Orientation for the new students admitted in May 2015 to pursue various academic programmes at the Main Campus got underway Tuesday May 12, 2015 with a familiarization tour of the Library. The freshmen were taken through various sections of the facility and inducted on how to remotely access e-resources within and beyond the confines of the campus.
Alloys Mutwiri who registered for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology could not hide his joy after joining JKUAT. The University, he said, was his choice institution and he was happy to be a bona fide student.
“This is the best University in technology studies. At the end of my studies, I hope to earn a degree that can put me ahead of competition,” Mutwiri said.
One of the parents, Mr. Okwogo Araka, said he hopes to see his son, Dan Nduko who was admitted at the School for Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) graduate to be innovative and entrepreneurial; qualities that he opined defined JKUAT graduates.
Acting Registrar Academic Affairs, Joseph Owala said a total of 1, 400 students were expected to enrol across JKUAT campuses. He urged the freshmen to follow the orientation process in order to acquaint themselves with university environment, procedures and processes.
While welcoming the first years, JKUAT student union leader, Eric Jomo cautioned the students against indulging in diversionary activities that could compromise their safety and success in the university. He instead called on the freshmen to prioritize learning and join constructive clubs and associations.
The students who are enrolled in the College for Human Resource Development; College of Pure and Applied Sciences; and College of Health Sciences are slated to begin lectures, Monday May 18, 2015.
The May Intake is the second this year with the final intake for the 2014/2015 academic year when government sponsored students will be admitted is slated for September, 2015.