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PROF. ERASTUS NYAGA NJOKA, Ph.D

PROF. ERASTUS NYAGA NJOKA, Ph.D

Vice Chancellor

Professor in Animal Science

Profession:Animal Science

Biography

Teaching

Outputs

Research/PhD

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Professor of Animal Science
WORK EXPERIENCE
10th June, 2013 to date : Vice-Chancellor of Chuka University
8
th/1/2013 to 9th/6/2013 : Ag. Vice-Chancellor, Chuka University
2008 to 2013 : Principal/CEO, Chuka University College
2005 – 2008 : Director, Egerton University Eastern Campus College
2001 – 2005 : Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Egerton University
1995 – 2001 : Examinations Officer, Animal Science Department
1995 – 2001 : Ag. Chairman, Animal Science Department
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2010 – date: Full Professor of Animal Production, Chuka University College
2008 – 2010: Full Professor of Animal Production, Egerton University
2001 – 2008: Associate professor of Animal production, Egerton University
1997 – 2001: Senior Lecturer, Animal Science Department, Egerton University
1994 – 1997: Lecturer, Egerton University
1992 – 1993: Teaching Assistant, Russian Peoples’ Friendship University
EDUCATION
2005 : Certificate in Agriculture and Horticultural Management, Nanjing Agricultural University
(NAU), Peoples’ Republic of China
1997-1998 : Certificate in Animal Production and Management, Poultry and Aquaculture, Hebrew
University of Jerusalem.
1998 : Postgraduate Dip. in Research, Russian People’s Friendship University
1990-1993 : Ph.D. Degree in Animal Production (Special Zootechny, Animal Products Production
Technology), Russian People’s Friendship University, Moscow. Thesis entitled “Effects of
feeding Sodium Ascorbate on Growth and Disease Resistance of Calves”
1984-1990 : M.Sc. (Hons) Degree in Animal Production. Recognized at graduation for being the best
student. People’s Friendship University. Thesis entitled “Mineral Nutrition of sheep in the
Belgorod Region”

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2010 – date: Full Professor of Animal Production, Chuka University College
2008 – 2010: Full Professor of Animal Production, Egerton University
2001 – 2008: Associate professor of Animal production, Egerton University
1997 – 2001: Senior Lecturer, Animal Science Department, Egerton University
1994 – 1997: Lecturer, Egerton University
1992 – 1993: Teaching Assistant, Russian Peoples’ Friendship University

