On Monday 9th April, 2018, the Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed released the universities and colleges placement data for the 2018/2019 cycle. Out of the qualified 69, 151 students who scored C+ and above in the 2017 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations, a total of 62, 851 have been successfully placed to various degree courses of their choice, in the universities of their choice. Out of the country’s 65 public and private universities, the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) emerged as the most preferred institution, attracting a total of 4, 866 placements for the September 2018 intake. Kenyatta, Nairobi and Moi universities follow respectively.
According to the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) statistics, the University also had one of the most sought programmes, Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, which attracted 2,384 applicants, against a capacity of 59. Overall, the 4,866 figure reflects 82.9% of the University’s capacity of 5, 868 for new students. The University prides itself in being a trendsetter in Higher Education, Research and Innovation. The preference of the institution is thus a testimony to the unwavering fidelity to living by these standards.
Following the completion of the placement, the KUCCPS has further indicated that those who have secured courses but wish to transfer to other programmes will be given a one-month window to do so, between 1st May and 30th May, 2018 to explore alternative options. Students admitted to JKUAT can expect to receive their admission letters from mid-May. The new students sponsored by government and placed in JKUAT are herein notified that should you wish to change from one programme to another within the University, the process will be initiated AFTER you’ve been admitted to the University in September under the course you were assigned by KUCCPS. A successful change will be subject to one meeting the cut-off points for the preferred course, as well as the class capacity.
In the meantime, application for the September intake is open for self-sponsored students, and this can be done online through our admission site https://admission.jkuat.ac.ke/. The site provides all instructions on the application procedure and admission requirements for respective programmes. Due to the disruptions occasioned by industrial action, there will be a further communication regarding our May intake. However, the September intake shall proceed as aforementioned. Applications can be done to our College of Engineering and Technology (COETEC), Faculty of Agriculture, College of Health Sciences (COHES), College of Pure and Applied Sciences (COPAS), School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT), and the College of Human Resource Development (COHRED).
At the epicenter of the University’s operations is a noble mission, to offer accessible, quality training, spearhead research and innovation in order to produce leaders in the fields of Agriculture, Engineering, Technology, Enterprise Development, Built Environment, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and other Applied Sciences to suit the needs of a dynamic world. To this end, the University has invested in developing and providing competitive programmes that are tuned towards industry needs and development. This puts the University’s graduate employability at the peak, further elucidating why the University can never afford to compromise on these basic tenets that makes it a preferred academic destination.
We sincerely congratulate the new students who have been admitted to the University. Welcome to your future.
The following links are hereby attached for your further benefit.
JKUAT Cut-offs (For Government-sponsored programmes)
JKUAT cut-off and requirements for self-sponsored students (check admission site)