Data Analytics Centre Launched at JKUAT

Data Analytics Centre Launched at JKUAT

A new centre to drive data sciences and business analytics in Africa has been unveiled at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.  The Kenyan German Centre for Data Analytics (KGDA) is a culmination of successful academic and research collaboration between JKUAT and the German Flensburg University of Applied Sciences (FUAS). The Centre is expected to maintain and develop internationally competitive technological expertise while stimulating local economy through the application of cutting-edge research to industry-based problems. The founding of the Centre was announced Monday February 20, 2017 by Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga during the… Continue reading →

New Study to boost antibiotic treatment

New Study to boost antibiotic treatment

Scientists at Britain’s University College London (UCL) are excited following new and promising studies likely to lead to new ways of developing resistance free antibiotics.  The study, pioneered by Dr. Joseph Ndieyira and published in U.K based journal Nature Scientific Reports, has established that antibiotics have the ability to use brute-mechanical forces to penetrate and destroy microorganisms. Antibiotics, the study finds could still kill drug-resistance bacteria if they ‘push’ hard enough into bacterial cells.   Dr. Ndeiyira explains that while antibiotics worked in different ways, they nevertheless needed to bind to bacterial cells as a way of killing… Continue reading →

JKUAT to Host IMO’s Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has won an international competitive bid to host the regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre (MTCC) for the Africa region. The feat announced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will see the University lead an ambitious global project funded by the European Union through the IMO to mitigate harmful effects of climate change. According to the briefing by the IMO, JKUAT will host the will host MTCC-Africa in collaboration with Kenya Ports Authority and Kenya Maritime Authority. Similar programmes are being mounted in Asia through China’s Shanghai Maritime University;… Continue reading →

JKUAT Donates KSh. 4.2 million Books to Local Institutions

JKUAT Donates  KSh. 4.2 million Books to Local Institutions

Over 20 schools, colleges and hospitals have benefitted from book donations by Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. The 1,404 textbooks worth KSh. 4.2 million and sourced from the Books for Africa, the Canadian not for profit organization are covering various disciplines at different levels. Speaking during the donation ceremony at the University on Thursday February 2, 2017, the Chief Education Officer for Juja sub-county, Kanana Muriungi thanked JKUAT for the gesture that she said would benefit 10, 000 learners in the county. Citing the assembly of laptops for the government’s digital literacy programme… Continue reading →

New Yoghurt-Making Technology rolled out by JKUAT

New Yoghurt-Making Technology rolled out by JKUAT

Dairy farmers in Kenya now have a chance to foster wealth creation, thanks to a research and technology transfer project being implemented at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. The initiative to promote commercial production and consumption of probiotic yoghurt is currently under pilot in six counties, supporting 16 farmer groups. According to the lead researcher, Pamela Odhiambo, the Fiti Probiotic Yoghurt programme targets 40, 000 women farmers and youth groups in rural Kenya; and involves training as well as supply of yoghurt making products. “Besides boosting economic returns of our rural communities, the… Continue reading →

Students Get Self-defense Skills

Students Get Self-defense Skills

Just how can you get yourself out of or minimize the damage in a scenario of a security breach or threat? That was the subject of a day-long training held in the University assembly hall last week. The training, organized by the Jomo Kenyatta University Students Association (JKUSA) through the office of the Deputy President Ms. Maimuna Mohammed, saw Krav Maga instructors visit the University and take students through basic defense mechanisms in times of trouble. If you have no idea what Krav Maga means, like I did, it is a self-defense system developed for… Continue reading →

Implementation of the Laptop Project to be complete by March

Implementation of the Laptop Project to be complete by March

The supply, installation and commissioning of digital learning devices in all public primary schools in Kenya will be completed in March 2017, as scheduled, Principal Secretary for ICT and innovation, Eng. Victor Kyalo has said. Eng. Kyalo who spoke at JKUAT Tuesday January 24, during a progress meeting on the project, added that the Digital Literacy Programme (DLP) will see a total of 1.2 million tablets issued to children in lower primary schools, comprising class 1 to 3 respectively. According to the PS, the government has already secured 700, 000 tablets with another 200, 000… Continue reading →

High School Students Tipped on Engineering Courses and Career

High School Students Tipped on Engineering Courses and Career

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Society of Engineering Students (SES) held their inaugural annual outreach engineering mentorship forum for high school students, Friday, January 20, 2017. The forum themed ‘After the As, After the Struggle to Pass, What Next?’ attracted over 70 KCSE Candidates from St. Francis Girls Mangu and Apostolic Carmel Girls. The forum is designed to provide the students with that first vital guidance on what it takes to navigate through an engineering course and lay the foundation for a successful engineering career. Principal, College of Engineering and Technology, Prof. Bernard… Continue reading →

Postgraduate DAAD 2017 Scholarships

The 2017 DAAD Scholarships are open for applications through JKUAT. Kindly refer to the attached guidelines. Call for this Scholarship Applications Guidelines for In-country In-region Eastern Africa Requirements for JKUAT

Prof. Wafula Muliaro Declared Open Data Champion

Prof. Wafula Muliaro Declared Open Data Champion

Prof. Wafula Muliaro, the Director ICT Centre of Excellence and Open Data (iCEOD), was declared the best champion and pioneer of open data in Kenya. The November 2016 award by the ICT Authority’s Kenya Open Data Initiative, was in recognition of Prof. Wafula’s efforts to promote open data research and consumption in the country. Commenting on the win, iCEOD Director said it was a vote of confidence in the work he together with colleagues were doing in the emerging field of open data in the country. “It reaffirms our desire as an institution to be… Continue reading →