Clinical Medicine Stakeholders Convene to Address Skills Gap

Clinical Medicine Stakeholders Convene to Address Skills Gap

The Department of Clinical Medicine convened a stakeholders meeting to give input into three Masters programmes set to be rolled out in a bid to enhance the training of clinical officers in the country. The programmes are; Master of Clinical Medicine – Child and Adolescence Health, Master of Clinical Medicine – Maternal and Reproductive Health and Master in Clinical Medicine – Oncology and Palliative health. The programmes have been tailored to address the shortage of highly trained health practitioners in the country as well as provide skilled and competent personnel for realising the implementation of… Continue reading →

JKUSA Leadership Meets University Management

JKUSA Leadership Meets University Management

JKUAT Student leadership has pledged to enhance a close working relationship with the university administration that would guarantee smooth running of the University especially where students are concerned. Jomo Kenyatta University Student Association (JKUSA) through its Chairperson, Mr. Ibrahim Boru, said his association will work with the University leadership to address the challenges students face. He expressed the sentiments when he led the seven-member Students’ Council to a meeting with the University Management, September 18, 2018. The Students’ Council appreciated the University management for giving them an opportunity to exchange views with management saying it… Continue reading →

Partnership to Eliminate Paper Records in Health Sector Signed

Partnership to Eliminate Paper Records in Health Sector Signed

The now outdated paper record system in the country’s health sector is set to be eliminated and replaced with an automated real time data processing system. This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and Seven Seas Technologies, Monday, September 17, 2018 at JKUAT Main Campus. According to the partnership documents, the collaboration aims to strengthen the healthcare ICT capacity, healthcare planning, service delivery and improve decision making. The partnership is expected to oversee the establishment of a Center of Excellence at JKUAT to… Continue reading →

Agricultural Innovation and Technology Vital for Increased Yields, says Kiunjuri

Agricultural Innovation and Technology Vital for Increased Yields, says Kiunjuri

Harsh climatic conditions, population increase and land depletion has greatly hindered agricultural productivity in the country. To effectively tackle this, Cabinet Secretary (CS), Agriculture and Irrigation, Mr. Mwangi Kiunjuri says it is time to adapt innovation and technology in agriculture to increase yields and reduce postharvest losses, especially for small scale farmers. “It’s a high time we acquire the right implements that will increase productivity, attract the youth to venture into agriculture and directly impact on the expected output from our farms,” attested Mr. Kiunjuri. He spoke when he presided over the official opening of… Continue reading →

Freight and Logistics Industry to Realign with Best Trade Practices

Freight and Logistics Industry to Realign with Best Trade Practices

The freight and logistics industry in Kenya is at a critical point as it bids to realign itself to the realities of the 21st Century trade habits and best practices in a globally competitive business environment. Further, continual improvement on the country’s infrastructure in transport, ports of entry and telecommunications, as well as new frameworks in terms of government policy and regulation has direct impact on how the logistics sector is shaping. This new dawn requires all players to adjust accordingly if they are to remain relevant and competitive, as the government focuses on the… Continue reading →

Varsity Carries the Day in the Central Agricultural Show

Varsity Carries the Day in the Central Agricultural Show

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has once again showed her prowess in research, innovation and entrepreneurship at the Central Kenya National Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) Show in Nyeri after clinching top place in six of the eight classes it entered, among them, the Best Innovation and Invention Stand award. The other classes were; The Best University Stand, The Stand that Best Interprets the Theme, The Most Striking Display in Demonstration of Locally Manufactured Products, The Best Agro-Processing Stand and The Best Stand Exhibiting Agricultural and Earth-moving Equipment. The University also emerged 2nd… Continue reading →

Research Key to Kenya’s Development

Research Key to Kenya’s Development

Government has been advised to re-examine its public policy priority on education with the aim of shifting more resources to aid the enterprise of research in Kenya’s universities. Wavinya Ndeti, holds the view that it is through increased research funding to our researchers in our countries universities that would lead to create new services and products, useful in enhancing the quality of Kenyans lives. The former M.P and 2017 gubernatorial contender for Machakos County was speaking at the JKUAT Open Day exhibition, Friday September 7, 2018. She argued, there was no any other route to… Continue reading →

Maritime Education Key for Taping Blue Economy

Maritime Education Key for Taping Blue Economy

Coastline states such as Kenya could easily enhance their economic fortunes by tapping into a wide array resources such as sea food and marine biotechnology; sea-bed mining. Additional benefits can come from fishing, and generation of new resources such as energy and fresh water. Kenya, over the years has only focused on fishing for both domestic and export market. In the last two years, however, it has intensified adoption of blue economy, a feat Mr. Bang Han-Dong, the CEO of South Korea’s JOOWAY Shipping Company said can be fully realized through maritime education and research…. Continue reading →

Prof. Ngumi Makes Her Inaugural Address to First Years

Prof. Ngumi Makes Her Inaugural Address to First Years

For university students to excel in the enterprise of academic excellence, they have to invest in long hours of lectures and laboratory sessions in campus. This was the message by Vice Chancellor Prof Victoria Ngumi, in her inaugural address to the first year students, Friday August 31, 2018. The first years reported to the University, Monday, August 27, 2018 to commence their studies in various academic disciplines. Prof Ngumi made a passionate appeal to the new students, urging them to embrace long life and tested values of Integrity, Transparency, Quality, and Professionalism; ideals she said… Continue reading →

New students stream to JKUAT

New students stream to JKUAT

New students admitted to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) reported to their various colleges Monday, August 27, 2018, for registration, paving way for a week long orientation aimed at acquainting the youthful freshers with university formalities before embarking on the core academic journey. With the registration of students still underway, the orientation process has commenced at their respective colleges and faculties with the new students also expected to tour University facilities while familiarizing with other University bodies. Among all universities in Kenya, JKUAT is the most preferred institution in the country. This… Continue reading →