Dr. Kefa Osolo Nyende

Dr. Kefa Osolo Nyende
Chairman, Department of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences

This department is guided by the ideology that all over the world, agriculture and veterinary services form the bedrock of food security and livelihoods. Our department therefore has set itself on a roadmap to grow into a world leading school of Agriculture and Veterinary Science. A five acre farm has been acquired in Sirisia to host practical demonstrations in crops, livestock and environmental conservation. Furthermore the department has set aside a student-managed crops demonstration unit at the main campus with two greenhouses and about two acre outdoor plots. This unit also produces high value crops for sale.

Three course programmes are hosted at the Department namely: BSc. Agriculture Economics and Resource management, BSc Agriculture and Biotechnology, BSc. Agriculture Education and Extension. Student enrolment for programmes in the Department stands at 2015 with 95 in second year and 120 in first year. The Department consists of six academic staff of whom one is a professor.

Objectives

This department will be guided by the following objectives:

  1. To provide quality training in veterinary and agricultural science through excellent teaching and practical engagements
  2. To engage in quality research programmes for knowledge and technology generation towards sustainable livelihoods and food security levels
  3. To promote knowledge and technology through development of sustainable veterinary and agriculture technologies
  4. To disseminate agricultural production and extension technologies to stakeholders in Kenya and beyond
  5. To identify, attract and network with stakeholders in agriculture and veterinary service provision over emerging issues through timely outreach and linkage interventions
  6. To distribute essential veterinary and agriculture technologies through academic forums, publicity and publications

Contacts

Department of Agriculture and veterinary Sciences
P.O. Box 1699—50200
BUNGOMA – KENYA
Location: Bungoma
Country: Kenya
Telephone Number: 0202028660/0708085934
Email :deptavs@kibu.ac.ke


Faculty of Science Stakeholders Workshop on New Academic Programmes

Faculty of Science (FS) held a successful two days Stakeholders Workshop for the new academic programmes (Diploma, Bachelors, Masters and PhD) on 26th -27th November, 2019 at the Multi-purpose hall.  The workshop was declared opened by DVC (Academics and Students Affairs), Prof S. Shibairo. In attendance was Ag. DVC (Administration, Finance and Development) Prof. Siamba. The theme of the workshop was “Current Trend in training of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Professionals”.

Keynote speakers made presentations of the various programmes:

  1. Betty Mayeku, CECM, Education and Vocational Training, Bungoma County
  2. Betty Osumba, TVETA
  3. Benard Makokha Willis, KIRDI
  4. Onesmus Makhanu, Director of Agriculture, Bungoma County

The workshop was attended by over 100 stakeholders from 34 different research institutions and industries.

Faculty of Science Stakeholders Workshop on New Academic Programmes

Faculty of Science Stakeholders Workshop on New Academic Programmes

Faculty of Science Stakeholders Workshop on New Academic Programmes

Faculty of Science Stakeholders Workshop on New Academic Programmes

Faculty of Science Stakeholders Workshop on New Academic Programmes

FS Orientation of 2019/2020 First Year Students

2019/2020 first year students during the Faculty of Science (FS) orientation forum led by Dr. Lucy Chikamai. Students were introduced to faculty lecturers and faculty functions, services and procedures. The event took place on 18th September, 2019 in Auditorium C

FS Orientation of 2019/2020 First Year Students

FS Orientation of 2019/2020 First Year Students

FS Orientation of 2019/2020 First Year Students

Part Time Lecturers & Technicians 2019/2020 Academic Year

Kibabii University in pursuit of its Vision to be a Global and Dynamic University of Excellence in Science, Technology and Innovation, wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following vacant Part Time Positions in the indicated departments:

VACANT POSITIONS:

  • Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Lecturer
  • Tutorial Fellow
  • Senior Technician
  • Technician
  • Instructor
1.      FACULTY OF SCIENCE
DepartmentAreas of Specialization
Science, Technology and EngineeringRenewable Energy
Chemistry
Physics
Master of Science in Physics
Biological and Applied Science

 

Botany
Zoology
Bio-resource
Agriculture and Veterinary ScienceAnimal Science/Animal Health
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Economics
Crop Protection
Agronomy/Agric. Biotechnology
Soil Science
MathematicsMathematics (Bachelors Courses)
Masters Courses

Statistics

Pure

Applied

PhD. Courses

Statistics

Pure

Applied

 

  

Applicants for teaching Masters and PhD Courses must be PhD holders in relevant areas.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications with copies of academic certificates and curricula vitae should be addressed to:

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics and Student Affairs)

P.O. Box 1699-50200

BUNGOMA

Tel. No. 0708085934/0734831729

 DEADLINE

Applications should be submitted by Friday 16th August, 2019 at 5.00 pm.

