The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga Tuesday September 30, 2014 held talks with Postal Corporation of Kenya officials on how the postal services provider could utilize innovations from JKUAT to drive its service delivery. Led by Mail and Courier General Manager, Mr. Stephen Muriuki, the visiting officials noted that more citizens, corporates and government agencies are moving away from physical mails hence the need to innovate and keep up with demands and expectations of today’s consumers.
Saying that the United Nations Protocol now demands of governments to ensure that communications channels were available and affordable to all citizens irrespective of their location, Muriuki noted that the corporation had embarked on an ambitious plan to entrench ICT in its operations; as a strategy to meet the UN demands.
The plan, according to the Manager, has been codified in the corporation’s 2013-2016 strategic plan and is set to transform its mail, courier and financial services both locally and internationally.
Prof. Imbuga welcomed the move by the agency to rope JKUAT in its growth and development strategy, reiterating that the institution had a rich history of customized solutions for a number of gaps in the industry stakeholders in a number of areas including ICT, engineering and agriculture and enterprise development.
The Vice Chancellor added that JKUAT had a pool of innovative and highly trained pool of professionals that could help the corporation in its quest to streamline ICT in its operations.
Mr. Muriuki was accompanied to JKUAT by Innovations and Business Systems Manager, Renken Muinde and Research and Development Manager, Johnstone Senete.
The meeting that was attended by registrar Academic Affair, Antony Kiswi and staff from ICT and linkages directorates was also addressed by Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo.