5, 667 Candidates from 18 Countries Graduate at JKUAT

5, 667 Candidates from 18 Countries Graduate at JKUAT

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and the Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI) have for the second time this year held a joint graduation ceremony in which 5,667 candidates drawn from 18 African countries were awarded degrees and diplomas. The ceremony also saw the installation of Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi as JKUAT Vice Chancellor, following her elevation to the position by Education Cabinet Secretary, Amb. Amina Mohamed in August 2018. While presiding over the event, acting Chancellor, Prof. Paul Njuki Kanyari noted that JKUAT researchers curved an innovative… Continue reading →

New Commitments at First World Blue Economy Forum

New Commitments at First World Blue Economy Forum

World maritime sector stakeholders converged in Nairobi to deliberate and set new targets to accelerate implementation of United Nation’s 2030 Agenda as well as the Sustainable Development Goals. Key commitments of the first World Sustainable Blue Economy Conference included push for increased investments in the maritime space, gender mainstreaming strategic partnerships to harness the potential of the waters through pollution reduction. A Trust Fund to help developing countries manage marine litter under the stewardship of the World Bank has also been set up. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta called for a robust multilateral approach; reiterating his… Continue reading →

JKUAT Students Emerge Top in Intervarsity ICT Competition

JKUAT Students Emerge Top in Intervarsity ICT Competition

Three students from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology clinched top honors in the recently concluded Huawei ICT Competition 2018-2019, trumping over four thousand participants across 40 universities in Kenya. Staged in Nairobi, Wednesday, November 21, 2018, the competition, with its main focus on computer networking and telecommunications was geared to create a platform for Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) students, to develop technical and practical skills and learn a range of ICT career certifications based on leading industry technologies and global practices. Evans Kiprotich, Zipporah Wachira and George Oyoo Onyango who emerged joint… Continue reading →

AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Project Gets an Extension

AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Project Gets an Extension

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 revealed during the AFRICA-ai-JAPAN 4th Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) meeting held at JKUAT, November 22, 2018 when partners of the project discussed the 2017/2018 progress report. The project, a tripartite agreement between Government of Japan, African Union Commission (AUC) and Government of Kenya, was initiated in June 2014, with the objective to strengthen the research and… Continue reading →

Network to Enhance Administration of Third Party Funding in Universities

Network to Enhance Administration of Third Party Funding in Universities

Over 40 University Principal Investigators (PIs) and Financial Administrators (FAs) drawn from Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Germany have converged at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology for a two-day conference under the auspices of the East African Network of Learning Administrators (EANLA). The conference was organised by JKUAT and International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD)-University of Kassel with the support of DAAD in a bid to strengthen and build the capacity of PIs and FAs on the management of third party funds, especially research funds. During the official opening of… Continue reading →

Varsity Automates Students’ Hostel Application

Varsity Automates Students’ Hostel Application

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has acquired a new integrated management system that links individual student’s departmental information into a single real-time profile, in a move aimed at cutting off paper transactions and validating students’ hostel application. The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system installed at the Hall Manager’s Office Monday, November 19, 2018, has multiple modules including online signing of nominal rolls and access to students account information among others. According to the Hostel Manager, Mrs. Mary Omurebe, the new system is expected to enhance the integrity of information as well as improving students… Continue reading →

Public-Private Partnership Critical in Enhancing Academic Standards

Public-Private Partnership Critical in Enhancing Academic Standards

Collaborative efforts between academia, public and private sector is key in contributing to the quality assurance of the curricula geared towards producing holistic  graduates who are ready for the job market. According to Prof. Solomon Magano, a don at the University of South Africa, School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, their institution has successfully managed to harness the public and private sector expertise by creating an advisory committee for the curricula which plays a key role in creating all rounded students who are attuned to the job market demands. The Agricultural scholar was speaking at… Continue reading →

State Formulates Strategy to Transform the Agriculture Sector

State Formulates Strategy to Transform the Agriculture Sector

The Government has formulated the Agricultural Sector Transformation and Growth Strategy (ASTGS) with a view to transform Kenya’s agricultural sector and make it a regional powerhouse. The strategy, according to the Director in charge of Knowledge Management, Technology Transfer and Capacity Building, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Dr. Margaret Makelo, is anchored on the belief that, “food security requires a vibrant, commercial and modern agricultural sector that sustainably supports Kenya’s economic development and commitments to the Big Four presidential agenda, the Malabo Commitments to the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and the United… Continue reading →

Varsity Marks GIS Day 2018

Varsity Marks GIS Day 2018

Around the globe, Geographic Information System (GIS) has been vital for better decision-making but its uptake on spatial planning has been slow especially in Kenyan counties. While the country produces over 200 GIS graduates annually, only 4 counties have taken up some of these experts despite the use of GIS being crucial in the day-to-day activities of the counties. This was one of the concerns raised as JKUAT marked GIS Day 2018, on Wednesday November 14, 2018. The event dubbed ‘Discovering the World through GIS’ was organized by students and faculty from Geomatic Engineering and… Continue reading →

Varsity Holds First International Cultural Day

Varsity Holds First International Cultural Day

The Alumni and International Students Office (ALISO) in collaboration with Jomo Kenyatta University Students’ Association (JKUSA) organized a day long International Students Cultural Event to enable students appreciate the various diversities in the university in instilling global understanding among themselves, Thursday, November 8, 2018. During the event, students from different countries showcased their cultural activities such as food, dances, art among others. The occasion was also used launch the first International students Guide to help new students have a full understanding of the university guidelines before setting off for their studies. The Vice Chancellor, Jomo Kenyatta University… Continue reading →