Part Time Lecturers & Technicians 2019/2020 Academic Year

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University held its 3rd Graduation Ceremony on 23rd November, 2018 at the Graduation Square. The colorful ceremony was presided over by Ambassador (Dr.) Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education on behalf of the Chancellor, H.E. Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta.

1704 graduands were awarded with doctorates, degrees, diplomas and certificates in various fields; Doctorates 6, Masters 26, Bachelors 1314, Diplomas 302 and Certificates 56.

Faculty of Science had: 2 Doctorates, 6 Masters and 122 Bachelors.

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Showcasing Suspended Hives at the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018

Kibabii University led by DVC (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. participate in the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018 at the Masinde Muliro showground in Kanduyi. The A.S.K Satellite show took place on 19th September, 2018 – 22nd September, 2018. At the event Faculty of Science showcasing suspended hives on posts that stand atleast 5ft high using strong wires. A way of utilizing small piece of land to improve livelihood of farmers through agri-business

Showcasing Suspended Hives at the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018

Showcasing Suspended Hives at the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018

Showcasing Suspended Hives at the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018

Showcasing Silage and Hay Blocking Technology at the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018

Kibabii University led by DVC (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. participate in the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018 at the Masinde Muliro showground in Kanduyi. The A.S.K Satellite show took place on 19th September, 2018 – 22nd September, 2018. At the event Faculty of Science showcasing silage and hay blocking as a new technology of improving livestock feeds. Ensiling of grocery waste as livestock feed and also replacing molasses with grocery waste as a sole source of sugar. Hay blocking technology is a way of compacting livestock feed in order to reduce storage space

Showcasing Silage and Hay Blocking Technology at the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018

Showcasing Silage and Hay Blocking Technology at the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018

Showcasing Silage and Hay Blocking Technology at the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018

Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation Donates Materials to Kibabii University

Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation in Netherlands donates materials (papers, Compact disc, USB sticks, booklets and pens) to Kibabii University. The memory sticks were given to the best female and male students of Agriculture and the booklets and papers were handed over to the University Library. The materials will strengthen Kibabii University’s capacity on Agricultural training through increased access to up-to date information in agriculture. In-attendance were Prof. Odeo Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. DVC (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation), Dr. Kefa Osolo Nyende Chairman Department of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences and Mr. Joshua Ilavonga In-Charge Library.

Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation Donates Materials to Kibabii University

Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation Donates Materials to Kibabii University

Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation Donates Materials to Kibabii University

Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation Donates Materials to Kibabii University

Faculty of Science Staff Graduate with Doctor of Philosophy Degrees

Faculty of Science Staff  Graduate with Doctor of Philosophy Degrees

The Faculty of science was honoured to have three of it’s members graduate with PHDs. In the most recent graduation Ceremonies,Dr.Kefa  Osolo Nyende and Dr.Jared Odhiambo Oloo qualified for the award of this prestigeous Degrees at Masinde Muliro University of Science  and technology while Dr.John Makokha Wanjala  was awarded at the University of Nairobi. Dr.Kefa Nyende is a lecturer and Chair, Department of Agriculture and Veterinery Sciences  while Dr.Jared Oloo  is Heads Department of Science,Technology and Engineering.Dr.John Wanjala doubles up as Lecturer and examination Officer.The Faculty wishes them well in their endeavours.

Fish Harvesting

Fish harvesting being done at Kibabii University fish pond after fingerlings stocking that was done on 4th May 2016, the University benefited from Bungoma County Government Fish Pond Liner Initiative Project
Fish Harvesting

Fingerlings Stocking

Kibabii University benefits from Bungoma County Government Fish Pond Liner Initiative Project. Project launched by VC, DVCs, Dean Faculty of Science Dr. Chikamai and Fisheries Officer (Kanduyi Sub-County) Mr. John Masambu

Fingerlings Stocking

Kakamega County Meteorological Station

Kakamega County Meteorological Station
BSc. Agriculture extension and education students at Kakamega County Meteorological station on October 16, 2015. The students were trained on various aspects of Agro- Climatology.

Harvesting of Red Tomatoes

Harvesting of Red Tomatoes
Harvesting of red tomatoes in greenhouse empowerment project with agribusiness knowledge through greenhouse farming in Kibabii University Community.