SAT Preparation - Undergraduate Admission

    Key Speaker: Josphat Lowoi (ALA & Duke University)
            Josphat in the local press




     Josphat Lowoi with US President Bill Clinton

2018 SAT session 

This event was held on Tue 23rd January 2018, , 9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: MOW Sports Club, South C, Nairobi

Key Presenter: Josphat Lowoi, admitted to Duke University (2018) on scholarship worth USD 80,000 per year for 4 years.

This specific session is part of our on-going 2018 Gap Year Programe

 AKAD offers SAT training on an individual, one on one basis for a fee - offered by available AKAD mentees, who have succeeded in the SAT examinations and are admitted to top, world class universities. They include, but are not limited to; 
Profiles of these are available below.

Contact us by email or calling during business hours us to express your interest

Call: +254 720 743 674

International students and the SAT

The SAT® Program tests is taken in over 175 countries outside the U.S. by over 200,000 students.

The SAT and SAT Subject Tests™ are offered overseas six times a year: in October, November, December, January, May, and June.   

What is the SAT?

The SAT Reasoning Test (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test) is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States, testing Writing, Critical Reading and Mathematics. It is an admission requirement to most colleges and universities in the United States of America and Canada. Over 1.7 million candidates took the test in year 2017.

The SAT is owned, published, and developed by the College Board, a non-profit organization in the United States. It was formerly developed, published, and scored by the Educational Testing Service which still administers the exam. 

Our SAT preparation does not include the cost of booking for and taking the actual test. These are subject to SAT test center schedules in different regions and countries.
SAT Benchmarking

The Harvard 2009 undergraduate applicant pool was similar to the previous year's with the following scores; 
  • 56 percent scored 1400 or higher on SATs;
  • Almost 2,150 scored a perfect 800 on SAT verbal test;
  • More than 3,200 scored an 800 on the SAT math;
  • Nearly 3,200 were valedictorians of their high school classes
Valedictorian is an academic title conferred upon the highest ranked student among those graduating from an educational institution

The SAT is offered seven times a year in the United States and six times at international sites. 

The current SAT, introduced in 2016, takes 3 hours to complete plus 50 minutes for the SAT with essay.  SAT Scores range from 400 to 1600; combining test results from two 800-point sections: mathematics, and critical reading and writing

Why should students take the SAT?

Students and parents often ask why it is important to take the SAT. Reasons include:

  • All colleges accept the SAT as an objective measurement of students' college readiness.
  • Used with GPAs and high school transcripts, SAT scores allow colleges to fairly compare applicants.
  • Taking the SAT gives students access to scholarship opportunities.
  • Most colleges require an admission test like the SAT.
  • The SAT provides students with the most comprehensive performance feedback of any admission test.






Josphat Lowoi

Josphat Lowoi is a graduate of the African leadership Academy (ALA) in Johannesburg, South Africa (2017) and is currently admitted to Duke University (USA) on a us$ 80,000 per year MasterCard Scholarship. 

Josphat presented a memento to and thanked former USA President Bill Clinton after his speech in Kasarani Sports Centre, Kenya on behalf of nearly 10,000 Equity scholars and Equity Bank officials as an active Peer mentor and “Wings to Fly” Scholar in the Equity Leaders Program, April 2015. He has given back by speaking to several schools, such as The Alliance High school, Lenana School, Precious Blood-Riruta, Ngubereti High school and others.

In March, 2016, Josphat was one of five students selected to represent Africa in the Aspen ideas festival, Colorado, USA. The program pays all the expenses to attend the prestigious Aspen Ideas festival, an exceptional gathering of change drivers and the best brains on in the world at the Aspen institute in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. 

Through this opportunity, he met remarkable individuals ranging from US secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, Walter Isaacson (former CNN Boss and current president of the Aspen Institute) David Brooks (Columnist of the New York Times) to Adam Grant whose consulting clients include Google, US Army and the world Economy Forum. 

Josphat is a Yale Global scholar, a recipient of a full tuition scholarship to attend the Yale Young global Scholars program in New Haven, Connecticut, USA to discuss various seminal texts related to Climate change and energy.

At the African Leadership Academy, Josphat was part of the team that organised the Southern African Ideas festival; a three day event held in South Africa that brings together innovative youths from across the continent and connects them to global mentors such as Jon Harari, CEO of WindowsWear. 

Josphat is a Peer Counselor and a Student Ambassador representing ALA in official functions like media interviews, facilitating guest speaker sessions and welcoming guests, such as Michael Joseph, former Boss of Safaricom in Kenya.

Prior to joining ALA, Josphat was the school captain of The Lenana School and an author of a chemistry book. He is an Associate of Akad Education Group-Africa, where he participates in several mentoring activities, such as the signature “Mentoring Future Leaders” seminar with Dr. Vimal Shah at Bidco Africa. 

Upon graduation, Josphat seeks to further give back to society by passing on skills acquired at ALA to European students attending Leaf School in Slovakia. He is admitted to Duke University, USA. 

