JKUAT kicks-off Tree Planting Exercise to Compliment Government’s Campaign

JKUAT kicks-off Tree Planting Exercise to Compliment Government’s Campaign

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has kicked off a tree planting exercise as part of its strategic campaign to increase its forest cover from the present 3 % to 10% around the University’s environs. The tree planting exercise to be carried out around the University and its environs, which started Friday, November 8, 2019 is in line with a directive from Ministry of Education (State Department of University Education) aimed at supporting afforestation in the country. While launching the exercise, JKUAT Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, lauded the government’s plan saying… Continue reading →

Commonwealth Association of Architects hands over Accreditation Certificates to JKUAT

Commonwealth Association of Architects hands over Accreditation Certificates to JKUAT

The Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) has presented accreditation certificates to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology for three of her architectural degree programmes offered by the University’s School of Architecture and Building Sciences (SABS). The certificate presented to the University’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, Thursday November 7, 2019 on behalf of the CAA by the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) are; Bachelor of Architectural Technology, Bachelor of Architectural Studies, and Bachelor of Architecture programmes. The University recently attained the Commonwealth accreditation after the School met the required threshold set by the… Continue reading →

Students Health Drive Week Commences

Students Health Drive Week Commences

Jomo Kenyatta University Students Association (JKUSA) on Wednesday November 6, 2019 commenced a three-day health drive initiative aimed at easing the financial burden of medical checkups to students, while also bringing closer to the university free specialized medical consultations. Among the services provided are screening services for blood sugar, blood pressure, body mass index assessment, cervical and breast cancers, as well as promoting health literacy through lifestyle and nutritional counselling. The event which was actualized through the Association’s Health, Catering and Accommodation (HCA) docket brought on board a number of corporates that offered free services… Continue reading →

Prof. Ngumi Urges Parents not to Delegate their Responsibilities

Prof. Ngumi Urges Parents not to Delegate their Responsibilities

The Vice Chancellor, Prof Victoria Wambui Ngumi has urged parents to take keen interest in their children’s educational development by working closely with teachers as their children transit to other phases in their academic life. This, she said, can be done through monitoring and participating in their children’s educational and personal activities. This move, Prof Ngumi pointed out, will impart knowledge and nurture skills and attitudes that will enable a smooth transition into the Competency Based Curricula (CBC), a system of education that is key in unlocking and unleashing full potential in each and every learner. Prof…. Continue reading →

Pharmacy Students Tipped on Journal Publishing Skills

Pharmacy Students Tipped on Journal Publishing Skills

Students pursuing Bachelor of Pharmacy at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, have been challenged to sharpen their writing and research skills as young scholars, and to further explore publishing their findings in reputable journals as a way of developing a competitive career profile that will set them a cut above the rest in their quest for career growth. Publishing in recognized journals accords one several benefits: it is a rigorous and vibrant platform to share research outputs; contribute to knowledge production, besides giving one a cherished opportunity to impact the industry (read the… Continue reading →

JKUAT, BOSCH Initiate Talks to Help Youth Operate Tech Businesses

JKUAT, BOSCH Initiate Talks to Help Youth Operate Tech Businesses

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has initiated collaborative talks with Bosch Company to train youth on developing, establishing and operating businesses in technical fields by using power tools. The envisaged partnership is aimed at steering the youth away from service based businesses to the more lucrative technical based businesses such as artisanry and craftsmanship through the use of modern power tools. The partnership is expected to equip the youths with the skills by subjecting them to a Mid-Level Technician in Machinery and Tools Course, identifying tools required to start technical businesses, assembling… Continue reading →

Dean SOBEE Re-elected Unopposed

Dean SOBEE Re-elected Unopposed

Dr. Eng. Gareth Kituu has been re-elected Dean, School of Biosystems and Environmental Engineering (SOBEE) unopposed, October 25, 2019. Dr. Eng. Kituu will serve the School for the next two years. While accepting his renewed responsibility, the Dean lauded his colleagues for the support they have accorded him through his tenure and implored them to maintain the same for the next two years. Dr. Eng. Kituu said he will focus on staff development of the School to ensure that all the departments in SOBEE have adequate and competent staff to deliver on the University mandate… Continue reading →

JKUAT Management Sign 2019/2020 Performance Contracts

JKUAT Management Sign 2019/2020 Performance Contracts

The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Management has led the rest of the University fraternity in undertaking the task of implementing the performance targets for the year 2019/2020 performance contracting cycle. The performance contracts were signed, October 24, 2019 in the Council Boardroom, during a brief ceremony presided over by the Chairman of Council, Prof. Paul Kanyari Njuki, who signed the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi’s contract who in turn,  signed contracts with all her Deputy Vice Chancellors and Principals. The Chairman of Council noted that “the Council appreciates the efforts made… Continue reading →

JKUAT Scholars Appointed to State Corporations

JKUAT Scholars Appointed to State Corporations

Three 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 October 16, 2019. In a Kenya Gazzette Notice, dated October 17, 2019, President, Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Prof. Losenge Turoop to be the Chairperson of the Uwezo Fund Oversight Board. In the same publication, Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, Prof. Margaret Kobia appointed Dr. Susan Mambo and Dr. Joseph Birundu Mogendi to be board members of the Youth Enterprise Development Fund. Prof. Losenge,… Continue reading →

Researchers, Scientists to Converge at JKUAT Scientific Conference

Researchers, Scientists to Converge at JKUAT Scientific Conference

Researchers, scientists and exhibitors from various parts of the world are set to converge for the International Scientific, Technological and Industrialization Conference and Exhibition at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), mid next month. The two-day international conference which enters its 14th edition this year, will be held on November 14 and 15, 2019, under the theme: Leveraging on Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development. The conference has attracted researchers, scientists and exhibitors from across Africa and beyond. Slated to be held at JKUAT Main Campus, Juja, the participants will deliberate on… Continue reading →