Nanotechnology: Iran to Establish Partnership with JKUAT, Offers 3 Scholarships

Nanotechnology: Iran to Establish Partnership with JKUAT, Offers 3 Scholarships

The Iranian government has offered Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) three scholarships to students willing to pursue nanotechnology studies in Iran. Making the announcement, Monday February 18, 2019, the Iranian Ambassador to Kenya, Dr. Hadi Farajvand said his country was interested in venturing into a collaborative arrangement with JKUAT in the area of nanotechnology because of the niche the university has in the region. According to Dr. Farajvand, nanotechnology has the potential to increase the efficiency of energy consumption, foster food security, solve major health problems and massively increase manufacturing production at… Continue reading →

JKUAT Don Joins WHO on Developing Global Standards for Human Genome Editing

JKUAT Don Joins WHO on Developing Global Standards for Human Genome Editing

Prof. Anne Muigai has joined the World Health Organisation (WHO) advisory committee on developing global standards for governance and oversight of human genome editing. The Professor of Genetics at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, joins a global multi-disciplinary professional panel of 18 experts to examine the scientific, ethical, social and legal challenges associated with human genome editing; both somatic and germ cell. According to an announcement posted February 14, 2019 on the WHO website, the core of the exercise is to comprehend how to promote transparency and trustworthy practices and how to ensure… Continue reading →

School of Computing and Information Technology Given Career Guidance

School of Computing and Information Technology Given Career Guidance

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology’s School of Computing and Information Technology(SCIT) organized a student mentorship programme to analyze the current trends in the ICT sector both locally and globally. The students were also taken through the technical and relevant soft skills that are in high demand within the ICT sector. Addressing the students at the Main Campus in Juja, Tuesday February 12, 2018, Software Development Manager, Techno Brain, Mr. Augustine Alwanga, urged the students to identify their specific strengths in their fields of expertise and master it, citing that potential employers were interested… Continue reading →

Prof. Magoha Urges Varsities to Help Realize Universal Health Coverage

Prof. Magoha Urges Varsities to Help Realize Universal Health Coverage

The Chairperson of the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board, Prof. George Magoha has challenged medical schools in the country to produce quality graduates and undertake targeted research that can be harnessed to achieve universal health coverage. Prof. Magoha was speaking Friday February 8, 2019 at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology where he led a team from the regulatory body for inspection of JKUAT’s School of Medicine. The official decreed infiltration of fake practitioners in the country and urged medical training institutions to tighten quality controls in order to produce component doctors and… Continue reading →

Students Benefit from Mrs. Krishna Uppal Educational Fund

Students Benefit from Mrs. Krishna Uppal Educational Fund

Four JKUAT students have benefited from Mrs. Krishna Uppal Education Fund, a fund founded in memory and honour of Mrs. Krishna Uppal, the late wife to Prof. Surindar. M. Uppal, a Senior Professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences. Lucy Wanjeri, Kelvin Lodenyi, James Akuma and Paul Wachira each received Kshs. 50,000 to support their university education. While awarding the cheques to the students, Director, ECONIC and friend to the Uppals, Dr. Rakhee Kantaria, lauded Mrs. Krishna’s efforts in education saying she had a soft spot for girls’ education and spent most of her life… Continue reading →

Partnership to Enhance Banana Value Chain in Kiambu County Unveiled

Partnership to Enhance Banana Value Chain in Kiambu County Unveiled

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has entered into a partnership with the National Government Affirmative Action Fund-Kiambu, to establish a banana value chain enterprise in Kiambu County. The partnership is expected to among other things, develop a banana aggregation center, and write proposals that would fund the project. In the partnership, JKUAT will be mandated to provide the expertise to establish the center, provide land to build the structure, provide extension and outreach services, provide crop production and agro-processing expertise as well as avail tissue culture banana seedlings. Speaking during the signing… Continue reading →

Industry-Academia Partnership Critical in Producing Holistic Graduates-VC

Industry-Academia Partnership Critical in Producing Holistic Graduates-VC

Academia has been challenged to endorse more industry partnerships to produce graduates who are aligned with the needs of the modern job market. According to the Vice Chancellor, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT), Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, the industry players need to provide the students with useful tips such as job hunting skills and how to write endearing curriculum vitae in readiness for the industry. The Vice Chancellor was speaking during the official opening of the three-day Career Fair 2019 with the theme “Bridging the Gap Between Education and the Industry” at the… Continue reading →

The Digital Age Needs Computer Scientists – Juma

The Digital Age Needs Computer Scientists – Juma

We live in a digital age full of opportunities and potential, and there is no chance of it waning anytime soon. According to Senior Software Engineer, United Bank of Africa, Mr. Kevin Juma, every industry needs a computer scientists to theorize, design, develop, and apply the software and hardware for the programmes we use due to the dependency and proliferation of technology in society. “Paradigms have shifted. For instance, to keep up with fintech companies, banks have been forced to turn to technology to offer better services and support to clients,” said Mr. Juma Mr…. Continue reading →

JKUAT Women in ICT Partner to Mark International Women’s Day

JKUAT Women in ICT Partner to Mark International Women’s Day

Women in Information Communication Technology (WICT) at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology have teamed up with the Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) to mark this year’s International Women’s Day at an event to be held at the University’s Juja Campus on March 8, 2019. The event, whose 2019 campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter, aims to, among other things; inspire women to take up leadership roles, empower women through technology, and promote gender balance. The event, that brings together high school female students mentored by both JKUAT and Zalego, will consist of mentorship sessions,… Continue reading →

AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Project One-Year Extension Ratified

AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Project One-Year Extension Ratified

The Government of Japan through JICA has given the African Union-africa innovation-JKUAT and PAUSTI Network (AFRICA-ai-JAPAN) Project a one-year extension to strengthen Science, Technology and Innovation Training in Africa to boost manufacturing and spur economic growth across the continent. This was ratified during a signing ceremony held at the Ministry of Education, January 29, 2019. The project, a tripartite agreement among the Government of Japan, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Government of Kenya, was initiated in June 2014 to strengthen research and innovation capacity of JKUAT, as a strategy of successful implementation of… Continue reading →