Kigali Campus Students Visit the Main Campus
29 Civil Engineering students from JKUAT, Kigali Campus are at the Main Campus for their practical sessions. The one week program, ending Tuesday, January 19, 2015, not only provide the students with valuable skills and knowledge but also gives them an ample opportunity to familiarize with the Main Campus.
While paying a courtesy call to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga appreciated the students for choosing JKUAT and wished them productive practical sessions that will boost their skills in their various fields. Emphasizing the University’s Philosophy, Prof Imbuga encouraged the students to adopt and utilize ethical standards and best practices in training, research and innovation in order to produce dynamic leaders and contribute towards the social and economic development of Rwanda.
The group led by the Coordinator of Pure and Applied Sciences Kigali Campus, Ms. Christine Mutesi, thanked the Main Campus for the warm welcome and hosting.
JKUAT freshers urged to embrace national values
Students have been urged to embrace national values as they transition from high school to university education.
Alphonse Bakusi, the director of the National Itorero Commission, made the call while addressing new students at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) over the weekend during the opening of the orientation week at the university campus in Kicukiro.
The event was part of the National Itorero Week for new university students, which ends on Friday.
Bakusi urged the freshers not to neglect their national values as they strive to gain knowledge, adding that embracing traditional values should be part of their journey.
He observed that such values would be necessary in promoting competition in a globalised economy. “After having the knowledge, one needs to be identified with values to ensure competitiveness in the modern world,” he told the students who will be taking various undergraduate, master’s and PhD programmes at the university.
Dr Anthony Luvanda, the JKUAT-Kigali campus director, cautioned students to be watchful over the choices made when joining institutions of higher learning.
“The onus is on the students to identify an institution with high quality and accredited courses. You should not just rely on adverts,” Luvanda said.
Luvanda also warned students about laziness in higher institutions, saying the university is a place to search for knowledge and not to wait to be spoon-fed.
This academic year, 320 fresh students will be joining the university up from about 250 last year. The total students’ body of the Kigali campus is over 1,000.
Christine Umutesi, the head of Pure and Applied Sciences of Department at JKUAT, called on students to be active during the orientation programmes and throughout their stay at the university.
NIC is charged with a duty of working with different institutions to accelerate infusion of values in individuals mainly students.
VISIT BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY (JKUAT)–Kigali Campus of August 6th, 2015.
On this Thursday August 6th, 2015 from 9:00 am, the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) delegation led by the Director of JKUAT-Kigali Campus visited INATEK. The delegation was received by a team led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs
The main purpose of the visit was in line with the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding jointly signed by both institutions in 2012.
After a brief presentation of both institutions, discussions held focused priority areas of partnership namely staff capacity building and staff exchange, joint research and consultancy projects, and sharing of physical resources.
It was agreed that both institutions shall nominate focal persons to draft an action plan of implementation of the MoU. Meanwhile, some immediate activities related to staff exchange shall be done as soon as possible.
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Aims and Scope of the School
To introduce a range of bioinformatics analysis techniques for dealing with Next Generation Sequencing
(NGS) data, including an introduction to programming and analysis best practices. The course will start
with an introduction to programming, mainly focusing on the R statistical programming language. It
will then build on this foundation to introduce tools for data visualisation and analysis. It will introduce
software development concepts such as databases and version control. It will then cover NGS analysis
topics including de novo genome and transcriptome assembly, ChIP-seq and RNA-seq, rare variant
calling and population genetics. There will be a focus on using freely available data and open source
technologies, and encouraging open reproducible research.
Gates Foundation seeks agriculture visionaries
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has issued a large funding call for leading African agriculture researchers keen to boost sustainable production by the continent’s smallholder farmers.
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Gates Foundation seeks agriculture visionaries