President Uhuru Urges Kenyans to Utilize Local Technologies

President Uhuru Urges Kenyans to Utilize Local Technologies

President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged Kenyans to make use of the available technologies and human capital in order to drive the country’s development agenda. Speaking at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Juja Main Campus during celebrations to commemorate 20 years of the University’s autonomy, the President observed: “I am convinced from what I see, we have the technological capacity to drive our own agenda.  If we are to become a middle level income economy, we should utilize our own human capital and technologies.” In his address, President Uhuru paid glowing tribute to… Continue reading →

All set for JKUAT 20th Anniversary Celebrations

All set for JKUAT 20th Anniversary Celebrations

A day before JKUAT marks its 20 years celebrations since assuming University autonomy in 1994, a busy mood has engulfed the University with last minute arrangements taking centre stage to ensure everything required for the success of the momentous event is in place.   At the University main entrance gate, a team of construction professionals have put final touches marking the finishing point of the 20th year celebrations monument signature, perhaps the main symbol for the celebrations expected to be unveiled, Friday, March 27, 2015, the D-Day. Already two public lectures by Prof. Ratemo Michieka, and… Continue reading →

Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance

Arch. Prof. Bernard Otoki Moirongo Reg. Arch. B.Arch., M.A., (Nairobi), Dr. techn., (Graz) The Finance Division is in charge of Financial Administration and Management, Infrastructure Development, Planning, Procurement, and Asset Maintenance and Management. The Division therefore plays a facilitation role to the core business of the university. Therefore this Division MUST PLAN AHEAD OF THE OTHERS. It endeavors to coordinate the following University functions to ensure smooth and proper functionality and development of the University. The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Moirongo is the head of the division.      

Public Letures

As we mark JKUAT’s 20 Years Anniversary Celebrations of her autonomy as a fully-fledged University there are public lectures organized by the Faculty of Agriculture and College of Human Resource Development inviting the Public on 24th and 25th March 2015 . Click on the Public Lectures for details.

Varsity Takes Academic Programmes to Machakos County

Varsity Takes Academic Programmes to Machakos County

Students and members of the public thronged Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology service desks to learn about academic programmes, campuses and study modes during the 13th Kenya Universities Exhibitions held at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos. Leading the academic division at the exhibitions was Registrar, Academic Affairs, Anthony Kiswii who inducted visitors to the University, explaining to them about the various programmes on offer at JKUAT. According to the Registrar, a good number of students are not informed of the numerous areas of study, only inquiring about traditionally re-known programmes like medicine, law and engineering…. Continue reading →

High School Students Learn from JKUAT Innovators

High School Students Learn from JKUAT Innovators

Hundreds of secondary school students attending the 13th Kenya Universities Exhibitions at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos had an opportunity to interact with and share in the experiences of JKUAT student innovators. On hand to engage the students were Lilian Maina and Joan Marita, who have just concluded their undergraduate studies in BSc. Telecommunications and Information Engineering. The two, who have developed a biometric car security solution, believe that engineering and innovation is not a preserve of men.  “Creativity and innovation is about coming up with solutions to the many problems facing society, it has nothing to… Continue reading →

Partnership to Commercialize University Innovations

Partnership to Commercialize University Innovations

Persistent concerns by Kenyans eager to lay their hands on the various cutting edge innovations developed by the university in the local market will soon come to fruition following the formalization of a partnership between JKUAT and the Numerical Machining Complex (NMC) that will see the two entities work together to develop and commercialize technological innovations. The Acting Managing Director of Numerical Machining Complex Christine Mbondo, said her institution is keen on working with JKUAT given that the university has a corpus of knowledge and expertise that could be tapped into and brought on board… Continue reading →

Students and Staff Tipped on Nationalism

Students and Staff Tipped on Nationalism

Kenya’s vexed cohesion and integration dilemma, that has been largely acknowledged to be the single most important threat to the country’s survival was the theme of intense debate at a forum held at JKUAT, Wednesday March 12, 2015 that brought together university students, scholars from diverse disciplines  and officials of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission. From the various viewpoints expressed by participants at the event dubbed, Cohesion Forum, it was apparent Kenya’s university students had a prominent role to play as change agents in the country’s cohesion and integration process. University students it emerged,… Continue reading →

JKUAT to get Dedicated Power Line

JKUAT to get Dedicated Power Line

The University’s training, research and technological innovation activities are set to gain from uninterrupted power supply when the university finally gets a dedicated institutional power supply line from the Kenya Power Lighting Company (KPLC)’s JKUAT-based power sub-station, when it starts operating. The prospects look even better following the University’s move to formalize a five-year partnership with the country’s power supplier, at a ceremony in JKUAT Main Campus, Thursday, March 12. Speaking at the memorandum of understanding signing ceremony, KPLC Managing Director & CEO Dr. Ben Chumo, said the energy sub-sector is set for massive investments… Continue reading →

Innovation Center Symbolizes Strong Africa-Japan Ties

Chief Representative of JICA Kenya Office Mr. Hideo Eguchi has hailed the Innovation and Prototyping Integrated Centre (iPIC) that is set to be established at JKUAT as a “tangible symbolic outcome for strengthening the bond between Japan, Kenya and African countries.” Mr. Eguchi was speaking at JKUAT, Wednesday, March 11, during the contract signing ceremony between the University and Mellech Engineering & Construction Ltd, for the construction of the Innovation and Prototyping Centre which is set to stimulate and strengthen Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa through JKUAT and Pan African University Institute of Basic… Continue reading →