Record Number of Students Pick JKUAT for University Education

JKUAT Students during a practical session

A total of 6,917 students have been placed to pursue different degree programmes at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology beginning September 2023. The placement by Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) marks a seven percent increase in the number of students who picked JKUAT as their academic choice destination compared to the 2022 placement.

With a vision to be a University of global excellence in training, research, innovation and entrepreneurship for development, JKUAT has consolidated an enviable environment for quality teaching and research in priority areas such as agriculture, engineering, technology, enterprise development, built environment, health sciences, social sciences and other applied sciences.

Commenting on the placements, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi noted that the students had made the right choice adding that the university had engaged the best faculty, hands-on and industry-backed training to ensure the students’ academic success.

“Involving the industry in mounting our academic and research programmes has resulted in the production of quality and entrepreneurial graduates as well as research and innovation products that meet the needs of society,” Prof. Ngumi said.

JKUAT has in the last five years become the most preferred public university; admitting the highest number of government-sponsored students. The combination of academic excellence, industry relevance, research and innovation focus, modern infrastructure, entrepreneurship support, strong alumni network, and strong internationalization bid continue to set JKUAT apart.

The new students are the first to be placed under the new policy framework underpinning university education funding by the government. The new funding model pays attention to the financial needs of the students and the actual cost of running different academic programmes by the public universities, among others.

During the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations, a total of 173,244 student qualified to join university.

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