Universities are the highest learning institutions in Kenya and the World over. They offer training majorly in undegraduate and Post Graduate Studies. In Kenya, the Courses offered in the Universities must be accredited by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services, KUCCPS. It is the same body that selects and places students to higher learning institutions; Universities, Colleges and Polytechnics. To qualify for University placement one must attain the minimum set Mean grade and particular course requirements. Each Course offered at particular university has its own cluster cut off points, though. Most university courses take a minimum of 4 years; while, some take even more. An academic year at the university takes two semesters of three months each. University students get fees loans from various organizations. Top on the list is the Higher Education Loans Board, HELB, that advances both loans and Bursaries. Universities run online platforms; portals and websites, where such services as admission application, online accommodation booking, E-learning, exams results downloads and many are provided to students, staff and the general public. On admissions, most universities have admissions in May and September for new students. Various learning modules are provided at the universities. These learning modules include: Full time, School Based, Distance Learning, Evening & Weekend classes and E-Learning.
MOUNT KENYA UNIVERSITY, MKU, COURSES
With Campuses spread in Kenya and abroad, Mount Kenya is arguably one of the Largest Private Universities in Kenya. It has its main Campus at Thika; in the Central Region. List of Bachelors Programs on offer at MKU:
Bachelor of Education Course Requirements: Mean grade C+ (Plus) at KCSE and at least C+ in each of the two teaching subjects, 2 principal passes at A’Level and 1 subsidiary in relevant subjects, Diploma in Education (May be exempted in relevant units). P1 teachers must have scored C+ at KCSE to qualify.
CLUSTER SUBJECT 2 MAT A / MAT B / BIO / PHY / CHE / BIO / GSC
CLUSTER SUBJECT 3 BIO / CHE / PHY / BIO / GSC / HAG / GEO / CRE / IRE / HRE
CLUSTER SUBJECT 4 KIS / BIO / PHY / CHE / BIO / GSC / HSC / ARD / AGR / WW / MW / BC / PM / ECT / DRD / AVT / CMP / FRE / GER / ARB / KSL / MUC / BST NOTE: A subject may only be considered ONCE in this section
MINIMUM SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS
SUBJECT 1: ENG; C
SUBJECT 2: MAT A / MAT B; C
SUBJECT 3: BIO / PHY / CHE / PSC / BSC / BIO / GSC: C+
Bachelor of Education(Arts) Admission Requirements
Mean grade C+ (plus) at KCSE and at least C+ in each of the two teaching subjects chosen,
2 Principal passes at A’Leveland1 Subsidiary in relevant subjects,
Diploma in Education.
P1teachers must have scored a mean grade of C+ at KCSE with at least C+ in two teaching subjects chosen.
Bachelor of Education(Science) Admission Requirements
Mean grade of C+(Plus) at KCSE with at least C (Plain) in Mathematics and C+ in each of the two teaching subjects or 2 Principal passes and 1 Subsidiary pass at A’ Level in Mathematics,
Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Diploma in Education.
Mount Kenya University strives to admit those applicants who are best prepared to benefit from and contribute to MKU academic community. Admission specialists will review your application and supporting documentation carefully to assess your overall academic preparation. In evaluating your application, the University will consider the following factors:
Mean Grade scores achieved in High School
Grades earned in core subjects depending on the specific programmes in which you are interested
Additional information provided in support of your application.
Before you apply for admission at MKU, you are encouraged to carefully consider the various degree and diploma programmes available, meet with an adviser and when you decide MKU is the place you want to be. Admission to MKU is on a first come first serve basis so be sure to complete your application early. Whether you are interested in postgraduate, undergraduate or graduate studies, diploma or certificate programmes, you will find that MKU has a variety of programmes to chose from in fulfilling your educational and career goals. Duly filled application forms should be addressed to the Registrar- academic Administration. Application should be accompanied by copies of ID/Passport, relevant academic and professional certificates. Application fee is as follows:
Ksh.2,000 (Post-Graduate programmes) for East African applicants
US Dollars 50 for all non-East African applicants.
Mode of Payment: Payment to be deposited in either of the following Bank Accounts Equity Bank, ACC. No- 0090292435067 SWIFT CODE EQBLKENA KCB Bank, Acc. No – 1121032222 Coop Bank, Acc. No – 01129279981300 SWIFT CODE KCOOKENA GT Bank, ACC. No- 2014200002 Standard Chartered Bank, ACC. No- 0102049817400 SWIFT CODE SCBLKENX Family Bank, ACC. No- 005000019336 Money Order / Banker’s Cheque payable to Mount Kenya University. Please note Application for admission does not guarantee admission into the University for course applied for, this will be subject to fulfillment of all requirements and class size as approved by the University Senate.For further information, kindly enquire from the Registrar, Academic Administration the programmes being offered at our campuses and study centres: Office of Registrar Academic Administration Mount Kenya University PO Box 342 – 01000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org