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2019 Agriculture Week
2019 Agriculture Week
2019 Agriculture Week
Penergetic Company during a visit to the school
The Dean Prof Bernard Njehia, Dr. Nicholas Korir and MSc student Kibet with a team from Penergetic Company during a visit to the school. Penergetic is a manufacturer of plant and animal growth boosters and their products are marketed worldwide. SAED is drafting an MoU with Penergetic to help the company penetrate and increase its presence in Kenya's agricultural sector. The company has committed herself to walk with SAED in the development of dryland agriculture at our Kitui Campus. The company will also support MSc students to conduct research in dryland agriculture
KU-OSHO Chemicals collaboration project exhibition during the RUFORUM conference 2018. Six SAED students conducting research under the project also presented posters under the leadership of the projects Principal Investigator,Prof. Waceke Wanjohi (Fourth from Left).
SAED’s Ph.D graduate during the 44 th K.U Graduation
Principal Secretary, State Department for University Education and Research, Prof. Collette A. Suda , Chancellor of Kenyatta University (KU) Dr. Benson Wairegi and the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Paul Wainaina congratulates one of the SAED’s Ph.D graduands during the 44 th K.U graduation ceremony on 3 rd , August, 2018
Ms. Monicah Ndung'u AST Department at Scent Istvan University &other KU Students-Hungary
Ms. Monicah Wangeci Ndung’u (right) , a third year BSc. Agriculture student at the School of Agriculture Enterprise & Development in a company of two other Students from Kenyatta University who attended a 3 months (March –May ,2018) Erasmas Exchange Program at Scent Istavan University, Hungary.


Admission Requirements

i. The common regulations for admissions into master degree in Kenyatta University shall apply.

ii. The general regulations for all master degree in the School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development shall apply.

iii. Holders of a B.Sc. degree with at least an upper second class honours in Agriculture, Agricultural Resource Management, Dryland Agriculture, Animal Production and Health Management, Agricultural Engineering, Range Management, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Economics or its equivalent from Kenyatta University or other institutions recognized by Kenyatta University Senate. 

iv. Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they have Grade “C” and above in units relevant to their areas of specialization.

Examination Regulations 

The Kenyatta University examination regulations governing post-graduate exams shall apply. Unit registered for in each semester shall be examined at the end of each semester Coursework assessment shall consist of final written examination and Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs) which shall include practicals, written tests, seminars, oral presentation and term papers The final written examination shall constitute 60% of the total marks for each unit while CATs shall constitute 40% of the total marks

The pass mark for each unit shall be 50% the thesis will be examined according to the university regulations, that is written thesis and oral presentation (defense)

Course Structure, Study Duration 

The M.Sc. degree in Dryland agriculture shall consist of coursework, examination and thesis. The M.Sc. programme will take a minimum of two (2) years. In year one, a candidate shall be required to take a total of 10 units of which 8 shall be compulsory taken from core units and 2 electives. In first semester, a candidate will take 5 core units and in second semester 3 core units and 2 electives. In year two, a candidate shall concentrate on research work and submit a thesis.


The degree to be awarded is designated: Master of Science in Dryland Agriculture (M.Sc. Dryland Agriculture)

Unit Codes and Titles

Level 800

KCU 800: Biostatistics

KRM 803: Advanced Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

KRM 808: Soil and Water Management

KRM 850: Management of Livestock Diseases in the Drylands

KST 866: Crop Pests and Disease Management

KRM 851: Dryland Feed Resources and Animal Management

KCU 801: Research Methods

ECD 813: Environmental Security and Peace Building

KRM 852: Modelling Dryland Agricultural Production Systems

KST 867: Applied Dryland Crop Production

KRM 830: Thesis  (In year 2)

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