Leveraging Data Management Plans to Win Funding Opportunities

Leveraging Data Management Plans to Win Funding Opportunities

The competition for financial support has surged over the years across the globe and the need for a comprehensive data management plan is increasingly becoming a critical requirement for funding agencies when considering applications from individuals and organizations. This was one of the insights provided by Prof. Muliaro Wafula, the key speaker at “Webinar on the data management plan” hosted on January 20, 2021 attended by 213 participants from across the world. The webinar, organized by Committee on Data (CODATA)-International, focused on the need to embrace the development and use of Data Management Plans (DMP)… Continue reading →

Teaching and Learning Resumes across JKUAT Campuses

Teaching and Learning Resumes across JKUAT Campuses

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) students across the campuses have resumed learning after reporting back to their respective campuses on January 4, 2020 as per the Government’s directive to all learning institutions. Commending the University community for complying with the Government health and safety guidelines, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi urged students and staff to remain vigilant during their interactions on and off campus in order to curb the spread of Coronavirus. She pledged to continue supporting programmes and initiatives that will enhance students’ easy access to essential services in… Continue reading →

Varsity Congregates for End of Year Prayers

Varsity Congregates for End of Year Prayers

A spirit of gratitude, even in tough times, enables us overcome the sense of defeat. This was part of the message delivered to the University community during the end of year thanksgiving service held on December 16, 2020. The annual service, organized by the University Chaplaincy, is a time for staff and students to be appreciative of the institution’s success throughout the year. This year was no different. In spite of the challenges encountered in the year 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the University continued its operations albeit in a limited capacity. In his… Continue reading →

State and Industry Urged to Support Commercialization of Innovations as JKUAT and PAUSTI Hold Joint Virtual Graduation

State and Industry Urged to Support Commercialization of Innovations as JKUAT and PAUSTI Hold Joint Virtual Graduation

The Chancellor of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Prof. Joseph Mathu Ndung’u, has appealed to the government and industry players to support further development, uptake and utilization of inventions and innovations churned by institutions of higher learning in the country. Prof. Ndung’u said the year 2020 has posed many challenges, adding, “Covid-19 challenges also presented opportunities for the institutions to demonstrate their leadership in providing sustainable solutions to mitigate the pandemic.” The Chancellor who is also the Executive Director of Executive Director of the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), Kenya, spoke… Continue reading →

University Management Reflects on first Virtual Graduation

University Management Reflects on first Virtual Graduation

“I am very happy that this day has been a tremendous success. Earlier today, and all through the days leading to this graduation, I have been worrying about how it would turn out, this being our inaugural virtual graduation ceremony. But as I stand here, I’m very happy that we have successfully conducted this graduation, and that we managed to finish in good time.” These were sentiments by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, during the Chancellor’s luncheon held after the 35th JKUAT and 6th PAUSTI joint graduation ceremony, Friday, December 18, 2020. The… Continue reading →

Prof. Agbor: Education & STI are Critical to Africa’s Transformation

Prof. Agbor: Education & STI are Critical to Africa’s Transformation

Her Excellency, African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, Prof. Sarah Anyang’ Agbor, has said in the quest to promote knowledge based society, Africa cannot downplay the significance of education, science, technology and innovation in the transformation of the continent. The Commissioner said this at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) where she presided over the Kenyan-based Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI)’s 6th graduation ceremony, held jointly with the host institution’s 35th Convocation, on Friday, December 18, 2020. She thanked the Kenya Government and the… Continue reading →

AU Commissioner Lauds JKUAT for Supporting PAUSTI

AU Commissioner Lauds JKUAT for Supporting PAUSTI

Her Excellency, Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology at African Union Commission, Prof. Sarah Anyang’ Agbor  has appreciated the support  Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has continued to give the African Union Commission (AUC), since the establishment of the Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI) in Kenya. The Commissioner conveyed a special good will message from the Chairperson, African Union, H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat, to JKUAT community when she paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi on Wednesday, December 17, 2020,… Continue reading →

JKUAT Delivers on Edible Insects Regulations

JKUAT Delivers on Edible Insects Regulations

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) played a leading role in the development of the now gazetted standards to regulate the production, handling and processing of insects for food and feed in Kenya. The Kenya Bureau of Standards who gazetted the notice, tasked JKUAT with providing technical expertise through the ENTO-ECONOMY project funded by LEAP-AGRI consortium. The project is led by Dr. John Kinyuru, who is the Principal Investigator and Director of Research at JKUAT.  He was assisted by Dr. Robert Mbeche (Co-Principal Investigator), a lecturer in the Department of Agriculture, Resources and… Continue reading →

Towards Strengthening Food Fortification in Kenya

Towards Strengthening Food Fortification in Kenya

Since its inception, April 2017, the Food Fortification project, implemented by JKUAT and the Ministry of Health with the support of the European Union (EU) has been at the forefront in strengthening the Kenya government initiatives to fortify maize flour. This comes in the backdrop where the government has been urged to fast track fortification of maize flour in the country to save vulnerable groups from malnutrition. According to the Project Manager, Prof. Daniel Sila, the Project, titled Strengthening the Kenya National Food Fortification Programme, is aimed at improving the health and nutritional status of… Continue reading →

Computer Science Student Wins Cyber Security Award

Computer Science Student Wins Cyber Security Award

Computer Science student, Oliver Manyasa has won this year’s Inter University  Cyber Security (CTF- Capture the Flag) Contest that was organized by the I & M Bank. Beside Manyasa bagging the top award, the JKUAT team of seven (7) students who participated in the contest namely; Emmanuel Muchi, Lawrence Ochieng, Victor Weke, Awino Mackrio, Sialo Tobiko, Wathinji Karanja and Oliver Manyasa, was declared the second best under the institutional category. The competition seeks to sharpen university students’ dexterity, skills and knowledge in identifying bugs or vulnerabilities in computer systems as well as their capacity to… Continue reading →