Prof. Ngumi Hands over to Her New Finance Counterpart

Prof. Ngumi Hands over to Her New Finance Counterpart

Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Administration Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi has formally handed over some of the departments that were formerly under Administration, Planning and Development Division, to the first Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Finance Prof. Bernard Otoki Moirongo. In a brief ceremony held in the Council Room, Wednesday, October 29, Prof. Ngumi who has now effectively taken charge of the newly restructured Administration Division, welcomed her counterpart to his new docket and subsequently handed over documents from the three sections that were hitherto domiciled in the  former Administration, Planning and Development… Continue reading →

24th Graduation Ceremony Set for Monday November 24

24th Graduation Ceremony Set for Monday November 24

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology will hold its 24th Graduation Ceremony, Monday November 24, 2014, and not Friday November 28, as earlier communicated. The new date accommodates pioneer graduands of the Pan African University of Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation, hosted at JKUAT. During the Ceremony, Prof. Geoffrey Maloiy, Chancellor, will confer JKUAT degrees while Dr. Nkozozana Dlamini-Zuma, the Chairperson of African Union Commission will confer masters degrees to the PAUSTI graduands. PAUSTI, a graduate school conceived and implemented by the African Union, is a third generation university geared to produce African-centered knowledge… Continue reading →

Students and Staff Donate 200 Pints of Blood

Students and Staff Donate 200 Pints of Blood

Students and staff at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Main Campus Juja, have donated over 200 pints of blood in a drive that came to an end Friday October 24, 2014. The drive, jointly organized by Bloodlink Foundation, Kenya Blood Transfusion Centre and JKUAT Red Cross Chapter, was the second this year, and it aims to restock Kenya’s blood banks for effective response in times of disaster and emergency. Hillary Asiyo, one of the mobilizers, hailed the student community for responding to the call to donate blood; a practice that has defined the… Continue reading →

Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow Raises Hope for Africa

Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow Raises Hope for Africa

Antony Ngure Gachanja, a professor of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has been inducted as a fellow to the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom. Prof. Gachanja was recognized for his two-decade professional contribution as a lecturer, researcher and consultant in the fields of chemistry and environmental science. Responding to the news of his admission to the exclusive club of chemical scientists that is patroned by Her Majesty the Queen, Prof. Gachanja noted that it opened the oft elusive opportunity to work with the best minds in… Continue reading →

JKUAT Scholar Appointed to Genomics Analysis Centre, UK

JKUAT Scholar Appointed to Genomics Analysis Centre, UK

Dr. Sheila Cecily Ommeh, a research fellow at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Institute of Biotechnology Research, has been appointed to represent Africa at the Scientific Training Advisory Board of the Genomics Analysis Centre, United Kingdom. The Molecular Geneticist joins a team of six other highly regarded scientists at the Board that is mandated to deliberate and advise the Centre on training current and next generation of scientists in genome analysis and bioinformatics. Sheila, who is a fast rising female researcher, brings to the Board over ten years’ research experience in molecular genetics,… Continue reading →

World Mourns Towering African Scholar, Mazrui

World Mourns Towering African Scholar, Mazrui

The global academia was Monday October 13 engulfed in an outpouring of grief following the death of Prof. Ali Al’amin Mazrui, Africa’s foremost scholar on African and Islamic studies. Mazrui who until his death was the Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton, will be remembered for monumental scholarly capability and insights that has shaped international discourse for decades. At Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, where the literary icon and mentor to many served as the inaugural non president Chancellor between 2003 and… Continue reading →

New Gate for Westlands Campus

New Gate for Westlands Campus

JKUAT Westlands Campus has received a major face-lift following installation and commissioning of the Varsity’s signature gate at the campus. The event that was presided over by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Mabel Imbuga, Friday October 10, 2014, is part of the University’s resolve to streamline and enhance its corporate brand and identity among the stakeholders. The Vice Chancellor characterized the gate as important in the life of the Nairobi based Campus as it will give the facility both visibility and corporate presence.  She commended the Campus Principal, Prof. Esther Magiri and JKUAT project Manager, Muchai… Continue reading →

Students Win Inter-University Intel App Challenge

Students Win Inter-University Intel App Challenge

JKUAT Intel Student Ambassadors have re-asserted their information and communication technology application versatility by scooping the Best Inter University Intel App Challenge Trophy (2014) at the just concluded Inter University App Challenge organized by the Intel Corporation East Africa. This year’s Intel Inter University App Challenge held on September 26, attracted over 35 teams, including 9 from JKUAT who made it to the competition which also drew other teams from the University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, Multi Media University, Technical University of Kenya, Egerton and Moi universities, among others. Speaking during the presentation of the… Continue reading →

JKUAT Crowned the Best at Nairobi Trade Fair

JKUAT Crowned the Best at Nairobi Trade Fair

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has impaled its image on the sword of excellence to remain true to its billing as the “University of Choice” by clinching four coveted top prizes at this year’s Nairobi International Trade Fair (NITF), organized by the Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK). The University has for the first time in its history of participation at the NITF managed to ward off stiff competition from public and private institutions of higher learning and research institutions to emerge “The Best University Stand” wrestling the honours from the University of Nairobi… Continue reading →

Weather Station at JKUAT to Foster Dry-land Agriculture

Weather Station at JKUAT to Foster Dry-land Agriculture

JKUAT’s dream to spearhead dry-land agriculture research in Kenya has received new gravitas following the installation of a modern weather station at the varsity’s main campus in Juja. The station, an offshoot of the collaboration between JKUAT and the Chinese Lanzhou University, will help in collection and analysis of targeted climatic data aspects including: humidity, heat, solar radiation, evaporation, besides wind speed and patterns within the host climate. The initiative will also pilot integrated rain-fed agricultural practices like micro-field rain harvesting and elite crop germplasm, concepts that were introduced to Kenya by the Chinese partners…. Continue reading →