WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:August 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences
Start Date:October 2020
Academic Unit:School of Tropical Agriculture and Natural Resources
Campus:Bamenda Campus
Application Deadline: September 2020
Programme Overview

The Department of Animal Science & Technology (DANST) is the brain trust of the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources (STANR) in the domain of animal protein.

The Mission
The mission of DANST is to prepare future animal scientists to graduate with sufficient intellectual, technical and environmental appropriation of all required aspects of Animal Production and Health Management, Animal Product Technology, Aquaculture and Fisheries, and Domestication of Nonconventional Livestock.

The Vision
To enhance the quality of human life, through developing Animal Science to ensure the sustainability of production systems and to conserve the natural resources, animals and environment for future generations, as well as to inform public understanding as well as cooperate with other institutions with the aim of blossoming as a center of excellence in our various specialties.Our goal is for our graduates to become self-emulating in livestock, poultry and fishery enterprises keeping in mind their motive to remain responsible, up-to-date and problem-solving crafters. More specifically, DANST aims to:
– Develop programmes as well as routine updates in the areas of Animal Science, Animal Products, Agricultural Biochemistry/Biotechnology, Agricultural Chemistry, and Specialist extension and Mini livestock conservation
– Turn out production-oriented graduates in our field through practical oriented and, local and international relevance, capacity building and training
– Produce personnel who are capable of teaching, initiating and, conducting environmentally relevant and sustainable research
– Produce graduates for both public and private sectors, as well as successful entrepreneurs.
– Produce extension workers, to organize extension linkages and activities. Organize gender studies in our field and collaborations including on-farm, on-village on-urban adaptive research
– Carry out research in various aspects of our field including collaboration and external linkages.
– Engage in Local and International related shows, exhibitions, exchanges, programmes and academic linkages
– Provide a forum for the discussion of scientific, social and educational problems relevant to the development of animal production and health, Food Science and Technology, Agric Biochemistry and Nutrition, among others.
– Support the publication of scientific and educational materials related to our discipline, and establish a Documentation Centre and data bank on tropical Animal Science.

Our Strategies:
The Department is envisaged to create and maintain a rare collection of poultry breeds including layer and broiler grandparent stocks, Turkey, Guinea Fowl, Quails and Pigeons and a hatchery at the department premises. A Livestock Field Station will be established based on the principles of integration to maintain dairy cattle, goats, sheep, ducks, rabbits, swine, fresh water fish, guinea pigs and micro livestock species including deer, crocodiles, porcupine, snails, cane rats and wild pigs.

Research programmes of the Department will be focused directly on livestock development of the country at both national and small farmer levels. The major areas of research interests are: Reproduction, lactation and environmental physiology; processing, quality control and development of various meat and dairy products; livestock based farming systems including duck-fish integration systems; genetic evaluation and genetic diversity of livestock breeds and crosses; investigation of nutritive and supplementation values of tree fodders and legume based pastures; evaluation of rabbits and micro-livestock for meat production; and aquaculture and fisheries.

Laboratory facilities of the Department shall in future include a feed and herbage laboratory which is well equipped to carry out feed analysis, a digestibility and metabolism research unit for ruminants, a physiology laboratory for blood metabolite analysis, semen evaluation and radio immunoassay studies on reproduction and lactation physiology, a dairy and meat product technology laboratory, an arboretum and pasture museum, and aquaculture facilities.

Objectives of the Degree Programme
– To produce skilled graduates who will be able to apply modern technology to breed and rear animals including fish and other aquatic species at commercial scale, participate in marine fishing and processing, preserve and market fish in large scale for human consumption and other purposes.
– To train potential animal scientists, equipping them with knowledge and ability to competently work in all areas of the rapidly expanding animal industry.

Areas of Specialization
Students will specialize in one of the following two areas:
– Animal Science
– Fisheries

Admission Requirements

General Requirements:
– A pass in the GCE Ordinary Level or Probatoire
– A pass in at least two GCE Advanced Level subjects or BAC
– A pass in English Language at the GCE Ordinary Level or proof of Proficiency in the English Language from an accredited Language Learning Centre or the University Intensive English Language Course

Specific Requirements:
O/L – Biology, A/L – Biology/Zoology & any other A/L Science Subject

Application Process
Application Fees for Cameroonian Students: $0
Application Fees for International Students: $0

1. Pay a Registration Fee of 10.000frs into into any of our Bank Accounts: Cameroon and collect a receipt of payment.

Account Name: Catholic University of Cameroon, (CATUC) Bamenda
a) ECOBANK = 0200122608355201
b) SGBC = 05160350250-22
c) NFC BANK = 17301022306
d) Union Bank of Cameroon (UBC) = 00111013204
e) United Bank of Africa (UBA) = 04050000060

NB: All Payments should be done in the Student’s Name.

2. Present the Bank Receipt at the Registry, and collect an Application Form A1 (for Faculty of Business – FBMS, Faculty of Science – FSC, Faculty of Humanities -FHSS), or collect an Entrance Form (for those sitting the Entrance Exams into the Professional Schools; School of Engineering – SENG, School of Agriculture -STANR, School of Health & Medical Sciences -SHMS).

or Download the appropriate application form from the internet

3. Fill the Form A1 and submit it to the Registry with the following documents attached:

i. One clean photocopy of Birth Certificate
ii. One clean photocopy of GCE O’L Certificate/Result Slip or Probatoire
iii. One clean photocopy of GCE A’L Certificate/Result Slip or BAC
iv. 1000frs for Passport-size Photograph (hard & soft to be taken on campus)

– Students with foreign degrees/certificates should present Equivalences to their certificates obtained from the Ministry of Higher Education
(MINESUP), Yaounde.
–All students applying for the Philosophy programme should certify all their certificates.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Academic researcher
– Animal nutritionist
– Animal physiotherapist
– Animal technician
– Nature conservation officer
– Zookeeper
– Zoologist.

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Tuition Fees for Cameroonian Students: $0
Tuition Fees for International Students: $0

Tuition Fees per year for Cameroonian Students = 645,500 F CFA
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 1,045,500 F CFA

A message from the school about the 2020-2021 academic year reads:
Cognizant of the fact that the people of the Northwest and Southwest regions have been groaning under the weight of the socio-political crisis for close to four years now, and that currently the entire country is in the grips of the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic which both have far-reaching economic implications, the Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Bamenda have decided to grant certain percentage discounts on tuition fees to the ‘early birds’ who enrol on any of the school’s degree programmes, beginning next academic year till further notice.

Relevant Contact

Lana Afor Foncham Taboh
Executive Assistant to Vice Chancellor
General School Office
For General/Admission Enquiries