Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is a public university that is situated in Juja, 36 kilometres northeast of Nairobi, along the Nairobi-Thika SuperHighway, off Exit 15. .It offers courses in Technology, Engineering, Science, Commerce, Management and Building sciences. The university has a strong research interest in the areas of biotechnology and engineering. It’s ranked the most preferred University in Kenya for three years in a row. Notable alumni include Dr. Paul Chepkwony, the first Governor of Kericho County in Kenya and a former lecturer, Emma Miloyo, a prominent Kenyan architect and the first female President of the Architectural Association of Kenya, as well as Aden Duale, the current Leader of Majority in the 11th Kenyan Parliament among others.
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology History
The university was started in 1981 as Jomo Kenyatta College of Agriculture and Technology (JKCAT), a middle-level college by the government of Kenya with assistance from the Japanese government. Plans for the establishment of JKCAT started in 1977 In early 1978, the Kenyan president, Jomo Kenyatta, donated 200 hectares of farmland for the establishment of the college. The first group of students were admitted on 4 May 1981. The new president Daniel Arap Moi formally opened JKUAT on 17 March 1982. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
The first graduation ceremony was held in April 1984 with diploma certificates presented to graduates in agricultural engineering, food technology and horticulture. On 1 September 1988, Moi declared JKUAT a constituent College of Kenyatta University through a legal notice, under the Kenyatta University Act (CAP 210C). The name of JKUAT officially changed to Jomo Kenyatta University College of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). It was finally established as a university through the JKUAT Act, 1994 and inaugurated on 7 December 1994.
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Accommodation and catering
The university offers accommodation to some of the students at subsidized rates. There are six students’ hostels inside the school compound, of which three are occupied by males and three by females. Halls 3, 5, 6 are occupied by males while Halls 1, 2 and 4 are occupied by females.
There are three student dining cafeterias: the Candle in the Wind, Main Mess and the Hall Six dining mess. The food prices are subsidized at the dining mess. Breakfast is served between 6.30-8.00am,Lunch 11am-2pm,Supper 5pm-8pm.Lecture Theater JKUAT
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Library
The university has a library that has a seating capacity of 600 students and is stocked with 80,000 volumes. The library also offers other essential services like online services, reference, interlibrary loan, user education, orientation, online information services, photocopying, binding and repair.
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Regional institutions
In February 2010, JKUAT was selected as the host for the East and Central Africa regional institute of the Pan African University. The post-graduate Institute on Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation would be hosted at the Main Campus in Juja, with the first students admitted in September 2011. The decision that Kenya would host the regional institute was made in July 2010 after a protracted dispute. JKUAT hosts the African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD).
Hosts Pan African University
The Chinese government agreed to support the development of infrastructure, classrooms, hostels and laboratories at JKUAT based Pan African University, Institute of Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUIST), an initiative by the African Union. The agreement was signed on 25 April 2012 between Kenya’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, represented by Bernard Malenga and JKUAT’s vice-chancellor Mabel Imbuga, and an eight-person Chinese delegation led by Yin Youhua.
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Information for First Year Students – 2022
The University Council, Management and Staff are pleased to warmly welcome our first year students 2020/2021 academic year to the JKUAT family. Congratulations and welcome to your University of Choice! You worked hard to competitively secure your admission to JKUAT and we look forward to having you on board as you pursue all your academic endeavors.
Due to the prevailing Covid 19 pandemic, we would like to inform you that registration and learning for the first semester will be done online. Below is the information you need to successfully register as a student and access the online learning platform.
The registration process is online and started on 1st September 2020 .
To be considered fully registered for the semester, students are supposed to:
Pay fees into the bank accounts specified in the next section.
Create a new session under the Session Reporting tab on the portal
Register for Units under the Unit Registration tab.
Important communication from the University to the Students is always done through the students’ JKUAT email. All students are required to activate their emails and regularly check their mails for any communication from their Colleges/Schools/Departments.
To access most resources at the University e.g. online library, discounted bundles etc students will be required to use their JKUAT email accounts.
All students are required to have a laptop/tablet to enable them access the online learning resources.
Taifa Laptops are available for purchase from the University at a cost of 43,000/= The money should be paid into KCB Account Number 1107589045 (Laptop Fee Only). The Laptops will be collected at JKUAT Main Campus, COHES Building 4th Floor after submitting the slip to the Students Finance Office.
CHANGE OF COURSE
NOTE: APPLICATION FOR CHANGE OF COURSE IS CLOSED
For those who would like to change course, the process is online. To apply for change of course, the student is expected to
Step 1: Confirm that you are qualified for admission to the course you are interested in.
Step 2: Once you have confirmed that you qualify, go to https://admission.jkuat.ac.ke/login login and go to step 10 and follow the instructions given to apply online for change of course.
To Confirm that you are qualified for admission to the course you are interested in follow the steps below:
(ii) Login using: your index number as username, exam year and password used during registration (Use Your Birth Certificate No. / KCPE Index No (as used in KCSE Exam Registration) as your Initial Password)
(iii) After login, click on Institutions then select JKUAT from the list of Institutions.
