New students admitted to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) reported to their various colleges Monday, August 27, 2018, for registration, paving way for a week long orientation aimed at acquainting the youthful freshers with university formalities before embarking on the core academic journey.
With the registration of students still underway, the orientation process has commenced at their respective colleges and faculties with the new students also expected to tour University facilities while familiarizing with other University bodies.
Among all universities in Kenya, JKUAT is the most preferred institution in the country. This came to the fore when Education Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed released the results for placement of 2017 KCSE students, on April 9, 2018. JKUAT admitted a total of 4,866 students, the highest in the country.
In the 2018/2019 Academic Year, JKUAT expects a total of 6,438 students, among them 2,854 females. The College of Human Resource Development recorded the highest number of students with a total of 2,550, followed closely by College of Pure and Applied Sciences, College of Engineering and Technology, College of Health Sciences and College of Agriculture and Natural Resources that have attracted a total of 1,514, 1,283, 633 and 156 respectively spread across all of their programs.
The culmination of the orientation week will be marked, Friday, August 31, 2018 when the new students will be addressed by Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Ngumi.