B.Sc. in Dryland Resources Management - Egerton university | Educartis

Njoro
4 years
Bachelor
On Campus

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Course Overview

Arid and semi–arid landsASALs. occupy 80% of Kenya‘s total land surface. Despite its fragile nature, ASALs serves as important biodiversity reservoirs, wildlife habitat, and a resource for livestock production, various minerals, renewable energy and landscape of great attraction. Sustained productivity from these ASAL ecosystems is needed for economic and social development of the country in line with vision 2030. The programme is intended to produce specialists in range resource management and dryland farming.

How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

The curriculum is designed especially to promote the following skills/ objectives:i) To assess the quality and quantity of ASAL resources and their influence upon resource production.ii) To integrate this knowledge into management recommendation and to evaluate different strategies from the aspect of sustainability.iii) To reduce or overcome infrastructural constraints and limitations with regard to market and trade restrictions and, therefore, enhancing the marketability of dryland farm products.iv) Enhance conservation of biodiversity through nature-based tourism.v) Equip stakeholders with relevant education in natural resource management and dryland farming. vi) Create entrepreneurship attitude among graduates of this programme.
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Admission Criteria

Candidates must have achieved the minimum entry requirements for university, and at least grade B- in Biology or B in Biological Sciences, B- in Geography, C+ in Chemistry or B- in Physical Sciences and C+ in Mathematics at K.C.S.E. or equivalent examinations. An added advantage will be given to candidates who have passed with at least a C grade in Agriculture or Economics at K.C.S.E or equivalent examination. Admission will also be granted to outstanding Diploma holders who have passed with Distinction, Credit or equivalent in Range Management, Animal Husbandry, Forestry, Animal Health, Wildlife and other related fields recognized by the University Senate. These categories of students will qualify for a maximum of 30% credit transfer and thus shortening the duration of their course.

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