On behalf of Management, Students and Staff of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, let me convey warm felicitations to the President of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President His Excellency, William Ruto and the great people of the republic of Kenya as the Nation marks fifty years of self governance.
Kenya has registered astronomical growth in the education sector in the last fifty years, starting in 1964, with only one institution offering university education. At the turn of 2013 however, the country has 22 accredited public universities, 17 chartered private universities and a number of public and private universities constituent colleges.
Taking its rightful position as a fully fledged university in 1994, JKUAT has successfully crafted its formidable narrative in the provision of quality university education in Kenya and beyond. Our internationally benchmarked and industry responsive academic programmes and research initiatives continue to set JKUAT apart from the pack, culminating in the honour for the University to host the East African hub of the Pan African University Institute of Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation(PAUISTI), an initiative of the African Union.
With gifted alumni serving humanity in Kenya and other countries in the world, JKUAT research initiatives, innovations and technology transfer, continue to transform livelihoods of Kenyans across our counties.
As the country set new standards in university education, JKUAT remains unwavering in its resolve to provide quality and accessible training, research and innovation in the fields of Agriculture, Engineering, Technology, Enterprise Development, Built Environment, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and other Applied Sciences to suit the needs of a dynamic world.
As we mark 50 years of higher education transformation, I wish the great people of Kenya peace, success and blessed festive season.
Prof. Mabel Imbuga, PhD, EBS