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Pre-University


The Pre-University Program is a two semester program designed for high school leavers who have narrowly missed qualifying for admission to undergraduate degree programs. It is intended to help students develop skills, knowledge and attitudes required for the university level.

Course Details



ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be admitted to Pre-University, one requires a minimum KCSE Grade C  or equivalent for applicants from other countries.

ADMISSION TO DEGREE PROGRAMME AFTER PRE-UNIVERSITY
To be admitted to a degree programme at the end of the Pre-University course, a student must obtain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.5 at the end of the course.

ACADEMIC PROBATION
Students whose GPA falls under 2.5 at the end of the first semester are placed on academic probation. Such students are given extra help, guidance and counselling. If a student does not get a GPA of 2.5 at the end of the second semester, he/she will not secure admission into the degree programmes. However, all students who have completed two semesters will receive a certificate of attendance. Repeating the course is not allowed.

COURSE LOAD
The normal course load for a PU class is 15 credit hours per unit per semester, a total of 30 credit hours is required for a student to qualify.

The Curriculum

COMMUNICATION

COM 070: English Language
COM 071: Literature in English
COM 072: Study Skills

MATHEMATICS
MAT 070: Algebra
MAT 071: Geometry
MAT 072: Trigonometry
MAT 073: Pre-Calculus

BIBLE AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
BIL 070: Christian Religious Education
BIL 071: Bible Survey

GENERAL EDUCATION
MIT 070: General Introduction to Computers
SOC 092: Topical Issues in Kenya
LIF 070: Life Skills
GEO 092: Geography

COURSE DESCRIPTION

COM 070: ENGLISH LANGUAGE
This course involves intensive practice in listening, speaking and writing. The main focus is on developing writing skills, sentence construction, paragraph development, grammar, composition, comprehension and summary.

COM 071: LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
A study of African literature and critical reading of selected prose, poetry and novels.

COM 072: STUDY SKILLS
This unit explores the principles of good study, library usage and preparation for research. It includes methods for developing skills for reading, listening, speaking and writing and techniques and strategies for effective studying.
It also tackles detailed aspects of grammar and vocabulary to support the skills being developed, time management, importance and purpose of goals, exam preparation, priorities and planning.

MAT 070: ALGEBRA
This course is designed to improve basic mathematical skills. It covers basic algebra, factorization, algebraic fractions, linear equations, simultaneous equations, graphs, functions and relational inequalities and introduction to bases.

MAT 071: GEOMETRY
This course is an introduction to the science of technical properties and relations of lines, surfaces and solids.

MAT 072: TRIGONOMETRY
This course is a review of elementary trigonometrical principles to enable students to acquire satisfactory mathematical efficiency.

MAT 073: PRE-CALCULUS
This course introduces students to functions, limits, continuing and differentiability of functions of one variable, power, chain, product and quotient rules. It also tackles evaluation of indefinite integrals and introduction to statistics.

MIT 070: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
The purpose of this course is to enlighten students on computer environment in readiness for further computer studies.

BIL 071: CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
This is an introduction to the academic Bible Study at university level while exploring some basic techniques, tools and purposes of individual and group Bible study. This helps the students to comprehend the Bible significantly through memorization, dramatization, oral performances, discussions and individual reports.

BIL 072: BIBLE SURVEY
Introduction to the content and message of the Old and New Testament in their historical, cultural and theological contexts.

SOC 070: TOPICAL ISSUES IN KENYA
This unit aims at making the learner conversant with topical issues in the country. It tackles issues in politics, religion, economics and social sciences.

LIF 070: LIFE SKILLS
This course is designed to facilitate positive change in students towards independence, autonomy and self-direction in all aspects of life, including academic, personal, psychosocial and vocational.

GEO 092: GEOGRAPHY
A brief overview of the physical geography of the world, the problems, the developments and exploration of natural resources.

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To develop servant leaders by imparting knowledge, skills and values through creative methods of education, research and Christian spiritual formation.

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