Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology is among Kenya’s four universities earmarked by the CFC Stanbic Bank, South Africa, for partnership.
According to Thembi Khuzwayo, the Bank’s Head of Graduate Programmes Human Resources Standard Bank, South Africa, JKUAT was identified for its unique programmes that cut across different areas of study. Among the Bank’s interest in the partnership with JKUAT is in the fields of Actuarial Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Commerce, Entrepreneurship and Law.
Khuzwayo accompanied by Mr. John Fumbah, Manager, Learning and Development, Stanbic Kenya and Tshidi Khunou, the Head, Graduate Programmes, Corporate and Investment Banking CIB Talent Management, South Africa, made the remarks when she addressed the University’s Regular Senate Thursday, March 21, 2013 after paying the Vice Chancellor Prof. Mabel Imbuga a courtesy call.
The bank, according to Khuzwayo, recruits top graduates in the identified fields of interest in their graduate recruitment programme besides providing scholarships such as the 150 fund and African scholarship fund for postgraduate studies in universities such as Harvard.
Other areas of collaboration according to Khuzwayo would include advising employment preparation offices at universities on employment opportunities, provide internship for students, assist in syllabus reviews as well as guest lectures.
In her remarks, Prof. Imbuga pointed out that her University welcomed the gesture as it was part of the Institution’s policy to partner with the industry. To expedite preparations for the partnership, the Vice Chancellor has set up a committee headed by the Dean, Faculty of Agriculture Prof. Ngamau Kamau to coordinate the teams.