A Village Girl Who Made it to Oxford University: An Inspiring Story

A Village Girl Who Made it to Oxford University: An Inspiring Story

Most people imagine that everything could have been different for them if only they had turned right one day when they chose to go left. They can only envision living a life they could not have anticipated.  But other times people think there is no way forward and that they are bound to end up exactly where they were. “Destiny is not a matter of chance, but of choice. Not something to wish for, but to attain,” is a famous quote by William Jennings Bryan, which has been constantly proven to be right with icons… Continue reading →

Low level of IP Awareness in African Universities Leads to Loss of Revenue

Low level of IP Awareness in African Universities Leads to Loss of Revenue

There is a low level of Intellectual Property awareness in African Universities which has led to a considerable loss of revenue due to poor or in-existent frameworks for Intellectual Property (IP) asset management. It was as a result of this reason that WIPO in collaboration with African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) procured the support of the Japan Patent Office, in commissioning the development of the Guidelines on Elaboration of Intellectual Property Policy and Strategy. The guidelines aim at supporting Universities and Research and Development (R&D) Organisations in Africa to effectively use the IP systems to… Continue reading →

New Ambassador Reaffirms Strengthening of Bilateral Ties

New Ambassador Reaffirms Strengthening of Bilateral Ties

Japanese Ambassador to Kenya H.E. Ryoichi Horie has reaffirmed his country’s commitment to strengthen bilateral co-operation with Kenya in education and industrialization. The Ambassador was speaking, Tuesday, September 17, 2019 when he paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi. While lauding JKUAT’s training and research knack, Ambassador Horie acknowledged that the collaboration between JKUAT and Japan through JICA was critical in ensuring the two countries continued to produce research with a global reach and impact. “The political stability of Kenya in the region is vital in providing a conducive environment… Continue reading →

CUE Chairman Urges African Universities to Review Internationalization Policies

CUE Chairman Urges African Universities to Review Internationalization Policies

Commission for University Education (CUE) Chairman, Prof. Chacha Nyaigoti- Chacha has challenged African Universities to review their existing internationalization policies in order to come up with more incentive based policies, that he said, would attract more students while diversifying academia beyond national jurisdictions. He said despite the existence of a number of policies, frameworks and programmes of internationalization, African Universities were still lagging behind in international student numbers attributing some of the reasons to among others, substandard academic programmes, support systems and less incentives in policies. “Key areas that African Universities need to focus on… Continue reading →

JKUAT Carries the Day in the Central Agricultural Show

JKUAT Carries the Day in the Central Agricultural Show

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has once again affirmed 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 seven of the 10 classes it entered, among them, the Best Stand Embracing Information Technology and Communication System and Best Stand in Research and Development award. This is an improvement from last year’s performance when the University scooped six top awards. While congratulating the researchers and innovators exhibiting at the show, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi said academia… Continue reading →

Embrace ICT to Transform Agriculture, Experts Advice Farmers

Embrace ICT to Transform Agriculture, Experts Advice Farmers

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) experts have urged farmers to embrace Mobile applications and ICT platforms, which they indicated have the potential to transform farmers’ lives by vastly improving access to markets and the performance of the agricultural sector in the region. The experts indicated that farmers were reluctant to exploit or invest in the platforms which they said were beneficial in aggregation of data, transmission, storage and dissemination of key information, providing newer business opportunities and facilitating early warning and disaster management systems. They said advances in mobile telephony and digital transformation will enhance… Continue reading →

South African Delegation Tour JKUAT to Benchmark on DLP Roll Out

South African Delegation Tour JKUAT to Benchmark on DLP Roll Out

A South African delegation from the Ministry of Education on Monday, September 9, 2019, visited Jomo Kenyatta University of agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) to benchmark on the successful partnership the University has had with the Kenyan Government, in rolling out Phase 1 of the Digital Literacy Programme (DLP) which has transformed learning in Kenya into a 21st Century education system. With South Africa seeking to exploit universities expertise in similar projects, the visit follows the government of Kenya contracting JKUAT with the supply, installation and commissioning of 329,034 Taifa tablet computers for use by standard… Continue reading →

Prof Magoha Commends JKUAT for its Role towards the Big 4 Agenda

Prof Magoha Commends JKUAT for its Role towards the Big 4 Agenda

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has commended Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology’s (JKUAT) contribution towards innovation development and dissemination in the country, a role that he said had helped the country rank high in Africa. He said the University’s innovative efforts had contributed immensely to Kenya becoming quite competitive in the region because of the capacity for technology creation, adoption and innovation, making the country be ranked second only to South Africa as an innovation giant, according to recent media reports. Prof. Magoha made the remarks today, in a speech read on… Continue reading →

Students Urged to Stay Focused amid newly Found ‘Freedom’

Students Urged to Stay Focused amid newly Found ‘Freedom’

New students admitted at Jomo Kenyatta University of agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) have been urged to stay focused on their academic life and stay away from vices such as drug abuse and sexual immorality that could derail their academic progression. While welcoming them to the University Thursday, September 5, 2019, JKUAT, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, urged them not to get too comfortable and relaxed, but instead remain focused and steadfast in pursuing what brought them to the University. She said ‘imaginary freedom’ and starting to experiment in all forms of behaviors with the… Continue reading →

U.S. Embassy calls for closer working relationship with JKUAT

U.S. Embassy calls for closer working relationship with JKUAT

A Counselor for Public Affairs at the American Embassy Mr. Paul Watzlavick has expressed the need for JKUAT to work closely with the U.S Embassy on mentoring the youths and women working in the various ‘American spaces’ situated in various parts of the country. He said there were a total of 5 American spaces in Kenya but advised that the American space in Mombasa and Lamu would be of interest to JKUAT. The Counselor accompanied by Mr. Ken Wakia, the Cultural and Educational Affairs Specialist from the same Embassy made the observation last week when… Continue reading →