Partnership in Natural Energy Device Research and Development

Partnership in Natural Energy Device Research and Development

The world is embracing a new phenomenon with the emergence of natural energy especially solar energy as a universal energy source. Farmers using solar energy say that it saves money, increases self reliance and reduces pollution making a farm more efficient. In order to foster this paradigm shift, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology on Wednesday, May 27, partnered with Looop Inc of Japan in natural energy device research and development. Looop Inc focuses on producing various products and services in the field of natural energy. The two organisations will develop a solar-sharing system that… Continue reading →

Makueni County Officials on Learning Visit to JKUAT

Makueni County Officials on Learning Visit to JKUAT

Twenty officers from Makueni County Government Tuesday, May 19th 2015 visited Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology to learn more about research and innovations that could be harnessed to spur socio-economic development of the County. The team led by acting Chief  Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries Officer, Mary Muteti, was received by acting Vice chancellor, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, who commended the officials for showing interest in JKUAT research and innovation output; particularly in the areas of agriculture, engineering and technology. Prof. Odhiambo informed the officials that the University had a number of innovations and technology… Continue reading →

Kisii County Ropes in JKUAT in Development Agenda

Kisii County Ropes in JKUAT in Development Agenda

Kisii County Governor Mr. James Ongwae has commended JKUAT for ground-breaking innovations, which he said, can be tapped to foster local development. He said JKUAT was a household name in the field of technology and innovation, and invited them to be part of the planning committee for the County’s investment forum scheduled to take place in August. Ongwae was speaking when he hosted a delegation from JKUAT led by Chancellor Prof. Geoffrey ole Maloi, Tuesday May 12, 2015. He asked JKUAT to help his county brand its popular coffee and tea to enable it attract… Continue reading →

Prioritize Quality: Prof Maloiy Urges Varsities

Prioritize Quality: Prof  Maloiy Urges Varsities

While the strategy by Kenya’s academic institutions to devolve education was of utmost importance, the move should be pegged on quality and not quantity, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Prof. Geoffrey ole Maloiy has said. He said the increase in number of institutions of higher learning was a welcome move as it availed education to the masses, but that should not compromise on the quality of education such institutions offered, otherwise, this would breed a society that would take the country nowhere. Prof. Maloiy, who was on his third familiarization visit to… Continue reading →

JKUAT Tenders

Here is a list of all the JKUAT Tenders May 2015: (For Any Queries Kindly Email to tenders@jkuat.ac.ke) JKUAT TENDER ADVERT 2015 May Advert for services JKUAT-137-2014-2015 Proposed partitioning of Sirgoi Holding Limited Building Phase 3 and 4 JKUAT Eldoret Campus JKUAT-136-2014-2015 Expresion of intrest to sell land of 2 acres within Karen JKUAT-134-2014-2015 Supply and delivery of Medical Equipment for the School of Medicine JKUAT-133-2014-2015 Supply and delivery of Laboratory Equipment for Cassava Viruses Diagnostics Equipment JKUAT-112-2014-2015 Supply and delivery of Steam Auclave for JKUAT Hospital JKUAT-85-2014-2015 Proposed site preparation for lifeboat launching JKUAT… Continue reading →

New Students Report to JKUAT Campuses

New Students Report to JKUAT Campuses

Orientation for the new students admitted in May 2015 to pursue various academic programmes at the Main Campus got underway Tuesday May 12, 2015 with a familiarization tour of the Library. The freshmen were taken through various sections of the facility and inducted on how to remotely access e-resources within and beyond the confines of the campus. Alloys Mutwiri who registered for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology could not hide his joy after joining JKUAT. The University, he said, was his choice institution and he was happy to be a bona fide student…. Continue reading →

All Saints Cathedral Teachers Get ICT Skills

All Saints Cathedral Teachers Get ICT Skills

Teachers at All Saints Cathedral Primary School, Nairobi were Friday May 8, awarded certificates after successfully completing a training in basic computer packages and applications. The ceremony that was witnessed by pupils and other staff at the School’s grounds was a culmination of a week-long training by Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi CBD Campus. The training was the first in a series to be undertaken by JKUAT in an effort to ensure primary school teachers across the country are equipped with requisite ICT skills and knowledge. Principal, College of Pure and Applied… Continue reading →

Varsity Stages 6th International SRI Conference

Varsity Stages 6th International SRI Conference

Scholars, researchers and industry players from Africa, Asia and Europe Wednesday May 6, 2015 converged at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies for the Sixth edition of the JKUAT International Conference on Sustainable Research and Innovation (SRI). During the three day event, participants are slated to ventilate on how their activities contributes to sustainable exploitation and utilization of natural resources towards the realization of the millennium development goals. Addressing the opening session, Centurion Systems’ Engineering Director, Dr. Kevit Desai noted that despite the existence of a number of innovations in Kenya, such research outputs are… Continue reading →

Safaricom Donates Computers to JKUAT

Safaricom Donates Computers to JKUAT

Safaricom Ltd. Monday 4, 2015 presented six desk top computers to the School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT). The donation was in appreciation of three JKUAT students who jointly won the Safaricom Technovation Challenge, 2014 Edition. The three BSc Computer Science female students: Nancy Adhiambo, Caroline Kimathi, and Pauline Mbabu developed a mosquito repellent application dubbed Quit Mosquito. Safaricom’s senior engineer in charge of transmissions and IP support, Josephine Ndambuki who presented the computers to JKUAT commended the students for their applied creativity and innovation that saw them beat other 300 contestants to win… Continue reading →

JKUAT Dons Appointed to State Corporations

JKUAT Dons Appointed to State Corporations

Two dons from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology have been appointed to boards of state corporations to serve for a period of three years with effect from the17th April, 2015. In a Kenya Gazette Notice dated April 27, 2015, Environment, Water and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary, Judy Wakhungu appointed Prof. Losenge Turoop to be a trustee of the National Environment Trust Fund (NETFUND). In the same publication, Energy and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary, Henry Rotich appointed Dr. Benard Kipsang Rop, a former Commissioner of mines to the Rural Electrification Authority (REA). Prof. Losenge who… Continue reading →