JKUAT Welcomes Inaugural Physiotherapy Inspection

JKUAT Welcomes Inaugural Physiotherapy Inspection

The Physiotherapy Council of Kenya (PCK) docked at JKUAT, February 22, 2018 for its inaugural inspection of the Physiotherapy Programmes run by the University. Established in December 2014, the Council’s purpose is to exercise general supervision and control over the training and practice of physiotherapists in Kenya and to advise the Government in relation to all aspects thereof among other functions. Welcoming the Council to the University on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellor in-charge of Academic Affairs, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo lauded the team and expressed optimism that the exercise will be useful… Continue reading →

Standard curriculum for health records management mooted

Standard curriculum for health records management mooted

Stakeholders in the academic and health sectors are mulling a standard curriculum to guide training of health records and information management professionals in the country. Besides harmonizing content and scope of training, the proposed curriculum also aims at mainstreaming emerging trends in health records management such as health informatics, data visualization, data analytics and interoperability of health information systems. If implemented, the initiative spearheaded by Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology under the auspices of the Health Informatics Governance and Data Analytics (HIGDA) would enable universities and medical training colleges to produce qualified and… Continue reading →

JKUSA Commissions 5 million Students’ Centre Face-lift

JKUSA Commissions 5 million Students’ Centre Face-lift

When the face-lift of the JKUAT Students Centre is complete, it shall go down in history books as one of the most significant milestones accomplished by any Students’ leadership in the University. On the 19th date of February, 2018, the Jomo Kenyatta University Students Association (JKUSA) commissioned a face-lift of the Students Centre at the University Main Campus. The groundbreaking ceremony was officially presided over by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga accompanied by Deputy Vice Chancellor in-charge of Finance, Prof. Otoki Moirongo and other members of Staff. Read more here.

Academia-Industry Ties, Key in Tackling Global Challenges

Academia-Industry Ties, Key in Tackling Global Challenges

Academia-Industry linkage is imperative for industries to build on a growing pool of academic talent that exists in institutions of higher learning in order to solve real-world challenges in an effective and efficient way. This is according to the Director, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Dr. Helmut Blumbach. “As we interact with academia and industry, it is paramount to identify areas of collaboration, coordination and mutual support between the two sectors for global sustainable development,” said Dr. Blumbach. Dr. Blumbach was speaking during the opening ceremony of the Third Spring School  at JKUAT where he… Continue reading →

JKUAT Hosts International NAPRECA Conference

JKUAT Hosts International NAPRECA Conference

Researchers, scholars and herbal medicine practitioners drawn from various countries in Eastern and Central African region have concluded a two-day International Conference on Natural Products Research Network for East and Central Africa (NAPRECA) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). During the conference which opened, Thursday, February 8, 2018, various presenters emphasized the contribution of research and information sharing towards sustainable exploitation of natural products. They highlighted Africa’s potential to harness indigenous knowledge and practices while at the same time advancing the science of natural products. Welcoming the conference participants, the JKUAT Deputy… Continue reading →

FAO Books Donation to Boost Food Security Research

FAO Books Donation to Boost Food Security Research

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has donated 519 books to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology with an aim of creating access to resources and information on food security and agriculture for students, lecturers and researchers. The reading material donated by FAO Headquarters, are in the fields of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Food Security, Rural Development, Plant Production and Protection, Animal Production and Health, Agro-industries, Agro-forestry, Climate Change, Fisheries, Sustainable Development, Statistics and Agricultural Economics. Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga while lauding FAO for their efforts in the field of agriculture, acknowledged that the… Continue reading →

JKUAT Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

JKUAT Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has won the Grand Challenges Explorations grant, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to foster groundbreaking research in global health and development. Dr. Agnes Mindila, a Lecturer and ICT for Development researcher at the Department of Computing and COD at the Department of Information Technology will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled Blockchain Technology-Based Computer Application for Vaccine Supply Chain Management. The project is one of the 51 Grand Challenges Explorations Round 19 grants announced November 14, 2017. To… Continue reading →

Prof. Gupta delivers a public lecture at PAUSTI

Prof. Gupta delivers a public lecture at PAUSTI

Minds on the margin are not marginal minds. That was the opening statement by the internationally acclaimed scholar, Prof. Anil K Gupta, to graduate students at the Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI). Prof. Gupta who is known for his passion in grassroots innovation, entrepreneurship and networking, challenged the students to champion new ways of thinking about African problems. Solutions, he said, must not be complex. He gave examples of simple yet effective solutions that have been adopted to solve problems in Africa’s agricultural sector, like the use of rice… Continue reading →

JKUAT School of Law Students Excel at the Law School

JKUAT School of Law Students Excel at the Law School

Hardly ten years since it was established, the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology’s School of Law, fully accredited by the Council for Legal Education, has proved its mettle by emerging tops among Kenya’s Universities offering a degree in law, if the recent report by the task force on legal sector reforms is anything to go by. The School which is currently home to 600 law students, and already graduated six cohorts, has had almost all its students pass their exams at the School of Law and welcomed to the bar. According to statistics… Continue reading →

Ethics and Values to be Introduced in Varsity Syllabus

Ethics and Values to be Introduced in Varsity Syllabus

Students have been urged to focus their energies towards constructive activities that are beneficial to them and the society, instead of engaging in negative and destructive activities. Addressing students during an open forum organized by Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology student leadership at the University’s main campus, Thursday, January 18, 2018, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga expressed dismay at the unfolding events touching on students in the country and urged parents and all stakeholders to be worry of the trends. As a result of the worrying pattern by students, she disclosed, the University… Continue reading →