Practitioner Short Course-WASH In Urban Low-Income Communities

Practitioner Short Course-WASH In Urban Low-Income Communities

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) through its Water Research and Resource Center (WARREC) in collaboration with Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) Under its current programme 2012−2015 supported by the UK government (Department for International Development, DFID), is planning to implement  a professional training on water and sanitation services for low-income communities. The training will be conducted on 9th -13th November, 2015 at Eseriani Hotel, Naivasha, Kenya. For more information, Kindly download the WASH Short Course Advert and to apply the Application Form

Donkey Cart Design Competition Launched

Donkey Cart Design Competition Launched

The College of Engineering and Technology students have an opportunity to showcase their innovative and creative skills in design following the launch of the “Inkua Donkey Cart Design Competition” by Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Africaqua and Water.org, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Speaking during the launch, Africaqua Chief Executive Officer, David Kuria, said that the aim of this initiative is to ensure that there is a more efficient and effective way of transporting water especially in the rural areas. “In most of our rural homes people use donkeys with makeshift carts to fetch… Continue reading →

JKUAT’s Annual Gender Week Kicks off

JKUAT’s Annual Gender Week Kicks off

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology staff and students marked the launch of this year’s Gender and Disability Mainstreaming Week with a series of activities including talks, sensitization sessions and road shows on gender and disability mainstreaming at the Main Campus, Juja, Tuesday, June 16. This year’s event, themed: “Promoting an Inclusive Environment in Institutions of Higher Learning” was organized by the Department of Gender, and aims to demystify discrimination as well as enhance harmony and understanding based on gender and disability issues affecting not only the Institution, but the society at large. Speaking… Continue reading →

Marine Engineering Students Complete Cadet Training

Marine Engineering Students Complete Cadet Training

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology students pursuing Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering graduated from the National Youth Service (NYS) Gilgil, on Friday, June 12, 2015, after successfully completing a month-long cadet training. The 23 second year students (17 male and 6 female) underwent the training as required by the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping (STWC). The training entails equipping the students with skills and competencies in firefighting and prevention, first aid, and proficiency in personal survival techniques. The programme also moulds the cadets into physically fit, disciplined… Continue reading →

Innovation Center Symbolizes Strong Africa-Japan Ties

Chief Representative of JICA Kenya Office Mr. Hideo Eguchi has hailed the Innovation and Prototyping Integrated Centre (iPIC) that is set to be established at JKUAT as a “tangible symbolic outcome for strengthening the bond between Japan, Kenya and African countries.” Mr. Eguchi was speaking at JKUAT, Wednesday, March 11, during the contract signing ceremony between the University and Mellech Engineering & Construction Ltd, for the construction of the Innovation and Prototyping Centre which is set to stimulate and strengthen Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa through JKUAT and Pan African University Institute of Basic… Continue reading →

Pioneer ABE Graduate Students to Spearhead Africa – Japan Ties

Pioneer ABE Graduate Students to Spearhead Africa – Japan Ties

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology’s pioneer student beneficiaries of the African Business Education Initiative for the Youth (ABE – Initiative) scholarships are among graduate students and staff expected to play a critical role in enhancing international relations through training and cultural exchange between Japan and Africa at large. This was revealed by the President of Japan International Cooperation Centre (JICE) Sachiko Yamano, when she paid a visit to JKUAT Main Campus, Monday, February 16, 2015. Ms.Yamano said, she was delighted to visit JKUAT during her first ever historic visit to Africa, with JKUAT… Continue reading →

JKUSO Outgoing Team Hands over to the Incoming

JKUSO Outgoing Team Hands over to the Incoming

The outgoing Jomo Kenyatta University Students Organization team has handed over the reins of leadership to the new student governing council. During the brief ceremony that saw the former JKUSO Chair Felix Kipkalya and his team handover critical records and documents to the incoming team led by JKUSO Chair Mr. Eric Jomo, the former Chairman congratulated the fresh team and urged them to remain steadfast by picking from where they had left and assist the comrades through initiatives that they had started such as the students’ revolving fund which he noted, “was a good and… Continue reading →

First Year Students advised to take Medical Cover

First Year Students advised to take Medical Cover

All first year students joining Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and who have no medical cover will from this academic be required to register directly with the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) before they are admitted. According to the University’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Mabel Imbuga, the requirement, however, exempts those students who may already be covered. Addressing First year students admitted during the 2014/2015 at the University’s Main Campus, Juja, Friday 5, 2014; Prof. Imbuga noted that it had become untenable for the university to sustain the ever increasing hospital expenses for students… Continue reading →

High-end Commercial Property for Staff Pension Scheme

High-end Commercial Property for Staff Pension Scheme

JKUAT Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme (JKUATSRBS) is set to diversify its investment portfolio following the acquisition of a plot measuring 1.9 hectares to set up a multi-billion commercial project targeting high end clients in the affluent Kilimani area in Nairobi, Thursday, June 19, 2014. JKUAT Chairman of Council Dr. Ekuru Aukot, while presiding over the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the JKUATSRBS Towers, lauded the Trustees for recognizing that areas such as Kilimani are at the ‘rising phase’ which is characterized by high selling prices for office space. “This investment strategy”, he noted, will… Continue reading →

Regional Partnership to Transform Nutrition Science Launched

Regional Partnership to Transform Nutrition Science Launched

An inter-university Partnership to Strengthen University Food and Nutrition Sciences Training and Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (PASUFONS) was launched at JKUAT Main Campus, Juja, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. The initiative which is supported by the ACP-EU EDULINK II, brings together Makerere University (Uganda), Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and JKUAT (Kenya), seeks to enhance the universities’ capacity to address malnutrition on the continent which is attributable to among others, inadequate food availability, insufficient levels of some essential nutrients in staples and a dearth of nutritional knowledge among the populations. Making a presentation during the… Continue reading →