For the Chinese, it is the first step that is crucial as it eventually adds up to a thousand miles. It is not therefore surprising that JKUAT has scooped 3rd position in the 2008/2009 Evaluation of the Performance of Public Agencies – Public Universities category up from the 6th position in the previous year. The announcement released at a ceremony held at the Kenyatta International Conference centre and presided over by President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Monday April 26, 2010 also placed JKUAT at the 22nd position overall in an evaluation conducted for 138 public agencies.
Performance Contracting is an annual event meant to align strategic plans, annual work plans and budgets interests of public agencies and intended to improve accountability while focusing on resources on attainment of key national policy priorities. For universities, emphasis on service delivery particularly to students, creating transparency and accountability are vital.