Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) welcomed its first year students on Monday, September 6, 2021, as they reported for various programmes in their respective departments.
The new students will be taken through an orientation exercise that will see them familiarize with the University’s activities. The climax of the week’s events will culminate with the Vice Chancellor Address on Friday, September 10, 2021.
According to data released by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Placement Service (KUCCPS) JKUAT was allocated 6,529 students from a total of 128,073 students placed in various degree programmes in various institutions. However, this number is expected to increase following the provision by the KUCCPS for Inter-Universities’ transfers.
Mr. James Mwangi, a parent to a Bachelor of Business Information and Technology (BBIT) student says, they chose JKUAT after getting positive feedback from relatives whose child is in the University.
“I was advised to enroll my son here for the skills that will make him attractive to prospective employers,” adding that the training offered at JKUAT was very competitive.
Similarly, Ms. Anne Rita Muthoni says, she was humbled when she received news that she would join JKUAT. The University, she added, was her first choice, and her dream had come true.
Ms. Muthoni who will study Public Management and Development says, she hopes to help marginalized communities and improve people’s lives once she completes her studies. She urges other potential students to join JKUAT to achieve their dreams.
During the ongoing registration process, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, interacted with parents and students as she welcomed them to the Institution. She assured them of the University’s determination to continuously provide quality education to them.
Prof. Ngumi appreciated the parents for choosing JKUAT over other institutions, saying, the University is committed to produce holistic graduates.
This year saw an increase in the placement of first year students by over 500 students compared to last year.