Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi has commended JKUAT for its leadership in the fields of engineering and Information Communication Technology that he averred has made the University visible beyond the borders of Kenya. He singled out JKUAT’s initiative to locally assemble laptops; a venture that he reckoned would foster integration of ICT in the country’s production systems including the education sector.
The CS also noted that by hosting the Pan African University Institute of Basic Sciences Technology and Innovation (PAUISTI), JKUAT had become a pillar in continental training and research.
The University, Prof. Kaimenyi added, has been identified as a possible ICT centre of excellence for the region; an idea that was mooted in a recent meeting of regional ministers of education in Kampala, Uganda.
‘We are in the process of identifying and bridging skills gaps that exist in the region. In terms of ICT, JKUAT stands out,’ Kaimenyi said.
Kaimenyi made the remarks Saturday, when he toured JKUAT stand during the 12th Kenyan Universities Exhibition in Eldoret.