Varsity Renews Partnership with Athi Water Board

Eng. Malaquen (left) and Prof. Imbuga exchange partnership documents after renewing the MoU

Eng. Malaquen (left) and Prof. Imbuga exchange partnership documents after renewing the MoU

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has renewed its collaboration with Athi Water Services Board for another five year period. This comes in the wake of beneficial engagement the two institutions have enjoyed in executing their respective mandates.

Speaking Tuesday June 30, 2015 during the renewal ceremony at JKUAT, Athi Water Services Board CEO, Eng. Malaquen Milgo said the University has been instrumental in undertaking research that has provided insights for water and sewer management in the country. He further said, his organization has also benefited from JKUAT students through the internship programme.

Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga commended the Board for its commitment in the implementation of the agreement. She added that JKUAT had resident knowledge on water issues evidenced by the hosting of the Water Research and Resource Centre, a Vision 2030 flagship project at the University.

Prof. Imbuga equally urged professionals from the Board to mentor and teach JKUAT students as adjunct lecturers and professors. Such steps, the Vice Chancellor reckoned, would strengthen the two institutions towards availing clean, safe and adequate water to Kenyans.

A section of  participants during the ceremony

A section of participants during the ceremony

In the agreement, the two institutions will undertake student and staff exchange programmes, joint research, innovation and technology transfer; and commercialization of products, among others. The two institutions first signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2009.

The renewal ceremony which was addressed by DVC, Research, Production and Extension, Prof. Esther Kahangi, was attended by DVC, Academic Affairs, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, and officials from the Athi Water Services Board.

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