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TO ALL NEWLY ADMITTED STUDENTS FOR FIRST SEMESTER (SEPTEMBER) 2021/2022 INTAKE

KENYATTA UNIVERSITY

TO ALL NEWLY ADMITTED STUDENTS

FOR SEPTEMBER 2021/2022 INTAKES

COMMENCEMENT OF THE FIRST SEMESTER 2021/2022 ACADEMIC YEAR

Kenyatta University wishes to inform all newly admitted students in all modes of studies of the following important dates and activities;

  1. LEVELS: Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor, Master and Ph. D., and Postgraduate Diplomas.
  2. MODES: Regular, Continuing Education Programmes (CEP), Virtual and Online Learning (VOL).

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT EACH NEWLY ADMITTED STUDENT IS REQUIRED TO:

  1. Secure a Laptop/Tablet/IPad to enable him/her to participate in the LMS.
  2. Register online as per the guidelines provided on the University’s website and attach the following documents: Secondary school/KCSE Result Slip, National ID/Birth Certificate, NHIF or another medical cover/insurance, proof of fee payment (banking slip) for verification.
  3. Complete payment of fees within the official period provided on the University’s website.
  4. Log on to the Kenyatta University website for detailed information on Registration, Orientation, and application for change of course (for KUCCPS students who wish to do so) as well as online teaching and learning activities.

 

All newly admitted students should take note of the following:

 

SCHEDULE OF KEY SEMESTER ACTIVITIES

 

 1. FULL-TIME PROGRAMMES

 

 DATE:                                                                     ACTIVITY:

30th August– 5th September, 2021      Online Registration of All New Students

6th – 19th September, 2021                      Virtual Orientation of All New Students including training on online registration of units and Learning Management                                                               System (LMS) access  

20th September, 2021                             Reporting date for newly admitted students in the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, B. Sc. Food,                                                                           Nutrition & Dietetics, Architecture & Engineering

21st September, 2021                             Commencement of face-to face learning for newly admitted and continuing students in the Schools of Medicine,                                                                     Pharmacy, Nursing, B. Sc. Food, Nutrition & Dietetics, Architecture & Engineering

4th October, 2021                                   Reporting date for newly admitted 1st year regular students in the Schools of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences,                                          Business and    Economics

5th October, 2021                            Reporting date for newly admitted 1st year regular students in the Schools of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Studies, Creative and                                                   Performing Arts, Film and Media Studies, Pure and Applied Sciences, Public Health and Applied Human Sciences, Agriculture & Enterprise                                               Development, Law, Environmental Studies, Security, Diplomacy and Peace Studies

6th - 7th October, 2021                             Verification of documents & Campus orientation

8th October, 2021                                    Matriculation Ceremony  

11th October, 2021                                  Commencement of face-to face learning for newly admitted 1st year Regular students

5th November, 2021                                 Deadline for fee payment 

12th November, 2021                               Deadline for Units registration and Adjustment 

12th November, 2021                                End of face-to face learning for 1st regular students

8th-12th November, 2021                           1st Continuous Assessment Test (CATs)

16th November 2021                                Commencement of online learning for 1st

17th December, 2021                                 Graduation Ceremony

23rd December 2021                                  End of online learning for 1st Year regular students

24th December, 2021                                 Christmas Break

24th January, 2022                                   1st regular students report back for examinations

25th Jan-3rd February, 2022                       2nd Continuous Assessment Test (CATs)

4th -11th February 2022                            Examinations Period for all new Regular Students

 

     2. VIRTUAL & OPEN LEARNING (VOL)

6th September – 8th October, 2021      Registration and verification of documents for new students at all Regional Centers/Registration of continuing students at all Regional Centers

18th September, 2021                          1st Virtual orientation of new students via Google Meet

8th October, 2021                                Deadline for fees payment

9th October, 2021                                2nd Virtual Orientation of new students via Google Meet

16th-17thOctober, 2021                                    Undergraduate Tutorial 1(Virtually via Google Meet)

23rd-24th October 2021                                    Undergraduate Tutorial 2(Virtually via Google Meet)

25th October 2021                               Deadline for Units registration/Adjustment (Undergraduate programmes           

30th-31st October, 2021                       Postgraduate, Diploma and Certificate Tutorials (Virtually via Google Meet)

1st November, 2021                             Deadline for units Registration/Adjustment (Postgraduate, Diploma &Certificate)

13th -14th November, 2021                  Undergraduate CATs (All Regional Centers and some Embassies abroad)

20th-21st November, 2021                   Postgraduate CATs (All Regional Centers and some Embassies abroad)

14th-20th December, 2021                    Examinations Period (All Regional Centers and some Embassies abroad)

