The Council of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) were on Wednesday June 24, 2020 taken through a training on the implementation scope of the Integrated Management System (IMS).
The training which took place through a webinar was based on the two International standards certifications that the University currently holds, namely ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems) and ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management Systems).
The interactive training conducted by Eng. B.K Kariuki, the Director at JKUAT’s Intellectual Property and Industry Liaison Office (DIPUIL) had among other key thematic areas; the institutional compliance obligations, policies, University Charter, the Vice Chancellor’s blueprint, the Strategic Plan (2018-2022), the status of industry relations, collaborations, functional structures and processes, and principally, and ISO obligations.
The Council members reaffirmed their unreserved dedication and support to ensure the University upheld its commitment to achieving the highest quality standards in the provision of training, research and innovation services that consistently meet customers’ requirements and exceed their expectations.
The University Council being the chief manager, supervisor and administrator of university assets, the IMS training was very instrumental in ensuring the Council is not only acclimatized with the institution’s core mandates and obligations, but also empowered to make evidence-based decision making. The IMS itself posits that decisions based on the analysis and evaluation of data and information are more likely to produce desired results.
The comprehensive training was graced by the Council Chair Dr. Gumato Ukur Yatani, Council members; Mr. Joseph Gitonga, Dr. Salome Gichura, Mr. Gabriel Lengoiboni, Mr. Thomas Mshindi, Mrs. Winnie Omondi, Mr. Eric Kimutai Korir, and the Vice Chancellor Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, who is also the secretary to the Council.
Also in attendance was the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Administration, Prof. Bernard Ikua.