Take Advantage of Local Universities Expertise, Urges Murang’a County Speaker

Take Advantage of Local Universities Expertise, Urges Murang’a County Speaker

Kenyan universities have the capacity to address challenges affecting the country if the government fully engaged the professionals in such institutions. Speaking when he led a delegation of Murang’a County Assembly Members to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Friday October 19, 2018, on an education tour, the Speaker of the Assembly, Mr Nduati Kariuki said Kenyan universities had a lot to contribute in complimenting the government in its Big 4 Agenda. He singled out JKUAT as a University whose reputation in research and innovation was highly desirable, urging other counties to benchmark with… Continue reading →

Varsity Holds Student Open Forum

Varsity Holds Student Open Forum

JKUAT held a student open forum Thursday, October 18 that brought together students, the student leadership and the administration, with a collective objective of discussing a number of issues affecting the student fraternity. The session kicked off by a presentation from Jomo Kenyatta University Students Association (JKUSA), Secretary General Alexander Okochi highlighting the issues of students in the University. Among the key issues that dominated the discussion between the students and the administration were the provision of additional Wi-Fi Internet hotspots in the university, incubation of students’ innovations, construction of ultra-modern hostel and expansion of… Continue reading →

JKUSA Brings Healthcare Closer to Students

JKUSA Brings Healthcare Closer to Students

It costs up to KSh. 6000 to get key medical examinations such as blood sugar levels, cervical cancer screening, dental and eye checkups. That is besides the cost of medication or assistive devices that may be recommended following such examinations. Such amounts of money are often out of reach of many Kenyans, including university students. Yet, the youth band is faced with many health challenges; many of which can blossom into deadly maladies, if not well managed. It is for this reason that the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Student Association (JKUSA) organized… Continue reading →

Transforming ICT Landscape by Providing Need-Based Solutions

Transforming ICT Landscape by Providing Need-Based Solutions

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is demonstrating its ability to transform how things are done globally across all industries from healthcare and entertainment to transportation and manufacturing. According to Intel Vice President, Mr. Tom Garrison the education sector is not an exception from this. He was speaking, October 16, 2018 when he paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Ngumi. Mr. Garrison acknowledged the role the JKUAT/Positivo BGH consortium has played in empowering the ICT education landscape in the country through the Digital Learning Programme (DLP) and said Intel is geared towards… Continue reading →

Equipment to Enhance Knowledge Transfer

Equipment to Enhance Knowledge Transfer

The School of Civil, Environmental and Geospatial Engineering has received equipment worth 7000 Euros from the Center for International Migration and Development (CIM) under the Migration for Development programme. CIM is jointly run by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the German Federal Employment Agency. The Coordinator of Migration for Development Programme – Kenya, Ms. Cynthia Kamau, said CIM supports returning experts to put the knowledge and skills they have acquired in Germany to good use in their country of origin thus promoting sustainable development through consolidated partnerships. Speaking while handing over the… Continue reading →

Miss JKUAT Crowned Kenya’s Miss Tourism 2018

Miss JKUAT Crowned Kenya’s Miss Tourism 2018

A Third year student pursuing Bachelor of Science in Biostatistics at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has been crowned the new Miss Tourism Kenya 2018. Sarah Pkyach, who is also the reigning beauty pageant at JKUAT and the current Miss Tourism West Pokot County, beat 40 other contestants in a ceremony held at Safari Park hotel October 13, 2018. The beauty queen bagged Ksh. 1.2 million cash prize during the coronation ceremony. Sarah will represent Kenya in the upcoming Miss Tourism International 2018 finals set to be held in Kuala Lumpur, December…. Continue reading →

Student’s “Help Remove My Jigger” Project Recognized

Student’s “Help Remove My Jigger” Project Recognized

Bachelor of Science in Nursing student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kennedy Ogutu’s project on jigger eradication has won him an international recognition in the Students Health Competition, making him one of the students’ participants who joined other health professionals, health managers, policy makers, educators, researchers from across the world during this year’s international conference on health, dubbed: The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) 2018 at the University of Limerick, in Ireland. During the conference that ran from 16th – 20th August, 2018 under the theme: “Community Empowerment for Health,” Mr…. Continue reading →

Colleges to be Research, Innovation Hubs and Sources of Revenue

Colleges to be Research, Innovation Hubs and Sources of Revenue

The five Colleges of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology are all set to be new research and innovation hubs, as well as alternative sources of revenue generation that will be critical in propelling the engine that will run the university’s activities and programmes under the new dispensation championed by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Ngumi. Revisiting the issue of adopting the collegiate system which she had revealed would be the transformational feature of her administration when she outlined her Vision for JKUAT in August  —  anchored on research, innovation and entrepreneurship — Prof…. Continue reading →

Gov’t to Tap into Academia to Achieve Food Security

Gov’t to Tap into Academia to Achieve Food Security

The Kenya Government has placed a lot of emphasis on agricultural productivity and food and nutrition security as espoused under the Big Four Agenda — and it is keen to tap into the existing expertise in academia to support the attainment of the country’s development aspirations. The Principal Secretary for Agriculture and Research, Ministry of Agriculture, Prof. Hamadi Boga revealed this during the official groundbreaking ceremony of the Ksh. 60-million Renovation and Extension of the Agriculture Laboratory Building at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Monday, October 7, 2018. The facility being funded… Continue reading →

Sporting Kits Boost to the JKUAT Rugby Team

Sporting Kits Boost to the JKUAT Rugby Team

The JKUAT Rugby Team, also known as the Cougars, has received a major morale booster from the Sports Options — a Nairobi-based sports consultancy firm —following the donation of twenty three brand new sets of rugby uniform to the team, Friday, October 5, 2018. During the presentation ceremony of the kits from the Managing Director, Sports Options, Mr. Aggrey Chabeda, the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs, Prof. Robert Kinyua, thanked the firm for their generous gesture towards supporting the JKUAT team as well as nurturing talent in Kenya. Prof. Kinyua said the… Continue reading →