The Joint Admission Board – JAB has released the 2012 KCSE candidates admissions.
University admission dates
For any queries regarding inter-faculty transfer, inter-university transfer, admission dates, postal address changes among others, kindly contact the specific university to which you have been offered admission.
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Public Universities (in Kenya) and their constituent colleges conduct a joint admission exercise to their universities under a common framework called the Joint Admission Board – JAB
This is mainly to ensure access to university education, based on academic merit for institutional-based undergraduate students ( This excludes students who are admitted to distance education/ self sponsored programmes). Students admitted through the board get funding from the government. This admission exercise is performed annually before the start of each academic year, for a candidates who have sat the KCSE examination the previous year..
The Joint Admissions Board – JAB comprises representation from all public universities and the Ministry of Education.
There are three levels of authority in JAB.
At the top level is the Committee of Vice-chancellors, responsible for ensuring all policies and procedures are followed, in addition to dealing with difficult ad-hoc admission cases. The Ministry of Education representatives participate at this level to ensure that national policies are incorporated into JAB decisions.
The second level is the Deans Committee that comprises deans/directors of all faculties/ schools/institutes in the respective public universities. It is the deans who receive the output of the JAB system and accept the qualified students in their respective faculties/ schools/institutes. This is done in a transparent manner. The deans also make recommendations on various policies, procedures and matters that are pertinent to the admission process.
The third level is the JAB Secretariat, a combination of bureaucrats and ICT technical staff who run and maintain the JAB IS as well as administering the JAB process.
The current chairman is VC, Egerton University
The following Universities and constituent colleges are represented in JAB:
- University of Nairobi
- Kenyatta University
- Egerton University
- Moi University
- Maseno University
- Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology
- Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology
- Kimathi University College of Technology
- Mombasa Polytechnic University College
- Pwani University College
- Kenya Polytechnic University College
- Kisii University College
- Chuka University College
- Narok University College
- Meru University College
- South Eastern University College
- Bondo University College
- Kabianga University College
- Multimedia University College of Kenya
- Laikipia University College
- Kiabanga University College
- Karatina University College
- Chepkoilel University College
- Taita Teveta University College
- Muranga Unversity College
- Kirinyaga Unversity College
- Cooperative Unversity College
- Kibabii Unversity College
- Garissa Unversity College
- Rongo Unversity College
- Embu Unversity College
- Machakos Unversity College
JAB – Joint Admissions Board Website
JAB – Joint Admissions Board is: http://jab.uonbi.ac.ke/