BIOLOGICAL PHYSICAL AND APPLIED SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

 HOD BPASBertha Kakai (M.ED, B.Ed.( Maths & Chemistry) HOD Biological, Physical & Applied Sciences

 The Biological, Physical & Applied Science department largely a service department to the other three (3) academic departments

namely:

BIOLOGICAL PHYSICAL AND APPLIED SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

The Biological, Physical & Applied Science department largely a service department to the other three (3) academic departments

namely:

  • Crops Sciences
  • Animal Health &Production 
  • Agricultural Extension and Community Development.
  • Currently the Department now hosts one Diploma program that is, Diploma in Information, Communication & Technology (DICT).

Its main mandate is to “train, carry out research, innovations and disseminate fundamental scientific knowledge in Physical, Biological and Applied Sciences”. Emphasis is laid on the practical aspect to create positive attitude towards the foundational courses units offered to students.

The core values of the department include:

1. Professionalism in service delivery

2. Transparency

3. Accountability

4. Commitment to customer service, teamwork and participatory process

5. Gender equity, sensibility and equal opportunity

6. Courtesy and respect

The strategic objectives of the department are:

1. Initiate the development of policies and strategies to enhance academic and teaching standards in the college;

2. Coordinate the administration of all academic matters of the department;

3. Supervise the development and review of training manuals in the department

4. Develop and implement departmental work plans and budgets;

5. Develop and implement annual departmental performance contracts

6. Conduct periodical evaluations of academic programmes and generate evaluation reports in liaison with heads of sections;

7. Coordinate setting and moderation of examinations in the department

8. Participate in teaching, academic research and consultancy activities

9. Record and disseminate weather data

10. Establish and maintain botanical garden

11. Establish and supervise short course training programmes for income generation

ADMISSIONS AND STUDENT RECORDS DEPARTMENT

HOD Admissions 2Mrs. Bilha Naandi Wanyonyi, Ag. HOD Admissions and Students Records

The Department is under the Academic and Students Affairs Division

The Department is under the Academic and Students Affairs Division

It facilitates the Admission of students and related activities.

More specifically, the Admissions and Students Records Department has the following functions:-

i. Market the College programs.

ii. Inform the clients of the courses offered and specified entry requirements.

iii. Respond to clients inquiries in relation to courses on offer by the College. 

iv. Guide applicants on the application process.

v. Receive and keep a record of all applications and supportive documents received for various courses on offer.

vi. Capture applicants data in the automated system; vii. Issuance of admission letter and joining instructions.

viii. Coordinate the admission of all new students.

ix. Facilitate the registration of continuing students unit in subsequent semesters.

x. Keep all students records; xi. Communicate College information to students.

xii. Update students registration status.

xiii. Compile students admission reports. Achievements.

The following are the Departments achievements:-

i. Automation of the Admission functions which has made processes more effective and efficient compared to having them done manually.

ii. Vast marketing platforms that include face to face, the college Bulk SMS, emails, Official facebook page, Website, Mass Media and the most recent Huduma platform. With the onset of COVID -19, most face to face activities were minimized. The online platforms served as better alternatives to effectively communicate College information. The majority of our client base are youth who also tend to embrace social media , making them readily inquire on admission processes, requirements among other related information.

iii. Highest students enrolment ever in the 2021/22 Academic year despite the COVID-19 pandemic of 3,427 students, 2,794 of which were pursuing long courses.

iv. Introduction of customer care desk that handles all clients inquiries.

STAFFING

The Department has 2 staff deployed to facilitate the College Admission activities.

SUMMARY OF COURSES OFFERED

The College currently offers 21 long courses. Applicants are welcome to apply at the Admissions Office situated at the College premises or through the official email platforms principal@bukuracollege.ac.ke Further inquiries can be sent through admissions@bukuracollege.ac.ke

 AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

 HOD AECD

 MRS Olive Luvai, HOD Agricultural & Community Development

Agricultural Education and Community Development is a department in the Directorate of Academic Programs.

AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

It has three sections namely:

Agricultural Economics

  • Home Economics
  • Agricultural Education and Extension.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 It has a total of 20 staff of which 16 are trainers and 4 are instructors.

Our mandate

To provide quality agricultural training in the departmental courses that meets and exceeds customer expectations.

