The technological nature of academic programs offered at JKUAT continues to attract increased female students though there is still marked gender disparity in favor of male students particularly among the Joint Admissions Board students. In the Faculty of Engineering for example up to 229 students are slotted among the nine engineering programmes and only 51 or 22 percent are female students while the School of Architecture and Building Sciences with a total of 67 JAB students is expected to receive 19 or 28 percent female students during this academic year. However, some programmes like Bachelor of Architecture with 12 and 11 male and female students slotted during the current academic year that has started today are quickly closing the gender gap. Another batch of 1300 first year students are expected to join three of JKUAT campuses Monday May 10, 2010 with the Karen campus taking the lions share of 817 students while Nairobi and Taita Taveta campuses will receive 170 and 313 students selected to pursue various programs.

For the Chinese, it is the first step that is crucial as it eventually adds up to a thousand miles. It is not therefore surprising that JKUAT has scooped 3rd position in the 2008/2009 Evaluation of the Performance of Public Agencies – Public Universities category up from the 6th position in the previous year. The announcement released at a ceremony held at the Kenyatta International Conference centre and presided over by President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Monday April 26, 2010 also placed JKUAT at the 22nd position overall in an evaluation conducted for 138 public agencies.

Performance Contracting is an annual event meant to align strategic plans, annual work plans and budgets interests of public agencies and intended to improve accountability while focusing on resources on attainment of key national policy priorities. For universities, emphasis on service delivery particularly to students, creating transparency and accountability are vital.

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