Meet JKUAT Don with Knack for Soccer

Meet JKUAT Don with Knack for Soccer

To students of Pure and Applied Mathematics at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Dr. Waweru Kamaku is a dedicated lecturer and mentor who has successfully guided hundreds through their studies. At the national level however, football fans recognize Waweru as a refined centre referee who has presided over several Kenya Premier League derbies. After two years of enviable service to Kenya’s football fraternity, Dr. Waweru was declared 2014 Kenya Premier League Centre Referee of the Year, November 19, at a colourful ceremony in Nairobi. Dr. Waweru’s rise to the apex of refereeing however… Continue reading →

Partnership to Strengthen Construction Industry Formalized

Partnership to Strengthen Construction Industry Formalized

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has partnered with National Construction Authority (NCA) and Kenya Federation of Master Builders (KFMB) to modernise and strengthen Kenya’s construction industry through technical and vocational training. In the arrangement, the University will work with the regulatory authority in mounting training in thematic areas while the KFMB will provide the much needed industrial attachments and internships to JKUAT students. NCA Executive Director, Daniel Manduku welcomed the partnership, noting that it would foster quality in the sector which continue to gain interest from investors despite the skills gaps. He added… Continue reading →

Varsities in Innovative Strategies to Restore West Pokot lands

Varsities in Innovative Strategies to Restore West Pokot lands

Kenyan and Swedish Universities are carrying out a joint research in West Pokot with the aim of restoring the degraded dry-lands in the area. The project is set to be rolled out later to other dry areas. The partnership that was formalized Tuesday, November 25, though the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) at the University’s Main Campus in Juja, also includes among other things, students and staff exchange. According to Anders Malmer, the director Agricultural Sciences for… Continue reading →

Renewed Hope as JKUAT based PAU Graduates Students

Renewed Hope as JKUAT based PAU Graduates Students

The quest to turnaround centuries old struggle for Africa’s socio-economic emancipation through higher education and training received new gravitas following graduation of 54 young scholars drawn from 11 countries in Africa under the Pan African University (PAU). The graduands are the first beneficiaries of the graduate training programme initiated by the African Union in 2010 to promote scientific and technological innovation to accelerate Africa’s development. The PAU scholars were part of 3,027 graduands who were conferred with various degrees during JKUAT’s 24th graduation ceremony, jointly presided over by Dr. Nkozasana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson, African Union… Continue reading →

Prioritize Industry Collaborations CS Urges Varsities

Prioritize Industry Collaborations CS Urges Varsities

Industrialization and Enterprise Development Cabinet Secretary, Adan Mohamed has said his ministry will work closely with JKUAT in establishing the Nairobi Industrial and Technology Park to enhance uptake of research results from the University by industry players. The Cabinet Secretary emphasized that collaborations between academic institutions and the industry was critical in acquisition of practical and hands-on skills and competencies needed to drive modern economy. He further lauded JKUAT for its business incubation programme supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, JICA, which he opined was critical to fostering Kenya’s socio-economic goals. Adan was speaking… Continue reading →

JKUSO Outgoing Team Hands over to the Incoming

JKUSO Outgoing Team Hands over to the Incoming

The outgoing Jomo Kenyatta University Students Organization team has handed over the reins of leadership to the new student governing council. During the brief ceremony that saw the former JKUSO Chair Felix Kipkalya and his team handover critical records and documents to the incoming team led by JKUSO Chair Mr. Eric Jomo, the former Chairman congratulated the fresh team and urged them to remain steadfast by picking from where they had left and assist the comrades through initiatives that they had started such as the students’ revolving fund which he noted, “was a good and… Continue reading →

Construction of Botanical Garden to Begin December

Construction of Botanical Garden to Begin December

The plan to construct a KShs. 1.15 billion Sino-African Joint Research Centre and botanical garden at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology moved a notch higher following the signing, Tuesday November 18, of a construction contract between the University and Shangai Construction Group (SCG) Company Limited. The project which is to be funded by the Chinese Government is slated to foster plant biodiversity research in the region while boosting human capacity through research and training in the thematic areas. Speaking during the contract signing ceremony, SCG’s General Manager for Eastern and Southern Africa, Zheng… Continue reading →

International Scientific Conference Opens at JKUAT

International Scientific Conference Opens at JKUAT

The 9th Scientific, Technological and Industrialization Conference, opened Thursday, November 13, at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, with cutting edge innovations being showcased, besides the scholarly presentation and discourse on critical academic papers in diverse fields and topics. The President of Okayama University (Japan) Prof. Kiyoshi Morita, in his key note address to the international gathering read by Prof. Kiyoshi Okuda observed that, “as JKUAT celebrates 20 years of autonomy, Okayama University has over the years, managed to maintain a solid relationship with JKUAT for the benefit of humanity.” On behalf of Okayama… Continue reading →

Okayama University Don Visits

Okayama University Don Visits

Researchers at JKUAT have been asked to exploit the numerous opportunities to collaborate with their counterparts in Japanese universities in the various disciplines of applied sciences, crucial in adding value to Kenya’s development agenda. Kiyoshi Okuda, Professor of Reproductive Physiology and Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Okayama University, Japan told a seminar at JKUAT, the Government of Japan had recently transformed Okayama University into a Supper Global University. The new status will enable the University to invite more scholars from around the world to study and conduct research, a prospect that he said would be of interests… Continue reading →

New JKUSO Students’ Council Takes Oath of Office

New JKUSO Students’ Council Takes Oath of Office

Newly elected officials of the Jomo Kenyatta Students Organization (JKUSO) have today Tuesday, November 11, taken solemn oath of office to serve the students fraternity who elected them into office in the just concluded students’ elections. Speaking on behalf of the new students’ governing council during the swearing in ceremony, the incoming JKUSO Chairman Eric Jomo appreciated the critical role the students played during the elections in ensuring that they put in office leaders who will champion their welfare. Mr. Jomo reminded his colleagues that they were elected on a platform and promise to be… Continue reading →