GE Holds a Career Fair at JKUAT

GE Holds a Career Fair at JKUAT

Over 150 students and staff drawn from the College of Engineering and Technology Friday July 3, converged for a career day organized by the General Electric (GE). Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and GE signed an agreement in May 2014, a move that allowed the students to access internship training, mentorship sessions and leadership programmes at the global technology giant. Speaking during the event, GE Director, Distributed power for Sub-Saharan Africa, George Njenga said that the internship programme has been very robust and hopes that the programme will be able to bridge the… Continue reading →

Varsity Renews Partnership with Athi Water Board

Varsity Renews Partnership with Athi Water Board

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has renewed its collaboration with Athi Water Services Board for another five year period. This comes in the wake of beneficial engagement the two institutions have enjoyed in executing their respective mandates. Speaking Tuesday June 30, 2015 during the renewal ceremony at JKUAT, Athi Water Services Board CEO, Eng. Malaquen Milgo said the University has been instrumental in undertaking research that has provided insights for water and sewer management in the country. He further said, his organization has also benefited from JKUAT students through the internship programme. Vice… Continue reading →

Prof. Odhiambo: Leverage on Electronic Technologies

Prof. Odhiambo: Leverage on Electronic Technologies

University scholars have been challenged to take advantage of available modern electronic technologies to access quality research publications in order to achieve optimum research outputs in their areas of specialization. Deputy Vice Chancellor in Charge of Academic Affairs, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo was speaking to participants drawn from the Faculty of Agriculture and Institute of Biotechnology Research, during the official launch of the e-resources training workshop for teaching staff and researchers. The workshop, organized by the University Library, Monday, June 29, aimed at equipping participants with information search strategies, citation and referencing tools among others. Prof…. Continue reading →

JKUAT Hosts Cloud Developer Boot-Camp

JKUAT Hosts Cloud Developer Boot-Camp

Over 50 participants drawn from academia and the industry Monday June 29, 2015 converged at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology for a two day cloud computing and open data boot-camp. The training which was jointly organized by the University and IBM aims to introduce cloud technology and empower participants, most of who were women to embrace the technology. Speaking during the opening ceremony, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga lauded the participants for taking up the training and thanked IBM for the partnership in making the boot-camp possible. “I am confident that through… Continue reading →

Pan African University Council Inaugurated in Addis Ababa

Pan African University Council Inaugurated in Addis Ababa

The African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, H.E Dr. Martial De Paul Ikounga, Thursday June 25, 2015 officially inaugurated the Pan African University (PAU) governing Council, on behalf of the Chairperson of the Commission, H.E Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. In his inaugural speech, Commissioner Ikounga underscored the African Union’s commitment to the development of the education sector, which is exemplified among other things by the formation of a Heads of State Committee on education, Science and Technology at the last Summit. He said the PAU is central to the Commission’s agenda for… Continue reading →

Administration Division

HISTORY OF THE JKUAT ADMINISTRATION DIVISION The Administration Division was initially Administration, Planning and Development (APD) until October, 2014 when restructuring was done to the current Administration Division with some functions being taken over by Finance Division. History of the Principals and Deputy Vice Chancellor’s in Administration Division The following are the Principals and Deputy Vice Chancellor who have headed the Division during the various periods to date:- Dr. Josephat K. Yego (Deputy Principal) – 1989 – 1994 Prof. Wilson K. Kipngeno (Deputy Vice Chancellor) – 1995 – 1997 Prof. Fredrick N. Onyango (Deputy Vice… Continue reading →

Bankers Tip Students on Professional Graduate Courses

Bankers Tip Students on Professional Graduate Courses

Final year students from the School of Business had an opportunity to interact with professionals from the Kenya Institute of Bankers who tipped them on how to re-position themselves through professional training in order to have a competitive edge over their peers in the job market. Speaking to mainly fourth year students pursuing various business related courses such as Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business Information Technology, the  Senior Registrar of the Kenya Bankers Institute Mr. Gilbert Alela, said the Institute in collaboration with member banks and other financial institutions had developed the Bank… Continue reading →

Governor Chepkwony Urges Varsities to Work with Counties

Governor Chepkwony Urges Varsities to Work with Counties

Kericho County Governor, Prof. Paul Chepkwony has challenged universities and professionals to work closely with counties to realize development aspirations of the country. He said the counties are the new frontiers of development with abundant opportunities to be tapped. Speaking Friday June 19, when he delivered a public lecture on research and innovation at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Prof. Chepkwony said counties were yearning for value addition and other modern technologies that could foster agricultural productivity at the grassroots. In the ICT sector, Prof. Chepkwony said his administration had already erected masts… Continue reading →

Two Day Seminar for CoETEC Staff

Two Day Seminar for CoETEC Staff

A seminar for the front office staff in the College of Engineering and Technology (CoETEC) came to a close Friday, June 13, 2015 at the Main Campus. During the two-day event, the staffs were inducted on workplace wellness, customer care and financial management, among others. Addressing the opening session of the seminar, Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Administration, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi challenged the staff to embrace progressive values and prioritize work. She particularly urged participants to observe the university core values of quality, integrity, innovation, professionalism, teamwork and patriotism. CoETEC Principal Prof. Bernard… Continue reading →

Geoscientists Discuss Techniques to Exploit African Resources

Geoscientists Discuss Techniques to Exploit African Resources

The 3rd African Geosciences Students Conference (AGSC) running under the theme: Diversifying Geosciences in Africa, that brings together leading geoscientists to share important skills and modern techniques applicable in the discovery and exploitation of Africa’s rich natural resources for the benefit of the continent, got underway at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Wednesday, June 17. The three-day conference, an annual event of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), is a convergence of a network of seasoned geoscientists, students, researchers, industrialists as well as professionals working in the range of geosciences from… Continue reading →