Varsity Conducts Training for Departmental Heads

Varsity Conducts Training for Departmental Heads

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology organized a leadership training for various heads of departments in a bid to strengthen inter-departmental relations and ensure shared leadership thus actualizing a common foundation in addressing challenges facing the University, April 17-18. The two-day training was centered on providing a platform to deliberate on various issues facing the University at the departmental level as well as underlining the importance of a harmonious working relation of different departmental heads in steering JKUAT to greater heights. Speaking during the training, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Ngumi said that the training… Continue reading →

JKUAT Students Shine at the Energy Management Awards

JKUAT Students Shine at the Energy Management Awards

The University’s innovation prowess has once again come to the fore after two Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology innovations developed by students emerged top in the Students’ Innovation Category of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) Energy Management Awards (EMA) 2019. PowerYako presented by Joseph Ngatia Mwaniki, Marystella Natasha both 4th Year students of BSc. Control and Instrumentation and Dennis Kariuki, 4th Year student BSc. Computer Science, bagged the top spot, while Job Muchama, Elias Koome, Hassan Adan and Gideon Omangi, all 4th Year students of BSc. Electrical and Electronic Engineering scooped the… Continue reading →

Prof. Muliaro: The advent of big data heralds huge opportunities

Prof. Muliaro: The advent of big data heralds huge opportunities

The advent and emergence of “Big Data” and its related technologies has brought with it immense opportunities which can be seized if a new era of openness that leverages on various technologies, institutional and organizational frameworks that are critical in harnessing data are developed. This was revealed during a public lecture titled: Openness in Data, Science and Governance,  delivered by Muliaro Wafula, an Associate Professor in the Department of Computing, School of Computing and Information Technology and Director of the ICT Centre of Excellence and Open Data at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology… Continue reading →

JKUAT Retains Top Slot as Most Preferred University

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has for the second year emerged as the most preferred University at the just released placement for the first year students expected to report in September 2019. In the announcements by Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof. George Magoha on Monday April 15, 2019, JKUAT attracted 5901 students compared to University of Nairobi which came second with 5432 students while Kenyatta University clocked top three with 5289 admissions. JKUAT repeated last year’s feat as the most preferred academic destination for students looking to pursue university education in the country. The… Continue reading →

Varsity Stages First Chess Camp for Children on Holiday

Varsity Stages First Chess Camp for Children on Holiday

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Sports and Games Department has organized a 5 – day JKUAT Chess Camp that started April 8, 2018 to promote the development of chess among children between the ages of 4 and  18 in the country. It is no secret that chess can be a difficult game to learn, not just the moves, but the multitude of strategies employed against any given opponent. The inaugural chess camp, organized by Chess Kenya and JKUAT, aims at providing an alternative to nurture and develop chess competency of children thus… Continue reading →

JKUAT Selected to Drive Institutional IP Policies in Africa

JKUAT Selected to Drive Institutional IP Policies in Africa

Three global and regional organizations dealing with the administration of intellectual property (IP) rights have jointly selected Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), as one of the five pilot institutions in Africa to benefit from technical assistance towards the development / implementation of an Institutional IP Policy. The project is supported by Japan Funds-in-Trust for Africa and Least Developed Countries. The three organizations – the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in collaboration with the African Regional Intellectual Property organization (ARIPO) and the Organization Africaine de la Propriete Intellectuelle (OAPI) stated in their… Continue reading →

Experts urged to take lead role in critical scientific discourse

Experts urged to take lead role in critical scientific discourse

Experts in various fields of knowledge and areas of human endeavor have been challenged to take a front line role in important national scientific discourses and meaningfully contribute in shaping and driving the debates on issues affecting the Kenyan society and humanity at large. This was reported during the Christian and Scientific Association of Kenya (CSAK) forum  themed: Facilitating synergistic interactions between science and religion, organized by the JKUAT Chapter at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Friday, April 5, 2019. Addressing the members, CSAK National Project Leader and Director of Research Innovation at Mount… Continue reading →

Tapping youth potential to turn counties into knowledge centres

Tapping youth potential to turn counties into knowledge centres

Over 100 students from JKUAT’s School of Public Health, have undertaken an intensive hands-on training on identification, documentation and sharing of health knowledge within Kenyan counties. The students who are set to embark on their field attachments May 2019, are expected to use the knowledge and skills acquired during the workshop to assist counties document successful case studies with potential to foster service delivery within the devolved units. The training was staged by the University in partnership with the Council of Governors (COG), through the  Maarifa Centre. It was one of the initiatives rolled out… Continue reading →

Practical Training to Empower the Community

Practical Training to Empower the Community

Over the years, universities and their researchers have been accused of failing to connect with the society which is why there has been a growing decline in the trust people place in institutions and experts. To change this narrative, JKUAT’s Prof. Henry Bwisa says there is a need to develop new ways of collaborating and engaging with the community. According to the Professor of Entrepreneurship, universities need to create opportunities for both students and lecturers to work personally and directly with the community, to share knowledge, listen to their creative ideas and work together on… Continue reading →

Harness Agricultural Research for Food Security

Harness Agricultural Research for Food Security

Speakers at the just concluded JKUAT Food Industry, Nutrition and Career and Research Expo 2.0 (J-FINCRE 2.0) have called for funding and integration of homogenous researches in Agriculture in a bid to improve Agricultural practices in Kenya. The expo themed ‘Sustainable Industrial Development and a Secure Future of Food in Kenya’ organized by the Society of Food Technologists and Nutritionists (SOFTAN), Friday March 29, 2019, was aimed at reinforcing links with university and industry. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Programme Coordinator, Mr. Allport Robert said the agricultural research being undertaken by the various research institutes… Continue reading →