The Department of Fisheries is one of the four Departments at the College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
The Department is offering a very intensive (3 years) Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and a Trade Diploma in Applied Fisheries (TDAF) programme (2 years) in addition to a three month industrial attachment. Further, the first two years of the BSc programme together with the industrial attachment is recognized as a Higher Diploma in Fisheries.
Both of these programmes seek to enable students to manage fisheries based entrepreneurial activities and fisheries development projects, in addition to the design and development of new initiatives using appropriate technology. These programmes are offered in a welcoming, nurturing and fun learning environment that challenges students to achieve excellence. We teach students to think critically about fisheries issues and become ecologically literate citizens with training to be successful in careers with natural resources.
At the end of the programme, students will be able to use and apply knowledge of Technology and Engineering to provide solutions for entrepreneurs and fishers. Students will be able to research operational issues and discuss policies, treaties and conventions governing the fisheries industry nationally, regionally and internationally. Students are equipped with adequate learning resources to aid their development as a quality pool of knowledge is created by the College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
The aim of the Department is to establish human resources that are more responsive and proactive in facilitating the sustainable development of the fisheries sector and expanding the envelope of knowledge of the aquatic ecosystem. The Department of Fisheries is devoted to the training and development of staff, with a strong emphasis being placed on research.
To all new, continuing and prospective students, may I wish you all a dynamic and successful year of learning.