrition

ILRI

Post graduate training on aflatoxicois in animal feeds

BROOKE EAST AFRICA

Planned collaboration on Animal Welfare

Service Delivery Charter

Service Delivery Charter

 

Service

Requirements

Charges

Timeline

Statement of Commitment

Unit Registration

  • Student ID
  • Registration form

Free

1 day

The Department will provide clear guidelines on unit registration

Unit Adjustment

Unit adjustment form

Free

2 days

The Chairman and Academic Advisors will be available to guide on unit adjustment

Teaching

Must be a bona fide student of Kenyatta University

Fees must be paid up

As per guidelines/time table issued by Reg. (Academic)

Lectures…..

Examination Processing

Departmental responsibility

Free

As per guidelines/time table issued by Reg. (Academic)

Departmental Exam Board will meet as required by the University

Examination Administration

Must be a bona fide student of Kenyatta University

Fees must be paid up

As per guidelines/time table issued by Reg. (Academic)

Exams will be administered efficiently

Examination result queries

MISSING MARKS
Missing mark form

OTHER QUERIES
Letter to the Chairman
Student Queries book

Free

Free

4 working days

4 working days

All  queries and exam related queries will be addressed objectively and feedback will be given in the stipulated time

Proposal/project processing

Fulfillment of all requirements given by the Graduate School

Free 

 

1 to 2 weeks

Departmental Board of Postgraduate Studies will meet as required by the Graduate School

Processing of applications for scholarships and grants

Application form or letter

  • Recommendation(s)

Free

 

2 days

All genuine applications will be processed fairly

Writing of recommendation/
Introductory letters

Student ID

  • Formal request to Chairman

Free

Student ID

2 days

Letters will be written at the discretion of the Chairman

General complaints and compliments

Letter to chairman

  • A duly completed complaints and compliments form

Free

Letter to chairman

2 weeks

All complaints and compliments will be discussed by the departmental Board at their regular meetings

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