 

 3. CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMMES (CEP)

 

26th August, 2021                                Arrival of continuing students at Main and Satellite Campuses

27th August, 2021                                Verification of documents for continuing 1st year (2020 Intake)

31st August, 2021                                Commencement of 1st Trimester 2021/2022 Academic year

31st August-12th September 2021        Online Registration of Units for all year groups

7th September, 2021                            Virtual Orientation for newly admitted 1st Year students (2021/2022 Academic Year

26th-30th September, 2021                   Online Registration for newly admitted students (2021/2022 Academic Year

30th September, 2021                          Deadline for fee payment

7th October, 2021                                Deadline for Units Registration/Adjustment

10th-16th October 2021                        1st CATs (Online) for all year groups

8th-12th November 2021                      2nd CATs (Online) for all year groups

3rd December, 2021                             End of online /face-face teaching and learning

27th December, 2021                           Arrival of All Year Groups at Main and Satellite Campuses

29th -31st December, 2021                   1st Trimester Examination (2021/2022 Academic Year)

  

REGISTRATION

All students will be required to register online within the set registration dates by following the steps outlined below:

  1. Log on to Kenyatta University website www.ku.ac.ke
  2. Click on Admissions portal/window.
  • Click the Online Registration Link and follow the instructions provided for online registration.

 

VERIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS

Students MUST fill an online registration form and attach the documents specified below for verification:

  1. For KUCCPS students: KCSE Result Slip, National ID/Birth Certificate, NHIF or another medical cover/insurance, banking slip for fee payment, passport size photograph.
  2. All other students: National ID/Birth Certificate, banking slip for fee payment, passport size photograph.
  3. International students: Identity Card/Passport, banking slip for fee payment, passport size photograph.

 

Please Note: Presentation of duly filled Joining Instruction Forms and physical verification of original documents will take place when the University opens for face-to-face learning.

 

ORIENTATION

Orientation is mandatory for all newly admitted students. It will be done online and will cover the following areas: Address by the Vice-Chancellor and other key University officers, registration for course units, use of online Learning Management System (LMS), Inter/Intra School or Departmental transfers, online teaching and learning, among others.

 

Students will be required log on to the Kenyatta University website www.ku.ac.ke, open the Orientation Link and follow the steps to undergo the online orientation as per timelines/dates provided above. 

 

ONLINE LEARNING MATERIALS

All the new students will be required to secure a Laptop/Tablet/iPad to enable them participate in the online learning activities. The course content/materials have been uploaded online and shall be accessed by any student wherever he/she is, within and outside the country. Students shall be taken through the procedure for accessing Learning Management System as well as online content during the orientation.

 

Specifications for laptops/Tablets/iPads:

Please visit http://www.ku.ac.ke/index.php/ku/item/1678-specifications-for-students-laptops for specifications on Laptops, Tablets and iPad.

 

STUDENT PORTALS

The University has created the following online accounts for each student: corporate email account, student portal account and e-learning account. The log-in credentials to each account will automatically be generated and emailed to each student during the registration process.

 

FEE PAYMENT

All new students will be required to complete payment of fees within the stipulated period specified in the semester dates. Students who will not have completed paying fees within the set deadline will be required to call off the semester by writing to the Registrar (Academic). Fees should be paid to any of the accounts provided in the Admission Letters and a copy of the banking slip scanned and sent as guided in the registration process.

 

INTER/INTRA SCHOOL TRANSFERS BY KUCCPS STUDENTS

A student who wishes to transfer from one programme to another will do so by applying online using a prescribed online form provided on the University website between 5th - 22nd October 2021. The transfer will only be possible after registering as a bona fide student of Kenyatta University. Names of successful applicants will be posted on the University website.

 

COMMUNICATION/CORRESPONDENCES

Any student who wishes to contact the Office of the Registrar (Academic) can do so via the postal address, emails and mobile telephone numbers provided below.

Students are also expected to visit the University website www.ku.ac.ke to acquaint themselves with all the requirements and detailed information about their studies at the University.

 

ENQUIRIES AND INFORMATION

For further information, please contact:

The Registrar (Academic), Kenyatta University,

P.O. Box 43844 – 00100, Nairobi

Tel: +254-20-8703061

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KUCCPS Undergraduate Admissions: Mobile: +254-727771905

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SSP Undergraduate Admissions: Mobile:  +254-745231768/ +254-737423721

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CEP & Open Learning Undergraduate Admissions: Mobile: +254-745231768

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Postgraduate & International Undergraduate Admissions: Mobile: +254-780830830

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Admissions Customer Care and Call Center: +254-20 8704115/16

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