A group of 28 students from the Marine Engineering course completed a Cadet Training course at the National Youth Service (NYS) training center at Gilgil. The training was organized jointly by JKUAT through the Department of Mechanical Engineering and National Youth Service as part of mandatory training requirements for qualification of marine engineers. The training was undertaken for a period of four weeks and composed of second and third year students. This training composed of a dry drill in which students undertook various survival and safety training including command and control, first aid, fire fighting and other aspects of safety.
The guest of honour for the event was the Director General of the National Youth Service (NYS). The University Vice Chancellor was represented by the Dean of School of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Materials Engineering.
The completion of the course was marked by a passing out parade witnessed by staff of NYS, a delegation of staff members from JKUAT, an official from the Kenya Maritime Authority as well as parents and friends of the students. During the passing out parade the students demonstrated skills learnt during the course including quick and slow march and basic self protection skills.