JKUAT Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi has commended Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) staff for their dedication and commitment to work, efforts which she said had brought notable achievements to the institution.
Speaking during the end of year prayer service held at the University’s Assembly Hall, Thursday December 19, 2019, said it was through staff and students dedication that the University had for the second successive year attracted the highest number of students admitted to its various courses. “This has been possible because of your collective effort and cooperation,” she told the gathering.
Prof. Ngumi thanked the members of staff for their work in complimenting the University’s vision of becoming a University of global excellence in training, research and innovation. She said the University’s prowess in research, innovation and entrepreneurship had put it way ahead as the impact was being felt in society. She thanked the researchers for working hard towards complimenting the Government’s effort in realizing the Big 4 Agenda.
While wishing staff and students well during the Christmas and new year break, Prof. Ngumi urged the staff to come back energized and play their roles with zeal and enthusiasm.
The service which was held to mark the end of the year 2019 was the first of its kind to be held at the University.
Among those who addressed the gathering was the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs, Prof. Robert Kinyua who asked staff to reflect on what they have done during the year. He encouraged staff to remain focused.
On his part, Prof. Bernard Ikua, the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Administration Division, emphasized on the need for excellence among staff. “Ours is an institution of excellence, and we should therefore strive to always be excellent in what we do”, Prof. Ikua said.