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 →

JKUAT & KUPPET in ICT Training for Teachers Deal

JKUAT & KUPPET in ICT Training for Teachers Deal

A partnership to benefit scores of teachers and learners through the integration of information communication technology (ICT) skills in the teaching and learning curricular has been cemented between Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET), Wednesday, December 3. Speaking at JKUAT Main Campus during the signing of the memorandum of understanding, KUPPET Secretary General Mr. Akelo Misori, welcomed the initiative saying, “as a union, we are aware ICT skills are necessary in teaching and learning and we are keen to benefit from the University’s… Continue reading →

JKUAT to Spearhead ICT Training for Teachers in Kenya

JKUAT to Spearhead ICT Training for Teachers in Kenya

Teaching and learning in schools across the country is set to gain from digital revolution following a memorandum of understanding signed between the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), Monday, December 1. Under the MoU, teachers across the country will benefit from various information communication technology skills training to be offered by JKUAT campuses spread across the country in readiness for the much anticipated roll-out of the laptops for pupils’ project by the Jubilee Government. The courses, ranging from certificate to postgraduate level, give teachers… Continue reading →

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 →