Dr. Justine Ekou

Faculty Dean

Science and Innovation

Welcome to the Faculty of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Busitema University page. Located at Arapai Campus in Soroti District, about 350 kms from Kampala city, the Faculty offers relevant and practical oriented programmes uniquely designed to provide in-depth knowledge, appropriate skills and right attitudes. The Faculty is located in a rural setting and offers an excellent learning environment. With an enrolment of about 1800 registered students, the Faculty is arguably one of the biggest agricultural training schools in Uganda. The Faculty has three academic departments that are together running six academic programmes namely: Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Bachelor of Animal Production and Management, Bachelor of Agribusiness, Diploma in Animal Production and Management, Diploma in Crop Production and Management and Certificate in General Agriculture. All our programmes are accredited by the National Council for Higher Education. We also offer short and tailor made courses in all agricultural enterprises.

In addition, the Faculty has a farm. The farm is an integral unit for teaching and learning. It comprises modern poultry and zero grazing units, piggery, goat unit, green houses, orchard, fish ponds as well as pasture and horticultural demonstration plots among others. The farm runs both training and commercial models and thus supports teaching and learning, research and outreach especially provision of hands on experience as well as entrepreneurship exposure to our learners. To support these functions, the Faculty has about 50 highly trained, dedicated and skilled academic staff. In addition, the Faculty boasts of numerous technicians in all the teaching units.

With partnerships with international and regional universities and organizations, such as AVSI- SKY project, Makerere University, NaSSARI-NARO, and Cordaid among others, the Faculty has continued to improve its teaching facilities, expand research capability and broaden its community outreach initiatives. If you are thinking about agricultural training, this is the place to be. A choice of any of our programmes will offer any prospective candidate an unforgettable experience.

Thank you.

Dr. Justine Ekou

Faculty Dean