Varsity Launches Data Analytics Consultancy & Training

Varsity Launches Data Analytics Consultancy & Training

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has launched a data analytics consultancy and training programme which aims to help corporations and government generate, curate and analyse locally available data for effective planning and decision making. The programme which is mounted in collaboration with Germany’s Flensburg University of Applied Sciences (FUAS) with initial funding by DAAD, is in response to the global transition into knowledge based economy. Speaking Wednesday January 21, 2015, during the signing of memorandum of agreement to actualize the programme, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga said the initiative will foster uptake of… Continue reading →

New Planting Material for Kenyan Cane Farmers

New Planting Material for Kenyan Cane Farmers

The sugar industry in Kenya and the region is set to benefit from a revolutionary biotechnological innovation and breakthrough spearheaded by a team of researchers at the Institute of Biotechnology Research (IBR) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). IBR has developed sugarcane planting materials through in vitro culture that is true to type, free from pests and diseases and higher yielding compared to the conventional materials that are currently being used by the industry. Under the guidance of Prof. Bernard Aggrey Nyende, Dr. Justus Onguso (both of JKUAT), Prof. Leonard S. Wamocho… Continue reading →

International Christian Forum Opens at JKUAT

International Christian Forum Opens at JKUAT

Up to 4, 500 delegates, mainly members of Christian unions drawn from  universities and tertiary institutions in  Kenya and from across the world  convened at  Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Monday December 29, for a week-long conference dubbed Commission 2014 aimed at enhancing the strategic role of Christian students as agents of change  in the world.  The Conference with the gospel them “as the father has sent me, so I send you” is attended, mainly by students, leading clergymen, church leaders, missionary workers and other Christian luminaries drawn from 17 countries in Africa, North… Continue reading →

Top Brains Feted During Babaroa and VC Awards

Top Brains Feted During Babaroa and VC Awards

Over 150 top brains drawn from various disciplines Tuesday December 16, 2014 converged in the Varsity’s Assembly Hall for the annual Babaroa and Vice Chancellor’s Awards ceremony. The colourful event presided over by Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga saw the young scholars recognized, celebrated and rewarded for their exemplary academic showing and subsequently inducted  as alumni of the two award schemes. Addressing the academic giants, Prof. Imbuga noted that it remains within the Varsity’s purview to produce graduates who would proactively innovate solutions to the many challenges facing the country. The Vice Chancellor urged the… Continue reading →

Christmas Cheer to Upendo Children’s Home

Christmas Cheer to Upendo Children’s Home

It was early Christmas for children and staff at Upendo Children’s Home, in the University’s neighborhood when JKUAT staff and students under the auspices of the 20 Years Celebrations Secretariat visited them Thursday, December, 11. The visit which was part of activities by the Varsity to commemorate 20 years of autonomy put a smile on the faces of minors   with donations of food stuff, sanitary towels, clothing, beddings, and fruit seedlings. On arrival, the JKUAT team led by the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Administration Prof. Victoria Ngumi was warmly received by the facility’s Founder… Continue reading →

World Class Swimming Facility Established at JKUAT

World Class Swimming Facility Established at JKUAT

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has established an ultra modern world class swimming pool, the first of its kind to be set up in the country by a University. There are only two such similar international sporting facilities in the county; one at Moi Kasarani International Sports Complex and another one at Nyayo National Stadium. While receiving the certificate of completion from the Contractor Mr. Charles Njui of Ciem Ventures Limited and the Project Architect Samuel Kigondu, the JKUAT Vice Chancellor Mabel Imbuga acknowledged the quality of work and design that went into… Continue reading →

Scientist Roots for Change in Lifestyle to Save Lives

Scientist Roots for Change in Lifestyle to Save Lives

As Kenya joined the world to mark universal health coverage day last Friday, a scientist has said that Kenyans could avoid the trap of non-communicable diseases by adopting healthy eating habits and appropriate lifestyles. Prof. Mary Abukutsa of JKUAT’s Horticulture Department said the increase in malnutrition related conditions in the country including certain cancers, obesity, diabetes and anaemia are linked to adoption of harmful dietary regimes and poor exercising. To ameliorate dwindling health among Kenyan youth in particular, Prof. Abukutsa cautioned against over consumption of processed foods and urged instead for adoption and utilization of vegetables…. Continue reading →

Visit To Children’s Home

As we celebrate 20 years anniversary since JKUAT inception, a visit to Upendo Children’s home has been organized on Thursday 11th December 2014 at 3.00pm. The Organizing Committee is inviting both staff and students of JKUAT to join them in the visit. Donations in form of cash, food stuff, toiletries, toys,books(new or old textbooks) stationaries, clothing, etc are also welcome. Please note the children’s ages range from 6 to 19 years. Kindly bring your donations to the office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration)on or before Thursday 11th December 2014 anytime before 2.00pm Attached Memo

Innovations to Ease Access and Use of E-resources Launched

Innovations to Ease Access and Use of E-resources Launched

Access and use of electronic resources and other library services in JKUAT campuses has been made easier following launch of four service delivery innovations. The innovations that were developed by the ICT Directorate and mounted by the library touches on online self-registration and access of resources while integrating libraries in all the campuses. Speaking during the launch of the innovations, Friday December 5, 2014, Prof. Mabel Imbuga noted that the move will enhance and streamline access to a plethora of e-resources to University users thereby improving both teaching and research at JKUAT. “It is remarkable… Continue reading →

Deputy President Ruto Hails JKUAT Student Innovators

Deputy President Ruto Hails JKUAT Student Innovators

Deputy President William Ruto has urged young innovators to take advantage of the Presidential Digital Innovation programme and deploy their creativity and innovation to advance Kenya’s socio-economic transformation. He said the initiative is primed to help the government fully digitize its operations and will heavily rely on the talent and ingenuity of Kenyan youth, particularly in the ICT sector. The Deputy President was speaking Thursday December 4, 2014 at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology where he officiated the opening of JKUAT Tec Expo, an annual event where students showcase their innovations in various… Continue reading →