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.
University of Embu Academic Programmes
The University of Embu is a Public University. It is located along the Meru-Nairobi Highway, five kilometers from Embu town. These are the Academic Programmes offered at the University:
School of Pure and Applied Sciences Academic Programmes
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’ Level and 1 Subsidiary in relevant subjects,
Diploma in Education.
P1 teachers 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.