IBM Cloud Laboratory to Foster IT Learning at JKUAT

IBM Cloud Laboratory to Foster IT Learning at JKUAT

The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has established cloud laboratory learning tools to enhance students’ access to IBM applications that will boost their IT competencies and skills. This was revealed by Dr. Ponani Gopalakrishnan, Vice President, Corporate Technology, IBM Research, during the IBM Talk and Award of Certificates to students and staff who had concluded professional certification exams on Cyber Security, Cloud Computing and Web 2.0 Application Development at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Wednesday, March 4. Dr. Gopalakrishnan who was accompanied by other IBM officials namely; Dr. Naguib Attia, Chief Technology Officer… Continue reading →

Scholars Urged to Play Lead Role in Kenya’s Development

Scholars Urged to Play Lead Role in Kenya’s Development

The Lamu Port South Sudan and Ethiopia Transport Corridor (LAPSSET) Development Authority CEO / Director General, Mr. Silvester Kasuku, has challenged the country’s scholars to play a leading role in the country’s development programs to ensure there is no disconnect in the Government’s development initiatives. Mr. Kasuku was speaking at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Main Campus, Juja, Wednesday, February 25, when he delivered a public lecture titled:  LAPSSET Corridor Programme –“Building Africa’s Transformative and Game Changer Infrastructure to Deliver a Just and Prosperous Kenya.” The CEO reiterated that in view of… Continue reading →

Intel Global Education Sector Director Visits JKUAT

Intel Global Education Sector Director Visits JKUAT

Intel Global Education Sector Director, Brian Gonzalez Wednesday February 25, 2015 held discussions with Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga on how the global technology giant could work with JKUAT to promote ICT teaching, innovation and technology transfer in Kenya’s education sector. Brian noted that for effective integration of ICT in the education system, the approach and programmes should be locally engineered. He added that Intel had successfully worked with a number of countries including Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina to roll out ICT for education. The Director said ICT for education goes beyond deployment of infrastructure… Continue reading →

UN Official Calls for Investment in Maritime Training & Research

UN Official Calls for Investment in Maritime Training & Research

Kenya could unlock its prospects and become a regional economic powerhouse by investing in maritime training and research, a United Nations official has said.  International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary General, Koji Sekimizu said competent human capital is critical to the exploitation of rich and diverse maritime resources available beyond the Kenyan shores. He noted that by 2030, the global demand for professionals in the maritime sector will hit 800, 000 up from half a million currently. The official was speaking Monday February 23, at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, which is the first University in… Continue reading →

Embassy Roots for Partnership to Promote French

Embassy Roots for Partnership to Promote French

The French Embassy is ready to facilitate collaborative initiatives with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology to promote the learning and teaching of French language among students and staff at JKUAT. The Cooperation Attaché at the French Embassy in Kenya Ms. Ayito N’Guema was speaking at JKUAT Main Campus Juja, Friday, February 20, when she paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor before meeting staff and students drawn from Westlands Campus. The Embassy official further said, there were many students and staff exchange and scholarship opportunities in higher education that JKUAT staff and… Continue reading →

Pioneer ABE Graduate Students to Spearhead Africa – Japan Ties

Pioneer ABE Graduate Students to Spearhead Africa – Japan Ties

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology’s pioneer student beneficiaries of the African Business Education Initiative for the Youth (ABE – Initiative) scholarships are among graduate students and staff expected to play a critical role in enhancing international relations through training and cultural exchange between Japan and Africa at large. This was revealed by the President of Japan International Cooperation Centre (JICE) Sachiko Yamano, when she paid a visit to JKUAT Main Campus, Monday, February 16, 2015. Ms.Yamano said, she was delighted to visit JKUAT during her first ever historic visit to Africa, with JKUAT… Continue reading →

JKUAT Improves in Webometrics Ranking

JKUAT Improves in Webometrics Ranking

The year 2015 has brought good tidings to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology with an improvement of 202 positions in the January world ranking of universities by Webometrics. JKUAT equally retained its third place in Kenya after University of Nairobi and Kenyatta University, having been placed 44 in Africa. The University which was ranked 2624 worldwide made strong showing in three of the four indicators used to rank the institutions. In the presence indicator which gauges the amount of rich content on websites, JKUAT improved by 1588 positions from July 2014 rankings to… Continue reading →

Institutions to Address Waste Management in Kiambu

Institutions to Address Waste Management in Kiambu

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) will be part of a consortium of institutions that will work with UN Habitat to spearhead waste management in Kiambu County. The pilot project, modeled on the Japanese Fukuoka University’s technology application on solid and liquid waste management, will be the first of its kind in Africa. Speaking during a consultative meeting at JKUAT Main Campus, Juja, Tuesday, February 10, the UN Habitat’s Regional Director (Africa) Ms. Axumite Gebre Egziabher, emphasized on the need to work as partners. Ms. Axumite noted that time had come for deployment… Continue reading →

Pan African University Admits Second Cohort of Students

Pan African University Admits Second Cohort of Students

The second cohort of graduate students of the Pan African University (PAU) have been admitted to the JKUAT based Institute of Basic Sciences Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI). The students on full scholarship by the African Union and drawn from over 20 countries in Africa, will undertake masters and doctorate studies in mathematics, biotechnology, engineering and molecular biology. In her welcoming remarks, Friday, February 6, 2014, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga challenged the students to prioritize learning and research and move the grand African narrative forward. She noted that there remains urgent need to find lasting… Continue reading →

Leverage on Technologies for Enhanced Research Output

Leverage on Technologies for Enhanced Research Output

Researchers, students and lecturers have been urged to make use of modern technologies in order to achieve maximum outputs in their academic endeavours. Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor in Charge of Academic Affairs Prof. David Mulati was speaking when he presided over the official launch of the Library/Elsevier training workshop for postgraduate students, lecturers, and researchers, Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Noting “The world of academia is and can be very exciting if you as a researcher conduct your investigations within the set ethical, legal and academic parameters,” Prof. Mulati cautioned that “it could also be a nightmare… Continue reading →