Joint Admissions Board Admits 53,010 Candidates to Public Universities

The Joint Admissions Board (JAB) will admit a total of 53,010 candidates who sat for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination in 2012 to the country’s public universities and constituent colleges.

The new JAB Chair, Prof Mabel Imbuga flanked by (from left to right) JAB Secretary, Mr Waweru, Prof Tuitoek (Outgoing JAB Chair) and Mr Muraguri of JAB Secretariat during the press briefing.

According to JAB, candidates who scored a minimum aggregate of B of 61 points and above will be admitted to the public universities and their constituent colleges. The Board also resolved that in addition, all female candidates with an aggregate of 60 points and B- (Minus) of 59 be admitted under the JAB’s gender affirmative action admission criteria.

This was revealed Monday, May 13, 2013 when JAB held its first 2013/2014 meeting held at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology to consider admissions for the 2012 KCSE candidates to the countries 22 public universities and 9 constituent university colleges.

During the meeting, Prof. Mabel Imbuga, the Vice Chancellor of JKUAT took over the mantle of the Chairperson of the Joint Admissions Board for 2013/2014 academic year from Prof. James K. Tuitoek, the Vice Chancellor of Egerton University.

A cross section of participants during the JAB meeting at JKUAT

Prof. Imbuga said JAB had also resolved that all the 2012 KCSE candidates who met the agreed minimum cut-off point of B (61 points) for males and the female candidates with B of 60 and B- of 59 points will be given an opportunity to revise their degree choices. The revision dates will be communicated by JAB in the local media.

Out of the 53,010 candidates who will join the public universities in September under JAB,   2131 candidates will be admitted to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology to pursue various undergraduate programmes.

Under affirmative action, 2794 girls and 94 students from arid lands will be considered for admission to the public institutions of higher learning.

The meeting was attended by among others; Mr. B. M. Waweru, JAB Secretary and Mr J. M. Muraguri Member of the Board’s Secretariat.

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