New Policies Required to Curb TB Menace

New Policies Required to Curb TB Menace

Recent statistics released by the World Health Organisation ranked tuberculosis(TB) as the deadliest communicable disease globally, ahead of HIV/AIDS and Malaria. The statistics revealed that TB claims approximately 1.6 million lives annually compared to HIV/AIDS and Malaria which stands at 940,000 and 435,000 respectively. Local health experts attributed the rise of this epidemic to poverty and poor policies during the commemoration of the world TB day, organized by the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture Medical Students Association (JKUSMA) Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the University. It was also revealed during the event that the biggest… Continue reading →

Eco-friendly Carriage Bags Project takes JKUAT Student to Hult Finals

Eco-friendly Carriage Bags Project takes JKUAT Student to Hult Finals

A First Year student pursuing Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy in the Department of Physics, will represent the University at the 10th Annual Hult Prize Regional Finals to be held in Nairobi, between April 19th and 20th this year. The regional finals accords the participants an opportunity to showcase their social enterprise, with the prospects of advancing to the global finals and win $1 million in funding. It is also a chance to meet like-minded social entrepreneurs from around the world and bring that experience back to their country, campus and community. The annual… Continue reading →

JKUAT to Establish Non Communicable Diseases Institute

JKUAT to Establish Non Communicable Diseases Institute

A dedicated Institute to help the country and the region manage the burden of chronic diseases is to be established at JKUAT. When operational, the Non Communicable Diseases Institute will immensely contribute to Kenya’s efforts to stem the high human cost of chronic diseases. Data from the Ministry of Health indicates that up to 67% of all deaths in the country are a result of non-communicable diseases. JKUAT is leveraging its long standing tradition of applied teaching and research to amplify the utility of the KSh. 6 billion Institute to drive the country’s realization of… Continue reading →

Towards Enhancing Social and Economic Development

Towards Enhancing Social and Economic Development

The Ndarugu Metropolis has partnered with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in establishing a state of the art development project that will comprise of a 70 acre fresh produce wholesale market; a 345 acre Special Economic Zone for value addition of agricultural and industrial raw material, and a 160 acre Student City that will accommodate 20,000 students. The Vision 2030 flagship project, which seeks to engage JKUAT professionals in the conceptualization of the project, proposes to come up with a development project located adjacent to the A2 highway between Thika and Juja, 35km… Continue reading →

Consumption of African Indigenous Vegetables is Low in Africa

Consumption of African Indigenous Vegetables is Low in Africa

The African Indigenous Vegetables (AIVs) have immense potential that can be harnessed by various stakeholders to contribute to the nutritional security, health and sustainable development of the country yet their exploitation and consumption across Africa still remains worryingly low. This was revealed during a-one day stakeholders’ workshop convened by the World Vegetable Centre/AVRDC in collaboration with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) under the Amazing Amaranth Project – that seeks to enhance the use of amaranth germplasm and adopt high nutritional value as a breeding objective while forging strong partnerships with key value… Continue reading →

JKUAT Students Among Best in Africa

JKUAT Students Among Best in Africa

A Kenyan team of six comprising of three students from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), emerged second in the recently concluded Huawei’s Sub-Saharan Africa ICT competition, trumping competitors from a host of top-notch universities spread across 11 African Countries. The competition covered the latest ICT technologies, such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, configuration of equipment, mobile networks and big data. The six students were selected to represent Kenya after trouncing over 4000 students from local universities in a preliminary boot camp and final examination, which focused on managing skills and ability of… Continue reading →

Seminar Impels Students to Venture Into The Export Horticultural Sector

Seminar Impels Students to Venture Into The Export Horticultural Sector

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (COANRE) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) convened a seminar to sensitize students on the role and benefits of Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK). Principal, COANRE, Prof. David Mburu said, the seminar which took place on March 15, 2019 will enhance and strengthen operations between the two organizations.  “This forum aims at placing more emphasis on linkages between the University and industry, a major player in employment of our students”, he said. Prof. Mburu lauded the initiative for providing students with internships and stressed… Continue reading →

Procurement Students Coached on Job Hunting Skills

Procurement Students Coached on Job Hunting Skills

Students pursuing Procurement and Supply Chain degree programme have been urged to ensure they get affiliated to their respective professional bodies such as the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM), in order to learn and get certified by a recognized licensing body which will give them an edge in job market over their competitors. This was revealed during a mentorship programme organized by the Jomo Kenyatta University Procurement and Supplies Students Association (JKUPSSA), Friday, March 15, 2019. The forum brought together students from local universities and Procurement and Supply Chain experts who interacted and shared… Continue reading →

Concerted Efforts Needed for a Functional Academia–Industry Linkage

Concerted Efforts Needed for a Functional Academia–Industry Linkage

Kenyan universities have for a long time been criticized for failing to produce novel products and ideas that could be tapped to spur socio-economic growth and development. The challenge in Kenya’s innovation-development nexus has partly been attributed to the weak linkage between academia and the industry. To bridge this gap, Africa-ai-Japan project organised a University-Industry Linkages workshop that brought together over 40 industry players and academicians to deliberate on what needs to be done to enhance the linkage. Eng. Bernard Ngore, Managing Director Kenya Motors Repairers Association, besought the academia to align their curriculum with… Continue reading →

Vice Chancellor Flags Off Female Athletes

Vice Chancellor Flags Off Female Athletes

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT), Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi on March 13, 2019, flagged off a team of over 100 female athletes from the University, to the Kenya University Sport Association Women’s Championship 2019 set to kick off Friday, March 15, 2019 at Kirinyaga University. The JKUAT team is slated to participate in an array of sports during the three-day inter-varsity women’s championship including: Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Soccer, Karate, Scrabble, Hockey, Chess, Softball and Taekwondo. Addressing the participants, Vice Chancellor noted that the role of sports cannot be ignored as an… Continue reading →