JKUAT Karen Campus is amplifying efforts to transform into a formidable centre of research and training in key fields critical to Kenya’s economic transformation.
During the September intake, the campus, which is home to the JKUAT Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) Institute, enthusiastically welcomed more than 400 new students. This intake also marked the inaugural admission of students into the Masters in Law program, a significant milestone for the campus.
The Campus Principal, Prof. Hellen Mberia said new programmes to be rolled out by the campus will cover law, data science, computer science, and applied technology in communication, business, entrepreneurship.
To make the campus more responsive to the needs of students, Prof. Mberia added that accommodation services have been introduced with the first batch of 100 students now accommodated on campus.
“The conducive learning environment in the campus has been enhanced. We are ready to receive more students who are keen on quality, market driven and industry based academic programmes,” Prof. Mberia said.
The Director of JKUAT TVET Institute Dr. Fridah Simba said leveraging the JKUAT brand, the Institute has become a magnet for students seeking hands-on skills acquisition in diploma and certificate courses currently on offer.
“We have engaged a pool of highly qualified tutors and technical staff to ensure our students get the best Competency Based Education and Training at our facility,” Dr. Simba said.
The Director added that the Institute’s quality assurance benchmarks include programmes based on the Curriculum Development, Assessment and Certification Council (CDAAC) requirements.
Dr. Simba noted that the Institute will soon introduce technical courses in engineering, agriculture, and health sciences due to demand from prospective students.
Prof. Mberia has urged all the new students at the campus to prioritise learning by avoiding pitfalls that could compromise their academic and professional success while at JKUAT.