Quality Objective

  • To conduct training and evaluation in departmental courses
  • To increase customer satisfaction
  • To review and develop demand driven curricula to meet the labour market requirements
  • To increase student’s completion rate
  • To generate revenue for the department

Courses offered in the department

The department offers a certificate course and 8 diploma courses and that have helped to provide frontline extension officers who play key roles in various agricultural fields to boost the farmers’ skills and knowledge for increased food production. It also provides teachers for secondary schools and equips trainers with competence based pedagogy for the implementation of training programs in TVET institutions. The following are programs in the department:

  • Diploma in Agricultural Extension and Community Development

A detailed course that channels out agricultural extension officers and community development officers to run the projects. To undertake this course, one requires a minimum mean grade of C- (minus) at KCSE or its equivalent or a certificate in Agriculture or in related field from a recognized Institution.

  • Diploma in Agricultural Education and Extension

These are agricultural extension officers who also double up as trained teachers for agriculture and biology in secondary schools. To undertake this course, one requires a minimum mean grade of C+(Plus) at KCSE OR its equivalent with a C+ plus in biology and agriculture, C in English; C- Mathematics.

  • Diploma in Agribusiness Marketing and Management

These assist farmers in entrepreneurships and running agricultural enterprises as a business. They also fit in the banking or micro finance industry to provide assistance in capital investment. To undertake this course one requires a minimum mean grade of C- (minus) at KCSE or its equivalent or a certificate in Agriculture or related field from a recognized Institution.

  • Diploma in Farm Management

These are farm managers with a focus on agribusiness. To undertake this course one requires a minimum mean grade of C- (minus) at KCSE or its equivalent or a certificate in Agriculture or related field from a recognized institution.

  • Diploma in Technical Trainer Education

These are degree holders in a specialized /skilled area who have undergone pedagogical training to enhance their delivery in competence based training. The graduates of this course are trainers in TVET institutions. To undertake this course one requires a degree from a recognized institution in Agriculture and related subjects or any other qualification equivalent to the above from institutions recognized by Kenya National Qualifications Authority(KNQA).

  • Diploma in Technical Instructor Education 

These are diploma holders in a specialized /skilled area who have undergone pedagogical training to enhance their delivery in competence based training. the graduates of this course are instructors in TVET institutions. To undertake this course one requires a diploma or a higher diploma from a recognized institution in Agriculture and related subjects or any other qualification equivalent to the above from institutions recognized by Kenya National Qualifications Authority(KNQA).

  • Diploma in Agriculture, Human Ecology and Consumer Science

These are agricultural extension officers with a focus on value addition of agricultural products. They also double up as Nutritionists or Home economics officers. To undertake this course one requires a minimum mean grade of C- (minus) at KCSE or its equivalent or a certificate in Agriculture or related field from a recognized Institution

  • Diploma in food and Beverage

This is a TVET-CDACC course for level 6 that produces high ended caterers and entrepreneurs’ in the food and hotel industry with a focus on food preparation and serving. It is a skilled based course that creates self-employment for the graduands. To undertake this course, one requires a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) C- (Minus) or Food Production Service and Sales Certificate Level 5    or Hotel Catering and Accommodation    or its equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) .

  • Certificate in Fashion Design Level 5 

This is an entrepreneurial course that equips trainees with competencies to provide fashion design services. It comprises of design and construction of ladies, gents and children’s garments, design and construction of accessories and decoration of fabrics. To undertake this course one requires Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade D (Plus) or Certificate in Fashion Design Level 4 or Equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA).

The department also coordinates outreach and in collaboration with other academic departments provides extension or field exposure for schools, colleges and other stake holders on the following days:

  • An open day every Thursday for primary and secondary Schools students visit the college for exposure on agriculture.
  • An open day on Friday for Colleges, universities, farmers’ groups and cooperatives and individual farmers who can visit, learn and share experiences and technical expertise on agriculture.

Achievements

The department has been able to undertake the following activities:

  • Pilot the competence based pedagogical modules for the teacher program successfully. 
  • Equip the AGEX Media laboratory with the help of the OKP-103470 project that has a focus on strengthening the ATVET teacher training.
  • Initiate a smart classroom that will in due time be equipped by the OKP-103470 project to facilitate on line teaching .
  • Worked in collaboration with EDUCAN to facilitate digital pedagogical training for trainers in BAC.
  • Launch the TVET-CDACC Curricula for level 5 and 6 in fashion design and culinary arts respectively.
  • Developed two competence based pedagogical programs for the technical instructor and technical trainer for level six that will be implemented in the next academic year.
  • Incorporate climate smart aspects in all the programs in the department.

In conclusion, AECD department has endeavored to provide food security, sustainable agribusiness and entrepreneurship in a changing economy for improved livelihoods. It prides itself in being a pace setter in provision of TVET-CDACC courses and competence based training in pedagogical training. 

 DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL HEALTH AND PRODUCTION

HOD Animal Health and Production Mr. Towet, Head of Department

The core mandate of the department is to teach, examine, mentor trainees, undertake research and carryout community outreach

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL HEALTH AND PRODUCTION

DEPARTMENTAL OBJECTIVES

The Department shall:

  • Develop and implement department’s work plan.
  • Compile and submit quarterly and annual reports on activities of the Department.
  • Teach and examine trainees in the department.
  • Develop and review curricula.
  • Develop and review training manuals.
  • Develop and implement annual departmental performance contracts and appraisals.
  • Conduct periodical evaluations of academic programmes in the department and generating evaluation reports.
  • Carry out academic research and consultancy activities.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

A Head of Department heads the Department of Animal Health and Production.Production and Health Management

  • Three year Diploma in Animal Health and Production
  • Kienyeji poultry production
  • Broiler chicken production
  • Dairy value chain production

The department intends to launch the following long term programmes and skill based short course starting from May 2022

  • Two and half year Certificate in Animal Health and production

One year Upgrading Certificate 1.     in Animal Health

  • One month Certificate in Artificial Insemination
  • Aquaculture production
  • Broiler chicken production

STAFFING LEVELS

Currently the Department has 14 members of staff on permanent terms

ANIMAL SCIENCE SECTION

A Head of Section heads the Section of Animal Science. It has seven members of staff. Currently the section offers a DIPLOMA COURSE IN ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT

GRADUATE PROFILE

It is envisaged that the graduates of this programme will be well-grounded in the various facets of agricultural production qualified to work in Livestock farms, as extension officers for livestock, start businesses dealing with livestock or pursue relevant degree programs

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The minimum requirement for admission into Animal production and health management programme in Bukura Agricultural College is a C- (C minus) or a holder of Certificate course in Agriculture/ Animal Production/Animal Husbandry/Range Management/Wildlife Health/Dairy Technology

 

ANIMAL HEALTH SECTION

A Head of Section heads the Section of Animal Health. It has seven members of staff.  Currently the section offers a DIPLOMA COURSE IN ANIMAL HEALTH AND PRODUCTION

GRADUATE PROFILE

It is envisaged that the graduates of this program will be well-grounded in the various facets of agricultural production qualified to work in Livestock farms, as extension officers for livestock, start businesses dealing with livestock or pursue relevant degree programs.

Currently the Department has 14 members of staff on permanent terms

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The minimum entry requirements for the Diploma Course as approved by the College Academic Board in consultation with Kenya Veterinary Board includes any of the following: -

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with an aggregate score of C(plain) and a grade of at least C plain in Biology or Biological sciences and C- (minus) in Chemistry or 
  • Physical sciences and C- (minus) either Mathematics or Physics or Agriculture.
  • KCE/EACE with Division II and at least a credit in Biology or Biological sciences, Chemistry or Physical sciences and a credit in either Mathematics, Physics or Agriculture.
  • Certificate in Animal Health and Production or Certificate in Animal Health and Range management from institutions recognized by KVB
  • Credits pass in at least a two-year Certificate course in Agriculture/ Animal Production/Animal Husbandry/Range Management/Wildlife Health/Dairy Technology or equivalent from institutions recognized by Kenya National Qualification Authority (KNQA).
  • KACE level certificate with a principal pass in Biology and at least a subsidiary pass in Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics
  • Diploma in Biomedical discipline recognized by the Kenya National Qualification Authority
  • Any other qualification equivalent to the above from an institution recognized by the Kenya Veterinary Board

 

 

 

 

 

EXAMINATIONS/RESIT/SPECIAL EXAMS

RESIT

 Requirements

1. Students to confirm their results on the student's portal by TBA.

2. Students to confirm the status of their pending examination i.e. resits/specials and confirm the dates sheduled for the same on examination table.

3. If a student has any pending examination and is missing on the list given, to consult the examination office by TBA - 0724708377.

 

Important Note

Read this First

i. Students will be allowed in examination room on presenting an examination card.

ii. Those with resit will be required in addition to present a receipt indicating the units.

iii. Final draft by 05/08/2018.

