Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB) has granted Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) accreditation to offer its professional courses at the Centre of Professional Studies, domiciled in the Department of Economics, Accounting and Finance under the University’s School of Business.
Following a successful accreditation assessment conducted on October 23, 2020, JKUAT can now offer professional courses in Certified Public Accountant (CPA Sec 1-6) and Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (CIFA Sec 1-6), Certified Secretaries (CS Sec 1-6) and Accounting Technicians Diploma (ATD).
The Center of Professional Studies in collaboration with the industry compliments the University strategic goal ‘To establish and institutionalize entrepreneurship and internalization culture by developing and exchanging knowledge through collaboration with industry’.
The Chairperson, Centre of Professional Studies, Department of Economics Accounting and Finance, CPA, Dr. Mereipei Nasieku, said, plans are currently underway to introduce Certified Procurement and Supply Professional and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) programmes by January 2021.
She urged students from all colleges to start applying for the ongoing January 2021 intake.
“The January 2021 intake is currently on going. KASNEB programs don’t just target business students. Professionals and students in other fields such as Medicine, Agriculture, Law, Human Resources, and Engineering have been benefiting from these courses as well,” said, Dr. Nasieku.
She explained how aspiring students will benefit taking the courses specifically at JKUAT.
“Benefits of doing your professional course at JKUAT Main Campus – Center of Professional Studies include: JKUAT is now a KASNEB accredited center, students wishing to undertake the professional programmes get exemptions based on their degree programme and level of completion. We have also aligned the centre’s timetable with university programmes and therefore, the examination timetables do not clash at any point. We also have experienced and skilled lecturers and a conducive learning environment, among others,” said, Dr. Nasieku.
She urged anyone seeking further information to go in person to the Department of Economics, Accounting and Finance at Juja, main campus or visit https://www.jkuat.ac.ke/departments/economicsaccounts/ .