The Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) has presented accreditation certificates to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology for three of her architectural degree programmes offered by the University’s School of Architecture and Building Sciences (SABS).
The certificate presented to the University’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, Thursday November 7, 2019 on behalf of the CAA by the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) are; Bachelor of Architectural Technology, Bachelor of Architectural Studies, and Bachelor of Architecture programmes.
The University recently attained the Commonwealth accreditation after the School met the required threshold set by the CAA following a three-day assessment of the architecture programmes conducted between May 6-8, 2019, by the regional and local officials from the Commonwealth body.
While receiving the accreditation certificates, Prof. Ngumi commended the School for the milestone saying the achievement showed the perseverance of all the staff members in the School, who she stated, had continued to re-affirm JKUAT’s prowess in engineering and architecture therefore producing sort after graduates in the industry while attracting high number of students.
Prof. Ngumi pledged to continue supporting the School in order to elevate even more the architectural stature of the University.
“On behalf of the University management, we will continue supporting you and making sure that resources are availed to the School even when universities are facing financial challenges,” She assured those present.
She however urged the faculty to continue doing consultancies in order to create income for themselves and the University.
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Bernard Ikua, also pledged continued support to the School pointing out that one of his plans was to retain staff members in the School, in order to maintain quality output.
On his part, Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, Prof. Robert Kinyua, praised the Chairman of the School Arch. Hashim Nadi for the keen interest he continued to exhibit towards the welfare of the School’s staff and students.
The Chairman, Board of Education, Commonwealth Association of Architects, Arch. Evans Juma Oino, congratulated the School, and re-affirmed his commitment to the University’s efforts.
Others who made remarks during the occasion included the School’s Chairman, Arch Hashim Nadi, who said the accreditation would not only make the University graduates marketable globally, and the Commonwealth countries in particular, but would also be beneficial to the School’s academic staff.
The Principal College of Engineering and Technology, Dr. Hiram Nderitu, also attended the ceremony.