(iv) All the courses are displayed here. Click on the course you want to transfer to. Your cluster weight will be displayed on the last column far left side.
(v) Compare your cluster weight above with the 2019 cut-off on the first column. If the cluster weight is equal to or greater than the 2019 cut-off and you also meet the required cluster subjects required then you qualify for the course.
(vi)If your cluster weight is less than the 2019 cut-off or you DO NOT meet the cluster subjects, then you DO NOT qualify for that course and therefore, you should NOT request for change to that course.
Once you have confirmed that you qualify, visit https://admission.jkuat.ac.ke/login login and go to step 10 and follow the instructions given to apply online for change of course.
Hostel booking is currently Not Available. We will notify all students once it is open through our website and social media platforms. Please do not pay for University accommodation until you have been allocated a room.
CUSTOMER CARE & USER SUPPORT CHANNELSIn case you are stuck and need help at any point during the registration process, kindly use the following email addresses based on the college in which you belong. Ensure you indicate your registration number and clearly outline the problem you are experiencing, e.g. if its challenges logging in mention the specific system – student portal / admission System/ email activation etc.Your issues will be addressed within an hour.
College Of Engineering &Technology (COETEC): email@example.com
School of Architecture & Building Sciences (SABS)firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Health Sciences (COHES)email@example.com
College of Pure & Applied Sciences (COPAS)firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Computing & Information Technology (SCIT)email@example.com
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources (COANRE)firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Human Resource Development (COHRED) email@example.com
Prof. Robert Kinyua, PhD.
Deputy Vice Chancellor(AA)
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Notable staff
Online courses in Kenyatta University – all you need to know
Kenyatta University started its school of Open and E-Learning back in June 2014. Online courses in Kenyatta University – available programs This digital school offers a huge number of quality courses at the Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate, and Postgraduate levels.
Here is a complete KU digital school catalogue highlighting the courses and minimum entry requirements:
Diploma & Certificate Programmes Offered via Online mode of study in Kenyatta University
School Of Education
Diploma in Public Relations
Diploma in Guidance and Counselling
Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Diploma in Disaster Management
Diploma in Security Management & Police Studies
Diploma in Crime Management and Prevention
School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
Diploma (Tourism Management)
School Of Business
Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation
Diploma in Project Management
School of Engineering & Technology
Diploma in Information Technology
School Of Public Health and Applied Human Sciences
Certificate in Sports Administration.
Entry requirements for all Diploma and Certificate courses
Mean grade of C- at KCSE or its equivalent.
Mean grade of C plain at KCSE or a relevant Certificate qualification
Note that there are Diploma programmes that needs a C+ KCSE mean grade, for instance, those under the school of education.
Undergraduate Online courses in Kenyatta University
School Of Education
Bachelor of Library and Information Science
Bachelor of Education (Library Science)
Bachelor of Science (Bsc.) in Records Management/Information Technology
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)
Bachelor of Education (Special Needs Education)
Bachelor of Education (Arts)
Bachelor of Education (Science)
Bachelor of Education in Home Economics
Ed. Home Economics – Fashion Design/Marketing
Bachelor of Education- Business Studies
BED in Educational Communication Technology
BED in Environmental Education
BED in Educational Psychology
BEd (Arts): Educational Management, Policy & Curriculum
BEd (Science) Educational Management, policy & curriculum
BEd(bachelor of education) in Kiswahili_/Geography/History_/Literature/Foreign languages_/English & Linguistics_/Philosophy/_religious studies
BSc. (bachelor of science) in chemistry/Zoological Sciences/Physics/Plant sciences/ Mathematics
BEd(bachelor of education) in Chemistry_/Physics_/zoological Sciences_/Plants Sciences
School Of Humanities and Social Sciences
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Security Management & Police Studies
Bachelor of Public Policy and Administration (BPPA)
BA in History, Geography, Literature, English and Linguistics, Gender and development studies, Philosophy and religious studies, Sociology, Psychology
Bachelor of Arts -Security Management & Policing Studies
School Of Business
Bachelor of Commerce.
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)-Accounting Option
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)-Finance Option
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) -Marketing Option
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)-Human Resource Management Option
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) -Management Science Option
Bachelor of Commerce(B.Com)-Procurement & Supply Chain Management
School Of Economics
Bachelor of Economics
School of Pure and Applied Sciences
Bachelor of Science
School Of Engineering and Technology
Bachelor of Information Technology
School of Agriculture & Enterprise Development
Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness Management and Trade)
Bachelor of Science (Crop Improvement & Protection)
Bachelor of Science (Crop Science)
School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
Bachelor of Science (Tourism Management)
Entry Requirements for KU Digital Varsity Undergraduate Degree Courses
A minimum of KCSE Grade C+ or equivalent is required.
Besides, you must satisfy additional specific degree requirements where applicable.
For example, applicants for education degree programmes must have scored a minimum of grade C+ plain at the KCSE in their chosen subject combinations.
Kenyatta University Postgraduate courses Offered via E-Learning
School Of Education
Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
Master of Library &Information Sciences, Master of Science (Msc.) (Records Management & Archives Administration)
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