Josphat has regularly been in the Kenyan national press such as in “The Daily Nation” newspaper after posting excellent KCSE results and being featured in Equity Group foundation magazines. More information is available at the links below.

Hope Hajir 

Hope recently graduated from the African Leadership Academy (ALA) in Johannesburg, South Africa - where she served as the Chairlady of the Student Government. She has been admitted to the University of Notre Dame on full scholarship worth USD 100,000 per year, as their first ever Sudanese student. 

Hope is taking a Gap Year to be able to explore the art and Infrastructure scene in Kenya so as to gain more understanding of how to develop places, people and culture. She has so far designed The Sanaa Project that allows top development consultants to give free business advice to young artists who live in slums so as to develop their creative entrepreneurship skills. The project so far has three global business development consultants willing to partner with. 

As a student at ALA, Hope was a member of the school choir and an acapella group. She was also an active member of the school’s volleyball team and International Relations Club. She coached the ALA delegates who participated in the ALAMAU conference on diplomatic, public speaking and written skills. She was the Head of the Scholars program for an art enterprise on Campus, Sm'artrepreneurs which seeks to make art a viable career choice in Africa for the scholars. Hope was also elected as the Representative for the Class of 2015 in the ALA Alumni Association. She loves art, can sketch in detail, plays both guitar and piano, and paints during her free time.

With one parent hailing form Khartoum, Sudan and the other having the mixture of Pakistani and Kenyan roots, Hope is a diverse young lady who is set on becoming one of the most influential creative-social entrepreneurs in Africa. Having been raised in an extremely low income single family, she has always relied on being resourceful and innovative as a means to make life easier and these values have manifested themselves in the work that she has done.

Hope began doing volunteering work since the age of 10, which helped her develop her passion for a better Kenya in terms of infrastructure, art and women's rights. Hope started a business to help her drought- stricken community by supplying recycled bottled water directly to houses. The profits from this project funded the purchase of a large-scale water recycling system that helped to utilize the little water that was available. The system is running till this day. She volunteered at the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation, and was one of their representatives at the Transform Kenya Awards. Hope was invited to attend to speak at women’s rights conferences like Girl‘s Summit Kenya and PLAN International’s “Because I Am A Girl” dinner. She is also the Youth Ambassador for SOWO (Safe Guard Orphans and Widows Organization).

Being very passionate about the arts, she also taught art to special needs students at the Unity College. She was also selected to be one two Africans to participate in the Winchester International Symposium to discuss urban development with young leaders from around the globe.

Hope aspires to be a creative-social entrepreneur so as to use her artistic, entrepreneurial and academic skills to tailor solutions to development issues such as slum upgrading, an independent art sector in Africa and women's rights movements. 


Ernest Ochieng: Profile 

Ernest Ochieng’ Omondi is a second year student at Harvard University, graduating class of 2020. When admitted to Harvard. He is one of 2,000 students that received admission out of 39,000 applicants. He was also offered admission and scholarships by other top, world-class universities such as Duke and Drexel Universities, where he was a recipient of the prestigious merit-based Karsh International Scholarship at Duke University, having been selected from over 6,000 international applicants from all over the world. 

Ernest is a member of the Harvard University Glee Club, a 60-voice, all-male choral ensemble at Harvard University. Founded in 1858 in the tradition of English and American Glee clubs, it is the oldest collegiate chorus in the United States of America, and through which Ernest has been on tour to South Korea, Taiwan and Japan. 

Ernest is a budding writer and blogger; the Kenya Power Apprentice, as winner of the nationwide Kenya Power #PoweringKenya Essay competition for which he was rewarded with KES 50,000 and opportunity to apprentice Dr. Ben Chumo, MD & CEO Kenya Power.  He is an alumnus of the Alliance High School, the best performing high school in Kenya where he sat for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Examinations (KCSE) in 2014 and was among the top students in the country, scoring straight ‘A’s in all his 8 subjects and the maximum possible 84 points. 

As a Mentee and Aassociate at AKAD Education Group-Africa, he has been a regular guest and motivational speaker at events, such as "Mentoring Future Engineers - with Kenya Power", "Mentoring Future Leaders" with Dr. Vimal Shah and information sessions on securing admission into top, world class universities.  He has been a leader in giving back to youth, through speaking at several high schools, which include, but are not limited to, Lenana School, Alliance High School, Moi Girls High School-Nairobi. He has regularly been featured in the Kenyan National Media, on Citizen TV's ‘Monday Special’ discussion on ‘Disciplining Children’ (YouTube link below), K24 TV, KBC English Service (96.6 FM) Breakfast Show with John Kago – speaking on academic success, career planning with applications and admission to top world-class universities abroad. 

Ernest plans to use his future studies in Civil and Structural Engineering to provide cheaper, stronger and more functional structures in the far-reaching parts of the country through innovative research and breakthroughs, providing energy-saving solutions to buildings and structures that greatly improve the country’s infrastructure and at the same time combats environmental problems such as global warming.o YouTube Videos are below; 

Lenana School Careers 

Mentoring Future Leaders - 

‘Disciplining Children’ Citizen TV

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