This year’s Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Open Day has been rescheduled to September 6th 2013.
The fourth annual event initially slated for July 26th was rescheduled to allow for students and teachers to focus on their end of term exams and other activities. The event had attracted over 100 schools from different parts of the country.
JKUAT Director of Extension and Technology Transfer, Dr. David Kagima said the open day is held annually to showcase and disseminate the ever evolving innovations and technologies of the University to students to keep them informed and empower them to make befitting career choices. In the process the students are empowered to make career choices that will position them for the competitive job market.
The innovations and technologies to be displayed this year will focus on the achievement of Vision 2030 goal of industrialization and sustainable agriculture suitable for different climates.
This year’s event has attracted over a dozen external exhibitors who will also display their innovation and technologies to disseminate the same to the audience.
Visiting students and teachers are also able to visit different faculties to get a real-time experience of how the innovations and technologies are perfected prior to exhibition.
Dr. Kagima said the decision was arrived at in view of the fact that September 6th will the beginning of a new term and students and teachers will not feel pressed for time during the tour.