Positivo BGH and JKUAT Ready to Roll-out the DLP

Positivo BGH and JKUAT Ready to Roll-out the DLP

Positivo BGH Chief Executive Officer, Miguel Stief and Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga guaranteed the country of a successful roll-out of the Digital Literacy Programme (DLP). This was established Friday, February 12, 2016 when the Positivo BGH C.E.O paid a courtesy call on Prof. Imbuga to discuss on how to effectively and efficiently implement the programme. While acknowledging the tireless effort the two organizations – JKUAT and Positivo BGH – have put in to win the DLP bid, Miguel reckoned that the project will play a key role in enabling more Kenyans, especially the younger… Continue reading →

Miss JKUAT Embarks on Cancer Awareness Campaign

Miss JKUAT Embarks on Cancer Awareness Campaign

The desire to live one’s childhood dreams remain elusive to many. Not so for Clara Akinyi. The 19 year-old has both her academic and professional passion unfolding before her. She not only hoped to study Supply Chain Management but she also nursed an inordinate desire to make as a professional model. So while in high school, Clara contested and was crowned Miss Kapsabet Girls High School in 2010, setting her off the runway. To further hone her skills, Clara took modelling assignments with Knitwear models featuring in regional events like the East Africa Fashion Week…. Continue reading →

JKUAT Wins Bid for Digital Literacy Programme

JKUAT Wins Bid for Digital Literacy Programme

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology is one of the two institutions mandated to supply laptops to primary schools in all counties at a cost of Kshs. 17 billion. JKUAT in collaboration with Positivo BGH will supply, install and commission digital learning solutions in 21 counties, the ICT Authority announced Tuesday, February 9, 2016. The digital literacy programme (DLP) is set to supply 294,981 laptops and 23,951 teacher digital devices to schools in July with the next batch of devices delivered in September and November 2016. The University and its partner will first demonstrate… Continue reading →

Postgraduate DAAD 2016 Scholarships

The 2016 Scholarships are open for applications through JKUAT. Please take note of some slight changes in the application procedure. Kindly refer to the attached guidelines. 2016-Scholars_Information Sheet 2016 Scholarship Offer-JKUAT DAAD Guidelines  

Legislators in Show of Support for University Education

Legislators in Show of Support for University Education

Juja Legislator Hon. Francis Waititu and his Langata counterpart, Hon. Joash Olum have pledged to support needy students enrolled in Kenyan Universities through the Constituency Development Fund. The legislators noted that a number of capable students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds still cannot pursue university education. “Beyond bursaries, we have also intensified efforts to improve quality of education in the constituency by building and equipping more classrooms,” Hon. Waititu said. The two lawmakers were speaking Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology where Waititu presented a Ksh. 527, 000 cheque to… Continue reading →

Public Health Officers and Technicians Council Inspection

Public Health Officers and Technicians Council Inspection

The Public Health Officers and Technicians Council (PHOTC) arrived at the University, Monday, February 1, 2016 to inspect the compliance with standards for training and accreditation in the School of Public Health. The six-man inspection team is led by Mr. Simon Kimani. PHOTC is a statutory body established by the Public Health Officers (Training, Registration and Licensing) Act No. 12 of 2013 to regulate the training, registration and licensing of public health professionals in Kenya. The Council’s main undertaking is to prescribe the courses of instruction for public health practitioners in Kenya guaranteeing appropriate regulation… Continue reading →

JKUAT Acquires First Regional Chemical Analysis Equipment

JKUAT Acquires First Regional Chemical Analysis Equipment

The acquisition of a Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC-MS (TOF)) equipment by Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology laboratory is set to strengthen multidisciplinary analytical techniques not only in Kenya but also in the region. LC-MS is one of the most advanced techniques in modern science that uses high sensitivity to separate and identify chemicals of specific masses within complex mixtures. This latest addition to the JKUAT’s portfolio of research instruments in the Chemistry laboratory now gives students and researchers opportunity to undertake certain analyses hitherto not possible within the region. The lab which is… Continue reading →

Home Biogas Energy Entrepreneurs Training

Home Biogas Energy Entrepreneurs Training

JKUAT’s Nairobi Industrial and Technology Park (NITP) in collaboration with REHAU Home Gas and Agro-Science are conducting a four-day home biogas technology installation and application training that ends, Friday, January 29, 2016. The training brings together 20 business entrepreneurs drawn from the counties of Nyeri, Bungoma, Nairobi, Kiambu, Kisii, Taita Taveta, Siaya, Kakamega and Nyandarua. These entrepreneurs, the pioneering beneficiaries of this technology transfer skills, are expected to create awareness and escalate the skills and knowledge to as many relevant artisans across Kenyan counties. In November 2015 through a joint effort between JKUAT and REHAU… Continue reading →

JKUAT Scholar Co-Publishes in Nature

JKUAT Scholar Co-Publishes in Nature

Anne Muigai, a Professor of Genetics in the Department of Botany, JKUAT, jointly with her collaborators from Cambridge University has published in the current issue of Nature journal. The paper documents the discovery of fossilised bones of a group of prehistoric hunter-gathers, probably members of an extended family who were violently killed approximately 10,000 years ago in Nataruk, 30 km west of Lake Turkana, Kenya. The Nataruk massacre is the earliest record of inter-group violence among prehistoric hunter-gatherers who were largely nomadic.  The warfare was probably as a result of a fight for resources, the… Continue reading →

Universities Key in Konza Actualization, Techno City CEO Says

Universities Key in Konza Actualization, Techno City CEO Says

Konza Technopolis Development Authority CEO Eng. John Tanui has challenged the academia to support the implementation of Kenya’s first world-class ICT based technology hub and a major economic driver, dubbed Konza Techno City. Tanui noted that academia has played critical role in the advanced economies by producing top-notch innovations that have spawned multibillion dollar industries like Facebook. He urged the students and staff to share their ideas on various aspects of the city and come up with innovations that can be incubated to commercial viability. The CEO was speaking Wednesday January 20, 2015 during a… Continue reading →