JKUSA 2020/2021 Students Council Sworn in

JKUSA 2020/2021 Students Council Sworn in

The 2020/2021 Jomo Kenyatta University Students Association (JKUSA) officials were officially sworn by the University’s Legal Officer on Tuesday March 9, 2020 at the University’s Assembly Hall. The inauguration ceremony punctuated what has been an intensive electioneering period that commenced with the nomination process, campaigns, election of congress and delegates, and the election of the JKUSA Council on February 25, 2020. In her remarks during the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi thanked the students for holding a peaceful and democratic process, and urged the new leaders to now focus on the task… Continue reading →

Women Urged to Embrace Technical Careers, Compete Effectively with Men

Women Urged to Embrace Technical Careers, Compete Effectively with Men

The Head of Marketing at East African Breweries Limited (EABL), Mrs. Anne Joy Michira-Muhoro, has lamented that because society was founded on patriarchy, young women beginning their careers found themselves pre-conditioned to masculine lifestyles, especially when pursuing technical careers. She said it was a high time women shunned such beliefs and instead proved their worth in order to succeed in the male dominated careers. “By embracing their gender”, Mrs. Muhoro said, “Women can in addition bring on board different qualities and dimensions to the technical skills that may be required in a given profession.”  Mrs…. Continue reading →

Mission to Strengthen East African Schools of Medicine

Mission to Strengthen East African Schools of Medicine

The East African Community Medical and Dental Board is on a mission to facilitate the development of competent human resource personnel in the health sector that could practice their craft in any country in the region. According to Prof. Joel Okullo, Chair of the Board, who led a team of inspectors to JKUAT, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, the board strives to enhance the curriculum, infrastructure, staffing and students being produced from the 27 medical and 5 dental schools in the East African region. “As much as we are here to inspect the preparedness of JKUAT’s… Continue reading →

Tech Expo 10.0 Winners Unveiled

Tech Expo 10.0 Winners Unveiled

As the JKUAT Tech Expo marked a decade of innovation excellence, Qualis Vision, a wearable device for the blind, took the day at the JKUAT Tech Expo 10.0. The innovation exhibited by Sammy Oina, Rodney Osodo, Smith Jilks, Washington Kamadi and Felix Wanyoike aims at giving sight to the blind through technology. Their device makes use of reading and recognition devices such as cameras and microcomputers and turns them into indispensable aids for the visually impaired. The device incorporates spectacles with an embedded camera, audio output and a microcomputer. The Qualis Vision offer three services;… Continue reading →

JKUAT Alumna Bags International Award for Pest-Control

JKUAT Alumna Bags International Award for Pest-Control

Dr. Fathiya M. Khamis, a Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) alumna, has been awarded the 2019 TWAS – Abdool Karim Award for her extensive research on native and invasive pests that devour fruits and vegetables, and for her promotion of sustainable management of agriculture in Africa. The award, now in its third edition, is designed to honour women scientists in low-income African countries for their achievements in biological sciences. Dr. Khamis did her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Bio-Chemistry at JKUAT’s College of Health Sciences (COHES). Her research is centered around the… Continue reading →

JKUAT Tech Expo Marks 10 years of Existence

JKUAT Tech Expo Marks 10 years of Existence

It was pomp and fair as the JKUAT Tech Expo marked 10 years of excellence. The students’ run expo premiered 2009, in a bid to encourage and support students’ innovative ideas in order to come up with creative, world-transforming innovations billed to offer solutions to real problems affecting humanity. The JKUAT Tech Expo strives to align its projects with the SDGs with the aim of driving innovation and creating value to the society. And this was no different, as the University staged the two-day annual event for the tenth time, February 27, 2020. Out of… Continue reading →

JKUSA 2020/2021 Officials Elected

JKUSA 2020/2021 Officials Elected

Abdulahi Somo Mubarak is the Chairperson elect of the Jomo Kenyatta University Students Association (JKUSA), deputized by Edna Njoki Kariuki. This follows a convincing defeat he dealt his only opponent, Edward Kimonye Mutuma, alias Eddy Tush, who garnered 69 votes cast by the delegates, against Mr. Somo’s 138. Chants of ‘Somo na Masomo’ by jubilant supporters rent the air the instant it became apparent that the third year student of Quantity Survey had carried the day. He will be taking office from the outgoing JKUSA Chairperson, Mr. Clinton Osoro. The Council elections were peacefully held,… Continue reading →

Construction Management Students Get Career Insights

Construction Management Students Get Career Insights

The School of Architecture and Build Sciences (SABS) organized a career talk for Construction Management students in collaboration with the Institute of Surveyors Kenya (ISK), Tuesday, February 25, 2020. ISK led by their President, Abraham Samoei, and Chief Executive Officer, Rose Mwaura enlightened the students on the skills needed to succeed in the vibrant field of construction management. The team also emphasized on the need to build networks and keep track of them in order to thrive in the industry. With the construction industry being one of booming industries in the world and an important… Continue reading →

Staff Tipped on Work Productivity; Lessons from Pareto Principle

Staff Tipped on Work Productivity; Lessons from Pareto Principle

The Pareto Principle, also known as the Law of the Vital Few and the Trivial Many, the 80/20 rule, or the Principle of Factor Sparsity states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. Management consultant Joseph M. Juran suggested the principle and named it after Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who noted the 80/20 connection while at the University of Lausanne in 1896, as published in his first work: Cours d’économie politique; in it, Pareto showed that approximately 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20%… Continue reading →

Researchers Refine Strategy to Support the Big 4 Agenda

Researchers Refine Strategy to Support the Big 4 Agenda

A team of researchers have earnestly embarked on modalities geared towards refining what could be termed as institutional strategies through development of specific proposals for funding, aimed at supporting the Government’s implementation of the Big Four Agenda. Drawn from the Colleges of Engineering; Human Resource Development and Agriculture and Natural Resources, as well as Nairobi CBD Campus, the participants, organized around 8 research teams focusing on specific project proposals, held a two-day workshop at SAJOREC organized by the Grants Management Directorate to  discuss and draw collaboration modalities, implementation plans and determine resource needs and timelines…. Continue reading →