Faculty of Agriculture Receive Kshs. 1.5 million Boost

Prof. Odhiambo addressing the Faculty of Agriculture staff and student during the launch

Prof. Odhiambo addressing the Faculty of Agriculture staff and student during the launch

The Faculty of Agriculture has received a donation of 25 computers worth Kshs. 1.5 million from the European Union through its Edulink project.

The Edulink project creates a network of universities, practitioners, investors and policymakers to enhance innovative strategies in e-learning as part of a collective endeavor to support the education process in Food Security and Nutrition.

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology is one of the 5 institutions that have been selected to host an e-learning center in East Africa. The Faculty of Agriculture staff and student will benefit from relevant ICT training on e-learning and develop courses, modules and databases for e-learning in the field of Food Security and Nutrition.

Speaking during the launch of the project, December 2, 2015, Deputy Vice Chancellor in-charge of Academic Affairs, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, said he hopes that staff and students, as well as professionals in relevant areas will be able to exchange knowledge on the e-learning platform, to enhance food security and nutrition in the region.

Associate Dean Faculty of Agriculture, Prof. Losenge Turoop, said the computers will immensely improve the institution’s capacity to keep pace with the rest of the world in terms of use of ICT in higher education.

A section of Faculty of Agriculture staff and students during the launch

A section of Faculty of Agriculture staff and students during the launch

Also present during the launch were the project coordinators; Prof, Anselimo Makokha, Dr. Florence Kyallo, Dr. Judith Okoth, Dr. Beatrice Kiage and Mr. Peter Kahenya Kinyanjui. The team will be responsible for developing and improving the content on e-learning in nutrition over the course of the project.

The other host institutions of the project include Egerton University, Kenyatta University, Hawassa University and Makerere University.

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