Having recently retained top spot for the second year in a row as the most preferred University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has received 6,951 first year students for the academic year 2019/2020, surpassing last academic year’s (2018/2019) intake of 6,438.
The freshers who arrived Monday September 2, 2019 will undergo a week long orientation in their respective Colleges and Schools while also interacting with student leaders and the University Management.
Among the 6,951 students, 4,154 are male while 2,797 are female. The College of Human Resource Development attracted the highest number of students with a total of 2,715, followed by the College of Pure and Applied Sciences (1667), College of Engineering and Technology 1305), College of Health Sciences (799) and College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (465) .
Doreen Murugi, a new student pursuing Civil Engineering, said choosing JKUAT was an easy decision having received excellent recommendations from her elder sister, an alumna of JKUAT.
“One of my sisters, who is a former JKUAT student of Business in Information Technology (BBIT) told me that JKUAT was an obvious choice because it is a top University with the best educational facilities, training and competent lecturers,” said Ms. Murugi.
She said it was easy for her to make up her mind.