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.
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.