Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture And Technology Tanzania

By | April 18, 2019

Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture And Technology Tanzania, The Centre was established after the JKUAT- University council meeting of June 3, 2010 approved the business plan presented to it, but it was not until March 30th, 2011 when the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) gave us the Certificate of Provisional Registration to offer higher education in Tanzania. JKUAT is the first public university in East Africa to open a centre/campus in another country in the region.

As a centre of JKUAT we are guided by the university’s vision and mission that is, being a university of global excellence in training, research and innovation for development, and to offer accessible quality training, research and innovation.



Being in Tanzania we are obliged to follow the host country’s regulations pertaining to the provision of higher education, while at the same time offering a Kenyan curriculum. A few challenges are clearly ahead of us, chief among them being Tanzanian 7.4.2.3 system versus Kenyan 8.4.4 system. We are trying to take advantages of each of these systems rather than focussing onto their respective shortfalls so that we give our students the best education. We have come up with new programs at certificate and diploma levels as a way bridging the gap as well as forming a firm base for diploma and degree programs. In this regard we have introduced Business English as a short course of 12 weeks for the purpose of improving the language skills of people who are already working in various sectors such as tourism, teaching, etc. One of our most popular programs is Communication Skills in English at diploma and certificate levels which are 2 years and 1 year long respectively.

Generally, the population in the country has received our presence with excitement and a sense of optimism. However I am sure they are watching if we are going to deliver what we are promising. After our initial advertising in mid May for July 2011 intake, the response was promising with about 50 registered students for certificates and diplomas. In the second advertising in late August 2011 for September 2011 intake, we admitted about 50 more students for our programs including Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) and Bachelor of Business Information Technology (BBIT). In January 2012 we admitted our first Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management (PGDPM) and in September 2012 we added Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM) to our list of courses.

Facilities

  1. Lecture Rooms: We have 11 lecture rooms, JKB5-1 to JKB5-10 in Block B Summit Centre, with a total capacity of about 500 students.
  2. Library: A library which can hold up 60 students.
  3. Computer lab and IT facilities: the centre has a computer lab with a capacity of 30 computers.

Altogether the seating capacity of the center is about 640 students.

The Centre’s Vision
“To be a University Campus of excellence in Training, Research and Innovation for Development.

The Centre’s Mission
“To offer accessible quality training, research and innovation in order to produce competent leaders in Management, Information Technology, Enterprise Development, Community Development and Tourism Industry to suit the needs of a dynamic world and contemporary regional economies.

Programmes

CERTIFICATE COURSES:
Minimum entry requirements:
i. Form four with at least three passes (D) including Mathematics and English for CBM, CPIM, CAFM and CIT.
ii. Form four with at least three passes including English/Kiswahili for CCSE
iii. Form four with at least a pass in English/ Kiswahili for Certificate HIV/AIDS Management



  • CBM- Certificate in Business Management
  • CPIM-Certificate in Purchasing & Inventory Management
  • CICT-Certificate in Information and Communication Technology
  • CAFM-Certificate in Accounting Finance & Management
  • CCSE-Certificate in Communication Skills in English

DIPLOMA COURSES:
Minimum entry requirements:    
i. Form six with at least one principal pass in Mathematics/ Accounting/ Economics/ Commerce/ Geography/ English/ History. Where the principal pass is in Geography, History or English; the applicant MUST have a pass (D) in Mathematics at O-Level for DBA, DPSM, DHRM and DPR
ii. Form six with at least one principal pass in Mathematics/ Physics/ Chemistry or Biology Where the principal pass is in Biology, Physics or Chemistry; the applicant MUST have a pass (D) in Mathematics at O-Level for DIT and DBIT
iii. Form six with at least one principal pass in English/Kiswahili/ History/Geography/Economics. Where the principal pass is in Geography or History, the applicant MUST have a pass (D) in English / Kiswahili at O-Level for DCD and DCSEOR
iv. Form four with at least three credits (C and above) and at least a pass in Mathematics and English
v. Form six with at least one principal pass and a subsidiary in Biology or Ordinary level Certificate with three credits and a pass in Biology and English/ Kiswahili for Diploma in HIV/AIDS Management & CounselingOR
vi. An appropriate equivalent Certificate with distinction or credit

  • DBA-Diploma in Business Administration
  • DBIT-Diploma in Business Information Technology
  • DCD-Diploma in Community Development
  • DHRM-Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • DIT-Diploma in Information Technology
  • DPR-Diploma in Public Relations
  • DPSM-Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management
  • DCSE-Diploma in Communication Skills in English
  • DHIV-Diploma in HIV-AIDS

DEGREE COURSES:
Minimum entry requirements:    
i. Be a holder of Ordinary Level Certificate with at least three credits(C and above) or five passes (D) in relevant subjects including English and Mathematics and Advanced Level Certificate with at least two principals in Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, Commerce, Geography, History with a minimum of 2.5 grade points for Bachelor of Commerce whereby A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, S=0.5, F=0
ii. Be a holder of Ordinary Level Certificate with at least three credits(C and above) or five passes (D) in relevant subjects including English and Mathematics and Advanced Level Certificate with at least two principals in Mathematics and Physics/ Economics/ Geography with a minimum of 2.5 grade points for Bachelor of Business Information TechnologyOR
iii. Be a holder of Ordinary Level Certificate with at least three credits or five passes in relevant subjects including English and Mathematics and a relevant accredited Diploma of not less than distinction or credit.

  • BBIT – Bachelor of Business Information Technology
  • BCom – Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Purchasing and Supplies Management
  • Bachelor of Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Development Studies

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA COURSES:
Minimum entry requirements:    
i. A holder of a Bachelor’s degree at pass level in any discipline from a recognized University. OR
ii. Be a holder of a Higher National Diploma or an Advanced Diploma from a recognized institution.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship

MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMME
1. Master of Science in Governance and Leadership
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in collaboration with MS TCDC have introduced a two year Master Degree of Science in Governance and Leadership which the core purpose of this programme is to raise a new crop of leaders that provide solutions to 21st century challenges.

2. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
3. Master of Science in Project Management (MPM)

SHORT COURSES:

  • Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
  • Statistical Packages for Social Scientists (SPSS)
  • Foundation of Web Design
  • Foundation of Graphics  Design
  • E- Marketing
  • Resource Mobilization
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Business English