Probiotic Yoghurt Production Training

Probiotic Yoghurt Production Training

The Department of Food Science and Technology is conducting a two-day probiotic yoghurt production training that ends Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The training brings together over 60 farmers drawn from the counties of Kiambu, Homabay, Vihiga, Muranga, Migori and Narok to spread the gospel of value addition in dairy products. These farmers are expected to create awareness, and escalate the skills and knowledge to more relevant farmers across Kenyan counties. Agriculture is the backbone of the Kenyan economy with livestock farming contributing 12 per cent to the Gross Domestic Product of the country. Of the… Continue reading →

Stakeholder Engagement Key in Developing STI Policies in Africa

Stakeholder Engagement Key in Developing STI Policies in Africa

Higher education institutions have been urged to engage various stakeholders in policy formulation that will contribute to the development of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Africa. Speaking on behalf of the Education Cabinet Secretary to participants attending the TICAD VI Pre-Event on Higher Education at JKUAT Friday, July 22,  the Principal Secretary Prof. Collette Suda noted that “Higher education institutions cannot do it alone. We need to work together, draw on our synergies in order to deliver on higher education as well as strengthening science technology and innovation in Africa.” The PS revealed that… Continue reading →

GE and JKUAT to Strengthen Partnership

GE and JKUAT to Strengthen Partnership

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and the US-based conglomerate, General Electric, have pledged to work closely to strengthen their existing collaborative initiatives in the areas of engineering training and research. This was revealed, Monday, July 18, during a consultative meeting at JKUAT when the Global Human Resources Vice President for General Electric (GE), Dr. Jack Ryan, visited JKUAT and held discussions with the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga. Addressing the meeting, which was also attended by the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs, Prof Romanus Odhiambo, as well as the faculty… Continue reading →

Scholars & Leaders Ventilate on Africa’s Growth Prospects

Scholars & Leaders Ventilate on Africa’s Growth Prospects

Despite the immense social and economic potential prevailing in Africa, the continent will have to reposition itself in a number of fronts to sustainably transform the livelihoods of close to 1.2 billion residents. That was the underlying metre in a panel-discussion hosted by Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Wednesday July 19, 2016. The Panellists who were drawn from academia, industry and non-governmental organizations threshed out opportunities, key challenges and viable solutions to Africa’s development. Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Executive Vice President, Dr. Katsumi Hirano believes Africa needs to innovate its agriculture sector… Continue reading →

September 2016 Intake Programmes

Below are the list of programmes for the September 2016 Intake Undergraduate & Postgraduate Programmes September 2016 Intake Minimum Entry Requirements (Undergraduate & Postgraduate Programmes) September 2016 Intake

Students and Staff Conclude Japanese Language Training

Students and Staff Conclude Japanese Language Training

Staff and students have concluded a two-week long language training geared to improve Japanese proficiency especially for those who will undertake exchange programmes in Japan. The training conducted by the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) in collaboration with Africa-ai-Japan saw a cohort of 44 JKUAT staff and students acquire skills in basic Japanese language for life. Speaking during the closing ceremony of the training, JICE Vice President, Ms. Masako Kishimoto said, JICE was committed to contributing to the development of the global society through activities that will lead to strengthening mutually beneficial relationships between Japan… Continue reading →

JKUAT Students Represent Kenya at Total Summer School, Paris

JKUAT Students Represent Kenya at Total Summer School, Paris

Sarah Wanjohi and Lisa Kimondo both from the College of Engineering and Technology (COETEC), have been selected to represent Kenya for the Total Summer School 2016 that will take place from July 10 – 14, 2016 in Paris. The Total Summer School bring together 120 students, selected from over 6,500 applications, to join leading academics senior faculty, Senior Total Representatives and industry experts from all over the world to explore future challenges and solutions for the energy industry, in a highly engaging and interactive week-long programme. Speaking while meeting the two students, Total Kenya Managing… Continue reading →

CUE Chair: Devise Better Engineering Training Techniques

CUE Chair: Devise Better Engineering Training Techniques

Faced with emerging challenges from multiple statutory regulatory bodies that have to be fulfilled in the provision of higher education in Kenya, there is urgent need for universities to formulate creative approaches useful in entrenching a culture of self evaluation to enhance quality and relevance of academic programmes. According to Prof. Henry Thairu, Chairman, Commission for University Education (CUE), the agency that regulates university education in Kenya, it was vital for universities to pursue excellence as a way of augmenting the requirements of the various regulatory bodies. Prof. Thairu was addressing over 10 officials of… Continue reading →

New Funding Structure for Varsities as 4000 Graduate

New Funding Structure for Varsities as 4000 Graduate

The government has announced a raft of measures to strengthen university education in the country. The initiatives which include funding universities based on the nature of academic programme and number of students, were announced Thursday June 30, by Education Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Fred Matiangi, at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology during the institution’s 27th Graduation Ceremony. In a speech delivered by the Principal Secretary, State Department for University Education, Prof. Collette Suda, the Cabinet Secretary also urged universities to take advantage of new credit facility from the French Development Agency to modernise teaching… Continue reading →

Professors Urged to be Brand Ambassadors

Professors Urged to be Brand Ambassadors

University professors have been urged to serve diligently as brand ambassadors of the universities they work for if people are to decipher the respective institutional brands they represent. The remarks were made by Okoth Okombo, Professor of Linguistics and Communication Studies at the University of Nairobi, when he addressed over 80 professors at JKUAT during the annual professorial luncheon organized in honour of twenty three (23) scholars who were recently elevated to the position of Associate Professors and Professors of JKUAT after rigorous and competitive interview process. Characterizing a brand ambassador as the face and… Continue reading →