In the just released admissions results by the Kenya universities and Colleges Central Placement Service, KUCCPS, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) emerged as the most preferred university. This is after the institution admitted 5,901 students who sat for the 2018 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, examinations. It was followed by the University of Nairobi that admitted 5,432 students. In third is Kenyatta university that got a share of 5,289 admissions. Maseno, Moi and Chuka universities got 4,633, 4,504 and 3,132 students; respectively.
This is the second year in running that JKUAT is emerging as the most preferred university. JKUAT repeated last year’s feat as the most preferred academic destination for students looking to pursue university education in the country. The University attracted 4,886 students last year. Polled students point to quality faculty, modern teaching and research facilities as well as impressive and functional collaborations with industry as some of the reasons why JKUAT remains a top magnet. A 2017 study commissioned by Madison Insurance revealed that the University is also ranked the best by employers and parents. In the survey, 63.9% of employers preferred public university graduates from JKUAT.
Since inception, JKUAT is guided by a clear vision aimed at projecting the institution as a University of Global Excellence in Training, Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Development. The University has since expanded with regard to the diversity of academic programmes, research and innovation enterprise as well as the number of students enrolled. JKUAT has four colleges, offering over 400 academic programmes. The colleges are: Engineering and Technology, Pure and Applied Sciences, Health Sciences, Agriculture and Natural Sciences and Human Resource Development.
Apart from the main campus in Juja, JKUAT programmes which are accredited by both Commission for University Education and professional regulatory bodies, can also be accessed in nine campuses located in Kenya’s main towns of; Nairobi, Karen, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisii, Kakamega, Kitale, Eldoret, and Keiyian. May and September 2019 intakes are currently underway.
This is how the Universities shared the 90,755 admissions from the 2018 KCSE students who garnered the minimum entry grade (C+) and above: