JKUAT students are set to benefit from internship opportunities at the Kenya Postal Corporation as part of collaboration initiative between the two institutions. This was revealed Friday, January 8, 2015 by Mr. Stephen Muriuki, Mail and Courier General Manager at the postal services provider. Muruiki was speaking at the University during a meeting to shape up a number of activities to be actualized under the memorandum of Understanding signed in late 2015.
The Corporation is working closely with JKUAT in its bid to mainstream ICT in its operations in line with global postal services demands. According to Muriuki, physical mails services, a traditional core function of the corporation have also reduced, following the widespread use and application of ICT, an eventuality that has necessitated repositioning to better serve clients.
The University’s ICT Director, Mwirigi Kiula informed the meeting JKUAT had resident information technology and engineering experience and expertise evidenced by the number of innovations that have come out of the University. JKUAT in 2015 rolled out Taifa Laptop, the first computing devise to be conceptualized and designed in Kenya.
Kiula added that the University remains committed to the implementation of the MOU that will be steered by a committee composed of technical persons from both institutions.
Mr. Muriuki was accompanied to JKUAT by Innovations and Business Systems Manager, Renken Muinde and Research and Development Manager, Johnstone Senete. Also present from the University was Dr. Stephen Kimani, Director, School of Computing and Information Technology.