Schools Elect New Deans

Schools Elect New Deans

The Schools of Architecture and Built Sciences, Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy and Public Health have elected Prof. Stephen Dianga, Dr. Reuben Thuo, Prof. Daniel Kariuki, Dr. Alex Muriithi and Prof. Simon Karanja as their new Deans respectively. The five deans will serve their respective Schools  for the next two years. The elections held from January 15 – 19, 2018 saw Prof. Dianga, Prof. Karanja and Dr. Thuo retain their respective deanship unopposed. Dr. Muriithi, also elected unopposed, replaces Dr. Jocelyn Kamau. Prior to his election, Dr. Muriithi served as the Chairman of Pharmaceutical, Chemistry and… Continue reading →

A New Strategic Plan for Pan African University

A New Strategic Plan for Pan African University

The Pan African University (PAU) has embarked on the development of a strategic plan, to guide its operations for the next five years. The exercise which is spearheaded by a team of three experts is primed to help the continental university identify key priorities, resources, as well as a yearly plan of action, in line with set objectives, mission and vision. Speaking during a visit to the PAU Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI), which is hosted by JKUAT, the lead expert, Dr. Fred Hayward said that a quality strategic plan would help… Continue reading →

Biosecurity: Secure Biomaterials to Promote Stability

Biosecurity: Secure Biomaterials to Promote Stability

As weapons of mass destruction (WMD)–biological weapons pose a serious threat to national, regional and global stability. University researchers could play an important role in contributing to the development of effective measures and practices aimed at securing biological materials and technology that could otherwise be misused to produce, or lead to the proliferation of biological weapons. This was revealed during the National Biosecurity Workshop for Kenyan Universities organized by the Government through the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) in partnership with the Commission for University Education (CUE) and the Danish Government’s Centre… Continue reading →

More programmes as PAUSTI reviews curriculum

More programmes as PAUSTI reviews curriculum

A validation workshop for academic programmes offered at the Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI) came to a close on Friday January 12, 2018. The workshop was a culmination of curriculum review of the existing programmes in line with statutory requirements. PAUSTI Director, Prof. Gabriel Magoma said the review took into consideration emerging issues in thematic areas, as well as feedback from the alumni and other stakeholders. Prof. Magoma added that the exercise that came after the programmes attained full cycle of implementation, also aligned the programmes to national and… Continue reading →

Tech Expo Winners Land the Leaders in Innovation Fellowship

Tech Expo Winners Land the Leaders in Innovation Fellowship

Dennis Kipkogei Chang’ach and Betty King’ori have landed the prestigious Leaders in Innovation Fellowship (LIF) programme in London, UK, commencing, February 5 – 16, 2018. The LIF is a collaborative programme between the Kenya National Innovation Agency (KENIA) and the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAENG)-UK supported by the Newton Fund Programme. The programme provides a platform for developing capacity on entrepreneurship and commercialization of research outputs including intellectual property right issues hence nurturing Kenyan technological innovators. Dennis, a 5th year JKUAT student of Mechatronic Engineering, got the fellowship with his Makaaridi innovation while Betty, currently… Continue reading →

JKUAT Crowned Inter University Human Rights Debate Champs

JKUAT Crowned Inter University Human Rights Debate Champs

The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology students have been crowned the Inter University Human Rights Debate (IHRD) Champions after trouncing over 50 teams representing 30 universities in Kenya to clinch the 2017 Inter University Human Rights Debate Competition Trophy. Members of the JKUAT Debate Society comprising of Molly Akinyi, Miriam Rioba, Brian Kithinji, Ruth Adhiambo and Moses Wangwa, participated in the 6th edition of the Inter University Human Rights Debate Competition at the Pan African Christian University in November, last year. Speaking during the award presentation ceremony at JKUAT Main Campus, Monday, January… Continue reading →

School of Biological Sciences Holds Team Building Exercise

School of Biological Sciences Holds Team Building Exercise

As the adage goes, all work without play makes Jack a dull boy, staff members of the School of Biological Sciences undertook a team building exercise, December 15, 2017 to unwind from the year’s workload. The exercise based on how to effectively communicate with fellow colleagues at the workplace saw more than 25 staff members take part in the team building. The team led by the Dean, Dr. Shadrack Muya, took part in bonding and fun activities such as picture speak, tug of war, egg-spoon relay and trivia games in a bid to foster effective… Continue reading →

Legislator lauds JKUAT for Empowering Rural Women

Legislator lauds JKUAT for Empowering Rural Women

Migori County Woman Representative Dr. Pamela Odhiambo has commended Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology for mounting capacity building programmes for rural women. Dr. Odhiambo said the move will ensure disadvantaged women get practical skills for socio-economic transformation and livelihoods improvement. The lawmaker was speaking on Monday January 8, 2018 when she opened a weeklong training programme by JKUAT for over 50 women participants drawn from all constituencies of Migori County. Dr. Odhiambo decreed the fact that despite their potential, many women across the country were still subjected to lesser roles with many aspects… Continue reading →

JKUAT Researchers Win Ksh 115 Million Research Grants

JKUAT Researchers Win Ksh 115 Million Research Grants

One of the main challenges standing in the way of the country’s research system towards the exploitation of research, science, technology and innovation (RST&I) is low funding. This is however receiving substantial attention from the government through the National Research Fund (NRF) – a national research agency established under the Science Technology and Innovation (ST&I) Act of 2013 to facilitate research, science, technology and innovation for national development. In the just released NRF’s inaugural research grants, over 66 postgraduate students’ research projects at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) have won competitive… Continue reading →

Alumni Association Launches Tracer Study Programme

Alumni Association Launches Tracer Study Programme

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Alumni can now locate and network with their former colleagues following the launch of the alumni tracer study. The University through the Directorate of Alumni and International Students Office (ALISO) with support of key stakeholders is set to trace and connect all JKUAT Alumni courtesy of the tracer study programme that was launched, December, 14, 2017 by the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Research, Production and Extension, Prof. Mary Abukutsa at the JKUAT Alumni Business Center at Woodlands Office Park along Woodlands Road, Nairobi. The programme seeks… Continue reading →