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  • Admission informAtion Booklet

    for

    UndergrAdUAte CoUrses 2010/2011 ACAdemiC YeAr

    University of Nairobi

    The University of Nairobi is committed to quality through teaching, research and creative works; fostering an intellectual culture that bridges theory with practice and producing holistic graduates prepared for a life of purpose, service and leadership. The university is committed to good corporate governance, excellence and professionalism, freedom of thought in academic inquiry, responsible citizenship, creativity, innovativeness, teamwork and

    adaptation to change.

    In order to realize this commitment, the University management will monitor and review its quality performance from time to time through the implementation of an effective Quality Management

    System based on ISO 9001:2008 standard.

    Quality Policy Statement

  • University of NairobiISO 9001:2008 Certified

    Vision A world class University committed to Scholarly excellence. MissionTo provide quality University education and training and to embody the aspirations of the Kenyan people and the global community through creation, preservation, intergration, transmission and utilization of knowledge.

    Core ValuesIn our quest for timely provision of quality service, we shall be guided by the following Core Values; Freedom of thought and expressionInnovativeness and creativityGood corporate governanceTeam spirit and teamworkProfessionalismQuality customer serviceResponsible corporate citizenship and strong social responsibilityRespect for and conservation of the environment.

    University of Nairobi, 2010Admissions Office

    All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise without expressed authority from the author.

    Published in 2006, reprinted in 2007, 2008,2009 and 2010.

  • Table of ContentsIntroduction Application Procedure.................................................................. 1 General Admissions Criteria........................................................ 2

    College of Architecture and Engineering (CAE) School of Engineering.................................................................. 4 School of Art and Design............................................................. 4 School of the Built Environment................................................. 5

    College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) Faculty of Agriculture.................................................................. 7 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine............................................................... 8

    College of Biological and Physical Sciences (CBPS) School of Biological Sciences..................................................... 10 School of Physical Sciences........................................................ 11 School of Mathematics................................................................ 12 School of Computing and Informatics......................................... 13

    College of Health Sciences (CHS) School of Dental Sciences........................................................... 14 School of Medicine ..................................................................... 15 School of Pharmacy .................................................................... 15 School of Nursing ....................................................................... 15

    College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) School of Law ............................................................................. 16 School of Journalism and Mass Communication......................... 17 Faculty of Arts............................................................................. 17 School of Business....................................................................... 20 Institute of African Studies.......................................................... 21 Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations..................... 22 School of Economics................................................................... 22

    College of Education and External Studies (CEES) School of Education..................................................................... 24 School of Continuing and Distance Education............................. 27

    List of Courses and Degree Codes........................................... 30

  • Admission Information Booklet for

    Undergraduate Courseshttp://www.uonbi.ac.ke

    Introduction

    The University of Nairobi has responded to national, regional and Africas high level manpower training needs by developing and evolving, diversified academic programmes and specializations in sciences, applied sciences, technology, humanities, social sciences and the arts. Through self-sponsored programmes, invaluable opportunity has been opened to thousands of Kenyans and non-Kenyans, who meet university admission requirements. The location of the University in the capital city and its environs is an advantage that has seen the university increasingly become a busy hub and citadel of academic activity at all times. In addition to the regular, evening and weekend programmes, classes are conducted at the Universitys Campuses in Mombasa and Kisumu and also in the Extra mural Centres located in the following centers; Garissa, Kakamega,Nakuru,Meru,Kapenguria,Kisii, Thika,Lokichogio,Lamu and Nyeri. This booklet contains information about the entry requirements into the various undergraduate degree programmes, diploma, certificate, bridging and foundation courses offered at the University of Nairobi,the mode of study,fees payable and various contacts for further enquiries. Details of the course content may be obtained from the University of Nairobi website: www.uonbi.ac.ke.

    The University of Nairobi hosts the Secretariat of the Joint Admissions Board (JAB) for all the Public Universities. Information pertaining to JAB is available from:

    The Academic Registrar ,Admissions Office Reception,University of Nairobi, Main CampusAdministration Block, 1st FloorTel: +254-20-318262 Ext. 28285 or 28213, Fax: +254-20-245566 or via E-mail at admission@uonbi.ac.ke or secretaryjab@uonbi.ac.keJAB website http.jab.uonbi.ac.ke.

  • Admission Information Booklet for Undergraduate Courses1

    Module II & III, Self Sponsored Programmes and Distance Education Application Dates

    University of Nairobi has three intakes in an Academic year with the main intake being in September /October for all the courses and

    i) December/January for Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce,Bachelor of Hospitality Management,Bachelor of Travel and Tourismii)April/May for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education(Arts),Bachelor of Education Early Childhood, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics ,Bachelor of Economics and Statistics ,Bachelor of Journalism and media Studies,Bachelor of Art Broadcast Production, Bachelor of Hospitality Management,Bachelor of Travel and Tourism,Bachelor of Arts Broadcast Production and all Diploma and Certificate courses

    The advertisements for the intakes are usually carried in the local press two months before the intake and March/April for the September/October main intake.

    Application ProcedureApplication forms may be obtained from the University Main Campus Ghandi Wing , Room G3 and from any of the UoN Extra Mural Centers in Garissa, Kakamega, Kisumu, Mombasa, Nakuru, and Nyeri and other centres , upon payment of a non-refundable application fee of Kshs 3,000. The application fee may be paid by Direct Deposit at any Barclays Bank Branch into the UNES/UON Account, Westlands Branch, A/C No. 03-073-1023948. Bankers cheques will also be accepted. CASH AND POSTAL ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Application forms may also be downloaded from the University of Nairobi website: www.uonbi.ac.ke (Admissions), with evidence of payment of the application fee furnished at the time of application submission.

    The completed application forms, copies of certificates, two passport size photographs and two copies of the application fees receipt should be returned to:The Academic Registrar , Admissions Office Reception at Main Campus, Administration Block, 1st Floor (in person) or any UoN Extra Mural Center or Sent to the Academic Registrar (Admissions Office), University of Nairobi, Box 30197-00100, Nairobi (via mail or courier)More information may also be obtained from the admissions office, Tel: +254-20-318262 Ext. 28285 or 28213, Fax: +254-20-245566 or via E-mail admissions@uonbi.ac.ke

  • Admission Information Booklet for Undergraduate Courses2

    Proficiency in EnglishApplicants from non-English speaking countries will be required to produce a certificate of proficiency in English such as Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

    Distance EducationThe University of Nairobi has embarked on Distance Learning mode of delivery intended to favour those students who may not be available to take courses either on full time or part time (evenings and weekends) basis. Currently, the following courses are being offered by distance learning mode:-Bachelor of Education (Arts), Bachelor of Education (Science), Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. Other programmes are due to follow soon.

    General Admissions Criteria

    1. Bridging Courses

    The minimum admission criteria to Bridging Courses shall be:i. KCSE mean grade of C+ or equivalent and at least a C- in the

    subject to be bridged or equivalent .

    2. Certificate Courses

    Admission to Certificate Courses will be based on any of the following minimum qualifications:

    i. KCSE mean grade of C- or equivalent.ii. An O level mean grade of Division III or equiv