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Ondiek J O, Abdulrazak SA, and Njoka EN 2013: Performance of growing small East African goats fed molasses-treated maize (Zea mays) Stover supplemented with Acacia tortilis and/or Balanites aegeptica brouses and maize bran. Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology (In press)
2. Ondiek J O, SA Abdulrazak and EN Njoka. 2011. Effects of supplementing Chloris gayana hay and Maerua angolensis with graded levels of maize germ meal on voluntary feed intake, diet digestion, nitrogen balance and average daily gains of growing small east African Goats. Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology: 10 (2) 2010.
3. Ondiek J O, Abdulrazak S A and Njoka E N 2010: Chemical and mineral composition, in-vitro gas production, in-sacco degradation of selected indigenous Kenyan browses. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 22, Article #25. Retrieved February 9, 2010, from http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd22/2/ondi22025.htm Chuka University Academic Staff Database © 2020 Page 2 of 460
4. Ondiek J O, Abdulrazak S A and Njoka E N 2010: Nutritive value and Palatability rating of fifteen Selected Indigenous Kenyan Browse Species fed to Small East African Goats. Journal of Animal Research.
5. Ondiek J O, Abdulrazak S A and Njoka E N 2010: Effects of supplementing Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana) hay with Maerua angolensis on voluntary feed intake, diet digestion, nitrogen balance and live weight changes of growing Small East African Goats. Journal of Animal Research.
6. Ondiek J O, Abdulrazak S A and Njoka E N 2010: Effects of supplementing Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana) hay with graded levels of Zizyphus mucronata on voluntary feed intake, diet digestion, nitrogen balance and average daily gains in growing Small East African Goats. Animal Nutrition and Feed Techn.:11(1)2011
7. Ondiek J.O., S.A. Abdulrazak and E.N. Njoka 2010: Performance of growing Small East African Goats offered Rhodes grass hay and supplemented with a 1:1 mixture of Maerua angolensis: Zizyphus mucronata leaf browses. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 22 (9) 2010.
8. Nanua, J.N., R, D.M., Kibor, A.C., Njoka, E.N. 2007. Effect of rice bran oil, oxidized, and fresh egg yolk powder on the 2evelopment of arteriosclerosis in growing rabbits (Orygctolagus cuniculus). UNISWA Res. J. Agric. Sci. & Tech 10 (2): 71-79
9. Njarui M.G., Njoka-Njiru, E.N., Abdulrazak S.A. and Mureithi J.G. 2007. Effect of planting pattern of two herbaceous forage legumes in fodder grasses on productivity of grass/legume mixture in semi-arid tropical Kenya. Tropical and subtropical Agroecosystems (In press)
10. Onjoro, P.A., Njoka Njiru, E.N., Ottaro, J.M. Simon, A. and Schwartz, H.J. 2006. Effects of mineral supplementation on milk yield of free-ranging camels (Camelus dromedaries) in Northern Kenya. AsianAust. J. Anim Sci. 19 (11) 1597-1602.
11. Njoka-Njiru, E.N., Njarui, M.G., Abdulrazak, S.A. and Mureithi, J.G. 2006. Effect ofintercropping herbaceous legumes with Napier grass on dry matter yield and nutritive value of the feedstuffs in semiarid region of Eastern Kenya. Agricultura Tropica et Subtropica, 39 (4):260-272.
12. Onjoro, P.A., Njoka-Njiru, E.N., Ottaro J.M. and Nanua J.N. 2004. Effects of minerals in the forage, blood and milk on production of lactating free-ranging camels (Camelus dromedaries) in northern Kenya. Egerton Journal Vol. No. 1. 226-245.
13. Nanua, J. N. and Njoka-Njiru, E. N. 2004. Microbiological, physico-chemical and sensory quality of yoghurt sold in retail outlets within Nakuru Municipality, Kenya. Egerton Journal Vol. No. 1. 162 – 174.
14. Muriu, J. M., Njoka-Njiru, E. N.; Tuitoek, J. K. and Nanua, J. N. 2002. Evaluation of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolour) as replacement for maize in the diet of growing rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Asian-Aust. J. Anim Sci. 15 (4) 565-569.
15. Muriu, J. M., Njoka-Njiru, E. N., Tuitoek, J. K. and Nanua, J. N. 2002. The effect of substituting maize with varying levels of high tannin sorgum in the diet on feed intake, digestibility, average daily gain and feed conversion efficiency of growing rabbits. Agricultura Tropica et Subtropica 35: 149-155.
16. Njoka-Njiru, E.N., Ojango, J.M., Ambula, M.K. and Ndirangu, C.M. 2001. Grazing behaviour of Saanen and Toggenburg goats in sub-humid tropical conditions of Kenya. Asian-Aus. J. Anim. Sciences 14: 600- 604
17. Njoka-Njiru, E.N. and Guliye, A.Y. 2001. Grazing behaviour of Jersey and Guernsey heifers in subhumid tropical conditions of Kenya. Asian-Aus. J. Anim. Sci. 14: 491-495.
18. Njoka-Njiru, E.N. and Molchanov, I.A. 2001. Trace element status of soil, foriage and lactating ewes in South-Western Russia. Egerton Journal 3: 12-20.
19. Kamilov, B.G., Sahilov, T.V., Khegay, V.N. and Njoka-Njiru, E.N. 2000. The effect of human activities on the ichthiofauna of the river Syrdarya in Uzbekistan. Egerton Journal, 3: 1-11.
20. Njoka-Njiru, E.N. 1999. Grazing behaviour of Freshian and Jersey heifers in Njoro. Egerton Journal 2:7- 14.
21. Njoka, E.N., Molchanov, I.A. Boiko, I.A. and Soshienko, L.P. 1997. Immunological levels of calves fed with sodium ascorbate and ascorbic acid. J. Agricultural Siences 98-99.
22. Njoka, E.N., Boiko, I.A. and Molchanov, I.A. 1997. Effectiveness of applying sodium ascorbate as a feed supplement in rearing calves. Journal of Agricultural Sciences 140-145.

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS
1. Behaviour of piglets on Tatton Farm
2. Factors affecting productivity of Togenburg and Saanen breeds of goats in Meru
3. Mineral nutrition of camels in northern Kenya
4. Legume protein supplements in diets of lactating cows in Eastern Kenya
5. Alternative sources of energy for chicken
6. Meat productivity potential of goat breeds under high and low feeding regimes
TRAINING AND RESEARCH GRANTS
2011 : National Council for Science & Technology: AAS worth Ksh 7.5 million.
2011 : National AIDS Control Council: Ksh 3 million
2008 : 10,000 library books from FAO office in Nairobi
Chuka University Academic Staff Database © 2020 Page 3 of 460
2004-2005 : Collaboration with Sokoine and Makerere Universities under HEPAD funded 5 Postgraduate students x 3 Universities, through KES 60 million
2004 : Equipment worth KES 45 million from the Chinese Ministry of Education
2004 : Participation in KAPP received over KES 7 million for KARI and Public Universities
2002 : Equipment worth KES 8 million for the Faculty of Agriculture from DAAD
2001 : Collaboration with KARI and Rockefeller Foundation and trained 20 students

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