JKUAT Retains Top Slot as Most Preferred University
Written by Disi Mugoa on April 17, 2019
Jomo University of Agriculture and Technology has for the second time bagged the title for the most preferred university in Kenya. This was during the just-released placement for the first year students expected to report in September 2019 where the Education CS Prof. George Magoha launched the Universities and Colleges placement Results at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. JKUAT was considered the most preferred University because most students checked the Institution during the University Selection process.
This year, JKUAT got the highest number of students at 5901 followed by the University of Nairobi with 5432 and Kenyatta University at 5289 admissions. In 2018 the institution admitted 4866 students followed by Kenyatta University with 4667, the University of Nairobi with 4540 and Moi University admitted 3865.
The preference of JKUAT by both local and international students is premised on the practical and industry oriented training as well as a rich network of local and international organizations and experts. Started in 1981 and situated in Juja, 36 km northeast of Nairobi along Nairobi-Thika highway, JKUAT provides accessible quality training , research and innovation in order to produce leaders in the fields of agriculture, engineering, technology, enterprise development, health sciences, social sciences and other applied sciences to suit the dynamic needs of a dynamic world. Polled students point to quality faculty, modern teaching and research facilities as well as impressive and functional collaborations with industry as some of the reasons why JKUAT remains a top magnet.
Most preferred universities produce students who are considered the most desirable graduates that employers are looking to hire. People believe that attending a good higher institution can help transition a student from the classroom to the corporate world faster than normal. This has nothing to do with the students’ grades but the stellar reputation of the university.
Meanwhile, the 2018 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination Candidates will be able to know their university placement from May 1, 2019. The Kenya Universities and College Central Placement Service CEO John Muraguri said this after the launch of new placement career guide book and release of 2019/2020 placement results by CS Magoha.