Varsity and UNIDO Holds Sustainable Energy Training

Varsity and UNIDO Holds Sustainable Energy Training

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in collaboration with United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) held a three day training workshop on sustainable energy planning, November 29 – December 1, 2016. The training dubbed ‘Sustainable Conversion of Waste to Clean Energy for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Reduction in Kenya’ brought together over 40 participants drawn from various counties with the aim of building their capacity to assess their energy needs, available renewable energy resources and to develop and initiate clean energy projects for productive use. In a speech read during the closing of the… Continue reading →

Exchange Programme student graduates at the top of his class

Exchange Programme student graduates at the top of his class

As thousands of graduands thronged JKUAT graduation pavilion in avid anticipation of conferment of various degrees, one candidate – Ofosu Robert Agyare, was more than elated. For a man who sought graduate studies abroad and finished ahead of the pack, Ofosu had every reason to celebrate his achievements. And with glowing comments from his three supervisors, he walked tall among graduands Friday November 25, 2016. Ofosu came to Kenya in May 2014 courtesy of a June 2011 Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Ghana and JKUAT in which the two… Continue reading →

Students Demonstrate Innovative Prowess at Kenya Water Week

Students Demonstrate Innovative Prowess at Kenya Water Week

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology students’ innovative capacity was once again exemplified during the just concluded Water Sector Innovation Awards 2016.  With four of the 16 finalist projects, JKUAT students walked away with top prizes in three categories. In the waste water treatment and management category, Robbin Mureithi who completed a Purchasing and Supplies Management degree in 2015 pulled a first. Despite pursuing a social science, the innovation bug stung Robin and with the right ecosystem, he soon found his bearing with his efforts to offer sustainable solutions to some of Kenya’s pressing… Continue reading →

Matiangi now turns his eyes to Universities

Matiangi now turns his eyes to Universities

Education Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Fred Matiangi, has revealed that the government will implement the differentiated unit cost model of funding universities beginning the next financial year. The new approach of higher education financing will greatly benefit technological universities like Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology that mainly offer science and technology based academic programmes. The model will see students pay fees based on actual cost of running the courses they undertake compared to current system where government pays harmonized rates for state-sponsored students. Coming after government stopped further registration of new universities, Dr. Matiangi… Continue reading →

Governor in new push to tap JKUAT innovations

Governor in new push to tap JKUAT innovations

Kiambu County Governor, Hon. William Kabogo has said his government had rolled out a number of economic initiatives aimed at job and wealth creation in the county. He added that he was keen to work with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology to ensure technologies and innovations from the University could be mainstreamed in the County’s development programmes. Hon. Kabogo singled out aquaculture as a key sector that has provided gainful employment to thousands of Kiambu residents yet fish farming in the County continue to face a number of challenges. Consequently, the County has… Continue reading →

Hope and determination as PAU admits 4th cohort

Hope and determination as PAU admits 4th cohort

The Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI) has admitted the fourth cohort of 124 graduate students. The students are expected to undertake masters and doctorate studies in various disciplines such as engineering, mathematics and molecular biology and biotechnology. 78 of the young scientists will pursue PhD while the rest are admitted in masters degree programmes. The number of female students has also gone up from 18 in 2015 intake to 31. In terms of diversity, the November 2016 intake brings together nationals of 30 countries compared to 11 at the… Continue reading →

45 students receive JKUSA Awards

45 students receive JKUSA Awards

Psychologists argue that the deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated and feel recognized. As humans, appreciation implies acknowledgment of the value attached to our efforts, and this results into motivation and more productivity. This is the ideology that informed the inception of the Jomo Kenyatta University Students Association (JKUSA) Awards. Read the full article here

JKUAT IT Department Strengthens Industry-Academia Linkages

JKUAT IT Department Strengthens Industry-Academia Linkages

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture through her Department of Information Technology partnered with Pearl Touch International (PTI) Consulting and Archangel Interactive in a bid to encourage Industry-Academic linkages. For the past four years, the partnership has been tackling Enterprise Transformation through Enterprise Architecture. This has helped the students to understand how best to position themselves in the market place armed with technical and soft skills. In a bid to develop young talent and give them practical marketplace experience, JKUAT in collaboration with PTI Consulting and Archangel Interactive launched the Junior Architecture Excellence Challenge. The challenge… Continue reading →

How well do you use social media?

How well do you use social media?

The impact of Social Media in our current society can no longer be ignored, but it is a double edged sword, which can both make or break depending on how it is used. The unassailable fact is that social media has performed a U-turn on our perception of reality. It has injected into our existence two distinct doses; a breath of fresh air, and a fatal dose of irreversible ruin, These were among the key insights that dominated the 8th Edition of SOMA Connect which was hosted at the University Assembly Hall. Read the article