Technology Transfer: From Mexico with Nixtamalization Technology

Technology Transfer: From Mexico with Nixtamalization Technology

Food Security and Nutrition is one of the Kenya government’s big four development agenda stipulated to create jobs and enable Kenyans meet their basic needs. To help attain this agenda, the Federal Government of Mexico through the Ministry of Agriculture will furnish a nixtamalization machine to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in a bid to transfer nixtamalization technology to Kenya. Nixtamalization is a process in Mexico and Central America whereby maize is treated with lime, cooked, dried and ground to produce flour used to make tortilla other related maize-based food products. The Mexican… Continue reading →

JKUAT, Fukuoka Sign MoA to Cement Collaboration

JKUAT, Fukuoka Sign MoA to Cement Collaboration

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Fukuoka University in the spirit of academic corporation and strengthening of their research enterprise, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA), April 17, 2018. The MoA follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding mid last year to undertake technology transfer in solid waste management which consequently led to the successful piloting of the Semi-aerobic landfill technology, also known as Fukuoka Method Landfill in Kiambu County. Speaking during the signing ceremony at JKUAT, Fukuoka University’s Emeritus Prof. Yasushi Matsufuji acknowledged that he was happy that the project took… Continue reading →

Partnership for Research and Innovation Outputs Unveiled

Partnership for Research and Innovation Outputs Unveiled

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and the Standard Group Plc have entered into a 5- year partnership initiative that will see the two entities work jointly in research and development projects, institutional capacity building and exchange of professional information. Under the partnership, among other things, JKUAT and the Standard Group will work on content generation and dissemination of information, exchange programmes for SG Plc staff and JKUAT staff and students, as well as sharing of existing facilities and equipment. Speaking during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding at the Standard Group… Continue reading →

Varsity Marks the Inaugural Intergenerational Dialogue

Varsity Marks the Inaugural Intergenerational Dialogue

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in collaboration with the National Youth Council held the inaugural Intergenerational Dialogue Forum at JKUAT Main Campus Juja, Friday April 13, 2018. The forum that brought together 500 students from 12 local universities was part of an initiative to tap the ingenuity of the youth in the country.  Dubbed ‘Building Opportunity Bridges’,the forum aimed at creating awareness on empowerment opportunities available to Kenyan youth focusing on, Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO), enterprise development, innovation, ethics and values. While giving his keynote address, Chairman Bidco Africa, Dr.Vimal Shah,… Continue reading →

More Students Prefer JKUAT to other Universities

The popularity of JKUAT as a choice academic destination for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses came to the fore once again when Education Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed released the results for placement of 2017 KCSE students, on Monday April 9, 2018. This year, JKUAT will admit a total of 4,866 students, the highest followed by Kenyatta University (4,667). University of Nairobi (4,540) and Moi University (3,865). The preference of JKUAT by both local and international students is premised on the practical and industry oriented training as well as a rich network of… Continue reading →

Prof. Tsunoda: the man who dared to carry Africa’s Dream

Prof. Tsunoda: the man who dared to carry Africa’s Dream

He cuts a friendly demeanor, always cheerful with his signature smile on. A highly resourceful and dexterous professional, Prof. Manabu Tsunoda has become synonymous with AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Project that he has led since 2014. Although he has had numerous assignments as top expert for Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in the higher education arena; his secondment as the Chief Advisor to the Project was clearly a heightened challenge. The government of Japan had agreed to partner with African Union in the implementation of the Pan African University (PAU); a new initiative, founded in 2010 to leverage… Continue reading →

JKUAT Inks Partnership Deal with University of Nottingham

JKUAT Inks Partnership Deal with University of Nottingham

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has sealed a partnership with the University of Nottingham, UK that will see the two institutions mainstream innovative methods of teaching, foster linkage with industries and enhance student and staff exchange. The collaboration which is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) through the British Council-managed Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR) targets three programmes namely BSc. Public Health, BSc. Chemistry and BSc. Pharmacy. Besides promoting North-South synergy on higher education, the initiative is further primed to spearhead curricula review for the targeted… Continue reading →

Institutions ill prepared for learners with special needs

Institutions ill prepared for learners with special needs

Many institutions of higher learning in Kenya are not responsive to the needs of learners living with disabilities. The Director of Special Needs Education, Maria Cherono added that such learners who also face stigma from the general society often find it hard to transition into universities and colleges due to lack of requisite learning infrastructure. The Director said Kenya had made a number of commitments to integrate learners with special needs at all levels; and urged stakeholders to make necessary adjustments for the learners. “Inclusion is a global agenda and must be a matter of… Continue reading →

Prof Imbuga Hails Government for Reviewing Education Curriculum

Prof Imbuga Hails Government for Reviewing Education Curriculum

The government has been commended for reviewing the education curriculum making it competency – based, a move that is likely going to alleviate the numerous challenges bedeviling the education sector in the country. Addressing over 270 P1 and Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) teachers during Moi Teachers’ College’s 24th graduation in Baringo on Friday March 23, 2018 in a speech read on her behalf by the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Vice Chancellor Prof. Mabel Imbuga said the review was necessary… Continue reading →

County Officers Trained on Data Analytics

County Officers Trained on Data Analytics

Over 38 officers drawn from twelve counties are at JKUAT for a four-day training on health data analytics and geographic information systems for informed decision making in the devolved units. The participants will be equipped with skills and tools to collate, curate, analyze and share health information; in order to better serve the needs of residents. Following devolution of health services, counties are struggling with collation, analysis and visualization of health data; thereby undermining decision making, and resource allocation. The training was organized under the auspices of the Health Informatics Governance and Data Analytics (HIGDA)… Continue reading →