JAB announces the dates for Revision of courses for KCSE 2010 candidates
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<<Update1>> The universities are planning on a double intake this year to admit 32, 611 KCSE 2010 candidates to public universtiies out of the 96,000 who qualified for university admission. Among those qualifying are candidates with a minimum aggregate grade of “B” of 63 points and above.
Female candidates with” B” of 61 points will be admitted under the JAB criteria.
<<Update2>> Kenyatta University to admit KCSE 2010 candidates in its September 2011 intake
<<Update3>> Majority of the 32,611students will be admitted by these Major public universities as follows:
- University of Nairobi: 4,366
- Kenyatta University: 4,135
- Egerton University: 2,763
- Maseno University: 1,955
- Masinde Murilo University of Science and Technology (MMUST) 1,064
- Kenya Polytechnique University 1,247
- Chepkoilel University College in Eldoret 2, 133
- Moi University: 4,063
<<Update4>> The Cut-off points for various courses for KCSE 2010 candidates have not been set as at today (7th June 2011). However, we hope this will be finalised and be released on or before the course revision date (13th June 2011) to be held at provincial headquarters.
<<Update5>> The revision of courses will take place from 13th June 2011 to 18th June 2011 at the offices of Provincial Director Of Education (PDE) of the province where the student sat their KCSE. In Nairobi, however, it will done at the University of Nairobi Main Campus.
It will also continue at the University of Nairobi Main Campus from 20th June 2011 to 24th June 2011 .
- Application form for the revision
- Students national Identity card (ID)-if a students has no national ID, they should an identification letter fromthe Head teacher of the former school)
- Original 2010 KCSE examination results slip
- Revision fee of Ksh. 500 for candidates who had applied earlier through former schools (Ksh. 800 for those applying for the first time). This cash is to be deposited into any KCB Bank branch with the details: Account Name: University of Nairobi – J.A.B. Account No. 1104801426. NOTE: cash payments, money orders, postal orders will NOT be accepted.
- Return the duely filled forms to J.A.B. not later than Saturday 24th June 2011.
- Ensure that the revision form is handled carefully and MUST NOT be creased or FOLEDED!
<<UPDATE 7>> KCSE 2010 can check their pleriminary University admissions here: http://www5.uonbi.ac.ke/partners/jab/searchchoices.php
<<UPDATE 8>>The weighted cluster points* for year 2007, 2008, 2009 are also available here:http://www5.uonbi.ac.ke/partners/jab/files/JAB_Cut_of_Pointd_2006_2009.pdf These could give you an idea of what you qualify for.
<<UPDATE 9>> When choosing the courses and Universities, be advised that some courses are so competitive that to be admited to that course, you must have chosen it as a First choice (either 1a, 1b or 1c) in your application/revision for University admission. An example of a competitive course is Bachelor of Law. Other less competitive courses can fall in any four of your choices e.g 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th. Please find in this link showing which courses MUST be first choices(1a,1b or 1c) here: http://www5.uonbi.ac.ke/partners/jab/files/JAB_CUT_OF_POINTS_2005_2008.pdf Remember this too is obtained from past admissions and should act as a guide.
<<UPDATE 10>> See what subject comprise each of the 24 clusters here: http://www5.uonbi.ac.ke/partners/jab/files/Cluster2009_2010.pdf
<<UPDATE 11>>See a list of all courses offered in a particular university here: http://www5.uonbi.ac.ke/partners/jab/files/DEGS09_10.pdf
You can also sample the same information arranged in such a way that you see a list of all Universities offering the same course grouped together here: http://www5.uonbi.ac.ke/partners/jab/files/similar_degrees.pdf
<<UPDATE 12>> To assist you in making a logical decision from all loads of the information that you have so far, I suggest this sequence (This sequence is not anofficial procedure from J.A.B. but a personal opinion of how best to arrive at the 6 choice of courses requried in applying for University admission. You are NOT obliged to follow this sequence):
- See whether you qualify for the courses you chose while still in school (Ref: Update 7) by checking your performance on the required cluster points as shown on the website against what is required for that course in that University you chose (Ref: Update 8)
- If you did not qualify and wish to revise your courses, go to step 3 below, otherwise you may just leave the courses and Universities just as you chose them in school if you feel you comfortably qualify for them.
- First decide on a list of courses that you feel are the best for you.
- Check What cluster subjects are required for the courses you have chosen above. (Ref: Update 10) and calculate your cluster points for each. Read on how to calculate the weighted cluster points here: http://www.thetimpata.com/2011/06/07/how-to-calculate-weighted-cluster-points-for-university-admissions-in-kenya-sample-from-past-admissions/
- Check what Universities offer the courses (Ref: Update 11) and choose the University you prefer.
- Check past cut off points for the courses and in the universities you selected above (Ref: Update 8) and see what courses you qualify for out of the ones you had chosen in step 3.
- Check which of the subjects must be placed as your first choice for you to be considered for admission (Ref: Update 9)
- Repeat this process until you have a list of 6 courses starting with the 3 first-choices (1a,1b and 1c) then 2nd, 3rd, & finally 4th choice and you will be ready to fill in the revision forms.
<<Update 13>> Update on the requirements (Update 6). If you do not have a National ID, you can use your Birth Certificate instead.
For those who do not make it to the provincial headquarters on time for the revision, they can still do the revision at University of Nairobi as from 20th June 2011 to 24th June 2011.
<< UPDATE 14>> Please note that there were some engineering courses that were rejected (not approed) by the body in charge of regulating the Engineering Profession the ERB from being offered in certain Universities due to among othere reasons lack of enough equipment and qualified lecturers. Please confirm that your course is not one of them here: @Mig: Thank you so much for that Information. It is URGENT. I urge all readers to dind it here: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/newdesign/news/article/2000031005/board-rejects-47-degree-courses.smg/2
*Please read on how to calculate the weighted cluster points here: http://www.thetimpata.com/2011/06/07/how-to-calculate-weighted-cluster-points-for-university-admissions-in-kenya-sample-from-past-admissions/
<< UPDATE 15>>
Some candidates were the not selected for the courses they chose even after the Revision of courses a the provinical headqaurters. These candidates are listed by JAB in this list: http://jab.uonbi.ac.ke/files/2revision_advert.pdf
Please note that this is a PDF file and you might need a computer with good internet connection speeds to download the whole document.
They are therefore required to report to the JOINT ADMISSIONS BOARD OFFICES at the University of Nairobi MAIN CAMPUS for the second and final revision that will take place from Monday 25th July, 2011 to Saturday 30th July, 2011.This will be the final chance for them to apply for JAB admission to public Universities. Details of those degree courses that have unfilled capacities and their admission requirements will be made available during the time of this second revision.
The revision fee is kshs. 500 for those whose applications had been received by JAB, and Kshs. 800 for those who will be applying for the first time. The fee is payable through cash deposit into the University of Nairobi-JAB Bank Account No.1104801426 in any branch of Kenya Commercial Bank and then presenting the deposit slip during the time of revision. Cash payments will not be accepted.
This revision application fee is non-refundable.
<<!!!URGENT UPDATE 16!!!>>
For KCSE 2010 candidates, Please find details on how to check your University Admissions here: http://www.thetimpata.com/2011/08/29/jab-university-admissions-for-kcse-2010-candidates-how-to-check-your-university-admission/