It gives me great pleasure to invite you all to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology – Mombasa Campus. In line with the university motto : Setting Trends in Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Mombasa Campus prides itself as a market leader in this part of the country as a champion of university education. We note with humbling pride that this is a premier campus in running PHD programmes in town. The PHD in Business Administration in particular took off with a bang. We are looking forward to launching other PHD courses like Human Resource Management and Project Management soon. Besides, the campus also runs several other post-graduate courses at masters level.
The campus runs a myriad of undergraduate courses that are market driven and certainly geered towards leaving an indelible mark in helping the government achieve Vision 2030 and the Millenium Development Goals. The campus has set out to boost the university’s undertaking in realizing its mission of offering quality training, research and innovation in order to produce leaders in the fields of Agriculture, Technology, Enterprise Development, Health Sciences and other Applied Sciences to suit the needs of a dynamic world. All our undergraduate students study Entrepreneurship Skills with a view to making them think beyond the white and blue collar jobs.
With the introduction of free primary and secondary education, the onus now rests on the universities in ensuring fewer drop out and wastage rates among the Kenyan youth. Mombasa campus is a central player in this. We do this while guarding jealously the quality and sanctity of the university certificate.
Our world is changing at an unprecedented pace. To prepare our students, lessons must go beyond the “3 R’s”(read,recall and recite) and foster 21st century skills. Skills like critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity will be essential for students to take on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. This is what this campus endeavours to impart in its students.
In this campus, we believe strongly in helping our students discover opportunities that would otherwise pass for challenges among ordinary people. We believe in what William Arthur said:
“Opportunities Are Like Sunrises, If You Wait Too Long You Can Miss Them.”
This is definitely a campus of choice for any student who wishes to pursue his/her academic dreams and ambitions.
Dr. Aggrey Wanyama.