JKUAT Chancellor to award 3545 Degrees

JKUAT Chancellor to award 3545 Degrees

JKUAT Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Mathu Ndung’u will confer degrees and award diplomas to 3545 graduands during the 33rd Graduation ceremony to be staged Friday June 21, 2019 at the University’s grounds. The Geneva based Kenyan academic will, for the first time, preside over the University’s graduation ceremony following his appointment by President Uhuru Kenyatta in March 2019. Prof. Ndungu who will confer a record 118 doctorate degrees during the ceremony, has called on the graduands to broaden their horizon and their knowledge to change the world. Additional 660 graduands will receive masters degrees while A… Continue reading →

Double ISO Certifications Puts JKUAT ahead of the Pack

Double ISO Certifications Puts JKUAT ahead of the Pack

In conformity with its mission to be a university of global excellence, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has been re-certified on two international standards namely ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems) and ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management Systems). The two certifications by Kenya Bureau of Standards in June 2019, affirm JKUAT’s global visibility and competitiveness as an environmentally sound source of quality knowledge, graduates, innovations and other research outputs. JKUAT was among the first Kenyan universities to be ISO certified on Quality Management Systems in 2009. In January 2015, JKUAT emerged ahead of the pack,… Continue reading →

Professors Challenged to Spearhead Manufacturing Agenda

Professors Challenged to Spearhead Manufacturing Agenda

Around the globe, manufacturing has been vital in economic growth especially in developing countries. However in the last two decades, the importance of manufacturing in these countries has diminished leading to premature de-industrialisation and Kenya is no exception. To reignite the manufacturing agenda as envisioned by the four pillars of the Government’s development agenda, Prof. Micheni Japheth Ntiba attests that the academia and especially the professors need to lead the discourse on manufacturing. “Professors must take the lead in the manufacturing agenda. You have to guide the government and relevant stakeholders in formulating ideas, developing… Continue reading →

Five Female JKUAT Students Win Coveted Scholarships

Five Female JKUAT Students Win Coveted Scholarships

Five female students from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology all pursuing ICT related courses, have won scholarships to represent the University at the world’s largest gathering of innovative women in technology. The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) which will be staged in the United States October 1-4, 2019, is a series of conferences designed to bring research and career interests of women in technology and innovation to the forefront, while also creating a platform for them to deliberate on the contributions of women to computing. The initiative attracts over 20,000 high… Continue reading →

JKUAT Don Honoured by African Union

JKUAT Don Honoured by African Union

Professor Anne Muigai, a member of the African Union Animal Genetic Resources Taxonomy Advisory Group, is amongst 15 Taxonomy Advisory Group (TAG) experts recognized Wednesday June 12, 2019 by the African Union for her outstanding contribution to the development of the Animal Genetic Resource Characterization and Inventory and Monitoring (AnGR-CIM) tool for Africa. The award, presented to her by her excellency Ambassador Josefa Correia Sacko, the Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture (REA) of the African Union , and Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary  for Agriculture , Livestock  and Fisheries Mr Mwangi Kiunjuri , recognized  the experts’… Continue reading →

Varsity Holds Gender and Disability Mainstreaming Workshop

Varsity Holds Gender and Disability Mainstreaming Workshop

JKUAT Gender and Mentoring Centre in collaboration with the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) and Kenya Commercial Bank held a two-day gender and disability mainstreaming sensitization workshop, commencing June 13, 2019. The workshop themed ‘Gender and Disability Mainstreaming for Sustainable Development’ drew over 100 participants from various University departments and campuses in a bid to enhance harmony and understanding of gender and disability issues affecting not only the institution, but the society at large. Addressing the participants, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Ngumi said gender equity and inclusion of persons with disabilities especially in universities,… Continue reading →

JKUAT Alumni Win Mandela Washington Fellowship

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology alumni – Zubeir Athman Abubakar and Abubakar Mbarak have won the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. The two former students will jet out of the country, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 for a six-week fellowship programme in the United States. Abubakar and Mbarak are part of a 40 team of fellows drawn from Kenya   and a further 660 from across Africa, aged between 25 and 35, who have individually established a record of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive impact in their organizations, institutions, communities and… Continue reading →

Job Opportunities for ICT Students in Japan

Job Opportunities for ICT Students in Japan

Students pursuing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) related courses can now secure job opportunities to work in Japan without necessarily understanding or speaking the Japanese language. Energize Inc. CEO, Mr. Taro Ozaki revealed that Japanese companies are keen on hiring skilled ICT students especially from reputable institutions such as Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). He explained that the students have the advantage of communicating with each other through coding languages. Mr. Ozaki was sensitizing JKUAT students in the School of Computing and Information and Technology on available job opportunities in Japan June… Continue reading →

Students and Staff Sensitized on CABI Online Resources

Students and Staff Sensitized on CABI Online Resources

JKUAT Library in conjunction with the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) organized a training to sensitize postgraduate students and staff on how to reap the benefits that come with online resources that the CABI platform offers. The training held, June 4, 2019 targeted students and staff in the College of Agriculture Natural Resources   (COANRE), College of Health Sciences (COHES) and the College of Pure and Applied Sciences (COPAS), who got an opportunity to interrogate the CABI platform in order to gauge its effectiveness ahead of its implementation. Speaking during the training, the Principal,… Continue reading →

Towards Data Driven Informed Decision Making in Health Sector

Towards Data Driven Informed Decision Making in Health Sector

The limited use of data and GIS in the provision of health care has continued to hinder programme management, policy development and decision making in health. To curb this, the Health Informatics Governance and Data Analytics (HIGDA) Project in collaboration with the Ministry of Health is currently conducting the training of over 20 healthcare leaders and managers in the country on Data Analytics and GIS. The two weeks training that commenced, June 3, 2019, is geared towards enhancing the skills of leaders and managers in the health sector on the basic aspects of data analytics,… Continue reading →