Students and members of the public thronged Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology service desks to learn about academic programmes, campuses and study modes during the 13th Kenya Universities Exhibitions held at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos.
Leading the academic division at the exhibitions was Registrar, Academic Affairs, Anthony Kiswii who inducted visitors to the University, explaining to them about the various programmes on offer at JKUAT.
According to the Registrar, a good number of students are not informed of the numerous areas of study, only inquiring about traditionally re-known programmes like medicine, law and engineering. This, he says has led to many students losing out on emerging areas like real estate management, industrial mathematics, artificial intelligence, development studies, and land resource planning and management.
It was from this background that Mr. Kiswii sought to demystify certain misguided career notions while exposing the students to a plethora of programmes in agriculture, engineering, technology, health sciences, built environment, enterprise development, social sciences and applied sciences.
Visitors to JKUAT stands also had a chance to engage and share in the experiences of student innovators who were on hand to explicate on the creative environment and culture that the university has consolidated over the years.
Key visitors to JKUAT stand included CUE Chief Executive Officer, Prof. David Some, CUE, Chairman, Prof. Henry Thairu; Machakos County Executive in charge of tourism, culture and sports, Ms Faith Wathome; Daystar University Chancellor, Dr. Florence Muli-Musiime; and Umma University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Shaukat Abdulrazak
The three day event themed Celebrating Expansion of University Education through Diversity and Integration, was organized by the Commission for University Education came to close Saturday March 21, 2015. It attracted participation from a number of universities including University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, Riara University, Taita Taveta University and Kibabii University College.