Powerful Team of State Officials Tour JKUAT Laptop Assembly Plant

Powerful Team of State Officials Tour JKUAT Laptop Assembly Plant

A powerful team comprising members of  the National Assembly of Kenya, Principal Secretaries and Information and Communication Technology Authority of Kenya Board members were at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture Technology managed Computer Assembly Plant to assess the university’s readiness to implement the second Phase of the Government funded Digital Literacy programme (DLP) . The visiting officials included Members of Parliament led by Hon. William Kisang, Chairman, National Assembly Committee on  ICT,  Principal Secretaries; Jerome Ochieng for ICT, Betty Maina for Industrialization and Information and Communication Technology Authority CEO Mr. John Sergon. Speaking during the… Continue reading →

My Vision is Anchored on Research and Innovation – Prof. Ngumi

My Vision is Anchored on Research and Innovation – Prof. Ngumi

Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi vision for JKUAT is anchored on research, innovation and entrepreneurship. According to the Professor of Botany, research and innovation is key in the attainment of the four pillars of the government development agenda. “We have top notch brains in this University to solve problems facing our country and the region specifically in manufacturing, healthcare, food security and housing as stipulated in the President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four Development plan,” said Prof. Ngumi. Speaking to staff and students during her inaugural seminar which she used to articulate her blueprint for… Continue reading →

China Committed to Strengthening Bilateral Ties with Kenya

China Committed to Strengthening Bilateral Ties with Kenya

China has reiterated its commitment to strengthen bilateral ties with Kenya in order to advance the realisation of various programmes and initiatives as they mark 55 year anniversary of diplomatic ties with Kenya. Speaking during a China Central Television plenary discussion hosted in JKUAT, Thursday, August 9, 2018, the Ambassador of China to Kenya Ms. Sun BaoHong lauded the burly development of the bilateral ties recognising that this was achieved by efforts from both China and Kenya. “China and Kenya are working together to build stronger economic and social development. This collaboration is ordained to… Continue reading →

New DVC’s to Head Administration and Academic Affairs Dockets

New DVC’s to Head Administration and Academic Affairs Dockets

Prof. Bernard Ikua, the Principal, College of Engineering and Technology and Prof. Robert Kinyua, former long serving Director, Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology have been appointed to the positions of Deputy Vice-Chancellors. Prof. Ikua, 53, a Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor will serve as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration) while Prof. Kinyua, 52,  a Professor of Physics will be Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs. Prof. Victoria Ngumi, JKUAT Vice Chancellor in a communique announced the two will serve on an acting capacity from August 1, 2018. The positions fell vacant following recent elevation… Continue reading →

More Scholarships for JKUAT from China

More Scholarships for JKUAT from China

Thirty-two students drawn from various African countries will benefit from a 3-year full Government of China funded scholarships to study for higher degrees, eight of them at PhD levels, in selected areas of biodiversity in China. Under the programme, JKUAT alumni have bagged 14 of the 21 scholarships won by Kenyans, making JKUAT, the single institution to produce the largest number of scholarship recipients, expected to embark next month on Masters and Doctorate degrees at the Peking based University of Chinese Academy of Science. The ceremony to hand over the scholarships was held at JKUAT,… Continue reading →

Varsity Hosts Second Workshop on Capacity Building for National Sustainable Development

Varsity Hosts Second Workshop on Capacity Building for National Sustainable Development

Over 120 postgraduate students and researchers in the area of medicine drawn from Africa, Asia, Europe and America, have commenced a five day training programme on effective disease diagnosis techniques, based on evidence from laboratory findings and clinical data in relation to the climatic changes. The training workshop between August 6 and August 11, 2018, aims at aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Africa’s Agenda 2063 through capacity building. The workshop and symposium themed from evidence generation through effective lab diagnosis and disease prediction strategies to effective implementation findings focuses on equipping the… Continue reading →

Prof. Ngumi Takes Over as JKUAT Vice Chancellor

Prof. Ngumi Takes Over as JKUAT Vice Chancellor

Education Cabinet Secretary, Amb. (Dr.) Amina Mohammed has appointed Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi to serve as the Vice Chancellor of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Ngumi, a professor of botany takes over from Prof. Mabel Imbuga who exited Tuesday July 31, 2018 after serving at the helm of the Institution for 10 years. The new Vice Chancellor has risen through the ranks having served the University in various capacities since she joined the Institution as a graduate teacher in the department of horticulture in 1983. Until her appointment, Prof. Ngumi was serving as… Continue reading →

Laboratory to Monitor and Analyze Food Compliance

Laboratory to Monitor and Analyze Food Compliance

A new Laboratory that would be used as a center for monitoring and analyzing value added food samples in Kenya has been launched at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). The Project which is funded by the European Union at a tune of KSh. 400 million is in collaboration with the Kenyan Government. The Kenya National Food Fortification Reference Laboratory, which was launched on July 27, 2018 by the University Council led by Prof. Paul Kanyari, will support the Ministry of Health and Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) in checking compliance of foods… Continue reading →

Manufacturing to Spur Job Creation, Imports and Value Addition

Manufacturing to Spur Job Creation, Imports and Value Addition

The manufacturing sector is critical to the attainment of Kenya’s Vision 2030 and more importantly, to the Government policies on job creation, value addition and import substitution. However, the achievements of the objectives have been hampered by current poor performance of the manufacturing sector in Kenya. This dismal performance is attributed to low capital injection, use of obsolete technologies, inadequate raw materials, dumping of cheap imports and high costs of production. This challenge, Prof. Bernard Ikua, who heads the Manufacturing Research Chair, says, “Calls for homegrown solutions for the manufacturing sector by developing and disseminating… Continue reading →

The Sun Sets On Prof Imbuga’s Illustrious Leadership

The Sun Sets On Prof Imbuga’s Illustrious Leadership

The curtains have finally come down on the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga’s tenure that began in 2008. She leaves the office having served a maximum term of 10 years at the helm of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), thus becoming the institution’s first Vice Chancellor to finish two – 5 year terms. When Prof. Imbuga – again the first female Vice Chancellor of a technical public university assumed the reigns of steering JKUAT – one of the things she set out to do was to “re-position the institution as a… Continue reading →