Diploma

i. AECD

ii. AGEC

iii. AGRIC

iv. AIDE

v. ANPD

vi. HORT

vii. AGEX

viii. ANHE

CERTIFICATE

i. AGRIC

SPECIAL/ RESIT & MAY INTAKE EXAM TIMETABLE

Timetable

DEPARTMENT OF HOSPITALITY AND HEALTH CARE SERVICES (HHCS)

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Beatrice Chepkurui,HOD, DEPARTMENT OF HOSPITALITY AND HEALTH CARE SERVICES

The department is under Production and Business Development Division. It has three sections-

  • Healthcare,
  • Housekeeping
  • Catering.

In order to improve the level of Customer Satisfaction in the College the HHCS departmental role is to enhance College physical facilities for effective and efficient delivery, of services and products; and to contribute to food and nutrition security.The strategic objectives pursued by the Hospitality and Health Care Services Department are to;

  • Coordinate the use of the College Hospitality facilities to generate revenue for the College.
  • Initiate and coordinate to the development of and implementation of the College Departmental work plans.
  • Coordinate the operations of the College Health Care facility to ensure quality services to students.
  • Coordinating the operations of a College cafeteria to boost the existing outsourced catering service

    We are committed to courtesy and excellence in service delivery to our clients.

 

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION DEPARTMENT

HODResearch

Middle level institutions have a fundamental role in socio-economic development in Kenya. Research and Development (R&D) M has been identified as key a driver for technological, social and economic development. TVET institutions are at the center of science, technology and innovation systems in the country.

 

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STUDENTS TAKING DATA FOR RESEARCH

We believe TVET institutions are the main arena in which scientific development and innovation takes place. BAC research and innovation department nurture connotation of technical innovation driven by research, development and extension by imparting appropriate research approaches and involving students in research work to advance adaptive agricultural research and develop an enabling environment to support the steady technological innovation stream necessary for resilient, sustainable food systems to supporting global populations and the planet.

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DEPARTMENT OF CROP SCIENCE

HOD Crop Science

Mutuku Joseph Mugo (MSc. Plant Pathology, BSc. Agricultural education and Extension) HOD Crop Science Department Office: SF11, Education Complex Building

The Department of Crop Science in BAC is a centre of excellence in teaching and research related to Crop Sciences with a reputation for maintaining high academic standards and a strong research culture.

DEPARTMENT OF CROP SCIENCE

The department is organized into three sections of Agronomy, horticulture and agricultural engineering. It offers three diploma programmes i.e.

  • Diploma in Agriculture and Biotechnology
  • Horticulture and Agricultural Irrigation
  • Drainage Engineering, and one certificate course in Agriculture and community development.

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CAPSICUM CROP IN GREENHOUSE

Besides, the department offers a host of short course modules in crop value chains including horticulture, specific crops such as groundnuts, passion fruits, tissue culture bananas, integrated soil fertility management, agroforestry, soil and water conservation, efficient irrigation water utilization among others.

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With a departmental motto of “learning by doing’, the department has embraced a learner centred training approach that ensures trainee competency through exposure to theoretical and practical training by highly trained and experienced staff. The Department has developed requisite infrastructure to offer comprehensive set of courses including production and management of field, horticultural and plantation crops; micro propagation and tissue culture; controlled environment agriculture; crop physiology; crop pest and disease management, Conservation and organic agriculture; agroforestry, irrigation and drainage. 

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To ensure that the curriculum remains responsive to the labour market needs, the department guarantees elaborate curriculum review in partnership with the agricultural industry and tracer studies with the BAC alumni. This has ensured that the curriculum is well packaged with technical skills, knowledge and attitudes demanded at the workplace. The inclusion of soft skills, entrepreneurial skills, gender sensitiveness, value chain approach, precision agriculture, agricultural biotechnology, research skills, sustainable farming and climate smart agriculture aspects in our departmental curriculum has made our graduates the most sought after in the labour industry.

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The crop science department has 25 academic staff members specialized in various disciplines. The department is primarily responsible for the establishment and management of the greenhouses, tissue culture laboratory, molecular science lab, fruit and forest tree nurseries, woodwork and metalwork workshops and the training and research plots at the College. This infrastructure, in addition to the modern lecture theatres and laboratories amply support teaching and research in the Department. Through the interaction with our numerous stakeholders, we recognize some of the greatest challenges facing the farming community including climate change, sustainable food production, soil degradation, emerging pests and depletion of critical aquifers. The need to develop solutions to these challenges drives our ambition, dedication, and creativity. The department plays a leading role in exposing trainees to the rapid scientific and technological advancements that are poised to transform and revolutionize agriculture, and therefore making it attractive to the youths.

You are assured of competence in your area of training should you choose to study in the Department of Crop Science. Welcome.

 

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