Scores of students admitted to pursue various undergraduate programs at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) have reported for the registration of their courses in various colleges, Monday, September 4, 2023.
The week-long orientation activities are designed to acquaint the incoming freshmen and women with the university’s offerings. The orientation will culminate with the official welcome address by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi Friday, September 8, 2023.
According to data released by Kenya Universities and Colleges Placement Service (KUCCPS), JKUAT was allocated 6,917 students. This number is anticipated to rise due to provisions made by KUCCPS for Inter-University transfers.
With the anticipated number of new students exceeding 8,000, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Victoria Wambui Ngumi noted that the students had made the right decision adding that the university had has a distinguished faculty, offering hands-on, industry-supported training to ensure the success of its students.
“Incorporating industry collaboration into the development of our academic and research programs has yielded exceptional graduates with strong entrepreneurial skills, as well as innovative research products tailored to address the demands of society,” Prof. Ngumi observed.
The Vice Chancellor personally assured the students of their academic and personal growth potential, reaffirming that they had selected the right institution to acquire new knowledge, develop skills and enhance personal attributes.
During the orientation, students are encouraged to foster an inclusive community, free from intolerance and discrimination. The aim is to create an environment that is respectful, civil, supportive and safe.
According to the Vice Chancellor, these core values are integral to JKUAT’s mission, creating a learning environment where every student has an equal opportunity to pursue their dreams and reach their full potential.”
A spot check at various registration venues domiciled in the five colleges revealed that the registration process was proceeding well, with members of staff at hand to assist the students and parents and guardians.
The new students, accompanied by their parents and guardians arrived early in the morning for the registration and orientation ahead of their commencement of lectures next week.