With over 700,000 students sitting for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education and applying for placement in Universities across the country, JKUAT Mombasa Campus organized a virtual consultative guidance and mentorship fair for over 100 form four leavers.
The aim of the fair was to equip students with all the latest career trends and help them make informed decisions with regard to academic programmes. They were empowered with information required to pursue various courses in the University at certificate to degree level.
While encouraging the school leavers to join the University, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi said JKUAT has for three years running (2018-2020) emerged as the most preferred University for first year students joining the University.
“You can never go wrong with selecting JKUAT as your preferred university. This is the right institution that would help transform your lives into future leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs,” said Prof. Ngumi.
The Vice Chancellor informed the students that with close collaboration and engagement with the Ministry of Education, Commission for University Education and professional regulatory bodies, such as Engineering Board of Kenya, JKUAT offers quality programmes making JKUAT one of the most preferred learning institution among employers, parents and students.
“We work closely with the accreditation bodies, public and private sector to ensure that our programmes are regularly reviewed and are in line with the needs of the job industry,” explained Prof. Ngumi.
This she noted helps to produce quality and relevant graduates equipped with technical expertise and pertinent industry knowledge.
“If you choose JKUAT, we look forward to helping you become the best you can be and fulfill your potential and dreams,” concluded the Vice Chancellor.
Welcoming the prospective students to the fair, Mombasa Campus Director, Dr. Fridah Simba encouraged the students to take advantage of the fair and make the right decision.
“The programme you choose as you join the university will determine the career you pursue. Explore your strengths and choose a programme that you are passionate about. Make your choice wisely and do not fall to peer pressure,” advised Dr. Simba.
The Director further highlighted some of the over 400 courses domiciled in the five JKUAT Colleges namely; Engineering and Technology: Pure and Applied Sciences; Health Sciences; Agriculture and Natural Sciences; and Human Resource Development.
The participants were offered a free course in Internet of Things (IoT), Cybersecurity Essentials and Entrepreneurship Skills with a certificate being issued upon completion of the course.
The fair was also addressed by Deputy Vice Chancellors, Prof. Robert Kinyua (Academic Affairs) and Prof. Bernard Ikua (Finance and Administration).