Delivery of animal health services including Artificial Insemination (AI) in many developing countries has been described as inefficient and ineffective. One of the main reasons for this state of affairs is the inadequate government financing of veterinary services. The level of financing of the services is critical for the efficient delivery of services in a country. The quality of AI services in Kenya started deteriorating markedly in the 1980s partly due to the adoption of privatization and liberalization policies in the face of diminishing resources and partly due to the speed with which the policies were implemented. This spurred for a search for alternatives to the whole public sector system provision of AI services. One option was the privatization of training of AI technicians and enabling farmers to be service providers. The adoption of this alternative was hampered by the limited positions available at the AHITIs (only 20 students at a time), which has resulted in a backlog of almost 400 applicants. The objective of initiating this course is to cater to this backlog and to service this rapidly growing sector of emerging AI service providers.
To meet the demand for farm-based AI service providers who shall be knowledgeable in artificial breeding and fertility management of animals.
To provide these lay service providers with skills to be able to extend veterinary messages.
Common regulations governing certificate courses in the University of Nairobi and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine shall apply.
Admission to the certificate course shall be open to holders of the following minimum qualifications.
K.C.S.E. certificate with a mean grade of C- or equivalent with at least D pass in biology.
Any other qualification equivalent to 2(i) above and recognized by the University of Nairobi senate.
Fees and Funding
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