JKUAT Dominates at the 2020 Huawei Seeds for the Future Programme

JKUAT Dominates at the 2020 Huawei Seeds for the Future Programme

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) students have formed a third of the 60 students who have been competitively accepted into the prestigious Huawei Seeds of the Future Programme, in its unique 2020 Edition. The Seeds for the Future programme, Huawei’s flagship global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme was launched in Kenya in 2014 to develop local ICT talent, enhance knowledge sharing, and improve understanding of interest in the ICT industry. While speaking at the virtual launch of the one-week programme, JKUAT Vice Chancellor Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi attributed the high representation of… Continue reading →

JKUAT and Kiambu County Partner to Enhance Agricultural Value Chains

JKUAT and Kiambu County Partner to Enhance Agricultural Value Chains

Kiambu County Government has identified ten (10) key areas in the agricultural sector where the County seeks to leverage on Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture Technology (JKUAT) expertise to provide knowledge and skills geared towards enhancing the value chains in the identified areas for development of sustainable agricultural enterprises under the partnership. Under the partnership, training of community members will focus on the value addition of coffee, potatoes, bananas, pineapples, vegetables, avocadoes, milk, chicken and pig products. The training will also focus on bio waste management and recycling. Mr. Zeph Mbugua , an industrialist and… Continue reading →

Make History; Freshers Urged as Virtual Learning Gains Momentum

Make History; Freshers Urged as Virtual Learning Gains Momentum

First year students joining Universities across the country have been advised to recognize that they are joining university under unprecedented circumstances, and that the onus is on them to stay focused on their academic goals, write their own stories, and transition into productive members of the society. Virtually addressing over 9,000 first year students admitted to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) during the 2020/2021 academic year, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, reminded the students that it was at University level that chapters of some of the great personalities in the… Continue reading →

Council Pledges Support towards Varsity Re-opening

Council Pledges Support towards Varsity Re-opening

As institutions of higher learning are forced to turn to online learning to ensure students finish their courses on time, the JKUAT University Council has pledged to support the Management Board to address the myriad of issues brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Making their inaugural familiarization tour of JKUAT, Thursday, September 3, 2020, the team, led by the Chair of Council, Dr. Gumato Ukur Yatani, made an undertaking to support the University as it taps into its existing investment in open and distance e-learning commonly referred to SoDe-L. “It is gratifying to note that immediately… Continue reading →

Virtual Reporting and Registration of New Students Commences

Virtual Reporting and Registration of New Students Commences

Reporting and registration for first year students admitted to various programmes at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) for the 2020/2021 commences on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. The week-long activities to be done virtually because of the current Covid-19 pandemic health protocols, will, among other things, include various aspects of orientation with the climax being the official welcome address by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi on Monday, September 7, 2020. While the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services (KUCCPS) admitted 6008 (3,329 male and 2,679 female) to join JKUAT, over… Continue reading →

School of Business Hosts International Research Innovations Conference Series

School of Business Hosts International Research Innovations Conference Series

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology’s School of Business organized a three-day international conference to provide an engagement forum for academia, industry and public sector to address the gap between academic and industrial research needs. The virtual conference themed: Contemporary Business Research in the Dynamic Industry driven by Technology and Entrepreneurship held between August 26-28, 2020, attracted over 80 researchers from Kenya, Uganda, Canada, USA and Nigeria. Among the professional bodies in attendance were Kenya Revenue Authority, Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya, Kenya Union of Savings and Credit Co-operatives, and Institute of… Continue reading →

Towards Strengthening the Potato Value Chain in Kenya

Towards Strengthening the Potato Value Chain in Kenya

AFRICA-ai-JAPAN, a JICA funded project in collaboration with the National Potato Council of Kenya (NPCK) organised an online workshop on Leveraging on Partnership for Strengthening the Potato Value Chain in the country. During the workshop held August 21, 2020, participants unanimously agreed that potato plays a significant economic role in the country and is a major staple food ranked second to maize in utilization. According to the NPCK Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Wachira Kaguongo, potatoes are traded both in fresh and processed forms, making the value chain an important source of sustainable livelihoods. “Potatoes are… Continue reading →

Varsity Conducts Grant Writing Training Workshop for Researchers

Varsity Conducts Grant Writing Training Workshop for Researchers

Over 170 staff and students of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology drawn from multiple disciplines completed a training workshop on writing winning grant proposals to attract more research funds. The training which was conducted virtually on August 19, 2020 is in line with JKUAT’s blueprint anchored on research, innovation and entrepreneurship. The Head of Directorate of Performance Contracting and Appraisal (DiPCA), Prof. John Wesonga who was one of two key trainers along with Dean, School of Food and Nutrition Sciences, Prof. Daniel Sila, urged the trainees to embrace multidisciplinary collaborations noting that the… Continue reading →

JKUAT Tops Universities in PSC Values Compliance Performance

JKUAT Tops Universities in PSC Values Compliance Performance

A recent survey by the Public Service Commission on the Status of the Public Service Compliance with the Values and Principles in Articles 10 and 232 of the Kenya Constitution for the Year 2018/2019 saw Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) listed amongst top performers amongst Government Institutions. According to the Evaluation Report prepared pursuant to Article 234(2) (h) of the Constitution released in December 2019, JKUAT had the highest overall Compliance Index rating of 61.3% among public universities, with Chuka University coming second at 57.2% . Nationally, JKUAT was placed at position… Continue reading →

Ruguru Kimani Wins Youth of the Year Health Services Award

Ruguru Kimani Wins Youth of the Year Health Services Award

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has won the Top35Under35Youth of the Year Health Services Category Award.   Joan Ruguru Kimani, an articulate fifth year medical student in the School of Medicine, has won the Top35Under35Youth of the Year Award in the Health Category for her compelling phenomenal youth engagement accomplishments, particularly her exquisite exposition of child health and parenting issues. The Top 35Under35 Awards & Expo is a Youth Agenda’s annual initiative focused on three main program areas of Youth Engagement in Leadership… Continue reading →