Hundreds Turn Up for Health Camp

Hundreds Turn Up for Health Camp

Hundreds of students, staff and members of Juja community Friday attended a free preventive and promotive health camp at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, main campus. Besides advice on healthy living, participants received check-up and medication for various conditions and ailments. Services at the camp included eye, dental and general check-up; cervical cancer screen, HIV counselling and testing; and nutritional information. According to Simon Njagi of JKUAT Hospital, the exercise was premised to raise awareness, give counsel as well as offer medical interventions where possible. Njagi noted a number of aliments and conditions… Continue reading →

Research Funding Call

The following grants are offered to qualified JKUAT/PAUSTI postgraduate students, tutorial fellows, teaching assistant, research assistants or technologists under the “AFRICA-ai-JAPAN” research grant in Faculty of Agriculture and CoPAS (formerly Faculty of Science) For details download the grants advert: ICB-Final Advert iCMoB MScPhD Research Grant  

Gachie Returns from Canada with New Skills and Networks

Gachie Returns from Canada with New Skills and Networks

It was empowering! That is how James Mukuna Gachie who has completed a three month exchange programme at the Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, Canada felt upon his return to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. During the 2015 spring semester, the final year Information Technology student was inducted into technology innovation, projects management, global microeconomics for managers, business to business to marketing and strategic marketing. Although the spring weather nearly took a toll on him, Gachie believes he has acquired critical knowledge, experience and networks that would impact his career. “Because… Continue reading →

PAUSTI Stages Public Lecture on Mathematics

PAUSTI Stages Public Lecture on Mathematics

Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences Technology and Innovation Friday April 10, staged a public lecture on applied and computational mathematics. The lecture which was attended by students pursuing graduate programmes in mathematics was delivered by the renowned mathematician, Prof. Oluwole Daniel Makinde, of the Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Prof. Makinde urged the students to embrace innovation and multidisciplinary approach to learning and research in order to be successful. The don said that by leveraging on applied mathematics, PAUSTI students could easily come up with sustainable solutions to Africa’s problems… Continue reading →

JKUAT Enlivens Mirimaini Primary Pupils’ Dreams

JKUAT Enlivens Mirimaini Primary Pupils’ Dreams

Wednesday, April 8, was not an ordinary day for the pupils and teachers of Mirimaini Primary School, in the outskirts of Juja town when Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) staff and students visited the school. The afternoon visit, organized under the auspices of the 20 Years Celebrations Secretariat as part of activities running upto June this year to commemorate JKUAT’s 20 years anniversary, saw the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Administration & Chairperson of the 20 Years Anniversary Celebrations Committee Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, put a smile on the faces of… Continue reading →

Varsity Holds Memorial & Prayers for Garissa Attack Victims

Varsity Holds Memorial & Prayers for Garissa Attack Victims

“He shall cover you with his feathers and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.  You shall not be afraid of the terror at night, nor of the arrow that flies by day. Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.” PSALMS 91: 4-6 Sombre mood engulfed JKUAT Assembly Hall, Tuesday as Vice Chancellor Prof. Mabel Imbuga led students and staff in interfaith prayers and memorial for the Garissa University College terror victims. The congregation lit candles and… Continue reading →

JKUAT Scholar Bags Prestigious American Fellowship

JKUAT Scholar Bags Prestigious American Fellowship

Mr. Churchill Saoke, a PhD student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has been selected to join the US-based Mandela-Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (YALI) in the United States of America, June this year.  In a  communiqué from the US Government dated March 23, signed by US Ambassador to Kenya, Robert F. Godec notifying Mr. Saoke of his selection to the globally acclaimed Young Leadership Fellowship 2015, the Ambassador congratulated Mr. Saoke for his selection: “I share President Obama’s vision for the Mandela Washington Fellowship and believe that your commitment, courage,… Continue reading →

JKUAT to Host Agribusiness Expo in July

JKUAT to Host Agribusiness Expo in July

Grain value chain stakeholders in the region will converge at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in July 2015 for the inaugural annual Agribusiness Expo. The joint initiative between JKUAT and the East African Grain Council (EAGC) aims to disseminate knowledge and new technologies to participants. Speaking during a preparatory meeting at the University, Thursday, April 2, EAGC Executive Director, Gerald Masila noted that despite the potential for the region to produce adequate food, hunger persists in a number of countries. Mr. Masila added that a lot of grain is lost due to poor… Continue reading →

Open University of Kenya Officials Visit JKUAT

Open University of Kenya Officials Visit JKUAT

Members of the task-force on the establishment of a National Open University of Kenya (NAUK) Tuesday visited Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology to familiarize themselves with how JKUAT has successfully implemented open, distance and e-learning. The officials led by Vice chairperson, Prof. Guantai Mboroki, noted that JKUAT was one of the few institutions in Kenya whose strong ICT background had enabled it to digitally offer academic programmes to off-campus students. Receiving the guests, Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo said JKUAT had put in place a robust ICT… Continue reading →