Elected Student Leaders under New Dispensation Sworn in

Elected Student Leaders under New Dispensation Sworn in

The new Student Council and Congress of the Jomo Kenyatta University Students Association (JKUSA) have taken a solemn oath of office, June 16, 2017 under the University (Amendment) Act 2016. The students swore to uphold, defend and protect the rights of the University students as stipulated in the JKUSA Constitution. The newly elected Chairman, Asman Omondi, assured the University Management that he will lead his comrades without fear or favor and with the utmost transparency. He urged his fellow leaders to take this opportunity and make a difference in students’ affairs. “I hope the University… Continue reading →

JKUAT Alumni Continue to Impact the World

JKUAT Alumni Continue to Impact the World

Prof. Calestous Juma, JKUAT Alumnus and a scientist at Harvard University in the United States, has been named among the most reputable people in the world. He becomes the only Kenyan to be listed in the inaugural list of “2017 Most Reputable People on Earth.” He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree of JKUAT in June 2012, the only degree awarded to him by a Kenyan University. Prof. Juma follows in the foot-steps of yet another alumnus and former Chancellor of JKUAT, the late Prof. Ali Al’Amin Mazrui who in 2005, was ranked… Continue reading →

Kebati and Awour Land the Prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship

Kebati and Awour Land the Prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship

Calvin Kebati, Deputy Director, JKUAT Industrial and Technology Park and Sheila Awour, a fourth year student of Food Science and Technology will jet out of the country, June 15, for the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. They are among the 1000 participants drawn from a pool of 64,000 applicants in 49 Sub-Saharan countries who will take part in a six-week Academic and Leadership programme in the fields of Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership, and Public Management. Sheila Awour At the age of 22 years, Awour is set to arguably become the youngest… Continue reading →

JKUAT Hosts NCIP Capacity Building Validation Workshop

JKUAT Hosts NCIP Capacity Building Validation Workshop

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology held a two-day Northern Corridor Integrated Projects (NCIP) Human Resource Capacity Building (HRCB) strategy validation workshop that attracted over 60 participants from the government, industry and academia, drawn from Rwanda, Uganda, South Sudan and Kenya, June 8-9, 2017. In 2015, JKUAT was designated as one of the Centres of Excellence in ICT Human Resource Capacity Building in the region for Northern Corridor Integration Project as well as the lead in a consortium of four universities namely; Makerere University, University of Rwanda, University of Juba and JKUAT. The consortium… Continue reading →

IT Department Marks 2nd Junior Architecture Excellence Challenge

IT Department Marks 2nd Junior Architecture Excellence Challenge

The Junior Architecture Excellence Challenge that is aimed at developing young talent as future transformation practitioners in the IT industry marked its second edition of the awards, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. The challenge saw IT students compete for top honours in four categories. The awards, borne out of a collaborative initiative that brings together JKUAT, Pearl Touch International (PTI) Consulting and Archangel Interactive Agency, provides a vibrant platform for students to share industry knowledge, geared towards channeling them to become world class professionals in the ever dynamic ICT industry. The Excellence Challenge attracted 62 contestants… Continue reading →

SOFTAN Hosts Inaugural Dinner

SOFTAN Hosts Inaugural Dinner

The Department of Food Science and Technology, through the Society of Food Technologists and Nutritionists (SOFTAN) held its inaugural dinner for its  outgoing fourth year students, June 2, 2017. The dinner themed: “Networking for Successful Careers in the Food and Nutrition Industry,” saw over 40 students from the Department of Food Science and Technology interact with their lecturers and leading food and nutrition industry players. Speaking during the dinner, Chief Guest, Gladys Mugambi, Head, Nutrition and Dietetics in the Ministry of Health, said such a forum will aid tackle the conundrum of shortage of job… Continue reading →

A New Dawn for JKUSA: Student Council and Congress Elected

A New Dawn for JKUSA: Student Council and Congress Elected

The predominant long queues witnessed during past Jomo Kenyatta University Students Association (JKUSA) elections were conspicuously missing during the May 31, students’ elections. This time, just 210 delegates took to the ballot to elect the new JKUSA Student Council. The new Council members will only hold office for a term of one year and will be eligible for one more in accordance to the University (Amendment) Act 2016. The Act strips students of the power to elect their leaders directly, which will now be done through an Electoral College system based on academic departments, school… Continue reading →

Varsity Trains Youth on Procurement Opportunities

Varsity Trains Youth on Procurement Opportunities

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in its endevour to produce entrepreneurial graduate, held a youth training in collaboration with Kiambu County Coordinated Stakeholders Association (KCCSA), to sensitize them on accessing tender opportunities in government institutions, Friday, May 26, 2017. The training came at a time when most youth in Kenya have persistently complained about unemployment as majority shy away from looking for entrepreneurial ways available of making money and instead focus solely on getting white collar jobs which are limited. The event, which saw close to 150 youth drawn from Juja, Thika,… Continue reading →

Over 70 Inducted on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Over 70 Inducted on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

A new programme that aims to build a critical mass of young African entrepreneurs has been launched at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. The Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (TIE) initiative has a mission to build capacity of young and innovative entrepreneurs through training, mentorship, networking as well as extending seed capital for business startups. Through the initiative, over 70 students and alumni of some Kenyan universities converged, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, for a three-day Entrepreneurship/Incubation Seminar at JKUAT. The event sought to induct participants on the essence of entrepreneurship; business models and customer… Continue reading →

JKUAT MDF: Promoting Academia-Industry Linkages

JKUAT MDF: Promoting Academia-Industry Linkages

The School of Communication and Development Studies (SCDS) in her endeavour to promote linkages with the industry hosted a two-day Multimedia and Development Fest (JKUAT MDF), May 24-25, 2017. The Chief Guest, Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK) Deputy President, Dr. Wilfred Marube lauded the University for hosting such a multifaceted event acknowledging that in the era of globalization academia-industry collaborations have become significant to generate industry relevant knowledge. The annual event themed ‘Refocusing communication for desired change’ saw students from JKUAT, Mt. Kenya University, Zetech University and Pan Africa Christian University share and exhibit… Continue reading →