International recognition for JKUAT ‘s Environmental Scientist

International recognition for JKUAT ‘s Environmental Scientist

Anthony Gachanja, a professor of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has been named among ten most outstanding global mentors in analytical science. The recognition by the UK based The Analytical Scientist Magazine, follows Prof. Gachanja’s exemplary efforts to foster analytical skills in Africa; aimed at hoisting the continent in areas of consequence such as agriculture, medicine, security and environment. For the last eight years, Prof. Gachanja has taught analytical methods on Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS); as well as Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) to over… Continue reading →

Taifa Elimu Tablet for Private Schools Launched

Taifa Elimu Tablet for Private Schools Launched

Children enrolled in private primary schools in the country will now have access to the digital literacy program (DLP) following the launch of the digital learning and teaching devices developed by the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). The devices which come loaded with content developed and approved by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, will ensure all learners are exposed to the same content, equal learning opportunities through quality digital learning. This was revealed by His Excellency, President Uhuru Kenyatta, in a speech read on his behalf by the Information Communication and… Continue reading →

In-Country Training Programme Kicks Off in Machakos

In-Country Training Programme Kicks Off in Machakos

The 2nd Regional Women In-Country training programme kicked off in Machakos County, Monday 16th October, 2017. The week long training, themed ‘Incubating Grassroots Women Capacity for Sustainable Socio-Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods Transformation’ aims at building the capacity of Machakos County rural women to engage in productive agricultural activities for enhanced food security and income generation. Speaking during the opening of the training, Machakos County Director of Social Development, Mr. Charles Kibocha lauded JKUAT and JICA, the organisers of the training, saying the training will greatly enhance food production by small scale farmers in the county…. Continue reading →

Health Records & Information Management Curriculum Reviewed

Health Records & Information Management Curriculum Reviewed

A three-day workshop to review JKUAT’s BSc. Health Records and Information Management programme curriculum, came to a close on Friday October 13, 2017. The review which aimed at identifying industry needs with regards to data analytics and informatics also proposed innovative content delivery measures to be integrated into the programme. Stakeholders in the event also developed modular courses in Data Analytics, GIS, Data Demand and Information Use (DDIU) and Health Informatics, to build capacity of healthcare workers on data analytics and visualization. The review was sponsored by Health Informatics Governance and Data Analytics (HIGDA), a… Continue reading →

Women Empowerment is Critical to Community Growth

Women Empowerment is Critical to Community Growth

Women empowerment and gender parity is at the helm of discussions across the globe as gender discrepancy is widespread in most cultures if not all. According to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga, food security, poverty eradication, sustainable development and economic growth cannot be achieved without gender equality. “When it comes to agriculture, women produce, process and prepare much of the food available in our societies thus making them critical to the food security and economical empowerment of our families and communities,” said Prof. Imbuga. Prof. Imbuga was speaking during the opening ceremony of the… Continue reading →

Forum Held to Orientate International Students

Forum Held to Orientate International Students

New students from Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Eritrea, Nigeria, South Sudan, Burundi, Malawi, Somalia, Congo and Germany were inducted to JKUAT by the Alumni and International Students Office (ALISO), October 6, 2017. They also got a chance to meet their fellow continuing international students to enhance the sense of belonging and inclusivity among the students. The discussions centered on ensuring the students complied with not only the laws of the land but also rules and regulations of the University. Speaking during the forum, Director ALISO, Dr. Saoke Churchill, said holding such fora for the international students… Continue reading →

Championing Entrepreneurship in Agriculture

Championing Entrepreneurship in Agriculture

Entrepreneurship in agriculture can be a tool to sustain economic growth, create employment to the local farmers and improve the quality of life of a nation, a German entrepreneur and scholar informed an audience of students and faculty at JKUAT. Dr. Andreas Wesselmann, who is also the Managing Director of Africrops, noted that in Africa, agriculture is still viewed as either a subsistence industry or side project for individuals with full-time jobs in other sectors hence making it unpopular. “If managed well agriculture especially organic farming can be a profitable venture that can help communities… Continue reading →

JKUAT Bags the Demonstration of Locally Manufactured Products Trophy

JKUAT Bags the Demonstration of Locally Manufactured Products Trophy

The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has clinched the Most Striking Display (Demonstration of Locally Manufactured Products) Trophy at the ongoing 2017 Nairobi International Trade Fair (NITF) organized by the Agricultural Society of Kenya. The Trade Fair which commenced Monday, October 2, is expected to close Sunday, October 8, has attracted 316 local and international exhibitors. During the awards ceremony at Jamhuri Park, Nairobi, Wednesday, October 4, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta, congratulated JKUAT for the outstanding performance when he presented the Most Striking Display Trophy to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel… Continue reading →

JKUAT & French Firm Partner to Foster Teaching and Learning

JKUAT & French Firm Partner to Foster Teaching and Learning

In recent times, academia has been accused of developing curricula that fall short of the dynamic industry needs. In a bid to enhance the quality of its teaching and research capacity, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Dassault Systèmes of France have partnered to set up a Product Lifecycle Management Competency Centre (PLMCC) domiciled in the College of Engineering and Technology (COETEC). The three-year agreement signed on September 26, 2017, will see Dassault Systèmes build the capacity of the students and staff of JKUAT in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) based systems on the… Continue reading →

Investing in Rural Women for Community Empowerment

Investing in Rural Women for Community Empowerment

One evening in May 2014, Soster Siliya had just retired from a long day of selling supplementary learning materials. This had been her main source of livelihood for years. As a mother of two settled down to undertake evening chores, she received a call from Kajiado Sub-County Cooperative officer. She had been selected to participate in a JICA sponsored training at JKUAT whose objective was to empower women with entrepreneurship and leadership skills. Soster then joined other carefully selected women drawn from Kenyan counties to undertake the In-Country training programme. During the training, the facilitator,… Continue reading →