Students Urged to Join Clubs and Societies for Personal Growth

Students Urged to Join Clubs and Societies for Personal Growth

From meeting new people to gaining administrative, creative and leadership experience, joining student clubs and societies can set you on the path of success. During the Clubs and Society Awareness Day held at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, urged students to grab opportunities available in the clubs and societies to enrich their experiences and improve their professional skills, which employers seriously value and can help secure exciting opportunities later in life. She further urged new students to be proactive in extra-curricular… Continue reading →

JKUAT Participates at the Premier Virtual Foodtec Global Expo

JKUAT Participates at the Premier Virtual Foodtec Global Expo

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is among the key participants at the Virtual Foodtec Global Expo. The expo which is premised on food security is being held virtually due to COVID-19, running from November 23-29, 2020. Apart from the exhibitions, the virtual week-long expo will have webinars from experienced food and technology experts tackling issues such as policies impacting food and agriculture, global trends with a focus on food trends in Africa, efficient and effective collaboration driving the food market and how farmers can drive markets and value chains for food. The… Continue reading →

New Council Chair Pledges Support to Varsity Management

New Council Chair Pledges Support to Varsity Management

The recently appointed Chair of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Council, Amb. Mahboub Maalim has pledged to give the university management total support as it runs the affairs of the institution. Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor Prof Victoria Wambui Ngumi during his maiden visit to the University Thursday, November 19, 2020, Amb. Mahboub said his role and that of the council was to facilitate the Vice Chancellor’s work so that she can run the institution smoothly. “We are here to support and guide you on… Continue reading →

Varsity Introduces Training for Potential Snail farmers and Investors

Varsity Introduces Training for Potential Snail farmers and Investors

JKUAT has introduced short training courses for famers who are interested in venturing into a new type of occupation – snail farming. The first batch of trainees to join the lucrative venture with uncountable benefits, will commence their three day training session November 25-27, 2020. The training for potential snail farmers and investors, organized under the Bio Snail Project will be held at the University’s Main campus, Juja. According to Dr. Paul Kinoti, the expert behind the training, Bio snail farming has a myriad of benefits to farmers. It is a venture that has a… Continue reading →

Senator Calls for Responsive Education to Country’s Needs

Senator Calls for Responsive Education to Country’s Needs

Nominated Senator, Isaac Mwaura, has called on institutions of higher learning to offer productive education that is relevant to the needs of the Country’s economy. This, he said, can be achieved by harnessing knowledge and skills that promote economic development. The Senator made the remarks when he paid a courtesy call on Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, Monday, November 16, 2020. While lauding JKUAT for successful assembling digital devices for the implementation of the Digital Learning Programme, and the sixth national Census, Senator Mwaura said universities needed to find their niche and be centres… Continue reading →

Bishop Yego Takes over as JKUAT Ombudsman

Bishop Yego Takes over as JKUAT Ombudsman

Long-serving African Inland Church (AIC) Bishop Silas Yego is now Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Ombudsman. The Bishop, who retired in December 2019, was AIC Kenya presiding Bishop for 18 years and served in the church for close to half a century (48 years). Taking over from the former Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya, Rev. Dr. Benjamin Nzimbi, Bishop Yego’s obligations at the institution will include providing advisory services to the University community on best conflict resolution mechanisms. He will also ensure complaints and grievances against the institution or its staff… Continue reading →

Varsity’s Online Learning Comply with CUE Requirements-Study

Varsity’s Online Learning Comply with CUE Requirements-Study

As universities slowly revert to face-to-face learning, a study carried out by researchers at JKUAT on the University’s online studies revealed that most students fulfilled the directive by the Commission for University Education (CUE) of attending 75% of online lectures as required. The findings of the study whose aim was to establish if online learning during the new normal was delivering expected results were presented to staff and students of the School of Pharmacy (SOPHAM) during an online session on November 9, 2020. The study that used the schools’ 147 students as a sample size… Continue reading →

Students Endure Cold, Wet Weather to Register for Face to Face Learning

Students Endure Cold, Wet Weather to Register for Face to Face Learning

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology was today a buzz of activities as postgraduate and first-year students who were admitted during the September 2019 and September 2020 were recalled for face to face learning. The students, some accompanied by their parents started streaming into the University from as early as 6.00 am. Traffic snarl up extended to Juja town as anxious parents and students made their way to the University. Braving the cold wet weather as they made their way through the University gate, the determined students, some carrying their suitcases, other personal effects,… Continue reading →

Kenya Air Force and JKUAT Plant Trees to Support Afforestation

Kenya Air Force and JKUAT Plant Trees to Support Afforestation

Staff and students of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) teamed up with about ninety (90) officers from the Kenya Air Force (KAF), Saturday, November 7, 2020 in a collaborative tree planting exercise, aimed at increasing the University’s tree cover. The exercise conducted on a 3-acre piece of land that is not used and curved from the JKUAT Agriculture Tuition Farm, saw participants plant 3000 tree seedlings that were provided by the KAF. The majority of the seedlings were Acacia because they are most suited for the tract of clay soil. Prof. Robert… Continue reading →

Cracking the Nut: JKUAT Unveils New Technologies to Boost Coconut Value Chains

Cracking the Nut: JKUAT Unveils New Technologies to Boost Coconut Value Chains

The quest to upscale processing and production of quality coconut-based value added products by small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) at the Coast has received a major boost from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) researchers following the development of low cost gender-sensitive  technologies. The simple to operate technological innovations – coconut dehusker, charcoal briquetting machine and a stirrer, were developed and fabricated by Manufacturing Research Chair’s Tooling and Machineries stream to strengthen the Coconut value chains in Kenya. Dr. Florence Kaibi, Director of Nuts and Oil Crops Directorate (NOCD), acknowledged JKUAT researchers… Continue reading →