Sokoine University of Agriculture on Study Tour at JKUAT

Sokoine University of Agriculture on Study Tour at JKUAT

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology is hosting a twelve-member delegation team from the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) of Tanzania, and Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI) who are in Kenya for organizational transformation study tour. The objective of the two-day tour at JKUAT that began Wednesday, 26th August, is to identify strategies used by the University to achieve excellence in the face of a challenging higher education environment, with a view to incorporate lessons learned into ongoing transformation efforts at SUA. The delegation led by SUA Chairman of University Council, Philemon Luhanjo and… Continue reading →

Announcement of Opening Dates September 2015 (Continuing and New Students)

A. OPENING DATES FOR 2015/2016 ACADEMIC YEAR – SEPTEMBER 2015 INTAKE JKUAT wishes to inform all students that the opening dates for its various campuses for 2015/2016 academic year September 2015 intake will be as indicated below: Reporting dates S/No. Campuses New students Continuing students 1. Juja Campus 31st August, 2015 3rd September, 2015 2. Karen Campus 31st August, 2015 3rd September, 2015 3. JKUAT Westlands Campus 31st August, 2015 3rd September, 2015 4. Nairobi CBD Campus 31st August, 2015 3rd September, 2015 5. Kisii CBD Campus 31st August, 2015 1st September, 2015 6. Kitale… Continue reading →

JKUAT Hosts Annual GC-MS Training Workshop

JKUAT Hosts Annual GC-MS Training Workshop

Over 25 participants drawn from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Sudan, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Congo and Ghana have converged at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology for the 7th Annual Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) training workshop. The workshop themed: ‘A versatile analytical technique for mixture component identification and quantification’ commenced Monday, 24th August 2015. The GC-MS is an instrumental technique, comprising a gas chromatograph (GC) attached to a mass spectrometer (MS), by which complex mixtures of chemicals may be separated, identified and quantified. This makes it ideal for the analysis of the hundreds of relatively… Continue reading →

New Study to Leverage Infections and Antibiotic Resistance

New Study to Leverage Infections and Antibiotic Resistance

A new groundbreaking research that endeavours to tackle antibiotic resistance, a major public health concern, as well as provide more efficient viral testing mechanisms is in the offing. Expected to transform the speed of diagnosing infectious and hereditary diseases, the study, published in the current edition of Nature Nanotechnology, is pioneered by JKUAT researcher Dr. Joseph Ndieyira, currently based at the London Centre of Nontechnology, of the University College, London. What motivated Dr. Ndieyira and his team of researchers to embark on the project is the current HIV testing approach, performed almost at the last… Continue reading →

Partnership to Restore Agricultural Affluence of Nyandarua County

Partnership to Restore Agricultural Affluence of Nyandarua County

Knowledge transfer is critical for sustainable development of a country, Nyandarua County Governor Daniel Waithaka has said. The Governor made the remarks, Wednesday, August 12 during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and the County Government of Nyandarua. Under the partnership, JKUAT will create and implement approaches, strategies and actions necessary to address agri-business activities that will offer sustainable development in Nyandarua County. The two parties will collaborate in agro-based value addition in milk and milk product processing and potato processing. They will also engage in… Continue reading →

JKUAT Kigali Campus Shines at Rwanda Expo 2015

JKUAT Kigali Campus Shines at Rwanda Expo 2015

JKUAT Kigali Campus made an impressive performance at the 2015 Edition of the Rwanda International Trade EXPO 2015 which opened July 29 at Gikondo grounds, City of Kigali. Backed by their JKUAT Main Campus counterparts in Kenya who are a regular feature during the Agricultural Show of Kenya Trade Fairs and Exhibitions, Kigali Campus was one of the exhibitors who put up a sterling performance at the 2015 Edition of the Rwanda International Trade Expo that drew exhibitors from across the world. The JKUAT Kigali Campus team led by the Director, Dr. Anthony Luvanda and… Continue reading →

Digital Platform to Harness Counties’ Opportunities

Digital Platform to Harness Counties’ Opportunities

The Government is working in partnership with institutions of higher learning in the country towards creating digital content aimed at opening up business opportunities in the 47 counties. This was revealed by Principal Secretary Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology Mr. Joseph Tiampati Musuni, during the launch of a regional ICT conference, Cisco Academy Safari which opened Tuesday, July 28, at JKUAT. The PS noted, the partnership was tailored towards “creating employment and generating wealth as well as capacity building with emphasis  on ICT training in educational institutions and setting up of ICT incubation hubs… Continue reading →

JKUAT Honours Kenya’s Founding First Lady

JKUAT Honours Kenya’s Founding First Lady

For many Kenyans who came of age before Kenya’s independence, the name Mama Ngina evokes memories of the struggle for self-rule. Indeed her documented contribution in dismantling the yokes of colonial debauchery has seen her recognized as a living legend and heroine of Kenya’s independence narrative. Her Excellency Mama Ngina Kenyatta became the nation’s founding First Lady upon independence and continued to build on the gains already consolidated. Whether in agriculture or education, Mama Ngina Kenyatta would prove to be an astute entrepreneur whose initiatives and ventures have provided thousands of jobs to deserving Kenyans…. Continue reading →

4, 000 Graduate as CS Warns Youth against Terrorism

4, 000 Graduate as CS Warns Youth against Terrorism

Over 4000 students were awarded diplomas and conferred with degrees during JKUAT’s 25th Graduation Ceremony, Friday July 31st.  Among the graduands was Kenya’s founding First Lady, Her Excellency, Mama Ngina Kenyatta, who was conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Science in Entrepreneurship (Honoris Causa). The event which was presided over by the Chancellor, Prof. Geoffrey Ole Maloiy, also witnessed award of 59 doctorate degrees, the highest number to be conferred by the University, in one ceremony. Addressing the ceremony on behalf of Education CS, Prof. Kaimenyi, Principal Secretary for Science and Technology, Prof. Collette… Continue reading →